As the prayer flags flutter in the wind and the calming sounds of bells ring one after the other, you know you have your bliss at the Khecheopalri Lake, which is a sacred pilgrimage site, considered holy by both Buddhist and Hindu. This religious place is believed to fulfill one’s wishes. The legend has it, if someone prays and sprinkles the water on oneself, his wishes are likely to come true. It is also said that no leaves can be seen afloat the lake despite being located amidst dense forest as the birds remove the fallen leaves from the water. Similarly, many legends revolves around the lake. A beautiful place, Khecheopalri Lake is a paradise for nature lovers and trekkers. There are various trekkers’ outlets and lodging facilities as well if you prefer camping overnight.
Trekking is one of the most important activities here. There are short forest routes to get here, en route you can sightsee rare flora and fauna. While here, you can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature and simply relax. Khecheopalri Lake is also located only 24 km from Pemayangtse Monastery and is a must visit place.
The best time to visit this attraction is from February to March, when the weather remains quite pleasant.
Khecheopalri Lake is located 34 kilometers from Pelling and 147 kilometers from Gangtok. Taxis are available to reach this attraction from these places. One has to get down at a point from where a trek for 5 hours begin.