Frozen Tsangu Lake on 21 February - Thangu Photo

Frozen Tsangu Lake on 21 February - Thangu Photo


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About Thangu

Thangu is a small but scenic area, located in the state of Sikkim, at an altitude of 13,000 feet. The more popular tourist destination of Lachen, it is approximately at a distance of 30 km from Lachen. With introduction of tourism activities like......Read more on Thangu


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Lachen, Thangu
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Places to Visit in Thangu
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Lachen, inhabited by Tibetan and Bhutia communities, is situated on the North Sikkim Highway, near the town of Thangu. It is a gateway to the Gurudongmar Lake and the Chopta Valley. The Lachen Monastery is the major attraction of the town constructed in 1806. The monastery follows the... Read More »
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Chopta Valley, Thangu
Chopta Valley, Thangu
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Places to Visit in Thangu
  • Type: Hill
The Chopta Valley is popular for its alpine vegetation, rhododendron shrub and orchids. The nearby Muguthang Valley can be reached by trekking from the Chopta Valley. Read More »
Gurudongmar Lake, Thangu
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Places to Visit in Thangu
  • 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 »
Cho-Lhamu Lake, Thangu
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Places to Visit in Thangu
  • 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 »
Muguthang Valley, Thangu
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Places to Visit in Thangu
  • Type: Hill
Muguthang Valley is at an elevation of 15,500 ft and can be reached by trekking from the Chopta Valley. The valley is home to the Tibetan community. Read More »

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Thangu , Sikkim

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