Lakes in Sikkim

Lakes in Sikkim

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Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
  • Type: Lake
80%
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Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 143
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Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
397 Ratings & 298 Reviews
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... Read More »
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75%
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Tsomgo Lake, Nathula
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 143
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 6 Reviews
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... Read More »
71%
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Changu lake, Gangtok
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 143
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Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
109 Ratings & 75 Reviews
"Beautiful view"3 weeks ago "Fun and beauty in one package"1 month ago
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Gurudongmar Lake, Gurudongmar
Rank 22
Ranked 22 of 143
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Average Rating
6.8 / 7 1
19 Ratings & 13 Reviews
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... Read More »
Khecheopalri Lake, Pemayangtse
  • Type: Lake
99%
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Khecheopalri Lake, Pemayangtse
Rank 27
Ranked 27 of 143
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Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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... Read More »
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Khecheopalri Lake, Pelling
Rank 35
Ranked 35 of 143
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
29 Ratings & 22 Reviews
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... Read More »
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  • Type: Lake
Gurudongmar Lake, Thangu
Rank 43
Ranked 43 of 143
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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... Read More »
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Changu Lake, Yumthang Valley
Rank 46
Ranked 46 of 143
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Average Rating
6.8 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
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... Read More »
  • Type: Lake
Khecheopalri Lake, Geyzing
Rank 49
Ranked 49 of 143
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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... Read More »
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Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley
  • Type: Lake
Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley
Rank 52
Ranked 52 of 143
Places to Visit in Sikkim
Average Rating
6.6 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 4 Reviews
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... Read More »
"A nice spot to visit"Sep 4, 2015 "Simply breathtaking view"Feb 25, 2015
  • Type: Lake
Khecheopalri Lake, Yuksam
Rank 57
Ranked 57 of 143
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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,... Read More »
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Lampokhari Lake, Aritar
Rank 96
Ranked 96 of 143
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Average Rating
5.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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... Read More »
"Major attraction"2 months ago
  • Type: Lake
Tso Lhamu Lake, Chopta Valley
Rank 126
Ranked 126 of 143
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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... Read More »
  • Type: Lake
99%
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Phushrey Lake, Aritar
Rank 127
Ranked 127 of 143
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Average Rating
4.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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 »
"The natural lake"2 months ago
Tsomogo Lake, Zuluk
  • Type: Lake
Tsomogo Lake, Zuluk
Rank 133
Ranked 133 of 143
Places to Visit in Sikkim
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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... Read More »
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Kalpokhari Lake, Zuluk
Rank 136
Ranked 136 of 143
Places to Visit in Sikkim
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
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 »