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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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  • Also popular as Changu Lake. remains frozen from November to February. It is one of the day trips from Gangtok. very chilly winds blow throughout teh year so keep protection. Dont expect great food st...  more »
  • Mind blowing place very cold entire lake is frozen every member enjoy over there we this is one of the best holiday trip ever I hv been  more »
  • On our 7 day tour to Gangtok, we reach tsomgo lake on 3rd day.When I reached there, my eyes are just stuck to see the natural beauty.All the hills surrounding the lake are totally full of snow looks l...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful lake in the midst of snow clad mountains.in the month of March and start of April , it was covered with snow all around and looked magnificent. The road to this lake is itself a treat to watch.You can have amazing views which you once thought are seen only in posters and pictures. A must visit if you like snow and want to play in white snow.Snow starts melting after mid of April.
  • Great place to visit, the lake is located at the hight of 13000 ft and it froze in winter. This beautiful lake is surrounded by mountains and you can even enjoy trolley ride up the hills. Yak rides are also available here. Frosty winds can make your stay hear unpleasant so Kindly make sure to cover your hands and ears. Gumboots are needed when it's snowing and you can rent it.
  • Tsongmo is a Lake in Sikkim. I visited this place while returning from Nathula pass. It is some 15-20 kilometers from the Nathula border. It is a beautiful lake where tourists stop to take photographs. Water of the lake is serene, you can also take a joy ride on a yak which are available in abundance for strolling. The places around Tsongmo Lake generally remains covered with snow and scenic beauty of the place is out of this world.
  • Beautiful place to visit in your life time. don't miss cable car ride. U could experience snowfall too.
  • This lake in situated on the way to zero point. The weather was really cold in the month of may. I was lucky to find a bit of ice here. Overall a beautiful lake!
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