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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. Take a look at our Gangtok trip builder site to schedule your visit to Tsomgo Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Travelled in 3rd week of november. One should be lucky to see snow at that time. Only tip of the cliffs started amounting snow. If it rains, you have chances of see the snow in North Sikkim side. Yaks...  more »
  • One of the must place to visit if you are visiting the Sikkim. Tsomgo lake is surrounded by mountains of glaciers. In Tsomgo you can enjoy Yak ride also, though bit a commercial place but one time act...  more »
  • Lake was just WOW and the time was superb. Only few groups were there on the big Lake. Totally worth it.  more »

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