Snowfall Damages Roof Of Sikkim’s Historical Tholung Monastery

The Tholung Monastery is considered one of the most sacred monasteries in Sikkim

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The North district of Sikkim witnessed heavy snowfall, resulting in the disruption of traffic in many areas like Yumthang and Gurudongmar.

It was also reported that the roof of ‘Khamsel Lhakang’ at Tholung Monastery in Upper Dzongu has been damaged owing to heavy snowfall as it couldn’t withstand the weight of the snow.

The under-construction maintenance work at Tholung Monastery has been withheld as the workers had to leave the area.

The Tholung Monastery is a gompa located in remote upper Dzongu, in the buffer zone of Khangchendzonga National Park. This monastery is considered one of the most sacred monasteries in Sikkim.  

Photo: @prakashadhikari