Sikkim tour package: Experience Pang Lhabsol Festival!
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Celebrate Pang Lhabsol - A Unique Sikkim Festival

Oct 6th, 2023

Sikkim’s cultural map is a fusion of different communities bound together by geography, spiritual brotherhood, and shared history. On your Sikkim tour package with OurGuest, you’ll be pleased to see the brotherhood of the state. Our lifestyles are deeply connected by an essence of nature-conservation, which is evident in our religious rituals and culture. It is not very unusual to stumble into forests, groves, rivers, and boulders that are worshiped still and hence protected too. Do not miss to visit during your Sikkim tour package. A significant example is the treaty of brotherhood that was signed between the Lepchas and the Bhutias. It is believed that on the fifteenth day of the seventh month of the Tibetan calendar, a blood pact, a Treaty of Brotherhood was signed between the Lepchas and the Bhutias and all the guardian deities of Sikkim, most importantly, the mighty Mt.Kanchendzonga was the main witness to the ceremony.

It is one of the most important Sikkim festivals that pay homage to Mount Kanchendzonga and all of Sikkim’s Guardian Deities like Dzonga, Gonpo and Dragpo Deshi. The Statewise grand celebration of Pang Lhabsol (‘Pang’ translates to witness) was initiated and popularized by the third Chogyal (ruler) of Sikkim, Chakdor Namgyal.

The Pang Lhabsol ceremony follows a ritual text called Neysol; the origin of which lies in the very foundations of Sikkim. This text is recited by the monks in the monastery before the Cham and is believed to win the favor of all Guardian deities. The warrior dance is also called Pangtoed Cham; the ceremonies are performed in order as a mark of devotion and loyalty to the lineage of the Chogyals and Mt. Kanchendzonga. Make sure to attend the Pang Lhabsol on your next Sikkim tour package with OurGuest.

It can be witnessed in monasteries in Sikkim, most evidently in the Royal Palace Monastery (Tsuklakhang) where Pangtoed Chaam is performed. Ceremonial rituals can also be witnessed in Pemayangtse Monastery, West Sikkim, and Kabi Lungchaok, North Sikkim.


The festival is unique to this location where irrespective of which community or place one belongs to, everyone comes together in reverence. Our folklores, festivals, and indigenous lifestyles not just reflect a magical, nature-connected past but also an intelligent orchestration of practices that are based on conservation and sustainability. Essentially the cultural beliefs of the people are intrinsically linked to conservation and in times of massive climate change and loss of life, as we are seeing in the Himalayas and other parts of the world, this practice could go a long way in preserving this world for the next generation.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness the vibrant Pang Lhabsol festival and create lasting memories in Sikkim. Book your Sikkim tour package with OurGuest today and embark on a journey that will leave you enchanted by the captivating beauty and cultural richness of this incredible destination.

Written by Pintso Gyatso: Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Northeast India
Pintso, a native of Gangtok, Sikkim, isn't just a travel writer – he's a seasoned explorer. Years spent trekking and mountain biking across the region honed his intimate knowledge of Sikkim and Darjeeling's hidden treasures.
Co-founding OurGuest, Pintso's passion extends beyond travel. He champions sustainable tourism, working with local homestays and communities to create enriching experiences that benefit both travelers and the region. From building eco-lodges to collaborating with local guides, Pintso's expertise ensures you discover the authentic Northeast India, one adventure at a time.

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