Hangu Lake

Hangu Lake in Sikkim - Tour & Travel Guide




4,000 Ft.


Hindi, Nepali


Indian & Chinese

Situated in Sherathang, East Sikkim, Hangu Lake is undoubtedly a prominent tourist attraction. In the local language, the word "Hangu" means duck. This beautiful lake is named Hangu as the migratory golden ducks named Ruddy shelduck get attracted to this lake during the months of November to February every year. At an elevation of 13000 feet above sea level, Hangu Lake is about one kilometer long and lies between Tsomgo Lake and Old Baba Mandir. Tucked within barren mountain slopes, strewn with rocks and pebbles, and devoid of any vegetation, the Hangu Lake is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous lakes in East Sikkim.

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Attractions and Activities in and around Hangu Lake

Hangu Lake's clean cerulean water and the surrounding serene mountains give it a quite magnificent appearance most travelers will truly get attracted to. Because of its newness and lack of visibility on Google Maps, few people are aware of this lake. However, it has lately been included in the list of tourist attractions in the Silk Route region. Boating in Hangu Lake delivers the boater with a genuine lifetime fun experience. In the winter, when the lake is half-frozen, it looks even more beautiful. In every way, Hangu Lake is worth one's time and money because it offers everything a visitor usually looks for in a lake in Sikkim. While exploring the lake, you will experience tranquility, happiness, calmness, and peace of mind.

The Indian Army's Memorial constructed on the hilltop beside Hangu Lake is another attraction travelers need to pay a visit. Baba Harbajan Singh Temple is a major attraction nearby situated just around 2.5 m driving distance away. The temple was built to pay homage to a great Indian soldier named Harbhajan Singh. His spirit is still protecting the soldiers of the region.

How to Reach Hangu Lake

By Train: The major nearby railway station to this destination is New Jalpaiguri Junction which is popularly known as NJP. Plenty of cars is available to hire from outside the station. the approximate distance from NJP to Hangu Lake is 169 km.

By Air: The nearest airport to Hangu is located at Bagdogra. From Bagdogra Airport, the approximate distance of the lake is 175 km. Once you successfully land at Bagdogra Airport, you have to go for a hired car that will take you to Gangtok. From Gangtok, you need to hire a car again to reach your destination.

By Road: Public transport is readily available from Siliguri to Gangtok. You can take a bus to Sikkim's capital first. In Gangtok, a car can be hired to reach Four Lake Point. The approximate distance from Gangtok to the lake is only 51 km.

Best Time to Visit Hangu Lake in Sikkim

The best time to visit Hangu Lake is during the months of April to November. Throughout these months, the weather remains the most pleasant. The mountain peaks also remain the most visible. In winter, due to the heavy snowfall, Hangu Lake and the other nearby tourist attractions become mostly unreachable.