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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  • Good 27
  • Average 13
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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186 traveller reviews for Tsomgo Lake

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Delip kumar
  • Delip kumar
  • 7 Reviews

"Marvellous scene" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a great experience visiting this place. When I visited it was partly frozen and partly clear water. The Yak ride was enjoyed by children and elderly people both alike. The winter was bearable during that time of the year.
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Vijay
  • Vijay
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 5 Reviews

"Clear water of lake" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Crystal clear lake with Yaks roaming around. The weather is also very cool and people were really enjoying a lot there. The views from this lake is unforgettable.
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Sani guptha
  • Sani guptha
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"Lake very beautiful" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I have been to this place summer so the lake wasn't frozen. It would have been much better if I had visited in winter. The lake is at its extreme beauty in the months of winter. For those who are photo maniac would enjoy this place a lot putting on traditional attire on rent and getting clicked and yeah with yaks too :D
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Rupesh Khakhar
  • Rupesh Khakhar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 25 Reviews

"Lake is good, Yak ride is expensive" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is the one of the best place to visit in Gangtok. Lake is good and you can see ice on it during season. There is big walk area than Yak ride also we can do there but prices are too too much higher for the same.
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Sumith
  • Sumith
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Fresh water lake" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
We visited in Dec14 and luckily it was a clear sky. We had great time clicking some amazing pics over semi frozen lake. Very nice place for mountain holidays.
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Mitun roy
  • Mitun roy
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Good sightseeing place for everyone" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
We started early morning for Changu Lake and Baba Mandir, after reaching chhangu heavy snow fall started. We got a beautiful view of the lake. We played with the snow. This is place of all ages. Foods are very tasty, especially noodles. One should take high altitude medicine.
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Nitin Goyal
  • Nitin Goyal
  • Lives in Begusarai
  • 2 Reviews

"Place is awesome" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Floating on seventh clouds, Heaven is down on earth at this place. Also get to see the china border where China trucks are seen in a row standing there and exchanging goods.
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Abhijit
  • Abhijit
  • Lives in Gangtok
  • 6 Reviews

"Good to relax" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The place is for family & couples, it is a good place to relax from worldly affairs. There you can sit on take a Yak ride & even wear the formal dress of Sikkim.
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Aradish kumar
  • Aradish kumar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews

"Good sightseeing place"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
You will be lucky if no fog or rain disturbs you. A paisa vasool travel, you will find Yaks there, family place, you must carry an umbrella should visit in day.
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Nirmit Agrawal
  • Nirmit Agrawal
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 8 Reviews

"A very overrated place"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place is hyped too much, there are better places around which are more peaceful and less crowded. Although do try the yak rides. A very crowded place.
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