Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
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Tsomgo Lake

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About 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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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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225 traveller reviews for Tsomgo Lake

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Moumita Sil
  • Moumita Sil
  • 2 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Awesome Yak ride and may face breathing problem due to the cold weather" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Yak riding is awesome but too cold, may feel breathing trouble. Eating hot maggi in ice cool weather is mind blowing. We visit this place during return from Nathula Pass & Baba Mandir, so we were extremely tired.
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Pratik Chitnis
  • Pratik Chitnis
  • Lives in Thane
  • 4 photos
  • 1 Review

"Needs permission to enter and visit this place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
This place is one of the best places, you need a permission to visit this place. The view is breathtaking, you can enjoy yak rides and I visited in last week of April 2015. It was biting cold, please wear sufficient woollen clothing.
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Gurmith singh
  • Gurmith singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Snow covered mountains around and enjoy the street food" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was a nice experience to visit the lake which was surrounded with snow covered hills and snow was falling when I visited this lake. We enjoyed the food from the street shops.
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S halgekar
  • S halgekar
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 Reviews

"Warmly dress to visit this place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The place is feels like heaven on earth. The driver who took us to the venue was very good and guided us well during the travel. We were allowed to click pictures and also we had facilities to have warm clothes for the actual viewpoint.
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Suraj Gupta
  • Suraj Gupta
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice view and yak ride available" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very good view at 12000 feet above MSL. We had yak ride, posed in local cloths and also have delicious momos. The lake was frozen and we were not allowed to get into the lake but we could stay there and take pictures and have Yak rides.
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Kishore K
  • Kishore K
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful and clean lake" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Picturesque and unforgettable view, never seen before such a beautiful clean lake. Avoid taking yak ride as one can walk, best place to visit once again, summer is best time to visit.
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Swayam Sourav
  • Swayam Sourav
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 13 Reviews

"A beautiful place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Just a beautiful place in the land of Gangtok, we had planned there with our family in month of March 2015. One of the gods place is here, want visit again.
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As Seth
  • As Seth
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 21 Reviews

"Nothing much to see" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is worth a visit only if you are going to Nathula. Not much to be seen - especially in the month of September. Remember to carry rain coat or umbrella.
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  • 4 votes

Satyendra Dwivedi
  • Satyendra Dwivedi
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 37 photos
  • 41 Reviews

"Beautiful lake and had a wonderful feeling" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
There are so many beautiful lakes but few lakes are damn beautiful, and this is one of those lakes. When we visited, it snowed a lot. We could not go beyond this lake to Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass. But it gave us plenty of time to enjoy beauty of this lake. Landscape color was changed because of snowfall. Wonderful feeling!
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Asleen Madhok
  • Asleen Madhok
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 25 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Most beautiful part of Gangtok" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The most beautiful part of the entire Sikkim is this lake - Tsomgo Lake. Snow, clouds and mountains covered with snow, you will fall in love with this place.
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