The most beautiful tourist spot in Kalapokhri village is the Kalapokhri Lake from where the village gets its name. It is frequented by tourists, who visit the lake to eye the black waters.
The lake of Kalapokhri is revered as a sacred lake, flowing at a height of 3170 meters. It is found on the route to Sandakphu peak of Singalila Range from Gairibas. The native people there believe it to be the home of the formidable Kalnaag or the huge slithering black snake.
Pokhri means Lake and Kal refers to the Kaalnaag and hence the name, Kalapokhri. The lake contains black water which is a rarity at a high elevation.