Pemayangtse Monastery is the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. The best time to visit this place is from March to June. Fluffy clouds and serene valleys are unique things of this place. You can also see a glimpse of the Himalayas around this place.
Pemayangtse is around 107 kilometres west of Gangtok. The monastery is located at an elevation of 5840 feet, was first made in the 17th century by Lhatsun Chenpo. The name of the monastery has a certain depth to it. Pemayangtse, which means "Perfect Sublime Lotus," is thought to represent one of the four plexus of the human body. Because of the pleasant weather, the months of March to June are regarded to be the best months to visit Pemayangtse.
How to reach Pemayangtse Monastery
The nearest airport to Pemayangtse Monastery is Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, which is a four-hour drive away from Pelling. From here, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach the Pemayangtse monastery.
The closest railway station is Jalpaiguri Railway Station, which is 170 kilometres from Pelling. You can find numerous local and express trains for major cities such as Chennai, New Delhi, Howrah, Alipur, and Darjeeling. Taxis are available in Pelling to take you to the Pemayangtse monastery.
Sikkim State Road Transport connects Pelling to the rest of the state's cities. The surrounding area also has Pemayangtse hotels where you can stay and enjoy the place.
Things to do in Pemayangtse Monastery
1. Explore Monastery
Exploring Monastery is a great activity here. You can find numerous other monasteries which preserve the oldest tradition.
Doing photography is another exceptional activity which you can do here.
3. Enjoy Traditional Food
This Pemayangtse Monastery is considered to be the oldest so you can find traditional food and learn the tricks about its flavour.