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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  • Excellent 85
  • Very Good 72
  • Good 28
  • Average 13
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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200 traveller reviews for Tsomgo Lake

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Harsh Sahay
  • Harsh Sahay
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Exciting place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Wonderful visit to the lake, oozed with scenic beauty. Shoes provided outside and some good food as well. Probably better roads could be built, Yak should be taken care of.
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  • 3 votes

Rajdeep Paul
  • Rajdeep Paul
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews

"Any one can visit" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
This place is for everyone like friends, families, every traveller must visit this spot. You can ride on Yak here, the street foods are Momo, Chow Mein.
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  • 3 votes

Deep Mukherjee
  • Deep Mukherjee
  • 3 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Wonderful Place" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Lake is half covered by ice and you'll be chilled and thrilled, good place to hangout with friend and family and with your loved one, beware of the water temperature though.
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  • 4 votes

Naveen Parakh
  • Naveen Parakh
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews

"Unforgettable experience and frozen lake" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
See for yourself, where god has hidden his treasures!! Frozen lake between snow clad mountains, with yaks around and colorful Buddhist flags fluttering. Hot slurpy maggi makes the experience unforgettable.
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  • 3 votes

Mrinal Tak
  • Mrinal Tak
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 1 Review

"Awesome lake and great place to visit" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Great place. You can have a ride on the YAK. This lake is completely frozen during winters wherein you can walk on the surface of the lake. A bit ahead you can have a visit to the China border too.
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  • 3 votes

J acharya
  • J acharya
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Quiet and Peaceful" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice for those who search for peace and tranquillity. The view of the lake was like bowl. The water turns ice on touching it. The Yak ride was enjoyable.
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  • 8 votes

Ashutosh Gupta
  • Ashutosh Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews

"One hour stay is enough, can go for Yak ride" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Amazing place to go, very clean and nice lake it was so refreshing. One must visit this place, carry warm clothes, go for a Yak ride. Strolling across the lake is very good. 1 hour stay is enough. One should also go further up to Nathula.
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Hd Desai
  • Hd Desai
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 2 Reviews

"Experience the wonder"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  • 8 Reviews

"Pure bliss to visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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  • 8 votes

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