Nagdak monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Namchi, Sikkim. It is also known as Nagdak gompa. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Namchi. This monastery was built in the 17th-century during the reign of Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal by Tensung Namgyal.
It was built to serve as a palace for her Highness Pendi Ongmu, but lately, it has converted into a monastery. Nagdak monastery is one of the best places in Namchi, as it is blessed with a great ambiance and is an apt place to seek peace amidst nature and meditate.
It was built beautifully with wood and stone, but due to an earthquake, it got damaged. In the present time, the monastery is supported by iron railings.
A new Gompa has also been constructed as the old one got damaged because of the earthquake.
This monastery shows the old religious cultures of Sikkim.
The term Ngadak means Promise, and it is also said that whoever visits Ngadak monastery has to mark a promise to come back again.
While visiting Ngadak monastery, you can explore the Gompa and see varieties of medicinal plants. You can also visit the rock garden and Samdruptse Hilltop Monastery after visiting Ngadak monastery.
The best time to visit this place is from March to June, as during these months the climate is quite soothing. You can get a local taxi to reach this attraction.