Lakshmi Pokhari Lake is a pristine lake naturally formed inside a profound crater that seems to be like carrying God’s soul within its transparent and serene waters. It is a high altitude lake situated in the West of Sikkim that mesmerizes the tourists with its awe-inspiring beauty and astonishing views of the magnificent Khangchendzonga mountain, Kok Tang, Pandim and Narsing. The winding path that leads to this lake is studded with the variety of rhododendrons and the enigmatic essence of purity and freshness. The enchanting beauty of the Lakshmi Pokhari Lake provides the solemn experience that is cherished by its visitors for a lifetime.
What To Do And See
The serene monasteries that are residing nearby such as Kathok Wosel Ling Monastery, Dubdi monastery and Tashiding Monastery surely demand for a visit. For the history diggers, Norbugang Chorten provides that acute lense to look into the emergence of buddhism in Sikkim. Whereas, Tashi Tenka gives the amazing views of this beautiful state from the formers grounds of the royal palace complex of Sikkim, that one must definitely visit to behold them. The wildlife surfers should check-out the varied species of flora, fauna and avifauna, happily residing in the Khangchendzonga National Park.
Best Time To Visit
To witness the extreme beauty of this lake visit during the months from March - May, which is the best time to visit this place.
Lakshmi Pokhari Lake is in the beautiful town of Yuksom, which is reached by a shared Jeep / SSRTC Buses from Geyzing (39 km / 1 hour 48 min) or from Pelling (40 km/ 1 hour 39 min). Private taxis are also available, If one prefers. From Yuksom to Lakshmi Pokhari, it’s a beautiful trek that goes through the Dzongri Lake.