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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Excellent location, stunning road journey, carry warm clothes, very little food options, journey can be slow in peak times, start early in the day.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    At that time of the year there was very little ice on the other side but we enjoyed the tour. Thank you  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    45 kms from Gangtok near to China boarder at 12500ft above sea level good place, enjoyed the yak ride  more »

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