Sikkim Monastic trek.
|The trek from Pelling to Tashiding via Khecheopalri Lake is often called the “Monastic Trek” taking the trekker through some of the most historically significant Monasteries of Sikkim, offering the visitor an intimate glimpse of the Sikkimese version of Lamaism and life in traditional villages. This is the most authentic part of sikkim, this hike also offer best view of the high Himalayan peaks including Klanchanjunga 9third highest peak in the world.Joy Carroll|
Pelling to Tashiding Trek:
Best Season: September- April
Ravangla – Khechupelri Trek:
Treks to Thoulung Monastery – Sikkim
The Tholung monastery which was built in 1789 is the oldest and most important monastery in Dzongu. It was founded by Lhatsun Chenpo Lama to keep Buddhist manuscripts and sacred relics safe from the invading Gorkhas. So this monastery holds some rare and valuable scriptures and artifacts. The brass Chorten within the monastery contains the ashes of one of the highly incarnate lamas, Lama Latsun Chembo, the patron saint of Sikkim . Every three years, in spring, the Tholung monastery treasures are opened up and shown to the pilgrims.
The trek starts from the village of Lingza , set amongst green paddy fields. A short traverse gets us on the bank of the Rimpi river which we follow all the way till Tholung. The route keeps criss crossing through some thick forests and stunning landscapes. The following day we visit the Tholung monastery and explore the surrounding holy caves
This trek is graded as Easy .
Mid March to May and mid October to mid December
You can add this programmed to any others tours in sikkim .
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