Situated on a beautiful hilltop near Gangtok TV Tower is this magnificent Nyingmapa Monastery of Enchey Sangag Rabtenling. It's famous for its Chines Pagoda style design. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Although a subordinate to the Pemyangtse monastery, Enchey monastery is also an important seat of the Nyigma order. Hardly three kms from Gangtok this is a 200 year old monastery and is blessed by Lama Drubtop Karpo, a tantric master known for his power of flying.
Enchey Monastery today is a home to around 90 monks belonging to the Nyingma sect. It houses a number of images of Gods, Goddesses and religious objects.
Every year special prayers are held at the monastery, on the18th, 19th day of the 12th lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, corresponding to the dates during January, February each year. The Chaam or the religious masked dance is performed here every year in January.