Ancient Pemayangtse Monatery
Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, Pelling offers breathtaking view of the entire Kanchenjunga mountain range including Koktang, Kumbhakaran (Jannu), Rathong, Kabru, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu and others. The best part about being in Pelling is that it the centre where from all the mesmerising tourist spots of West Sikkim can be easily covered in different optional sightseeing tours without involving long tiring drives, maybe that’s why Pelling is often described as Paradise Pelling.
Pelling, is not just for the nature lover, it has lots to offer to adventure lovers besides being the leading tourist destination, is also the suitable take up point for both high altitude and a variety of low altitude treks. While in Pelling you can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, village tours, meditations, bird watching, nature walk, culture tour, educational studies and many more.
At an altitude of 7,200 ft Pelling is located at a distance of 10 km from Geyzing (West Sikkim) and is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok.
The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim.
It is very popular for the snow-capped view of peaks of the Kanchenjunga and offers startling activities such as trekking, skiing and is entirely enveloped with a blanket of snow in the winters.
Other Attractions nearby
Rabdentse Ruins | Changey Waterfall | Khecheopalri Lake | Singshore Bridge | Barsey Sanctuary | Magnificent views of Mt. Khangchendzonga
Rabdentse Palace Ruins
On the lower hillock, south east of Pemayangtse monastery, lies the ruin of the old Rabdentse palace. Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim established by the second Chogyal in the latter half of the 17th century. It was the capital of the erstwhile kingdom till 1814 A.D. The old palace and monastery complex are in ruins, and now Archaeological Survey of India is maintaining and undertaking the restoration works. The place is surrounded by dense forest with a water pond.
The scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across deep valley to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished and etched in memory. Here one can visualize the remains of a once flourishing colony around the palace which was constructed after the consecration of Chogyal Phuntshog Namgyal in the 1641 AD.
NJP/Bagdogra to Pelling
Pick up from NJP/Bagdogra to Pelling which is around 4 hours of journey with a standard/luxury SUV. Rest in hotel for the rest of the day.
Pelling sightseeing. Stay overnight in a hotel for the rest of the day.
Pelling to Gangtok
After light breakfast, we will move to Gangtok via Ravangla which is approximately 6 hours of journey. We will stop for few points to visit on the way. Stay overnight in hotel for the rest of the day.
Visit Tsomgo Lake/Baba Mandir
After light breakfast, start your journey to visit the popular Tsomgo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir also known as Baba Mandir. Return to Gangtok on the same day and visit nearby places or rest at hotel for the rest of the day.
Gangtok to NJP/Bagdogra
After breakfast, start for NJP/Bagdogra for your onward journey. Or you can visit other places to continue your Sikkim Tour.
Adhere these guidelines
- Maintain the peace and tranquility of the surroundings
- No loud noises, avoid using mobile phones
- Maintain outdoor ethics while visiting this historical sites
- Follow designated trails, take only pictures, leave only footprints
- Do not take food packages and eatables inside the premises
- Avoid picking plants and collecting any forest products