Sikkim is blessed with four spectacular caves residing in all of its four geographical directions. Lho Khando Sang Pho Caves is one of them, situated in the West part of Sikkim, famous for being the meditating seat of Guru Rimpoche; a great Indian Buddhist Tantric yogi, during the 8th century. The cave is considered to be sacred and has become a popular tourist destination because of its great religious value. This serene pilgrimage site, overlooking the enchanting River Rangit, has even got the mesmerizing backdrop of high peak rugged hills and rejuvenating greenery, which adds to the beauty of this age old cave.
Visit to Lho Khando Sang Pho Caves is never complete without taking a dip in the divine Sulphurous Hot Spring (Phu Cha Chu). Peace seekers can visit the serene Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple connected through the foot suspension bridge above the banks of the enthralling Rangit River Bank. While the adventurers can indulge into the recreational activities like angling, swimming and river rafting of the Rangit Water World residing just few kilometers away.
During summer from March to May, the place offers quite a pleasant weather to explore this Buddhist pilgrimage.
Shared taxi / SSRTC bus can be taken from Gangtok to reach the Lho Khando Sang Pho Caves (95 km). Private taxis are also available from Gangtok, Siliguri and other cities.