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Tsongmo Lake, Gangtok

4.6
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.
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  • Been there multiple times, but always wanted to visit more. Best place nearby Gangtok area. One can visit with Family, Friends and Partners. In winters not recommendable for oldies and infants due to....  more »
  • Awesome view, the drive itself was picturesque. Leave early to avail the permit etc. Rented boots and extra warm jackets just before you arrive. Many activities like yak ride , cable car etc .The...  more »
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  • It is full covered with ice and it seems to be like mirror
  • If you are in Sikkim, you must visit the place
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