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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193 traveller reviews for Tsomgo Lake

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Hd Desai
  • Hd Desai
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 2 Reviews

"Experience the wonder" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Wonderful place. You feel like heaven if you visit during the snowfall season. Can't explain you gotta watch it to experience the beauty. Take the oak ride and don't forget to bring camera. Food availability is not much so better you get some snacks before you travel.
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Ashustosh gupta
  • Ashustosh gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Good for pics" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nothing great during this time of the year. People says it is good once it is frozen. Lot of dungs, a dirty place, no toilet. Can stay enroute to Nathula for clicking some snaps.
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Madhur Batra
  • Madhur Batra
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 7 Reviews

"Pure bliss to visit" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One of the best views of nature ever seen, pure bliss, greenery and lake covered with mist. A Must see place. Visit during day time as landslides are frequent in the area so leave early. Basic facilities not available so carry food and water.
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Dudul Das
  • Dudul Das
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 6 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Wonderful place to visit" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is a must place to visit and during the winter the place is like heaven and it is better to visit during the day otherwise cold may sometime prevent you from enjoying.
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Khan
  • Khan
  • Lives in Adilabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Beauty at its best" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a beautiful and exciting experience visiting Tsomgo lake. We were lucky to see the ice covered lake. We spent a lot of time at the lake and also made snow mans.
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Ali asgar zeenwala
  • Ali asgar zeenwala
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Snowfall, yak and lake in one place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
If you get a permit to go there, you will definitely have an experience of lifetime. Snow, Yak, lake, snowfall all this will be there. You will only get pass if there is less snow and the roads are not blocked.
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Agarwal Sanjay
  • Agarwal Sanjay
  • Lives in Siliguri
  • 6 Reviews

"Surrounding snow adds beauty to the lake"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Tsomgo lake was frozen and looked awesome if the sunshine. The surrounding hills with snow also added extra beauty to the lake. The local people explained everything about the lake and its importance.
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Delip kumar
  • Delip kumar
  • 7 Reviews

"Marvellous scene"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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