Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang, Chuntang

#8 of 10 in Things to do in North Sikkim
Must see · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Chungthang is located in this state at a distance of 95 kilometres from the capital Gangtok, at an elevation of 1,700 metres (5,600 ft). Guru Dongmar is a lake at a height of 18,000 feet alongside a glacial peak known by the same name. The lake remains frozen most of the year due to heavy snowfall for almost six months each year.


It is believed Guru Nanak Dev ji visited this place during his trip (UDasi) to China and Tibet. Guru Nanak Dev ji dug his walking stick at a place where eventually the stick has grown into a tree which has trunk in stick shape and leaves are below the rounded trunk which looks like handle of stick. An amrit kund was also made to appear there by Guru ji. Guru Nanak visited the place during his third Udasi in order to solace the Karma pa Nying ma pa sect then being hounded out from Tibet by the Ge lug pa sect. It is also said that Guru Nanak, on one of his journeys along with his disciples, had come across this place and vanquished two demons here before proceeding. The footprints of that battle were believed to be still left on that cordoned off rock. It is also said that Chungthang derived from the Punjabi, “Changi thaan" or good place, which Guru Nanak had bestowed on it.
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  • It is a beautiful historical gurudwara at Chungthang and a must visit place. This is the point where it intersect the way to lachen and lachung. Anyone can visit the Gurudwara and refresh themselves....  more »
  • One of the best place of my life I have visited tell the date. Wonderful arrangement by Baba Harbans Singh ji Dera kar Sewa, Bangla Sahib, New Delhi. Amazing views, neat and clean with modern...  more »
  • Thanks to the staff for providing us the room. We met one of most friendly people in the world here. Staffs were so sweet, they served us great food, bunk bed and blanket to sleep.. one of the great place
  • Only Place in North Sikkim where paddy grows. Well known for Gurudwara, sacred rock. Feel blessed

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