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Tsomgo Lake

In the state of Sikkim, India there is a glacial lake known as Tsomgo Lake. This lake is also called by Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake. From the capital Gangtok the distance of  Tsomgo Lake is 40 kmTsomgo word is come from the Bhutia language. It comes from two words 'Tso' which means "lake" and 'Mgo' which means "head" . The name Tsomgo means 'Source of water'. With the change of season this lake surface reflects different colours.  This is one of the awesome high altitude lakes in India. In summer and autumn, there is Primula flowers. In winter the placid lake remains frozen with the area around it covered in snow. The lake is associated with many myths and legends. This lake is best place for outing. The lake is filled with water of melting snow coming from the surrounding mountains. The shape of this lake is Oval. The surface area of this area is 60.5 acres. The minimum length of this lake is 2743 ft. and the maximum length of this lake is 1401 ft.  The average depth  of this lake is 15 ft. and the maximum depth of this lake is 49 ft.  Joy rides are the attraction of this lake.

Places to visit near Tsomgo

  • MG Marg
  • Nathula Pass
  • Hanuman Tok
  • Himalayan Zoological park
  • Tashi view point
  • Flower Exibution Centre
  • Travel Zone
  • Menmecho Lake
  • Ganthang Valley
  • Nathang Valley
  • Shiv Mandir
  • Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time to Visit

Jan to Mar : For snow in Tsomgo Lake & surrounding hills.
Apil to May : For Rhododendrons & Orchids.
Oct to Dec :  For the clear weather a best view of surrounding hills.

 How to Reach

People can visit in the Tsomgo Lake by road. They can choose there own vehical or taxi or shared jeeps.