Sensory Overload: Changu Lake

The Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) away from Gangtok, the capital of the state of Sikkim. Its elevation is 3,780 m (12,400 ft). During the winter season the lake remains frozen.he lake surface reflects different colours with change of seasons. The lake is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese people. Buddhist monks prognosticated the future of the country after studying the changing colours of the lake. As the lake is located in a restricted area it is essential for all Indians visiting the area to obtain permits. In case of foreign nationals special permit is essential. It’s better to go with travel agents because they will do all the documentation for our trip.Changu lake (10) Changu lake (7) Changu lake (5)Changu lake (9)Changu lake (2)Changu lake (1)


13 thoughts on “Sensory Overload: Changu Lake

  1. Amazing. I didn’t even bother with reading what you wrote at first. I was just enthralled with the photos.

    Could knock me over with a feather when I read that this was India. I’ve only been in the south. Understandably, there is no snow there.

    • Thank you so much John!! North India has more natural Landscapes especially in Jammu&Kashmir, Uttarakhand,Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim , Etc., Hope you will get a chance to travel to those incredible places.

  2. Amazing!!! I am in India at the moment (God’s Own Country, Kerala) with an employment visa which prohibits me from visiting any of those ‘restricted areas’ which is such a shame… The best places are certainly kept from the non-Indian hoi-poloi… But certainly a reason to come back to India another time to check out these places…

    • Thank you so much dear! Glad to know that you are in India and that in one of my favorite states. There’s always a chance to visit them. Hope you’ll travel to all the incredible places in India. 🙂 Have a nice week 🙂

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