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Kathok Lake in Yuksam west Sikkim is regarded as the soul lake of Kathok Rigdzing Chenpo, one of the three prime

monks who conducted the historical enthroning of the first Chogyal Phuntsog Namgyal of Sikkim at Narbugang, Yuksom in 1642.

He bless this lake in the 17th Century for the purpose of his oracular practices.

Monks perform purification rites every year to retain their purity and religious importance.

Things to remember


  1. Enter with a valid ticket which will cost Rs 10 each.
  2. Littering of any wastage and playing loud music are strictly not allowed.
  3. Pets are not allowed.
  4. Feeding the fish is strictly prohibited.
  5. Maintain silence.

Nearby Attractions


Khecheopalri Lake ( 26 km, 1 hr)

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls ( 10 km, 27 min)

Changey Waterfalls

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  • ashish sahani
    ashish sahani
    11 months ago

    🏞️🌊 Kathok Lake: A Serene Oasis Amidst Nature's Splendor 🌊🏞️ Introduction: Escape to the tranquil haven of Kathok Lake, where nature's beauty unfolds in all its glory. This serene lake offers a picturesque retreat for those seeking solace and a deep connection with the natural world. 🌿🌅 Location and Scenic Beauty: Nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes, Kathok Lake is a hidden gem that captivates visitors with its pristine beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery and majestic mountains, the lake's serene setting creates a perfect harmony between land and water. 🌳🏔️ Tranquility and Peace: Kathok Lake is a place where you can escape the chaos of daily life and find peace in the serenity of nature. The tranquil atmosphere, gentle breeze, and the soothing sound of rippling water create an ambiance that instantly relaxes the mind and rejuvenates the soul. 🧘‍♂️🌬️ Natural Marvel: The crystal-clear waters of Kathok Lake reflect the surrounding beauty, creating a mesmerizing sight. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeside, immerse yourself in the captivating views, or simply sit by the shore and let the tranquility wash over you. 🏞️💧 Biodiversity and Ecological Importance: Kathok Lake is home to a variety of aquatic life, including a diverse range of fish species. These underwater inhabitants contribute to the lake's ecological balance and add to its natural marvels. 🐟🌊 Conclusion: Kathok Lake is a true gem, offering a serene oasis where you can immerse yourself in nature's splendor. Whether you seek solitude, scenic beauty, or a chance to connect with the natural world, this tranquil lake provides a memorable experience. Visit Kathok Lake and let its serene ambiance and natural marvels leave an indelible mark on your heart. 🌟❤️ Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 out of 5 stars)

  • Basanta Paul
    Basanta Paul
    11 months ago

    There is a top view point also. But it is dangerous to reach. Otherwise the lake surrounding is very quiet . I love this place for birds that sound soo clear and natural

  • Rupak Som
    Rupak Som
    7 months ago

    It is one of the holy lakes in Sikkim. We found it very serene and the vibration was really strong.

  • Tattwam (Koana)
    Tattwam (Koana)
    11 months ago

    Kathok Lake is just Beautiful ❤️.It located in first Capital of Sikkim - Knowns as Yaksum. Also under the west Sikkim. Should once visited

  • Salaj Kumar
    Salaj Kumar
    2 years ago

    Love this place 🥰💖🥰 This is first tour of west sikkim and Kathok Lake one of best place I ever see. In this lake three types of fishes available (red, white & black). The beauty of this lake is unmatched from other lake. So why are you waiting, vist this lake as soon as possible. Thank you

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