Enchey Monastery

About Enchey Monastery:

Perched on a hill top above Gangtok’s ridge, the Enchey monastery offers picturesque views of the town and the Kanchenjunga peak. Built in 1909, it follows the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The location was blessed by Lama Drupthob Karpo, a renowned exponent of tantric art in Buddhism with flying powers; initially a small Gompa was established by him after he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim to this site. The literal meaning of Enchey Monastery is the “Solitary Monastery”. Its sacredness is attributed to the belief that Khangchendzonga and Yabdean – the protecting deities – reside in this monastery.

In view of this legend, the religious significance of Enchey Monastery is deeply ingrained in every household in Gangtok. It is also believed that these powerful deities always fulfil the wishes of the devotees.


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Be sure to walk downstairs too and see the prayer wheels and have a little meditation time.
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, Summer, July, August, September, Monsoon, October, November, Autumn
Location: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Pakyong Airport

The nearest Airport Pakyong Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Pakyong Airport to Enchey Monastery is 29.5Kms

Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri Junction

The nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri Junction. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between New Jalpaiguri Junction to Enchey Monastery is 120.7kms

Bus Stand: SNT Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is SNT Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between SNT Bus Stand to Enchey Monastery is 3.1Kms

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