Noted to be one of the oldest lakes in Sikkim, Lampokhari is a mesmerizing emerald boot-shaped lake. It is placed at an altitude of 4600 feet and is 1120 feet long and 240 feet wide. Also known as Aritar Lake, it is surrounded by rich green pine forests making it look even more stunning. The main highlight about this natural lake is its boating facility and a pathway that has been constructed around the lake for tourists to look at itfrom different angles. The pine forest around the lake adds more charm and captivates the visitors here. There is also a small shrine on the banks of the lake dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava.
Lampokhari Lake is located in Aritar and it is easily reachable since it is located not far from the main town.
This lake is popular for boating, hence, you can paddle around the boot shaped lake and enjoy every moment being one with nature. You can also hike up the pathway towards Mankhim and get a spellbinding view of the valleys and lake. You can also visit the Mankhim temple that is positioned right beside the lake.
The best time to visit this lake is from March to May since the weather remains pleasant and cool.