A day at Khecheopalri Lake in pictures

A day at Khecheopalri Lake in pictures

Author: TourGenie contributor
Date: 2021-08-13

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The Khecheopalri Lake is an integral part of the Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit. It is one of the sacred lakes in Sikkim and is believed to be a wish-fulfilling lake as well. An interesting feature of the lake is that leaves are not allowed to float on the lake, which is ensured by the birds that industriously pick them up as soon as they drop onto the lake surface.

landscape view of Khecheopalri lake

A landscape view of the sacred Kheceopalri lake

It is a good 10-15 minute walk down to the lake façade from the small market at the entrance where you buy tickets as well as soya nuggets (you will know why you need to equip yourself with it as you keep reading)

route to hike down to the lake

A lovely route to hike down to the lake facade

En-route one will find a lot of stones stacked one on top of the other. These are all wishes made by people. They believe, if you find them stacked as it is when one returns, then the wish will come true. Have you ever tried it?