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Gangtok Attractions: What to do & Places to Visit in Gangtok
"If there is one thing you must not miss in Gangtok is visit to Tsomgo (aka Changu) Lake. Its a glacial lake at altitude of 12000 ft. Visit to this place requires permit. Local travel agents or hotels can arrange them in about half an hour but they are issued subject to good weather conditions. You n..."eed to carry passport size photograph and ID card with address. Only bigger vehicles are allowed to take tourist to this place. Once you start the journey you realize why. The road is narrow and dangerous to drive. You can see landslides and shooting stones on the route. After reaching higher altitude the atmosphere becomes foggy making it even harder to drive. There are few food stalls on the route. One can stop and have refreshment.
The vehicle leaves you at some distance from the lake. Here there are many shops which will give you Jackets, boots and hand gloves on rental. From here one can see snow clad mountains but not the lake. After a brief climb you reach the lake. What you see at...
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