There are many alpine lakes in sikkim, like the Menmecho, Khecheopalri, Samiti and Green lakes. I will be writing about the three of the most beautiful lakes of the small himalayan state.
Locally known as the Changgu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim District, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. Tsomgo is one of the most alluring lakes in Sikkim that one cannot miss to explore. Nestled amidst lofty peaks and majestic glaciers, this oval shaped lake spreads around 1 km and 15m deep in the valley. The lake remains frozen during the winter season.
One among all the sacred lakes of Sikkim, the Karthok Lake is known to be the most appealing and serene lakes in the state. Every year, the locals hold a grand celebration is held beside this holy lake in order to thank the Gods for bringing prosperity to their lives.
Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and in India, located at an altitude of 5,430 m(17,800 ft) lies 190 km away from Gangtok. The lake is considered sacred by Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs. It is named after Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism who visited the lake in the 8th century.
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