The glacial lake also known as Changu lake is at a height of 12,400 feet above mean sea level. The lake offers varied beauty owing to change of season. The winter season forces the lake to be frozen while summer season dictates to be reservoir of waters released from nearby mountains. The clear water offers a mesmerizing beauty of reflection of snow clad mountains nearby. There are many myths associated with it and is considered sacred by both Buddhist monks and Jhakris (faith healers). For the later, this lake is a rendezvous for Jhakris during Guru Purnima. Located at a distance of 38 Km from Gangtok and 28 Km from Nathang Valley through the hilly terrains of Sikkim, the lake offers you an unique and rare opportunity to have a ride on yaks.