Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
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Tsomgo Lake

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About Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake is located 35 km away from the city on the Gangtok-Nathula highway. This highway is also a part of the old route that links India and China. Worshipped by Sikkimese, this holy lake is approximately 20 km away from the Nathula Pass, while located at a distance of around 400 km from Lhasa.

The water in this lake has been accumulated from the melting snow on the mountains located nearby. The river Lungtze Chu originates from this lake, which meets Rangpo-chu down its course. According to the history, the colour of water of this lake was studied by Lamas so as to forecast about the future. They believed, if the water had a dark tinge, it indicated an year full of trouble and unrest in the state.

Tsomgo Lake is located in the restricted area for which tourists require an Inner Line Permit. This permit can be obtained from the Police through the travel agent or Tourism Department. During the winter months, the entire lake gets fron.

Tourists can also witness a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built on the lakeside. In addition, around the Tsomgo lake, primula flowers and other alpine plantation are also grown. Tourists can also take a stroll on the footpath along the lake, which leads to a resting shed located at a distance of around half a kilometre.

The best time to visit this lake is from March to late May and from October to mid-December.
 

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Very Good 60
  • Good 20
  • Average 11
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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157 traveller reviews for Tsomgo Lake

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Manoj
  • Manoj
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Must watch, at a high altitude" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Must watch, at a high altitude. Good panoramic view. Would get to see beautiful scenes while driving amidst the clouds. Must carry winter clothing and fooding items. Weather is cloudy and uncertain.
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Yamini Attri
  • Yamini Attri
  • 3 Reviews

"A beautiful, natural lake at such a height is commendable" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
A beautiful, natural lake at such a height is commendable. One who visits Sikkim should definitely visit the lake. The weather was quite foggy and chilly. I would recommend to carry umbrellas and winter wears.
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Prabin
  • Prabin
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 3 Reviews

"Must visit for Sikkim trip" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The day we went to the lake, it snowed and it was like paradise for us. The lake is located amidst mountains and we took a walk to the edge of the lake. My partner and I felt like we are alone in this beautiful landscape covered with snow and the majestic lake reflecting the back mountains. You must carry a coat, gloves and scarf and even if you forget these never forget a camera ;)
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Kalyan sarkar
  • Kalyan sarkar
  • 2 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Great experience; the view was exquisite" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Great experience. Even though there was no ice in the lake, when we visited, the view was exquisite. The yak ride was a memorable experience. Took some pictures with my wife, in Sikkimese ethnic wear.
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Anupam
  • Anupam
  • Highlander
  • 7 Reviews

"A beautiful lake to spend beautiful evening" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
We reached in the evening. By the time it was about to close. Street food was not of good quality but location was good and lake was beautiful. Must take umbrella as it can rain any time.
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Raman
  • Raman
  • 3 Reviews

"June and July are the best time" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Best time to visit there is June, July. Please donít forget to carry your camera because you can get life time memory of nature. You can buy traditional dress on rent.
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Anuppam
  • Anuppam
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 4 Reviews

"better to look the lake rather going along" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Had heard a lot about the lake but didn't find anything fascinating, the way to Tsomgo lake is the worst I have ever travelled. The only good thing was to see a lake on such a great height really Nature is wonderful.
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Saibal Paul
  • Saibal Paul
  • 2 Reviews

"A glacial lake in the East Sikkim"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A nice place visit surrounded by the mountains, covered by snow and it was a beautiful view. Yaks are good. One can take pictures sitting on the Yaks, 20 people are required to take one picture.
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Shweta
  • Shweta
  • 3 Reviews

"Sacred lake with picturesque view"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Yes, the lake is worth the visit. It is a sacred lake, very calm and picturesque view. Do carry a camera to capture the beauty of the place. Traditional dresses are available on rent at Rs 80 per dress. Not much options are available in food but it is nice.
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P s rajkumar
  • P s rajkumar
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Rourkela
  • 6 Reviews

"A small, yet beautiful lake"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A small, yet beautiful lake. The journey to lake is enjoyable, through the narrow road and lovely mountains.
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