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Bakthang Waterfalls

In the State of Sikkim, India there are many places to visit. Bakthang Waterfalls is one of them. This lake is located near the Gangtok. The distance of this lake is 3 km from  Gangtok and only 20 minutes drive from Gangtok. This lake is one of the best attraction of Gangtok. There are many attractions in Gangtok. There is no entry fees. The ideal duration of this place is 1-2 hour. Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar languages are used in this place. The attractive  Bakthang waterfalls originate from Ratey Chu, which is the main water source of the city. It is a great place for photography buffs, Adventure Seekers and nature lovers. The location is completely free from the pollution of city life. There are many attractions in this place. Major attraction is rope sliding.

Bakthang is made up of two words, ‘Bak’ and ‘thang’.  ‘Bak’ means a forest and ‘thang’ meaning meadow or place.

Places to Visit near Bakthang Waterfalls

  • Hanuman Tok
  • Saramsa Garden
  • Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Do Drul Chorten
  • Nathula Pass
  • Enchey Monastery
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Tashiding Monastery
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Gurudongmar Lake


The timing of the Bakthang Waterfalls is from 4:00 AM to 4:00 PM in all days of week.

Best Time to Reach

The best time to reach in Khecheopalri Lake is from October to June.


In Summer : The temperature in summer is 10 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is -5 degree Celsius to 16 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 124 km.

By Rail : Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 117 km from Gangtok.

By Road : Bakthang Waterfalls is well-connected to all major cities.