Khamsum Chorten

Perched high on a hill on the opposite bank of the river. The chorten, which took eight years to build, was consecrated during a three day ceremony in December 1999. The Three-level chorten is topped by a dome and a stack of 12 circular rings, then an umbrella, the sun, moon and finally a jeweled pinnacle. A road leads from a view point down to a parking lot by the river, where a bridge leads across to provide access to a footpath up to the chorten. This is also a put-in spot for rafting and kayaking on the Mo Chhu.

Beyond the chorten the road is unpaved and leads 11 km to Tashithang where the unfinished road to Gasa begins. The road is expected to reach Damji, a half walk from Gasa, by 2003. Tashithang is the jumping-off point for treks to Gasa and the hot springs below it; it’s also the ending point of the Laya-Gasa trek.