Visiting Sikkim during summer is a different kind of fun. Kanchenjunga can be seen in the sun shining sky. It is met with red rhododendron. They bloom step by step on the hill. Along with it there are many wild flowers of the mountains. However, Kanchanjunga is not seen from every corner of Sikkim. However, there is one place where Kanchenjunga’s reflection can be seen in the water. Mulkarga Lake is where you can witness such a sight. However, this Mulkarga lake is not in Sikkim but in the lap of West Bengal.
Mulkarka Lake is located in Kalimpong District. Next to it is the Sikkim border. For this reason you don’t have to go through Kalimpong or Sikkim to reach Mulkarka Lake. Alternatively, if you go to Mulkarka Lake via Sikkim, you can also do a short trek.
Nowadays many people spend the night at Padamsen and Lingtam before visiting Zuluk and Kuppup on their way to East Sikkim’s Silk Road. Many chose Arithara. Arita is one of the oldest villages in Sikkim. Being older is more populated, but not yet. This hill village is deserted. Also Arita Lake is situated in this Arita. The lake is now very popular among tourists. After going a little further from this arita, you will reach Monkhim village.
Monkhim is surrounded by greenery. It is lucky to see Kanchenjunga from Monkhim. He can be seen if the sky is clear. Mulkarka Lake is 6 km from Monkhim. Surrounded by greenery. A Buddhist flag hung on one side of the lake. This heart is located within Bangolaka Wildlife Sanctuary. Above the lake is a temple. This Mulgarka lake is very sacred for the local people. And the reflection of Kanchenjunga can be seen in the water of this Mulkarka lake.
The environment of the lake is also very peaceful. You will not hear any noise except bird calls. However, one should come to Mulkarka Lake early in the morning to see the reflection of Kanchenjunga in the lake water. Because the wind speed increases as the day goes on and the lake water also has its effect, the reflection of Kanchenjunga is not clear. Although such a scene is seen every day, it is not. Such a sight can only be seen with good weather and good luck.
Apart from Arita, Mulgarka Lake can also be reached via Bedang, Rangpo Lingse. Many people reach the lake by trekking from Lings. That too is an experience. From Bedong in North Bengal to Arita in East Sikkim, you can find lodges in all the hill villages. The cost of accommodation and meals there is 1,500 taka per person. Also a private vehicle is available to go to Mulkarka Lake. Prices vary depending on where you rent a car from. So what’s the delay, spend the summer at Mulgarka Lake.