Pemayngste Monastery and the Ruins of Rabdentse ,
India, West Bengal
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Visit Pemayngtse, one of the largest and most treasured Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim and India as a whole. Founded by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705, the monastery was built for ta-tshang monks of pure Tibetan lineage who were celibate and without any physical abnormality. It’s a fascinating visit.
Then you will head to the ruins, of Rabdentse, once the second capital of Sikkim. Long destroyed by Bhutanese and Ghurka invasions, the ruins that remain offer a fantastic vantage point from which to enjoy stunning views of Khangchendzonga mountain.
The meticulous planning and organisation by ETG allowed me to relax and fully appreciate this country and its people.