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Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok

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Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and picturesque scenery of Tsomgo Lake, a sacred body of water nestled at 3,753 m (12,313 ft) in the Himalayan mountains. Take a drive up from Gangtok to the lake area, and admire the scenic surroundings along the way, or enjoy a ride around the lake on a colorfully decorated yak. In summer and fall, you’ll encounter colorful alpine flowers, such as rhododendrons and primulas, around the azure, oval lake, while in the winter you’ll find the lake frozen and the area covered in snow. To visit the lake, you’ll need to obtain a permit from the tourist information center. Tsomgo Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Gangtok Edition.
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  • Very good place to spent time and photography. Full of natural beauty, located on the way to Nathu La Pass.  more »
  • It is one of the beautiful place in Gangtok. Place is covered with snow and looking very beautiful. Very cold place.  more »
  • Pls visit during October season that is the best time, during summer not much snow will be available  more »

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Gangtok doesn't lack accommodations, with the state capital used as a base for exploration of the wider region by multitudes of visitors. Take a look along the north-south arterial road, home to many of the main hotels offering everything from upmarket luxury to simple rooms to bed down in. A set of particularly classy high-rise options boast balconies with excellent views of the mountains, while side-street guesthouses and hostels provide the budget-friendly options in Gangtok.
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