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Tsongmo Lake, Gangtok

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • nice place and i will visit again that place and clean place and please vist that place all of you and thanks  more »
  • Maximum part of lake was frozen and covered with snow.. sky was foggy and experienced snowfall during visit in the end of Jan 2021. Permit is not given if last night area had experienced the...  more »
  • 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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