Lake Menmecho

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Lake Menmecho
Lake Menmecho.jpg
Lake as seen from the Nathu La-Gangtok Highway.
Lake Menmecho is located in Sikkim
Lake Menmecho
Lake Menmecho
Location in Sikkim
LocationEast Sikkim district, Sikkim, India
Coordinates27°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 outflowsRangpo chu
Basin countriesIndia

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 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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