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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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  • Nothing special about this monastery. one walks downhill for about 200 mtrs to reach this. Usual images of deities adorn the walls with a image of Buddha. Return becomes a bit laborious specially for ...  more »
  • if you have seen one you have seen them all unless of course the location is exceptional. Nothing special here. usual monastery with monks in robes and the images of deities and Buddha adorning it.  more »
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