Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok

Tsomgo Lake

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Tsomgo Lake
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136 Ratings & 100 Reviews

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 40
  • Very Good 38
  • Good 13
  • Average 9
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

100 traveller reviews for Tsomgo Lake

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Sharada Ks
  • Sharada Ks
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Don't Take the Yak Ride"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This lake is beautiful and is covered almost in snow. The yak owners are bad and they cheat tourists. Don't ever take a yak ride there, just for 3-4 minutes they charge you Rs.850/- More
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Chittaranjan Mishra
  • Chittaranjan Mishra
  • 6 Reviews

"Heavy fog after 2pm makes travel difficult"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I travelled with my parents and children. Parents feel very cold but my wife and children enjoy the lake very much. But it is advisable to return quickly, because there is heavy fog after 2 pm and it makes travel difficult. More
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Pabitra Ghoshal
  • Pabitra Ghoshal
  • Lives in Goa
  • 2 Reviews

"Its a divine place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its a divine place, You really get the feeling when you are there, yak ride is fun. The caretakers give their full services. The lake should be visited in broad day light. Best thing is you get only traditional Sikkimese food here which should....... More
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Bidyasagar Narzary
  • Bidyasagar Narzary
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 3 Reviews

"Tsomgo lake - Memorable Yak ride"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's a lake to be seen. It's a place to be visited with family members. Yak ride is an added attraction of the place. Morning is the best time to visit the lake. There should be Chinese food restaurant near the lake. To make the lake more....... More
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"Awesome place to witness snowfall"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is a place you must go to. Food is good services from people around is also great. Drivers are well trained. More
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About Tsomgo Lake

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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