Tsongmo Lake

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  • Address: Nathu La Pass, Gangtok, India
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Safari, Family And Kids, Lake

Also known as Changu Lake, the Tsongmo Lake is most definitely a must visit summer as well as winter site near Gangtok. About 2 hours from the city this serene glacial lake is a lovely retreat for the Sikkim tourist.

The lake has been extremely well-preserved by the authorities and is something of a matter of pride ofr the state.  It is also a great Stop over while heading to Nathu la. It looks exceptionally stunning in winter but the roads do tend to be closed then so if you are going in the beginning of winter, it will be the best time to visit it.

You will also find Yaks and other fascinating animals on all the sides of the lake. You can get a Yak ride or dress up in the traditional attire to take pictures.

  • Other than Kiosks you won’t find too many places to eat very close by. It is best to carry lunch if you plan to have a big meal.
  • The drive might be slightly bumpy.
  • Foreign visitors are not allowed without special permission.
  • Best time to visit is March to May and October to December.

  • Do check for Public Transport options when you reach. Most tourists prefer to hire a car which is a lot more convenient in this hilly region.

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  • Tsongmo Lake Address: Nathu La Pass, Gangtok, India
  • Tsongmo Lake Timing: 24-hrs
  • Tsongmo Lake Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Tsongmo Lake(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tsongmo Lake: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Gangtok include Tsongmo Lake in their plan

  • 68.56% of people start their Tsongmo Lake visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tsongmo Lake

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsongmo Lake

People normally club together Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple and Ganesh Tok while planning their visit to Tsongmo Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • It's a beautiful Lake surrounded by mountains on all sides and you can also enjoy your rights and a cable car a must visit. Just a two hours drive from Gangtok

  • Mesmerizing view of nature. Best time to visit is from October -April. Can try a ride on the yaks and can wear the traditional sikkimese outwear. The lake is just Crystal clear and very clean. Had a great experience.

  • You can visit Tsomgo Lake whenever you want because the scene of the place is mesmerizing throughout the year. In winter's when there is snowfall you will find the lake almost frozen, So better to visit in summer if you want to see the proper lake. If you are planning to visit in winter's then pack your bags with some extra warmer clothes as the temperature in winter's goes down to -5 to -10 degree Celsius.

  • Serene place. Must visit for the calmness and beauty of the lake. Walk down the trail and enjoy the cable car ride

  • Nice beautiful place to visit. We were unfortunate that we couldn't spend much time here due to bad weather. Indian and foreign tourists both need permit yo visit this place. Foreign tourists are not allowed beyond this point towards Nath la pass.

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