The Lachen Monastery

This mesmerizing and bewitching beauty and a holy abode were built in the 1858 A.D. under the patronage of the Nyingma Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, with the assistance of eight monks who transformed and re-engineered a small hut which was constructed by Lama Karchen Dorje Drak. The precise location of the monastery with all its magnificent and spellbound views is sure to lure you into its picturesque aroma.It houses a statue of Guru Padmasambhava also known as the Guru Rinpoche in a deity posture.

The monastery is positioned at the meeting points of the Lachen River and the Lachung River; the tributaries of the mighty River Teesta. The premises of this holy and sacred place are decorated with vibrancy with the colourful prayer flags and the prayer wheels. Mind blogging pilgrimage you might encounter in Lachen, this monastery is located only 1 km from the heat of the city and the best way to reach it is to walk amongst the lush green arcades of meadows bordering it. There were some reconstructions the monastery underwent during the year 1979 which remarked the monastery with a much renowned inner peace and stability.


The place is open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Entry Fee

There are no entry fees charged t from you to enter the monastery.

How To Reach

The nearest rail track to the city of Lachung is the Darjeeling Railway Station situated at a distance of 174.1 km and takes around 6 hours and 24 minutes to reach the valley. The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal.

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