After breakfast explore the Pemayangtse Monastery which is the second oldest monastery in Sikkim and is a major attraction. Located at an altitude of 2085 mts above sea level, the Monastery is situated in the western part of Sikkim. There are three storeys in this monastery which hold Buddhist paintings, scriptures, idols, sculptures and statues of saints and Rinpoches, the most well known among which, is a statue of Padmasambhava and his two consorts. The main hall of this monastery is used for prayer and is around 1,500 sq feet.
Visit the Rabdentse Fort next, which was the second capital of Sikkim, from 1670 to 1814. The fort was destroyed by the invading Nepalese army and now, only ruins of the fort remain. The fort was established by Chadok Namgyal, son of Phuntsog Namgyal, in the year 1670. At present the ruins of Rabdentse are part of the Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit. The route to this fort starts on the Pelling–Geyshing Road and go through a forest up to the ruins of the fort. The Pemayangtse Monastery is visible from this place a well. The ruins of this fort comprise huge wall stubs and two wings, namely the northern wing and the southern wing. The northern part was used by the royal family and it has an open quadrangle.
Next on your list is the Sangachoeling Monastery which is the oldest monastery in Sikkim, after Pemayangtse Monastery. The monastery was built in the year of 1697 by Lhatsum Chempo and is among the largest monasteries in Sikkim. The meaning of Sangachoeling is 'the land of divine teaching'. The monastery is located on a ridge over Pemayangtse. 17th-century clay statues, belonging to the Nyingmapa sect, are preserved here and are considered as the oldest in the entire state. Located at the top of a high ridge, Sangachoeling Monastery is situated opposite Pemayangtse Monastery. Entry into the Sangachoeling Monastery is strictly restricted to the Bhutia and Lepcha communities. An old crematorium is located near the Sangachoeling Monastery, which has seen use from last three centuries.
You may also visit the Khecheopalri Lake, which is a sacred Lake, and is also known as the wish fulfilling lake. The lake is located at a distance of 24 km from Pemayangtse and is situated in the middle of the forest. It is considered as a holy lake, both by the Buddhists and the Hindus in Sikkim. The lake is only meant for prayers, thus no water sport and other activities are allowed at this lake. According to local beliefs, birds do not allow a single leaf to be on the surface of Khecheopalri Lake. The surrounding area of the lake is inhabited by people from the Lepcha communities. Stay overnight at the hotel.