The Rumtek Monastery is located on a hill opposite Gangtok, 24 km away. Rumtek was built in 1740 but had to be rebuilt during the 1960s after an earthquake. Brightly painted wooden latticework decorates the facade. Inside are the beautiful murals and Thangkas. You are welcome to sit in on the prayer and chanting sessions. They’ll even bring you a cup of salted butter tea when it’s served to the monks.

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