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27th July, 2011 - Cho Lhamu Lake in Sikkim Declared as the Highest Lake in India and Sixth in the world 
Cholhamu Lake is the highest lake in the country and the sixth highest lake in the world Gangtok: Cho-Lhamu lake, located over 18,000 feet  above sea level in North Sikkim, has been declared the highest lake in the country after a survey conducted by the Central Government. The Wetland Atlas, prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, has stated that Cho-Lhamu is the highest lake in the country and the sixth highest lake in the world, State Tourism Minister Bhim Dhungel said here. The Teesta river, stated to be the lifeline of Sikkim, has its origin in Cho-Lhamu lake, located near the Donkiala Pass and only about five kilometers from the Indo-China border. Dhungel said the recognition for Cho-Lhamu lake would boost the tourism industry  
For Further information Chollamu Lake is situated in North Sikkim and the route is Gangtok to Chungthang 95 Kilometers - Chungthang to Lachen nearly 25 kilometers - Thangu to Cholamu Lake is some 40 kilometers - From Lachen to Thangu is nearly 28 kilometers - The road is generally covered with snow and it was a steep drive uphill at an altitude of 13000 feet and it has its affect on breathing system - Thin air is the worst challenge 

Posted on: 01 Aug, 2011

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