Lake Tsongmo

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Lake Tsongmo
Tsomgo Lake - Elevation.jpg
Location East Sikkim
Coordinates 27°22′31″N 88°45′50″E / 27.37528°N 88.76389°E / 27.37528; 88.76389Coordinates: 27°22′31″N 88°45′50″E / 27.37528°N 88.76389°E / 27.37528; 88.76389
Basin countries India
Average depth 15 m (50 feet)
Surface elevation 3,753.00 metres (12,312.99 ft)
Frozen winter

Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) away from Gangtok at elevation of 3,780 m (12,400 ft).

The road to Nathu La passes the lake on north side. The Chinese border crossing is only some 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east-northeast in a straight line, but some 18 kilometres (11 mi) by road.[1]

Indian Postal Service released a commemorative stamp on the lake on 6 November 2006.

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  1. ^ deBruyn, Pippa; Bain, Keith; Venkatram, Niloufer; Joshi, Shonar (4 March 2008). Frommer's India (Frommer's Complete). Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: Frommer's. p. 586. ISBN 978-0-470-16908-7. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 

1. Tsomgo Lake travel guide