Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
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Tsomgo Lake

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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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Manoj Gupta

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  • Manoj Gupta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews
  •  7 readers

"Great place of adventure and romantic" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Visited with sheer luck after lot of difficulties like landslide and heavy rains in May 15. But the visit itself worth the efforts and pain. Tsomgo lake tells you why the Himalayas are so very romantic and adventurous. Could not reach Nathula as it got closed due to heavy rains and landslide but the visit to Tsomgo lake was worth the trip to Gangtok. You need to take a permit one day in advance to reach there and closed on Monday and Tuesday.
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A guptha

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  114 readers

"Good scenic beauty" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
While returning from Nathula pass, me and my wife visited there and found this place as a good scenic beauty. Done lot of photography here with other couples, Yak ride is a wonderful thing here.
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Sweetie Vino

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  • Sweetie Vino
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 17 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  5513 readers

"Stunning view, must watch place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Located at an altitude of 12, 400ft on the route to Nathula Pass, this lakes provides a mesmerizing view just with its presence in the foothills of ice-covered hills. It is said the lake will be frozen during peak winter. Yak will be standing on the sides of the lake to take picture or for ride. Prefer to go to the tip of the lake on the east (road to Nathula is North), from where you can go to the foothills and enjoy a much better view and is less crowded.
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Mukesh kumar

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  • Mukesh kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  67 readers

"Good atmosphere and yak riding" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its a nice place, yak riding is good and also photography. Not to spend so much time here. Its a middle place when you go to Nathula, atmosphere is good little bit cold.
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Samir kundu

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  • Samir kundu
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  359 readers

"Beautiful Lake" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Tsomgo Lake is beautiful lake, this is my second time to visit that place. First time when I came total area was full covered with snow, but second time too much upset because some area showing snow. Please visit this place in April. Overall nice place, you must visit this place.
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Abhijit

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  • Abhijit
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 2 Reviews
  •  353 readers

"Beautiful place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is a family place.

Activities at the lake - Boating and rider facility is available.

Best Time to visit - Day time is the best time to visit.

Street Food like popcorn is available.
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Soumendra Banerjee

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  • Soumendra Banerjee
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 47 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  7883 readers

"Excellent place to visit in Gangtok" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The lake has its beauty of its own, but I would say that not only does the lake is what counts, the route n mountainous road increases its worth. The roads are more adventurous especially while returning as everyday they get covered by clouds and little rainfall does occur due to its geography. The tour is a combined package with the New Baba mandir and if one wishes one can also include the Nathu La pass. New better roads have been built which increase the convenience to Tsomgo.
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Nupur Goyal

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  • Nupur Goyal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  1789 readers

"A beautiful lake near Gangtok" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Its a beautiful Lake, which is not very far from Gangtok Town. It's a Lake surrounded by beautiful mountains. Enjoy the cold, the view, the drive to the lake.

You can enjoy hot chai and maggi here. You can also get yourself clicked in the traditional sikkimese dress here. Get a ride on yak and your pics clicked with the most famous animal of this region.

Its at a high altitude and therefore can get quite windy and cold. Don't forget to carry warm clothes and cover your ears. You can cover this lake along with Nathula Pass.

It's a lake not to be missed on your visit to Gangtok. A must visit place.
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Abhishek Ray

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  505 readers

"Wonder of Nature" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The place is just awesome if visited in the daytime. If in the winter then the lake is frozen and you could even walk over it which adds to the fun. Must visit if in Gangtok.
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Maheshwari Maheshwari

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  • Maheshwari Maheshwari
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  2540 readers

"Serene after monsoon"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Stop to take a breath of Himalayan air, gaze upon the Lepchas or to have Yak ride dressed in a Lepcha costume. Its serene during post monsoon season as one could see the lake and enjoy the fog.
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