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.
Tsongmo Lake Reviews
At over 12,000 feet elevation and just a few miles from the Chinese border, this place is a favorite among Indian tourists. The lake and surrounding mountains are snow covered from Novemeber to March/... more »
After a one and a half hour journey on beautiful serpent-like roads, we reached Tsomgo lake at around noon. The sun was shining brightly and the weather was fabulous. And in front of us was this amazi... more »
One of the best places to visit in Sikkim. Pray for a better luck if you are visiting there in winters as heavy snowfall often closes the path. But the end of the beautiful roads is itself magical. You will feel lost there in between lots and lots of snow. Take a yak ride there to make it a better experience.
The lake is Ethereally beautiful. Words are too weak to describe its beauty. This is a spot that one must definitely visit in Sikkim.
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