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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Prachi Shukla

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  • Prachi Shukla
  • Lives in Surat
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  625 readers

"Simply amazing frozen Lake" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a beautiful place and a paradise. Clean and calm and eye catching. It's frozen completely during April-May and it is worth taking an experience to walk and play on a frozen lake. You can even take an experience to have a ride and click photos on a Yak. The place is very very picturesque and untouched. A must and a highly recommended place during visit to Sikkim. Don't forget to carry your woolens and Camera.
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Nikhil

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  • Nikhil
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  41 readers

"Good place and worth visiting" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The Lake gives a very good view specially in the month of December and January as most of its parts are freezed. It's worth giving 2-3 hrs stay at this place.
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Raj Vaghasiya

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  • Raj Vaghasiya
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  63 readers

"Awesome and cool place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a very cool place and it's very beautiful. Place is neat and clean. This place height from sea may be 10, 000 feet. For a photography this place is best. Here residence and hotel are not available to stay. It is just for a visit.
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Prashanth pundikai

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  • Prashanth pundikai
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  128 readers

"Simply awesome" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Do not miss this as it is a must visit place in Sikkim. We visited during May, the weather and scenery was too good. Can tell as Switzerland of India. Will visit this place once again with the family. :)
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Karthik Rao

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  • Karthik Rao
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  69 readers

"A sacred place in the midst of snow covered mountains" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Tsomgo Lake located 30kms from Gangtok is one of the must visit place on your to-do list. The Lake revered as sacred by the locals, is set in the midst of the snow covered mountains on one side.
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Sudha Sudha

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  • Sudha Sudha
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  87 readers

"Very good experience and definitely worth a visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is definitely worth a visit. Try the Yak ride for sure. Visit before evening as the weather could change afternoon. The Lake is worshipped by the locals and it's frozen. Offers a beautiful scenic view.
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Ms. trisha datta

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  • Ms. trisha datta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
  •  119 readers

"Beautiful place with scenic beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
No words to explain the scenic beauty of and around Tsomgo Lake. It was a spine chilling day with snow laden mountains all around with dense fog. And at time we planned to move from that place, suddenly dense dark clouds along with slight drizzle happened, it made our day a blissful, never to forget one.
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Ram Shankar

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  • Ram Shankar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  302 readers

"Tsomgo Lake - Beautiful place with frozen water"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Beautiful place to visit if you love snow and frozen Lake. Do not miss the YAK ride. It is definitely a must visit if you visit Gangtok. Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir is close by so can be covered in same trip. Lots of photo ops.
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Payal kothari

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  • Payal kothari
  • Lives in Surat
  • 3 Reviews
  •  364 readers

"Classic snow and very clean lake"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Best place and also best part of my life. Best atmosphere, best snowfall and a very clean lake. In life I will never forget this moment. I say every person should go there once in their life.
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Shubho Nanda

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  • Shubho Nanda
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  658 readers

"A memorable journey"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A memorable funny joyful day, enjoyed a lot and we were lucky that day there was snowfall :) for the first time had a yak ride, had trouble due to heavy snowfall. Roads were slippery during our return but that's what you call an adventure.
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