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Lachung Monastery, Lachung

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Lachung Monastery is a Nyingma Buddhist gompa in the Lachung Valley, Sikkim, northeastern India. It was established in 1880.
Lachung means a 'small mountain'. Lachung is at an elevation of about 3,000 m (9,600 ft) at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung River, tributaries of the Teesta River. The word Lachung means "small mountain". The village is 118 km from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway and is the last one before the Indo-Chinese border. It was a trading post between India and Tibet before China forcefuly annexed Tibet in 1950. Permits are required for visits to North Sikkim. The monastery hosts a famous mask dance each year.
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  • An old monastery which is mostly closed nowadays. One can go and explore the surroundings if there is spare time.  more »
  • Its a small and beautiful monastery, when we visited this place, could find anyone around but its a nice peaceful, in backdrop of monastery u can see big tall snow mountains. only recommend if time...  more »
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