Lake Menmecho

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Lake Menmecho
Lake as seen from the Nathu La-Gangtok Highway.
Location East Sikkim district, Sikkim, India
Coordinates 27°20′46″N 88°49′06″E / 27.346011°N 88.818335°E / 27.346011; 88.818335Coordinates: 27°20′46″N 88°49′06″E / 27.346011°N 88.818335°E / 27.346011; 88.818335
Primary outflows Rangpo chu
Basin countries India

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

The lake is famous for its trout, and has a large fishfarm nearby with a guesthouse. Menmecho is closed to tourists.