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Sikkim’s Tholung Monastery revives 233-year-old Khamsel tradition after 9 years

After a long gap spanning nine years, Tholung in North Sikkim witnessed the revered 233-year-old tradition of Khamsel with more than 6,000 devotees from across Sikkim and Bhutan, and tourists alike gathered from November 23 to 26. Located in Upper Dzongu, at an elevation of 8,000 feet inside the Kanchenjunga National Park, Tholung is considered […]