Bhurtachho and Sekong lakes awaiting tourists

5th Sep, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

MUSTANG, Sep 05: The Bhurtachho and Sekong lakes at Kobang, Thasang Rural Municipality-2 in Mustang district, which have great potentials to be developed into tourism items, are in the shadow due to lack of publicity.

The two beautiful natural lakes are in the lurch due to lack of preservation and facilities for the tourists.

The lakes are situated at a place about 30 minutes walk uphill from Boksikhola section of the Beni-Jomsom road traversed by hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists daily.

These two lakes are spread over an area of around 2.5 square kilometres. They are situated at an altitude of 2,683 metres from the mean sea level amidst the bush comprising pine and black juniper trees.

The Bhurchhato lake is 500 metres long and 50 metres wide. One can view the beautiful reflections of the Dhawalagiri and Nilgiri mountains in the lake.

The Sekong lake is located at 30 minutes walking distance from Bhurchhato lake. It is round in shape. The Nilgiri summit and the Dhawalagiri summit form background to this lake on the east and west respectively. This lake is about 150 metres long and 20 metres wide and is located at an altitude of 2,725 metres from the mean sea level.
The two lakes and their environs are idyllic for film shooting and sight-seeing.