Nathula Highway just 37 kms. from Gangtok, the Changu Lake is a standout amongst the most awesome scenes of Sikkim. The lake is exceptionally respected by the nearby Buddhists and Hindus as a hallowed lake. With a profundity of around 48 feet and spreading more than 1 kilometer, the brilliant Changu Lake sentiments with its beautiful encompassing. The water of the lake originates from the softening of the snow of its encompassing mountains, which is the reason, this lake never becomes scarce. Indeed, Changu Lake is likewise the place of birthplace of Lungtse Chu River. This sky blue lake remains totally solidified amid winter.
Amid winters the lake stays wrapped in ice, alongside its encompassing area. The display is genuinely amazing. The lake stays solidified up to April. In pre-summer, the lake is encompassed with wild blossoms, which make an uproar of hues. The rhododendrons, blue and yellow poppies, different types of primulas, irises make an amazing impact. The adventure to Changu Lake from Gangtok is additionally very charming, where you can see various waterfalls on the way.
A little extension exactly at the passageway of the lake will take you to a perspective cum cafeteria, from where you can see the total lake and its encompassing mountains. There is additionally a little sanctuary committed to Lord Shiva worked at the lakeside. You can trek along the lakeside in profound snow amid winter or even take Yak rides along the shoreline of the lake. There is a little rural market before entering the Changu Lake which offers yak cheddar, knickknacks and neighborhood trinkets to the sightseers.
Enterprise searchers can likewise appreciate trekking at the encompassing Kyonqnosla Alpine Sanctuary. You would likewise get snow boots and gumboots on procure from here. There are couple of diners too offering Momos and tea around there. The Gangtok – Nathula Highway skirts the Changu Lake and achieves the New Baba Mandir and Nathula Point from Serathang.
Changu Lake is covered in myths and legends. It is said that in antiquated circumstances, the Lamas (Buddhist Saints) used to foresee the future by watching the lake’s shading. In the event that the water of the lake had a dim tinge, they anticipated the future to be dull and bleak, brimming with distress. The confidence healers of Sikkim, famously known as Jhakhris likewise visit this lake amid Guru Purnima to offer supplications. Be that as it may, people are by all account not the only guests to this lake; it is likewise home to Brahmini Ducks and a most loved stopover to different types of transient winged animals.