It was founded by Pema Thinley, the grandson of Pema Lingpa, the popular Nyingma saint of Bhutan, who was also terton (Treasure Revealer). This place was blessed by Pema Lingpa and also predicted that later there will be a monastery in that area by descendent near submit of mountain (Gang-Mountain, Tey-submit)
So in 1613 Pema Thinley established the monastery and became the first Gangtey Trulku. The second Gangtey Trulku Tenzin Legpe Dondrub has rebuilt the monastery in the form of Dzong (With a central tower and courtyard).
The 9th Gangtey Trulku Kunzang Rigzin Pema Namgyel have started to renovated that monastery and was consecrated in 2008.
Open: Every day from 09:00 to 17:00 summer and 09:00-:16:00 in winter
Lunch Break: 13-14
Dress Code: Need formal dress
Entry Fee:No entry fees
Photography:Photography is allowed till courtyard
The dwellings of monks are all around the central tower. And in the central tower, there are 5 temples. And in the big hall, where the monks do regular prayer and religious ceremony, the main figure is Guru Padmasambhava. There are also beautiful wall paintings of Pema Linga, 21 Taras etc.
As when you walk into the inner shrine, you will see 3 times of Buddha and 1000 guru statues. And also houses the memorial stupa of Previous Gantey tulkus.
Apart from this, the main tower has very beautiful wood carvings throughout the building.