Rumtek Monastery – Located at the distance of 24 km from Gangtok, the Rumtek monastery is the largest monastery in Sikkim. It was built in 1740 originally by 9th Karmapa WangchukDorje but later reconstructed in 1959. It is the home of monks. There are several sacred objects in the monastery. The Golden Stupa is one of the most amazing objects and it contains the relics of the Sixteenth Karmapa
Enchey Monastery – This monastery is 200 years old and has retained its original structure till date.
The Enchey monastery is one of the most important monasteries of Sikkim and is situated in a dense wood. This old Buddhist monastery was built during the reign of ThutobNamgyal. The monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa order and about 200 years old.