It is considered as one of the sacred lakes of the State both by the Buddhists and the Hindus. It is situated at an elevation of 17,100 feet (5148 meters), The Lake remains milky in color throughout the year and it is believed that Guru Padmasambhava blessed it while returning from Tibet. A portion of lake does not freeze even in extreme winter. It is the largest perhaps the highest lake in Sikkim, India. The very appearance of serene waters of the lake brings a sense of relief to the beholder and it is one of the most mesmerizing Lake in Sikkim.