Tsomgo Lake; popular as Changu lake among the locals, is the revered river of the Sikkimese people that also carries special significance for the faith healers (Jhakris) of the state. This astoundingly beautiful glacial lake offers as an aspiring outing place for the tourists as well as for the locals. The adventure starts with the trek through the winding trails amidst the edgy cliffs that takes you to the serene Tsomgo lake, where other activities like riding on colourfully decorated yaks and mules awaits to make for a perfect weekend getaway.
Things To Do And See
The other closely located lakes and valleys to Tsomgo lake are Menmcho Lake and Nathang Valley that mesmerises the tourists with their immense beauty. The other must visit places of Sikkim like Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Nathula Pass, Jelep La Pass, Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary that resided within the range of 10 km from this wonderful lake
Best Time To Visit
The lake seems different in different time of season like from Jan - March; the lake and the the surrounding hills are in frozen state, from April - May; one can visit the Rhododendrons and Orchids, whereas from Oct - Dec offers the pleasant atmosphere with best views of the hills.
It is situated 38 km from Gangtok, one can take a shared vehicle or can hire a private taxi, that will take around one hour to reach Tsomgo Lake