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Tsomgo Lake

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M.G. Marg, Gangtok 737101, India
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The high altitude lake near Nathu la.

The distance from Gangtok to Tsongmo lake is roughly 42 km.Permit for visit is required and you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tinkanya
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Siliguri, India
A snowy lake

Not very far from Gangtok, this lake is located at a height of 12500 ft. You will surely get snow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kunj J
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M.G. Marg, Gangtok 737101, India
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Reviewed yesterday

The distance from Gangtok to Tsongmo lake is roughly 42 km.Permit for visit is required and you need to carry two passport size photo and valid photo ID proof preferably aadhar card(For Indians).Nathu la is closed on monday and tuesday so plan accordingly if you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not very far from Gangtok, this lake is located at a height of 12500 ft. You will surely get snow here. If luck favors, you may get snowfalls as well. Don't hesitate to take a long yak ride. You will enjoy the ride and it...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very scenic lake. A chance to experience snow, so close to Gangtok. Snow jackets, gloves & boots available on rent at many shops along the way, reasonably priced. Woolen caps & thick socks are a must. The ubiquitous steamed Momos & Maggi noodles sold everywhere....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Tsomgo lake in april 18, don't miss it if you are going to gangtok. You need to get a permit to visit this place. Permits can be arranged by local tour agencies. Leave early as weather conditions change within an hour. There is a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the major attraction in Sikkim. This Lake is small and one of the famous lake in India. This is also get frozen in the month of january and Feburary. Very Very beautiful lake.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tsomgo Lake visit is probably the most interesting part of Gangtok visit. This is must have. You need to get the permit the previous day with some travel agent of Gangtok. Make sure to get enough winter clothes as the high altitude weather can change...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The lake is beautiful nd serene. Luckily when we visited not many tourists. There are lots of yaks around for people to ride on. I suppose any tourists place will have these kind of activities which appeal to most. As for me I would have...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful lake in a beautiful location - unfortunately it is packed with local Indian tourists. Leaving from Lachung, we followed a convoy of Tourist Vehicles to reach the lake and arrived to see the lake was completely packed with tourists, cars and yak ride...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got permit only to Tsomgo Lake. Due to heavy snow fall we were unable to get permit to Baba Mandir and Nathula. We were upset at first but on reaching Tsomgo it was just unbelievable. The snow capped mountains surrounding the lake was the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This holy lake will leave you awestruck and lost for words. As the fog lifted and the sun came out we were delighted to see the blue waters. Even though it's a popular tourist destination and crowds of people are there, you will be able...More

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sjviju
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Amitava1976 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the severity of the weather. The last part for the journey is to negotiate the steps which might be difficult for older people, especially people with medical issues. Road is decent overall and if the cars are... More
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Shanthi L
Hello Mr.Ashish... Thank you for all the insights..My confusions about my trip to Gangtok is eased now. It would be really nice if you could assist me with my few queries. My husband and myself are going to Gangtok on the 22nd to 26th of April,2018. My queries are : 1. Should I choose Lachung or Lachung because I have only 1N/2D for this. 2. As per my current plan:. 22nd afternoon reaching Gangtok and sightseeing 23rd early morning leaving for Lachung/Lachung(as per you advice) 24th sightseeing Lachung/Lachung and evening return to Gangtok 25th full day visit in and around Gangtok/Nathu La Pass 26th half day visit Gangtok(?) And start to NJP by 11.30 Please advise which I should choose between Lachung(zero point. And Yumthang valley)andLachen(Gurudongmar Lake and hot spring)as I am torn between the desire to visit both..Also is this plan ok? Or should I alter it? P.S : I have not booked with any travel agent and I am planning to get my permit once I reach Gangtok. Is this feasible? Million Thanks for you help Sir!!
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Birendra U | Reviewed this property |
Dear Mrs. Shanthi, You can easily go with your plan without visiting Lachen. You need 1N and 2 Day for Lachung. And after your return you can visit Gangtok as per your plan. But if you want to cover Lachen also in this... More
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Sumit S
April 15, 2018|
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Response from vinybhu | Reviewed this property |
Permission are required from INDIAN ARMY to visit Changu and Nathula on the same day in the morning around 7 to 8 AM. So, start early as soon as permission is issued. This must be communicated to driver. Now it depends how... More
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