Thongsa Gompa

Why to visit?
•Oldest Bhutanese Monastery (1692) but destroyed by Gurkhas in their rampage across Sikkim.
•Rebuilt in 19th century by Bhutan King.
•Perfect place for meditation.
•Charming Nyingmapa-school monastery.
•Number 108 is known to be a holy number in Buddhism because it constitutes the product of all 9 planets and 12 months of the year. But monastery has 219 prayers drums – unusual and strange !


  • 10 km from Kalimpong town


Entrance Fees:
  • FREE Entry


  • 9 am – 6 pm
  • All days of the week
Restaurants Nearby:
  • Local eateries available
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