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It sounds like a wonderful and adventurous day ahead! The Khecheopalri lake is truly a magnificent place to visit, and the trek to reach there seems to be filled with interesting and exciting sights. From Pelling we drive for an hour and reach a place named 5th Mile from where our hike starts. The uphill trek to Lamathang village, crossing the mountain stream and walking through Cardamom fields sounds like a unique experience. It feels great to share that beginners can also enjoy this trek, and the variety of plants in the forest area will undoubtedly make it a pleasant walk.

Having lunch in a village homestay is a great way to experience traditional Sikkimese cuisine and immerse oneself in the local culture. And visiting the 200-year-old monastery and the viewpoint nearby after lunch sounds like a perfect way to relax and enjoy the scenery. Post lunch the trek to the Khecheopalri lake seems to be the highlight of the day. The lake’s sacredness and peaceful atmosphere will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits it and the uphill hike to the view point from where the lake looks like a footprint seems like an excellent way to appreciate the lake’s natural beauty.

Finally, exploring the newly built monastery and the 1.5 hour drive back to the hotel will be a perfect way to end the hike. Overall, Pelling – Khecheopalri Lake day hike is an adventurous and culturally enriching experience that anyone visiting Sikkim would love to have.

Travel Guide

Things to carry
  • Comfortable and warm clothes.
  • A daysack(20 L).
  • Good quality trekking shoes.
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho.
  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers.
  • Water bottles and energy bars/snacks.
  • A pair of sunglasses.
  • Balaclava/Cap.
Permit & Entry fee
  All the permit procedure and entry fees will be taken care by us including the still and video camera charges. National tourists must bring valid id card with them. Foreign tourists must bring their passport with valid visa for this hike.  
Custom & Advisory
  • Pay attention to your guide to enjoy a safe and sound hiking experience.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the hike.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the hike.
  • It’s our responsibility to keep the nature clean. Please do not encourage littering the local places or campsites.
  • Observe silence inside a monastery or temple.
  • While visiting in any religious place please remove your footwear before entering into the main temple.
  • People will happily pose for a picture but please ask them before do so.
  • Tipping is not mandatory. It’s up to your satisfaction.
Health & Safety


  • If you are allergic to plants and pollen then take precaution.
  • You will find clean drinking water in the village.
  • This place is safe for family and friends and tourist friendly.


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