KUPUP TRAVEL GUIDE
An Ideal World Amidst The Snow-Clad Mountains
The town arranged at a height of 13000 feet gives amazing views of the renowned Elephant Lake, which got the name from its shape that looks like an elephant. Kupup is one of the most astounding towns in the area, which was a perceived travel point amid the silk exchange among India and Tibet. In the event that you are venturing through the Old Silk Route to Dzuluk and Jelep La Pass, this destination is an absolute necessity to have on your agenda. It comes just before the Baba Mandir – another well-known vacationer destination of Sikkim. It’s trivial to attempt and portray the charm of the place in words. Kupup is past lovely; it is a paradise in itself. It is near the Indo-China outskirt and has dependably offered nature sweethearts and experience enthusiasts the much-wanted delight of an exciting visit. On the off chance that you ever plan an Old Silk Route visit, keep in mind to stop by this nature-loaded ideal world.
SIGHTSEEING DESTINATIONS IN KUPUP
YAK GOLF COURSE
Situated at 13025 feet above ocean level, the Yak Golf Course has been recorded as the World’s most astounding Golf Course by the Guinness Book of World Records. Started in 1972, the Yak Golf Course got its first makeover in 1979 by Brigadier J M Singh. In any case, it was finished as an entire 18-opening Golf Course under Brigadier Ranbir Singh and Col. T K Murali. Subsidiary to the Indian Golf Union (IGU) since 1985, the Yak Golf Course estimating 6025 yards long highlights fairways crosswise over characteristic mountain streams and lakes.
Jelep La is a high height mountain range at 13,999 feet connecting Lhasa to India. It settles among India and Tibet in the eastern piece of the Sikkim in India. The word Jelep La is of Tibetan origin and it signifies “the beautiful mountain pass”. It is one of the most beautiful pass and a popular tourist destination in Sikkim.
Menmecho Lake is a mountain lake situated in East Sikkim area in the province of Sikkim, India. It lies while in transit to the Jelepla Pass and is arranged at a separation of 20 kilometers (12 min) in front of the Lake Tsomgo. It is the wellspring of the waterway Rangpo chu, a tributary of the Teesta River. The waters of the lake are sourced by softening snow in summer, and the rain water during monsoon season.
Baba Mandir is a recognized touring spot of Sikkim. This “mandir” or hallowed place is committed to “Baba” Harbhajan Singh, who was a trooper of the Indian Army. He kicked the bucket close to the Nathula Pass in eastern Sikkim, India. Two holy places have been worked to indicate veneration to Baba Harbhajan Singh. The old one has been worked at the site of the bunker, where Baba Harbhajan was posted amid his residency in the Indian Army. The new temple on the other hand is situated close to Changu Lake.
The Silk Route has a few high elevation excellent lakes and a standout amongst the loveliest is without a doubt the Kupup Lake. Privately called Bitan Cho, it is a standout amongst the most hallowed pools of Sikkim, with high mountains and valleys circumscribing it. Attributable to its likeness to elephant, Kupup Lake is otherwise called Elephant Lake. Kupup Lake is finished solidified from January to mid-May. From October to December, the lake is halfway canvassed in sheet ice. From April to July, you can see a decent blossom of blooms around the lake. The greater part of the year, Kupup Lake encounters a shimmering climate.
How To Reach Kupup
From Gangtok, the Kupup Lake is 62 km away and it will take you 2.5 hours to reach by means of the Jawaharlal Nehru Street. From Lake Memencho the Tukla valley is just around 6 km away and the Baba Mandir (new) is 6 km away. The Jelep La Pass is around 11 km far from the Tukla valley.
Best Time To Visit Kupup
The Kupup Lake, Tukla valley and Jelep La pass receive heavy snowfall and hence remain close from January to end of April. May and June are the most wonderful months as the climate is great and the entire territory has a flower cover including the celebrated internationally rhodenderons. Storms are not a decent time to go trekking here but rather summers and harvest time (October – November) are additionally excellent and appropriate for treks.
So, go ahead and explore through the length and breadth of this little village. Its beauty is sure to mesmerise you!