The Sankar gompa is located a couple of kilometers north of the town center. The Gompa belongs to the Gelukpa order of Buddhism. Wall paintings in the Gompa depict various Buddhist deities. Most remarkable of them is the figures of Buddhist deity called Avalokiteshwara Padmahari or Chenresig which curiously has 1,000 arms and matching number of 500 heads.
Gelukpa Sankar Gompa is surrounded by stone boundary walls. The Gompa has a main prayer Hall with a portrait of Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, the former Head Lama who died in 2004. There is an official gilt roofed residence of the Head Lama opposite to the Monastery. As a traditional practice, the original head Lama is believed to be reincarnated who is identified and made the Head Lama. His reincarnation is now functioning as Head Lama occupying the official residence. The spot is picturque with farmhouses with a few small streamlets and a pretty Stupa.