Aritar & Lampokhari, Sikkim

21 Jul ’16

Buddhist flags in Lampokhari at Aritar, Sikkim.

Aritar is a small town in the district of East Sikkim in Sikkim. I blogged about Soreng, a town in West Sikkim the other day. Aritar is also in many ways very much alike Soreng, a beautiful quaint little town in the foothills of the Himalayas. I visited the place in October 2010 from my college. It is around 1.5 hours from Rangpo. The later half of 2010 was a very touristy time for me. It was Aritar in October, Soreng in November and Delo in December. I guess I am blogging about it in the opposite way around.

Aritar is a pretty popular picnic spot in Sikkim. It is famous for its lake, called Lampokhari. Supposedly it is the only lake in Sikkim with boating facilities. Boating is nice, especially along with the numerous ducks that inhabit the lake. At the lake there is also a Buddhist shrine. Crossing the lake there is a trekking paved path to the top of the mountain where there is a temple. The way is very beautiful, and the vistas of the surrounding countryside stupendous.

Woods surround Lampokhari lake.Green woods surround Lampokhari lake.

A Buddhist shrine by the side of Lampokhari lake at Aritar.A Buddhist shrine lies by the side of Lampokhari lake.

One of the numerous ducks at Lampokhari Lake.One of the numerous ducks at Lampokhari Lake.

A shade near the lake.A shade near the lake.

Fallen leaves of a beautiful Autumn in Aritar, Sikkim.Fallen leaves of a beautiful Autumn.

Umbrella shaped sitting area at a vantage point at Aritar.An umbrella shaped sitting area at a vantage point.

The paved path from Lampokhari lake to the top of the hill.The paved path from Lampokhari lake to the top of the hill with the umbrella shaped sitting area.

The flora near Lampokhari.The flora at Lampokhari.

Brilliant clouds inhabit the skies over Aritar.Brilliant clouds inhabit the skies over Aritar.

A panorama showcasing the view of the Aritar valley from the top of the mountain.A panorama showcasing the view of the Aritar valley from the top of the mountain.

Pretty sights in the region.

A cabin in the woods.

The view of the valley from the top vantage point at Aritar.The foggy view of the valley from the top vantage point at Aritar.