Rumtek Monastery


Visible from Gangtok, a 24-km road trip southwest of the capital, the large Gompa of Rumtek is the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage - founded during the 12th century by the first Gyalwa Karmapa, Dusun Khyenpa. Also called the Dharmachakra Centre, built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in 16th century in East Sikkim, India.