Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake

When on a trip to Sikkim, you cannot miss Tsomgo Lake, which is a nature’s wonder you must include in your itinerary. A glacial lake in Sikkim, Tsomgo Lake is also known as the Changu Lake and is a beautiful place to visit. The Sikkimese believe this lake to be a Jhakris, meaning it holds significance as a healing place.

The amusement and thrill start from the moment you begin the trek to the lake. From unwinding trails to sharp-edged cliffs, an avid adventurer gets a lot of reasons to traverse to this beautiful lake. Once you get here, there are many activities to enjoy. All of this makes visiting Tsomgo Lake worth a visit.

How to reach the Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake is around 38 km from Gangtok. We will provide a private guided tour with a permitted vehicle. Another way to reach here is by taking a shared cab or taxi. It will be an hour's drive and then a quick trek up to the lake. If you want to know how to reach Gangtok, read here!

Best time to visit Tsomgo Lake

Visiting Tsomgo Lake is possible around the year. Though, each season will offer a completely different view of the surroundings. Between December and March, the lake is surrounded by sheets of ice, and you will see the black and white image of the mountains and the surroundings. The lake also gets frozen during this time.

If you were to visit here between April and May, the pleasant sights of Orchids and Rhododendrons would treat your eyes. At the same time, those traveling to Tsomgo Lake between June and November will get the best view of the valley, mountains, and the lake.

Places to visit around Tsomgo Lake

There are a lot of other beautiful attractions around Tsomgo Lake. You can plan to visit Sikkim and explore other attractions and spend some quality time with your family and friends. Take a look. •

Things to do around Tsomgo Lake

This lake has many sights around, making it an ideal tourist spot. On the other hand, adventurers also enjoy their trip to this destination. Some of the amazing outdoor activities that can be enjoyed around Tsomgo Lake include -

Do I require a permit before visiting Tsomgo Lake?

Tsomgo Lake comes under the Sikkim restricted areas, and that's why foreign citizens have to obtain the inner line permit to visit the lake. It's a compulsion to get a special permit to visit the lake.

You can get this permit online from the Sikkim Tourism website or offline from Delhi, Kolkata, Siliguri, and Gangtok. Moreover, you have to be in a group of two or more to visit Tsomgo Lake.

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