LAKE OF SNOW

High Altitude Lakes in the Lap of the Himalayas  are mystically fascinating .

Formed almost entirely by melting snow, glaciers and brooks and streams The Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim is located at a height of 3870 metres ( 12700 feet) in Sikkim, India within touching distance of the Tibetan Plateau.

Most of The Himalayan Peaks overlooking the Changu ( or Tsomgo) Lake rise above the Tree Line and thus barren and bereft of Trees. Have a look.

treeless mountains
Melting Himalayan Snow

The  banks of the Enchanting Tsomgo Lake supports Unique Alpine Flora. The weather here changes rapidly and the Mists and Low Clouds play Hide and Seek.

The Sun appeared magically enabling me get the following picture. Observe the Snow turning into the Waters of this Lake ,  which is highly revered by Buddhists and Hindus.

changu lake
Tsomgo Lake in the Summers

Within seconds as though by the will of a Magic Wand the Lake and Himalayas disappear as Dense Clouds cover  Changu Lake.

The Spellbinding Lake changes colour with changing Seasons and even Freezes entirely during the Winters when temperatures fall rapidly.

mist cloaks
Mists Cloak the Lake

The Sun appears again revealing a Himalayan Path girding the Lake.

At the deepest it is about 15 metres or 50 feet.

the banks
Still Waters Run Deep

Watch out for the next blog to be Enchanted by Yaks and Yetis at Tsomgo Lake.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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