Tsomgo Lake – A glacial gift

A treacherous road , rugged montains , a pristine glacial lake that changes colour , almost like a crystal ball that Lamas used to look into and predict the weather conditions ! Tsomgo Lake , just about 40 km away from Gangtok , the capital of Sikkim , with its placid waters , is a gem at an elevation of 12,300 ft . Playing in the snow on the way up , the yaks near the lake and seeing a Brahmini duck just a few feet away , this is one day I will never forget. Am sharing a few pictures , I hope you like them.

Perilous way up


From a distance – lake tsomgo
Blue meets brown
Brahminy Duck !!!!
Taking a walk around the lake
Colourful horns !

— From the Sikkim Diaries


42 thoughts on “Tsomgo Lake – A glacial gift

      1. Good to hear that 🙂 kuch toh log kahenge, logo ka kaam hair kehna !!! ( hope the Hindi is ok )
        I wrote a non rhyming free verse poem earlier in the day , take a look when you have time !

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  1. Sometimes you eva just look at a photo and think Wow…..as your mouth is hanging open is awe? yea thats me right now! my favorite is of you standing in drizzle and snow at the same time. out in the elements surrounded my all of that glorious nature. what a feeling that must have been!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for that comment , Maureen 🙂
      Am glad you liked the pictures . It is a heavenly place and all one has to do is click away ! Standing there in the snow with ice cold drops falling on my face , that’s an inexplicable feeling ! Thanks again , have a nice day 🙂

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    1. Well I took a private car to Tsomgo and baba mandir from Gangtok for a half day excursion . I stayed in Sikkim for a week , so too any things to list , but I recommend the Gangtok zoo which many tourists give a miss to and also phodong and labrang monastery in North Sikkim ( about 2 hours drive from Gangtok)

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