Khecheoplari Lake is a large lake located 27 kms from Pelling and is a common tourist sightseeing point. The lake is considered to be one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim. The lake remains hidden in the rich forest cover. It is believed that birds do not permit even a single leaf to float on the Khecheoplari lake surface. There is a motorable road from Pelling right up to the lake area.
The sacred lake lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags and forested hills. By the lakeshore is the small Lepcha village of Tsojo, and about 1.5km above the lake is the Khecheoplari Gompa. Tourists and locals offer prayer at the lake and also feed the pool of fish in the lake.
The place is popular among trekkers. There is also a walking trail from Pelling to Khecheoplari (5 hours). It is possible to trek to Yuksom from Khecheoplari (4 hours).
For those interested in spending a night or two in this place, there are a few basic accommodation in the village nearby. There is also a pilgrim’s hut meant to provide accommodations to the people who come on pilgrimage tours to Khecheoplari.0