Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim, India

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About Tsomgo Lake

God has created various wonders, as one can witness here the same the transition of snow to water to land. The lake remains frozen from September onwards till February. The lake is formed from the melting snow of the Himalayas. This place is at an altitude of 12330 feet. Here you get to ride Yaks or trek on the side of the lake. Also, you get the snow boots & jacket to save yourself from the cold breeze on rent for Rs.100.

Tsomgo Lake is surrounded on all sides by lush green scenery. Tsomgo Lake is located on the Gangtok-Nathu La highway, about a two-hour journey from Gangtok. This breathtakingly gorgeous glacial lake serves as an enticing outing destination for both visitors and residents. The lake seems different depending on the season, for example, from January to March, the lake and the surrounding hills are frozen, from April to May, one may visit the Rhododendrons and Orchids, and from October to December, one can enjoy a nice atmosphere with the best views of the hills.

 

How to reach Tsomgo Lake

By Air 

The nearest airport is Pakyong Airport (PYG), which is located in the northeast. It is located in a play town near Gangtok. Sikkim is unquestionably linked to other cities in India. It is located 71 kilometres from the lake.

By Train

The New Jalpaiguri train station is the closest to Tsomgo Lake. After arriving, you must take a bus or a taxi to Tsomgo Lake. Sikkim is quite well connected by train to other towns in India. To get to Sikkim, you can take trains from metro cities in India such as Howrah, New Delhi, Bandra Terminus, Chennai Central, and so on.

By Road

Tsomgo Lake is located in an unfavorable geographical location. If you're taking a private automobile to Changu Lake, you'll need an experienced driver. The best method to go to Tsomgo Lake is by car. You can also charter a bus or a shared taxi from Gangtok, Sikkim's main city. In the winter months of November and December, the lake remains frozen, and you may enjoy a yak safari, as well as the beautiful grandeur of the hills in the summer months.

 

Things to do in Tsomgo Lake

1. Trekking 

Trekking in Sikkim is one of the most popular activities which you can enjoy here. As this falls in the Himalayan range so you will get numerous options of trekking. Trekkers can also do trekking around the lake.

2. Yak Riding

Yak riding is another most popular activity for tourists. Yak has been domesticated for centuries. In recent times the Sikkim Government has decided to use this animal to promote adventure tourism.

3. Sightseeing

Sightseeing is another most popular activity here. The area is surrounded by lots of mesmerizing sights where you want to live forever.

4. Photography 

The area nearby the lake offers amazing views for photography. You can also do many recreational activities like writing and painting.

5. Bird Watching

Tsomgo Lake is really a paradise for bird watcher. This is really an amazing activity which you can enjoy. Here you can find numerous migratory birds on the ban and around the surrounding area.

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