Top 5 Most Beautiful High Altitude Glacial Lakes of Sikkim

Sikkim is a landlocked state located in the Himalayan mountains and the second-smallest state after Goa. The highest peak of Kangchenjunga is located on Sikkim border with Nepal,Sikkim is a popular tourist destination known for its scenery and biodiversity with 28 mountain peaks,80 glaciers and high-altitude lakes including the Tsongmo, Gurudongmar, Lake Menmecho, Lampokhari lake and Khecheopalri Lake.

Gurudongmar Lake

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Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in India at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m) and considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs. The high altitude lake remains frozen during winter months and during the summer provides one of the source streams of Teesta River.

Lake Tsomgo

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Lake Tsomgo also known as Changu Lake is an oval shape glacial lake in the East Sikkim, at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft). Tsongmo Lake is one of the frozen lake in India, known for the changing colours and several species of birds.

Crows Lake

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The attractive picture of Crows Lake in Northern Sikkim is one of the hundreds of lakes in Northern Sikkim. North Sikkim district is home to mountainous with dense landscape,Numerous waterfalls and lakes.

Tso Lhamo Lake

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Tso Lhamo Lake is also known as Cholamu lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and the highest lakes in India, located at an altitude of 5,330 m (17,490 ft). This glacial fresh-water lake is near by the Kangchenjunga range and Gurudongmar Lake. Image Source:knpsikkim

Khecheopalri Lake

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Khecheopalri Lake is located near Khecheopalri village and considered sacred for both Buddhists and Hindus,also part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit. The lake is an integral part of the Demazong valley of rice and known for landscape and land of hidden treasures.