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Tso Lhamo Lake

Tso Lhamo Lake
Tibet and Tso Lhamo Lake from the summit of the Donkia Pass, looking northwest as reported in Joseph Dalton Hooker's Himalayan Journals.
Location North Sikkim, Sikkim, India
Coordinates
Primary inflows Glacial
Basin countries India
Designation Restricted area
Max. depth 5.5 m (18 ft)
Surface elevation 5,330 m (17,490 ft)

Tso Lhamo lake[1] or Chho Lhamo[2] or Cholamu lake [3] or Cholamoo lake[4][5] is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 5,330 m (17,490 ft).[6] It is situated in North Sikkim, India, only some 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southwest of Chinese border.

Geography

This glacial, fresh-water lake[7] is located northeast of the Kangchenjunga range in a high plateau area connected with the Tibetan Plateau.[1]

The Gurudongmar Lake lies some 5 km (3.1 mi) to the west.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Negi, S.S. (1 April 2002). Himalayan Rivers, Lakes and Glaciers. New Delhi,  
  2. ^ Das, Sujoy; Roy, Anuradha (2 January 2002). Sikkim : A Traveller's Guide. New Delhi,  
  3. ^ Bisht, Ramesh Chandra (1 January 2008). International Encyclopaedia of Himalayas (5 Vols.). New Delhi,  
  4. ^ as originally reported by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker upon ascending the Donkia Pass on November 7, 1849.
  5. ^  
  6. ^ Ratika Pradhan; Mohan P. Pradhan; M. K. Ghose; Vivek S. Agarwal; Shakshi Agarwal (2010). "Estimation of Rainfall Runoff using Remote Sensing and GIS in and around Singtam, East Sikkim". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMATICS AND GEOSCIENCES (Integrated Publishing Association) 1 (3): 466–476.  
  7. ^ Choudhury, Maitreyee (2006). Sikkim: Geographical Perspectives. New Delhi, India: Mittal Publication. p. 10.  
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