From Gangtok, as you drive further North towards Mangan, The district capital of North Sikkim, you will soon come across Kabi Langchuk, a place of significant historical value. After you have crossed Kabi, Before you have even caught your breath, you hit the Karma Kagyu monastery of Phodong.
The Karma Kagyu Monastery is better known as Phodong monastery. It was built in 1740 by king Gyurmed Namgyal. The beautiful monastery is famous for the intricate murals and frescos that adorn its wall. Tourists often visit Phodong as part of a day tour from Gangtok.
Latitude - N 27° 24'
Longitude - E 88° 34'
Location - 40 Kms from Gangtok