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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Ravi

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  • Ravi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  425 readers

"Beautiful surroundings" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A lake on 13000 feet, said to have first reflection of Mansarovar Kailash mountain here. Best and beautiful surroundings. Good experience of mountain Yak ride around the lake.
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Vakittash

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  • Vakittash
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  464 readers

"Exquisite lake" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Must see location. Snowfall is worth seeing. Children had good fun. You should take snow clothing on rent. The mountain along with lake and snow ; all this make it awesome.
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Sapan kumar saha

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  • Sapan kumar saha
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1481 readers

"Enjoy in the peak" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Enjoy the peak of mountains and snow if chosen better period. Try to book to Nathula Pass on the same visit. Also start early for the trip as it's over crowded with all vehicles.
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Kavita Rao

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  • Kavita Rao
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 20 Reviews
  •  2744 readers

"Beautiful drive to a beautiful lake"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is a must see while in Gangtok. Best left to the travel desk people to organise everything from permit to taxi and sightseeing on the way. Very scenic drive on roads not very good but being maintained as best as possible. You need a whole day to see the other sights on the way and visit the lake and return. The lake is spectacular and the rare atmosphere makes one a little light headed but an exhilarating experience.
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Manoj Gupta

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  • Manoj Gupta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews
  •  378 readers

"Great place of adventure and romantic"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visited with sheer luck after lot of difficulties like landslide and heavy rains in May 15. But the visit itself worth the efforts and pain. Tsomgo lake tells you why the Himalayas are so very romantic and adventurous. Could not reach Nathula as it got closed due to heavy rains and landslide but the visit to Tsomgo lake was worth the trip to Gangtok. You need to take a permit one day in advance to reach there and closed on Monday and Tuesday.
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A guptha

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  • A guptha
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  640 readers

"Good scenic beauty"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
While returning from Nathula pass, me and my wife visited there and found this place as a good scenic beauty. Done lot of photography here with other couples, Yak ride is a wonderful thing here.
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Sweetie Vino

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  • Sweetie Vino
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 photo
  • 17 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6596 readers

"Stunning view, must watch place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Located at an altitude of 12, 400ft on the route to Nathula Pass, this lakes provides a mesmerizing view just with its presence in the foothills of ice-covered hills. It is said the lake will be frozen during peak winter. Yak will be standing on the sides of the lake to take picture or for ride. Prefer to go to the tip of the lake on the east (road to Nathula is North), from where you can go to the foothills and enjoy a much better view and is less crowded.
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Mukesh kumar

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  • Mukesh kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  361 readers

"Good atmosphere and yak riding"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a nice place, yak riding is good and also photography. Not to spend so much time here. Its a middle place when you go to Nathula, atmosphere is good little bit cold.
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Samir kundu

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  • Samir kundu
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  907 readers

"Beautiful Lake"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Tsomgo Lake is beautiful lake, this is my second time to visit that place. First time when I came total area was full covered with snow, but second time too much upset because some area showing snow. Please visit this place in April. Overall nice place, you must visit this place.
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Abhijit

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  • Abhijit
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 2 Reviews
  •  659 readers

"Beautiful place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a family place.

Activities at the lake - Boating and rider facility is available.

Best Time to visit - Day time is the best time to visit.

Street Food like popcorn is available.
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