Kupup Lake Sightseeing - Tour & Travel Guide
Indian & Chinese
Kupup Lake is one of the high-altitude lakes located in Sikkim. Even though the Silk Route Region has a plethora of high-altitude lakes, Kupup Lake has its own kind of charm and beauty. Also known as Bitan Cho among the locals, in order to reach Kupup Lake, you need to climb up the mountains, struggle through the hairpin bends, and finally, in the end, you will be greeted by a gleam of the water body. Bordering the high mountain and valleys, Kupup Lake is also called the Elephant Lake due to its stark resemblance to Elephant.
Sightseeing Attractions in and around Kupup Lake
The crystal clear blue water of Kupup Lake along with the jaw-dropping vista of Himalayan peaks bewitches the minds of many travelers. The serene ambience will delight your mind and soul. The cool breeze at an elevation of more than 13000 feet above the sea level will refresh your body. If you see the lake from above, the left side looks like an elphant's tail and the right side looks like an elephant's trunk. At the lake cooast, there is a village named Kupup with few houses and a police check post.
The Yak Golf Course, the highest of its kind in the world, has also helped Kupup gain popularity among the tourists. This 18-hole golf course has been associated with the Indian Golf Union since 1985. It is located at a height of 13,025 feet above sea level and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of the fascinating places around Kupup Lake are the lovely Tukla Valley with wonderful views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the Old Baba Mandir, and a distant vista of Menmecho Lake. In short there are lots of tourists attractions near this lake which you would truly love to visit.
Things to Do During Your Visit
During your visit to Kupup Lake, there are lots of activities you can do and enjoy. The major ones are as mentioned below-
- Enjoy the ashtonishing view of the third highest Himalayan peak, Kanchenjunga.
- Experience the tranquil ambience and serenity of the surrounding this lake has to offer.
- Visit the nearby Yak Golf Course which is one of the highest golf courses in the world located at an altitude of 3,970 meters above the sea level.
- Visit the very popular Old Baba Mandir which is a shrine dedicated to an Indian army Baba Harbajan Singh.
- Visit the nearby Tukla Valley to witness a majestic panormaic view of the Mount kanchenjunga and its allied peaks.
Best Time to Visit Kupup Lake
Kupup Lake and its surrounding tourist attractions remain closed during the months of January to April due to the the heavy snowfall. May to June is considered to be the best time to visit Kupup Lake beacuse of the pleasant weather and blooming flowers on the entire valley including the very beautiful rhododendrons. So, why wait! Plan a Kupup Lake Tour with your friends and family soon.
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