The name translates to a small mountain and is situated at an elevation of 3000m near the Lachung River, a tributary of the Teesta. It is the last monastery on the highway of the Indo-Chinese Border. It was a trading post between India and Tibet before China forcefully annexed Tibet in 1950.It is famous for hosting masked dances every year.
Location: North Sikkim
Best Time to Visit: January-February
Things to see: A visit to the nearby Yumthang Valley, Bhim Nala Falls and Yume Samdong Zero Point.
How to reach: Permits are required for visits to North Sikkim. It can be reached via private taxis from Gangtok (118 kms) or New Jalpaiguri (128 kms).
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