Sunday, November 07, 2010

Tsomgo (Changu) Lake – A Barren Look!!

The last time I had visited Tsomgo/Tsongmo (Changu) lake was in April 2009 and at that time, the entire lake and its surroundings was covered in a sheet of white. This time however, when I was there a couple of weeks back, I was greeted by a barren look.

There was no sign of any snow, leave alone ice. Instead, the surroundings wore a dull brown look. May be, it was the post-monsoon season. But, may be, I had totally different expectations and hence surprised.

But, after spending some time here, I found some interest in this high altitude lake and its surroundings. The small shops, the army bunkers, the bazaars, the yaks, the blackish-brown range of mountains surrounding the lake and the green water body in the middle all made for an interesting sight.

Tsomgo (Changu) Lake is a lake situated at an altitude of 12,400 feet in the Eastern Himalayas of India. It is situated about 35 kilometres from Gangtok on the Gangtok – Nathu La highway that leads to the India-China border.

Welcome to BE ON THE ROAD Travel Blog! I am Sankara, its founder, a 30 something male from Bangalore who is living his dream of exploring the world and simultaneously trying to inspire others to live their dream.
Wanna live your dream? Find Some inspiration here!
Wanna know more about me?
Track blog updates from facebook and/or twitter!

Logo Credits : Jobi T Chacko. UI/UX Credits : Murugan S Thirumalai
Copyright © 2009-2016 Sankara Subramanian C (
Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved

Join the Travel Club for FREE!!
and every fortnight get in your inbox...interesting experiential and off-beat travel stories , destination guides, handy tips (travel, photography and visa) based on personal experience, global vegetarian delights with helpful survival guides and gorgeous world travel images and videos as I (the Indian traveler) trot the globe! And a lot of other travel invites and soon to be launched goodies !

* indicates required