Cheri Gompa Monastery
Cheri Gompa Monastery
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Tonci
Croatia45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Like the neighboring Tango Monastery, this beautiful temple is located on a hill, which is reached by a beautiful path. Only the path is not paved, so we recommend that you wear the trekking shoes. We walked uphill to the temple for one hour because we stopped every now and then to enjoy the view of nature. The temple is located on a steep hill slope. The main temple part of this complex was under the restoration due to the earthquake that hit Bhutan a few years ago. The local residents and the lamas were cleaning and polishing the Buddha statues when we arrived at the main courtyard of the temple. Unfortunately, the temple's main place of worship was closed to visitors due to the restoration. However, we did visit the smaller temple area for the worshiping the patron deities on the floor above the ground floor, which was also very beautiful. By the way, the Cheri Monastery is a place where monks come to peacefully devote their precious life time to the mantras and the deep meditation.
We had an unforgettable sight when we saw the Himalayan blue sheep, which is rarely seen.
We visited this temple on the same day as the neighboring Tango Monastery, which we would also recommend to everyone.
Written 20 March 2024
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Cheri Gompa Monastery is located on a mountain at the altitude of 700-800 meters from the beginning of ascent. The path is mildly strenuous. There's an ongoing restoration at the monastery. The head monk speaks decent English. No photography allowed inside.
Written 6 October 2023
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jeffrey h
Mooloolaba, Australia186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We went here with another couple we meet very interesting place to visit so much history but they're are a lot of places like this
Written 22 November 2019
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Karma Jangchub
Thimphu, Bhutan29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
This monastery is one of the most sacred sites in Bhutan. This was the first ever site chosen by Zhabdrung Rinpoche but later moved on to other places because he had bigger things to do for Bhutan. There he had me DG stated for 3 years and whilst doing so, his enemies had tried to kill him by magic but he was woken up from his deep meditation with a hard slap on his left cheek by none other than Maha Kali. Rest of the information will be given by the monk stationed there.
Written 29 June 2019
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wickit542016
Toronto, Canada227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Well we are getting old....knees starting to go and all of that and Tigers Nest coming up in a few days....so lets go for a hike. Beautiful hike, although we would not like to do it in the rain. Quite steep in spots and 55 minutes later ( we are 65), we arrive at the location which really was quite amazing. We enjoyed the experience and it proved to be a practice for Tigers Nest. Best thing though was that we saw only 4 other tourists in the 2.5 hours experience.
Written 11 April 2019
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BillyK1980
Melbourne, Australia2,337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
The walk along the stream is very nice and you can hike up the hill to the monastery. There are lots of dogs hanging around
Written 25 December 2018
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Kath K
Hastings, New Zealand82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
The road to the starting point of this walk is a wonderful drive in itself. At one point crossing a beautiful stream with lots of prayer flags suspended on ropes from trees beside the bridge.

We parked close to the cantilevered bridge and began the walk to Cheri Gompa monastery. This is a good walk through woodlands which offer shade at times. After approximately 1 hour, depending on fitness, you arrive at the monastery. It was in the process of some renovation when we were there but is still a lovely place to visit. As with all monasteries you cannot take photos inside and there is a dress code but it is not so restictive. A collared short sleeve shirt is fine as are shorts unless asked to change into long pants. If no collar on the shirt then long sleeves are required.

Although less visited this monastery is well worth the climb and visit.
Written 22 October 2018
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Kciff
Fox Island, WA1,003 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
The Gompa is easy to reach and the area around is forested with a stream that one meets below the Gompa. It is a very old building with beautiful statues inside. Walk around the gompa or sit and meditate for awhile. Even take a picnic lunch to enjoy the peace and solitude.
Written 22 August 2018
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Frank K
The Hague, The Netherlands180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
From the bridge at the river it is about 40 minutes (relax) uphill walk to the Monastery. The path is from sand and stones, so during the raining season some of the stones can be slippery, so watch out. The scenery is nice, lot of trees, plants and some animals (you need to search for them). On top of the hill you will see the Monastery. They were renovating some of the areas, so I could not make a nice picture of the whole monastery as the renovation was blocking the views but this is temporary. Monastery from inside is not so big, but nice to see.
Written 8 August 2018
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Devaa
Hyderabad, India222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
After nearly a trek of and and half hour passing through colorful Bhutanese villages reached this Gompa a awe inspiring view from here awaiting. As good as Tigers nest with less effort and less crowd.Please visit less known but worth.
Written 29 June 2018
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