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Gangtok and Surrounding Area Tour
Explore Gangtok and the surrounding region, visiting the Rumtek monastery, the Institute of Tibetology, the Orchid Sanctuary and the Chorten monastery.
This tour takes you to explore Gangtok and its surroundings, also visiting Rumtek monastery, the Institute of Tibetology and the Orchid Sanctuary. The Rumtek is the largest monastery around Gangtok. It has a traditional design and is a replica of the original in Tibet with beautiful murals and religious artefacts. The first monastery was built in 1717 AD and was rebuilt in the 1960s. The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is the only one of its kind in the world. It was established to promote research on the language and traditions of Tibet as well as Mahayana Buddhism. Close to the institute is the Chorten monastery, which takes the form of a shrine surrounded by prayer-wheels.
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