Lakes in Sikkim

Lakes in Sikkim

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Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Tsomgo Lake is located 35 km away from the city on the Gangtok-Nathula highway. This highway is also a part of the old route that links India and China. Worshipped by Sikkimese, this holy lake is approximately 20 km away from the Nathula Pass, while located at a distance of around 400 km from... Read More »
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Tsomgo Lake, Nathula
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
The Lake of Tsomgo is located about 35 km from Gangtok on the old trade route from India to China, which is on the Gangtok-Nathula Highway. Before the year 1962, the caravans of mules transferred goods through this route. This lake is frozen during the winters because of the extremely low... Read More »
Changu lake, Gangtok
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake, Gurudongmar
Rank 23
Ranked 23 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Gurudongmar Lake is the biggest and one of the highest lakes in Sikkim. The lake is situated at a height of 17,100 ft and rests on the northern part of the Kanchenjungha Range. The name of the lake was adopted from the name of Guru Dongmar.   From November to mid-May, the lake... Read More »
Khecheopalri Lake, Pemayangtse
Rank 28
Ranked 28 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Khecheopalri is a sacred Lake, which is also known as the wish fulfilling lake. The lake is located at a distance of 24 km from Pemayangtse in Sikkim. The lake is situated in the middle of the forest and is considered as a holy lake, both by the Buddhists and the Hindus in Sikkim. The lake is... Read More »
Khecheopalri Lake, Pelling
Rank 36
Ranked 36 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred lake, located in the north-west direction of Pelling town. This lake is known by many names like the Wishing Lake, Kha-Chot-Palri and Sho Dzo Sho, which means Oh Lady, Sit Here. Considered holy by Buddhists as well as Hindus, this lake is thronged by devotees from... Read More »
Gurudongmar Lake, Thangu
Rank 44
Ranked 44 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
The Gurudongmar Lake is situated close to the Indo-Chinese border at a height of around 17,100 ft. This lake is among the highest lakes in the world. It is believed that the lake has been blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche. It is a sacred place for Buddhists and Hindus.... Read More »
Changu Lake, Yumthang Valley
Rank 47
Ranked 47 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
The Changu Lake, which is located at an altitude of 12,310 feet on the Gangtok Nathu La highway, is a popular tourist attraction. The literal meaning of the name of the lake in Bhutia language is 'source of the lake'. This one kilometre long and 15 metres deep lake is considered sacred by... Read More »
Khecheopalri Lake, Geyzing
Rank 50
Ranked 50 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
The Khecheopalri Lake is considered to be one of the most sacred lakes in Sikkim for both Buddhists and Hindus. The lake is situated in a small valley and is surrounded by  hilly forests in such a manner that it remains hidden in the rich forest cover. It is said that the local birds do not... Read More »
Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley
Rank 53
Ranked 53 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Another popular sightseeing attraction at the Chopta Valley is the Gurudongmar Lake. This lake is situated at an altitude of 17,100 ft, near the Indo-Chinese border. The water of this lake is very clear due to which it appears milky-white from a distance. This lake is also religiously significant... Read More »
Khecheopalri Lake, Yuksam
Rank 58
Ranked 58 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred lake for both Buddhists and Hindus. Located near the Khecheopalri village, this lake is an integral part of the valley of Demazong. It is also part of the Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit, which includes Yuksom, the Dubdi Monastery in Yuksam, Pemayangtse... Read More »
Cho-Lhamu Lake, Thangu
Rank 89
Ranked 89 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Cho-Lhamu Lake is at an elevation of more than 18,000 ft above sea level. The Teesta River originates from the Cho Lhamu Lake. According to ‘The Wetland Atlas’ introduced by the Ministry of Environment, the Cho Lhamu Lake has been declared as the world’s sixth highest lake and... Read More »
Lampokhari Lake, Aritar
Rank 97
Ranked 97 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Lampokhari Lake is popularly known as the Aritar Lake among natives. It is counted among the oldest natural lakes of Sikkim. Located at a height of around 1,400 m, this lake is in the shape of human foot. Surrounded by dense forests, tourists can enjoy the beautiful view along with... Read More »
Tso Lhamu Lake, Chopta Valley
Rank 127
Ranked 127 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
The Tso Lhamu Lake is another popular lake in the Chopta-Valley. This lake is situated near the plateaus that venture into Sikkim, at a distance of 192 km from Gangtok. They lie at an altitude of 18000 ft and form the groundwork of River Teesta. Its surroundings comprise Himalayan peaks and lush... Read More »
Phushrey Lake, Aritar
Rank 128
Ranked 128 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Phushrey Lake is situated a few kilometres from Aritar, amidst the forests. There is an old log, reflecting its beautiful image in the water of the lake. Tourists can also spot red panda and peasant, various species of butterflies and wild orchids around the lake. Read More »
Tsomogo Lake, Zuluk
Rank 134
Ranked 134 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Tsomogo Lake, which is one of the famous tourist attractions, is a kilometre long and 50 ft deep. Oval in shape, the lake is considered to be a popular picnic spot. Home to Brahminic ducks and migratory birds, the lake is considered sacred by the locals. The months of May and August are... Read More »
Kalpokhari Lake, Zuluk
Rank 137
Ranked 137 of 149
Places to Visit in Sikkim
  • Type: Lake
Kalpokhari Lake, which is located close to Adi Baba Mandir, is one of the well known attractions of Zuluk. Various wild ducks can be spotted swimming in this lake. In the winter season, water of the lake becomes frozen. Read More »
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