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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Nupur Goyal

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  • Nupur Goyal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1320 readers

"A beautiful lake near Gangtok" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Today
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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  • 5 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  68 readers

"Wonder of Nature" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 days 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
  • 10 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  393 readers

"Serene after monsoon" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 6 days 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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Deepak

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  • Deepak
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  107 readers

"Cool and pleasant" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
The best season to visit is between Sept-Dec, as we visited it in June there was no snow around, so it was not a good experience. There are many Yaks around with which you could click some good photos.
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Sourabh

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  • Sourabh
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  117 readers

"Rememberable experience" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This is generally known as Changu Lake on the way to Nathula. You must visit this place along with Baba Mandir and Nathula. This experience you always like to remember.
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Javed

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  • Javed
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  224 readers

"Collect lot of memories" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This was our first trip to Sikkim with Family. We had a very splendid time in Tsomgo Lake Gangtok and collected a lot of memories for the rest of our life.
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Aniket Kulkarni

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  • Aniket Kulkarni
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1145 readers

"Great if the lake is frozen" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nice location for Yak ride, lake view. Lake visit would be great if the entire lake is frozen. There will be crowd all the time, so not worth spending more than 30 minutes here unless you are lucky with least crowd.
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Rajesh kumar

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  • Rajesh kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1519 readers

"Awesome place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I visited in June, so no ice freezing etc was seen. One should visit this lake in February March season, so that real charming of this lake could be seen. Yak riding is good experience. Very awesome place.
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Boishakh Utsav

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  • Boishakh Utsav
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  453 readers

"Wonder in the hills" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Must see for all visiting Gangtok. This high altitude lake is a lovely sight. For most part of the year it remains frozen & offers the visitors a beautiful sight.
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Priyanka triwedi

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  • Priyanka triwedi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  363 readers

"Awesome and clean lake" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The lake is very awesome and clean. Though we traveled from Gangtok to it and road was not so better but once we reach at lake we feel relaxed. Driver needs to be skilled and need to take authority permission in advance before 8 o'clock in morning.
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