Tsomgo Lake


It is a glacial lake nestled amid the breathtaking mountains. It stands as one of the most beautiful places to explore in East Sikkim. This mysteriously elegant lake is located 2.5 hours away from Gangtok. The highest motorable roads passes through the mountain slopes, spectacular landscapes dotted with the uncluttered alpine forests, plunging waterfalls en route. Its ethereal beauty makes it a must for every visitor’s itinerary.

What’s fascinating is the different looks of the lake in different seasons. The placid lake remains frozen in the winter with the surrounding area covered in a snow blanket. In the late spring, the colorful flowers add to a riot of colors all around the lake. The surroundings look like a colorful paradise which changes the mood of the people who visit the lake.


The lake is deemed sacred by the people of Sikkim and it is said that the Buddhist monks could forecast the future by studying the color of the water of the lake. Myths and legends definitely add up to the excitement. Rides on colorfully decorated yaks and mules are offered at the lake site.

While visiting Sikkim it is a must for the visitors to make a trip to the lake which is an absolutely thrilling experience for the people. It also comes as a welcome change for the people from their monotonous and regular life recharging them for their fight ahead.