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Lake Tsomgo

Lake Tsomgo

Lake Tsomgo is the most beautiful glacial lake lies in the east of Sikkim state in India. The lake is situated at an altitude of 3,780 m (12,400 ft) and 40 kms away from Gangtok. This holy lake is 20 kms from Nathula pass, is worshipped by Sikkimese people. The water in this lake has been accumulated by the melting snow on the nearby located mountains. The river Lungtze Chu originates from this lake, which meets Rangpo-chu down its course. Being surrounded with amazingly pleasant atmosphere the lake is also a major tourist destination. To explore the various interesting aspects of the place avail Lake Tsomgo tour packages and know more of it.

According to the history, the lamas used to study the color of this lake to forecast about the future. They believed, if the water had a dark tinge, it indicates a year full of trouble and unrest in the state. Also, during winters the entire lake gets frozen. It is a great experience to visit such a mesmerizing place, at such a high altitude. However, Lake Tsomgo is situated in the restricted area which requires an inner line permit. But it can be easily obtained from the Police through the travel agent or Tourism Department. Lake Tsomgo travel and tourism offers the best facilities for travelling to this wonderful place.

Apart from that, there are various other tourist attractions at Lake Tsomgo such as Lord Shiva temple. Other than that, tourist can also take a stroll on the footpath along with the lake. Furthermore, you will also witness attractive primula flowers and other alpine plantation all around the Lake Tsomgo. The best time visit the lake is from March to Mid May and from October to Mid December.

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