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Situated 23 km from Gangtok, this monastery of the Kargyu sect of Buddhists originating in Tibet, is worth a visit.
From the street below, it is a steep climb to the monastery. Vehicles are not allowed inside unless there are elderly, disabled visitors or small...More
The monastery is worth a visit, it also houses the golden stupa. Of great religious significance, it is related to Karmapa sect of Buddhism.
Well maintained and very serene inside the monastery.
Must visit if you are in Gangtok.
The Rumtek Monastery is located at a distance of 23 km from Gangtok and is surrounded by lush green mountains. It is a visual retreat besides offering spiritual solace. The architectural design of the monastery is very similar to Kagyu headquarters, one of the schools...More
One of the largest monasteries in Sikkim as informed by our taxi driver, we decided to visit this on our last day to Sikkim. The road where under construction, it took almost one and half hour to reach this beautiful place from City area. PLace...More
One has to visit this place for the peace and calmness it offers.. plus the views from this place are really awesome.. It's a small hike from the place where the cars are parked so having a stroller for the baby can help.. The place...More
Located at an altitude of 5000 ft and 24 km away from Gangtok, this monastery is the largest in Sikkim and worth to visit. It is also known as Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre. The road to Rumtek is under construction and being widened at places....More
It takes an hour ride to reach here from Gangtok centre. The road is not well maintained hence it takes time. Car is not allowed inside hence you have to walk roughly 500 meters to reach Rumtek monastery at top, which can be tough for...More
I've read a few other reviews on Rumtek and there were a few that pointed out that roads were bad. Anyone travelling to the mountains should understand that mountain roads are easily damaged due to weather, landslides, and heavy traffic. It comes with the territory,...More
I was undergoing a lot of stress and anxiety related to office,having an infant at home and trying to meet both ends.. Practically I was approaching my 🔚.. I became a hypertension patient and literally I am under anti anxiety pills.. So my Sikkim tour...More
Shared jeeps are available from Gangtok to Rumtek monastery till 1500HRS.(appx) but it depends on availability. Same for returning, but you may not get any shared taxi after 1200HRS. So plan accordingly. In this respect it... More
Shared jeeps are available from Gangtok to Rumtek monastery till 1500HRS.(appx) but it depends on availability. Same for returning, but you may not get any shared taxi after 1200HRS. So plan accordingly. In this respect it will be better to have a reserved taxi for Gangtok to Rumtek Moneastry and return. Fare will depend on the time of visit(season/off season).