A famous and a favorite attraction of Lachen, Lachen Monastery is indeed defined as the most spiritual place to refresh your weary mind and soul.
All about Lachen Monastery
There are numerous places to visit in Lachen, but among those, Lachen Monastery is one such place to be added on the top of the list. This monastery offers a scenic backdrop with spell-binding views. The monastery with all its magnificence beauty is sure to lure you during your visit.
The founder of Lachen Monastery
The mesmerizing beauty of this holy abode was built in 1858 AD. Previously it was a small hut but later it was transformed into a monastery by Lama Karchen Dorje Drak. This monastery follows the Nyingma Sect of Buddhism. It is also named as Ngodub Choling or Launching Gomba and is one of the most attractive pilgrimages of Lachen.
Location of the monastery…
This monastery is set at a picturesque location which overlooks a small village. It is positioned at the meeting points of the Lachen and the Lachung River offering a scenic view of nature.
Location: Lachen, Sikkim 737120
The opening hours and the best time to visit the monastery:
Timings: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm every day
Best time to visit: November to June
How to reach
Main Airport: Bagdogra Airport
The distance is 199 kilometers and time taken 7 hours and 7 minutes approximately.
Main railway station: NJP Railway station
The distance is 195 kilometers and time taken 7 hours and 2 minutes.
Main city: Siliguri
The distance is 191 kilometers and time taken 6 hours and 53 minutes.
Where to stay
Lachen offers many accommodations for you to choose for. However, as per Government rule, you can only visit North Sikkim by booking a complete tour package and cannot book a hotel directly. But you can check the hotels in Lachen and inform our tour executive beforehand to offer a specific hotel during your visit to Lachen.
What to experience…
The monastery itself represents the most beautiful example of Tibetan architecture with prayer wheels and colorful prayer flags to instigate the sense of true spirituality within you. You can also become a spectator of the annual mask dance held here while you stay at the hotels at Lachen.
Other attractions to get mesmerized at:
- The famous statue of Guru Padmasambhava
- Thangu Village
- Chopta Valley
- Gurudongmar Lake
- Sarva Dharma Sthala
These attractions will make you re-visit this attractive hill-station again and again on your next trip to North Sikkim.
Get lost in the serenity and spirituality of the monastery
It is the best example of spirituality and a mind-boggling pilgrimage to visit on your trip to Lachen. You will feel blessed while entering this Monastery and a much-renowned inner peace and stability is surrounded within this monastery for you to refresh your soul.
Q. What is the entry fee of Lachen Monastery?
A. There are no entry fees needed to enter the monastery.
Q. What is the distance taken to reach the monastery from Lachen?
A. It takes 1 kilometer to reach Lachen monastery from Lachen. So the best way is to walk through the lush meadows surrounding on the way to the monastery.