Located on a mild slope extending from Kabi to Phodong in north Sikkim, the monastery was built in the year 1721 during the period of Jigme Pawo. It is one of the significant monasteries for the Buddhists in Sikkim and it houses about 300 monks. It pertains to the Nyingmapa order of the Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is situated amidst the most beautiful sites of the north Sikkim and is located in the middle of the prominent hills and impressively landscaped area. Visitors from around the state and the country come here to enjoy the bewitching dance of lamas.