Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
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Tsomgo Lake

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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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  • Excellent 68
  • Very Good 68
  • Good 23
  • Average 12
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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174 traveller reviews for Tsomgo Lake

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Binod
  • Binod
  • Lives in P.N.Patti
  • 1 Review

"Good lake and sacred" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Yesterday
It was a very good place to visit for everyone, nice place, covered with ice. It is a sacred lake as per the local mythology. I enjoyed that very much.
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Sourabh Choraria
  • Sourabh Choraria
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 1 Review

"Good Place to hang out with friends" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Must go whenever planning to visit Gangtok. Street food is great with great shopping stalls. Must carry warm cloths and water. Great and beautiful flowers along side of lake. Camera allowed so take photographs!!!
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Kanan
  • Kanan
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Dress in their tradition" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is a very surprising creation of Nature given the terrain and considered very Holy by the locals. And a source of drinking water to the nearby Towns you'll come back with good pictures with local dress and Yaks.
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Murthytpl Tpl
  • Murthytpl Tpl
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Make your trip complete" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a good sight and have beautiful surrounding for taking snaps and videos. Worth enjoying the place. Without having a look at it the tour will not be complete. While driving on the road above the lake it looks like an India map.
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Ankur Kapoor
  • Ankur Kapoor
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews

"Must go" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its a must go place for all the sightseeing lovers. One of the best place in the world to have a memorable experience. I had the best maggi there prepared by a local vendor.
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Rahul
  • Rahul
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 2 Reviews

"Very good, and good place" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Superb views of lake and nearby areas. It is in the way to Nathula pass, it's a must visit place. This place is like a gift for your camera. There is hardly any activity at this place but the natural beauty is what which attracts.
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Ramanan
  • Ramanan
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Good with family, carry food and eatables" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Travel is difficult but the experience is breathtaking and worth all the time spent. Views offered from this place is unique and worth each penny. Please carry food items if you are with family.
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Amith pandey
  • Amith pandey
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"Must visit, good picnic spot" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The natural sceneries makes it one of the best sight seeing place to visit. It is a good picnic spot too. The mountains are covered with ice and there is a nearby temple of one military man who is considered to save the army from many hardships.
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Raju Nair
  • Raju Nair
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 Reviews

"Nice place, no food available" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Please place don't miss the Yak ride (Please do bargain the charges are on higher side) No food is available near by so you have to buy from below stalls or shops.
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Ameya Bhat
  • Ameya Bhat
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews

"Average visit" new review

  • 2.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Last year we had been to Leh and we saw Pangong Lake. We thought it would be somewhat similar however it was just an average ordinary lake. People said the overall greenery is not that great in Oct and hence probably the lake did not have that charm.
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