Aritar Lake, East

  • Gangtok to Aritar: 70 km

Aritar Lake also known as Lampokhri is 1120 feet long and 240 feet wide boot-shaped lake, and is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim. A pathway has been recently constructed all around the lake for the tourists. You can also do boating in the Lampokhari lake. Located at an altitude of 4600 feet, Lampokhri lake also known as Aritar Lake is surrounded by verdant green pine forests.

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Tsomgo Lake, East

  • Gangtok to Tsomgo: 38 km

38 km from Gangtok and at an altitude of 12,400 ft, the ethereally beautiful Tsomgo lake or Changu Lake is a must on every visitors itinerary. A winding road through rugged mountain terrain and sharp cliffs takes you to Tsomgo, which means source of the water in Bhutia language. The lake derives its water from the melting snows of the mountains surrounding the lake.

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Khechuperi Lake, West

  • Gangtok to Khechuperi: 137 km

Located at a distance of 31 km from Pelling in West Sikkim, the Khechuperi or Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred place of worship for Buddhists as well as for the Hindus. Khecheopalri means 'Heaven of Padmasambhava', an 8th century Buddhist Master; and the lake is believed to be a wish-fulfilling lake. The legend has it, if someone prays and sprinkles the water on oneself, his wishes are likely to come true.

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Gurudongmar Lake, North

  • Gangtok to Gurudongmar Lake: 173 km

Located at the height of 17,100 feet above the sea level, Gurudongmar Lake, located in Sikkim, is one of the fifteen highest lakes in the world. It is also the second highest lake in Sikkim, after the Cholamu Lake located at the height of 18,000 feet. The splendid and scenic beauty of the place is breathtaking and attracts tourists from all across the world.

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