: Sikkim, in the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : March to late May, October to Mid-December.
: The Pilgrimage Centre.
Location: Pemayangtse Monastery is situated in West Sikkim at Gyalshing, about 140 km from Gangtok, capital city of Sikkim.
Around 6-km from Gyalsing town, this monastery originally built as a small temple in the last of 17th century by Latsun Chempo, later during the reign of third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal, Jigme Pawa, the third reincarnate of Latsun Chempo extended and rebuilt the temple structure into a monastery.
The second oldest monastery, it is situated at a height of 6,840 ft is the head of all others and belonging to the Nyingma-Pa Sect. Presenting a gorgeous view of the mountain ranges, it is now equipped with 50-bed tourist lodge catering to travellers who want to visit this ancient and holy place which is an ideal base for those who would like to explore the unspoiled charms of the neighbouring spots and trek to Yuksom and Dzongri.
The main hall has
an area of 1,500 sq. ft. the monastery houses religious idols and priceless antiques. On the top floor of monastery there is a wooden sculpture portraying the Mahaguri's heavenly palace Sangthokpalri. The main festival is on the 28th and 29th day of the 12th month of the Tibetan calendar, normally corresponding to the month of February.
Accommodation is easily available in Gangtok. You may take your pick from the many hotels, tourist Lodge, tourist hostel and tourist cottages in Gangtok. Check out for the hotels that suits you the most.