Lake Menmecho

Lake Menmecho
Lake as seen from the Nathu La-Gangtok Highway.
Lake as seen from the Nathu La-Gangtok Highway.
Location of Lake Menmecho
Location of Lake Menmecho
Lake Menmecho
Location in Sikkim
Location of Lake Menmecho
Location of Lake Menmecho
Lake Menmecho
Lake Menmecho (India)
LocationGangtok district, Sikkim, India
Coordinates27°20′40″N 88°49′04″E / 27.3444845°N 88.8176866°E / 27.3444845; 88.8176866Coordinates: 27°20′40″N 88°49′04″E / 27.3444845°N 88.8176866°E / 27.3444845; 88.8176866
Primary outflowsRangpo chu
Basin countriesIndia

Menmecho Lake is a mountain lake located in Gangtok district in the state of Sikkim, India. It lies on the way to the Jelep Pass and is situated at a distance of 20 kilometres (12 mi) ahead of the Lake Tsomgo. It is the source of the river Rangpo chu, a tributary of the Teesta River. The waters of the lake are sourced by melting snow in summer, and the monsoon in the wet season.

The lake is noted for its trout, and has a large fish farm nearby with a guesthouse. Menmecho is closed to tourists.

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