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Gurudongmar Lake

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Ranked #1 of 100 Attractions in Sikkim
Type: Bodies of Water
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Bangalore, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Gurudongmar lake is one of the most amazing places that I have visited or will visit in near future. And what makes this experience more sweet is that it was my honeymoon trip :-) This place and the trip is definitely not for the faint hearted. Gurudongmar lake is the 2nd highest lake in India and 17th highest lake in... More

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The WOW experience to be at the highest lake in India, the cool calming water of the lake never freezes even at sub zero temp it is the source of water for the people. One of the source of River Tiesta.

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Asansol, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Perhaps one of the most serine place you can visit...nature beauty is awesome....its a must visit in north East. Keep one day aside for it...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I visit this place with my 5 year old and hubby with friends during May 2014. Initially we were doubtful and apprehensive as my lil one is too small for this excursion but than finally we decided to go and IT WAS WORTH IT!. we went slow as we stared at 3.30 - 4.00 am in the morning , the... More

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Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I visited this lake in December, and the temperatures were below zero. The road to the lake is in bad condition and the journey is long and uncomfortable. Greenery fades out as the elevation increases and at top there is hardly any vegetation. Due to the high altitude, oxygen levels reduces drastically and the elderly and the children may find... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Gurudongmar lake is one of the holy lakes of sikkim and its situated at 17700 ft and believed that guru padmasambhava has touched this lake .beautiful lake with the mountains background. Foreign people are not allowed to visit .they can visit till thangu at 14500 ft above lachen village.

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you wish to see how heaven looks like from earth, embark on a journey to North Sikkim and visit the Gurudongmar Lake. You will be mesmerized by its inexplicable beauty and its tranquil environment. The crystal clear water of the lake and the snow-capped mountains that surrounds it are just unbelievably beautiful. If you are not too old or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Situated at altitude of 17600 feet, Gurudongmar Lake is fourth highest lake in the world. The lake is surrounded by snow clad mountains whose image in the lake water makes it a Mirror Lake. The route from Lachen has many big and beautiful waterfalls and large, rugged mountains covered with snow. On one side of the lake, one can observe... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

we went there on october, 2013.\it was great place.not recommended for older people or people with asthma problem.it was in 17100 ft hight.take medicines with you.do not run or walk repidly surroundings the lake.enjoy the view. you can feel heaven there. surroundins was awesome.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Travel Time from LACHEN: ~5 hours. be mentally prepared. Altitude is 17100 feet above sea level. The air is thin and oxygen is low. Please be conscious of of all oxygen demanding movements and dont bring children along! Pristine beauty of the Himalayas reflected on the lake. Extremely beautiful. Only an Urdu poet can describe the beauty in writing, please... More

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