Why is Tsomgo lake famous?
Tsomgo Lake is known for its legendary beauty. The lake looks different every season. In winter the lake remains frozen solid with the area around it covered in snow. In late spring the abundance of flowers in bloom adds colors around the lake.
Where is Tsomgo lake situated?
The most visited lake in Sikkim is the Tsomgo Lake in East Sikkim. Located 35 km from Gangtok and at an altitude of 12,000 ft, the ethereally beautiful Tsomgo Lake is a must on every visitor’s itinerary. Embedded in steep and rugged mountain terrain, the lake is covered with snow cover from early winter to late spring.
Can foreigners visit Tsomgo Lake?
Both Indians and foreign nationals can visit Tsomgo lake, however since this is a protected area, all require Protected Area Permits. Foreign nationals must be in a group of two or more of their own. You need to go through a Sikkim Government authorized Tour Operator to organize the trip and get your permits.
How do I get from Tsomgo Lake to Gangtok?
Located at a distance of about 40 kms from the capital city of Gangtok, on the way to the Nathula Pass, the lake can be reached via Jawaharlal Nehru road by hiring a government-approved taxi service that can also help you obtain the relevant permits required to visit this area.
Is Nathula Pass open now?
The Nathula Pass was re-opened for border trade after a gap of 44 years in 2006. At present domestic tourists are given permit to visit Nathula 4 days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) and the number of vehicles are restricted to visit Nathula each day.
Is Tsomgo Lake and Changu Lake same?
Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. Located at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft), the lake remains frozen during the winter season.
What is the best time to visit Tsomgo Lake?
Best time to visit Tsomgo Lake From October to December, the lake is partly covered in sheet ice and migratory birds can be seen waddling in the lake’s water and to witness the vibrant color riot of rhododendron and primulas around Lake Tsomgo April to May is the best time to visit Changu Lake.
How do I get permission for Nathula pass?
Preparing For A Trip To Nathula Pass A permit can be obtained by applying to the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. You can apply through a registered travel agency. A photo ID proof and two passport size photographs are required for the same. The Nathula Pass permit cost is INR 200/- per person.
Where can I see snow in Gangtok?
Snowfall in Gangtok is rare. However, places like Tsomgo Lake, Kupup Lake, Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang and Zero Point witness heavy snowfall during winters. Therefore, winter is the best time to go to Sikkim if someone wants to see snow. However, the cold is harsh during the winter season, so pack right.
Do we need permit for Tsomgo Lake?
Tsomgo Lake->Sherathang->East Sikkim It falls in the restricted area and hence an inner line permit is required by tourists to visit this place. Foreign nationals require special permits to visit this lake. The lake is about 1 km.
How tall is the Tsongmo Lake in Gangtok?
Located at an elevation of 12,313 ft and around 40 km from the Gangtok, Tsongmo Lake is an ethereally beautiful glacial lake. The lake is also known as Tsomgo Lake and Changu Lake. In Bhutia language, ‘Tso’ means lake and ‘Mgo’ means head, so Tsomgo literally means ‘source of the lake’.
Where is the Tsomgo Lake in India located?
Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok.
What’s the name of the lake in Gangtok?
The lake is also known as Tsomgo Lake and Changu Lake. In Bhutia language, ‘Tso’ means lake and ‘Mgo’ means head, so Tsomgo literally means ‘source of the lake’. Rugged winding mountain roads take you to this amazing lake which changes color with the changing season.
When is the best time to visit Tsomgo Lake?
We visited Tsomgo Lake in April 2021, and what a beauty it is. Lake with a picturesque snow clad mountains in the backdrop. It was absolutely breathtaking. Great experience. Revisited after 15 years.