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Tsongmo Lake, Gangtok

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Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and picturesque scenery of Tsongmo 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 Tsongmo Lake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • over rated pace but good to go when its frozen. Beware of the guys who manage the Yaks out there. They quote price different to each customer. So negotiate hard  more »
  • Most of Sikkim's tourist attractions have a tale / fable attached to them. With Tsongmo Lake it is believed that the crown prince drowned here and ever since the lake remains frozen. True or not, this...  more »
  • Such a serene and beautiful lake though we didn’t have a nice clear day to see the reflection of the mountains. But it was still beautiful. They have such lovely yaks there to take a ride on or just s...  more »
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  • It is a beautiful lake situated on the way to Nathula Pass, at an altitude of around 12000 feet from sea level. It has plenty of water inside that gets totally freeze during winters. It has beautiful valley surrounding the lake. People can also enjoy riding of Yak here.
  • Awesome place to visit. One of the best places to visit if you are visiting Gangtok. Very peaceful and neat and clean water. Little issue with the oxygen levels. Can take rope car ride to the top where good view of Kanchenjunga ranges is possible if weather is clear.
  • I had been to this place in April 2014 and had the most beautiful experience ever. It is till date the best lake I have been to in India. The mountains were covered with snow and the frequent fog coming in and disappearing was quite an act and amazing. Drives can be a little difficult, but then you can’t expect a smooth NH in places with high altitudes as this. Definitely a must see place.
  • It is beautiful lake, but may be bit overrated. If you want to enjoy snow, then it is good place. Journey from Gangtok till here is awesome. They should have a point from which you can see this lake fully, without any structure coming in your view.
  • 1. A beautiful lake. 2. Cool breeze 3. Yak ride. (350 for short ride with picture taking, it is actually very short for the money they charge but for an experience it is good. The yaks are beautiful with horns decorated with woolen caps) It is considered a holly one hence no one is allowed to either get into the water or to do boating. If you are interested to boat there is another river on the way to baba temple.
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