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Gurudongmar Lake

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Ranked #2 of 100 attractions in Sikkim
Type: Bodies of Water
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Well I am really short of words here trying to describe this place. its a long tiring journey to this beautiful piece of heaven on earth. But boy is it worth it... The lake would complete blow your mind off, with China on one side and Bhutan on the other, this lake which freezes during winters would stand eternal in... More

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RAIPUR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was the best n the most beautiful sight of sikkim . The mountainous hilly thrilling drive and then scenic beauty of 16 km from army base camp and finally a big frozen Lake surrounded by the glittering silverish Himalayan range was awesome. One side of the road was like a desert and the other covered with snowy n only... More

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not for kid the road is quite long. And also some people can't breathe properly. We are 6 friends group, we visit this place in 24th March, Lake is frozen that time.

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Ludhiana, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

first of all it is open only in the end of march or by starting of april the taxi and agents fool the tourists by saying yes it is open and after the hectic drive with heavy charges in small guest house they told the road is block ahead due to landslide please be aware. it is the 2 days... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The bare brown mountains while approaching the lake remind you more of Ladakh in contrast to rest of Sikkim that is green and full of waterfalls.Gurudongmar Lake was quite frozen even in early may,but we did not return empty hand

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Visited that palce in 2009. Mesmerised by the view would love to go back again. The terrain is tough. Came across several army units. Salute them for the life they have taken.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We halted at Lachen and drove on the next day to Gurdungmar early at 6 in the morning. But the travel is long 3-4 hours. At places roads are bad. We got stucked at a place 15 km ahead of gurdungmar due to snow. Eventually had to come back. But we did not return empty hand. The journey through the... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The drive from Lachen to Gurudongmar lake is tiring and rugged. The bare brown mountains while approaching the lake remind you more of Ladakh in contrast to rest of Sikkim that is green and full of waterfalls! We were very excited to visit Gurudongmar lake but it was quite frozen even in early may and we saw only a small... More

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Calcutta
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Travel time: 4.5 hours Distance: Approx. 55 Kms Vehicle opted: Mahindra Scorpion (Don't opt for low height vehicle & ensure good quality tyre condition) Vehicle hired from: Gangtok Additional payment required to visit Gurudongmar: 3000/- (INR) Road condition: Pathetic ( still an under statement) Probability of reaching the lake: Needs luck during winter It is definitely not recommended for people... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

the best place to visit in lachen ... the lake feels like made up of a crystal.... the altitude is as high as 18000 ft thats almost half the height of mount everest.... the place is really cool.. alsothought the only con is that the oxygen levels are pretty low in the place so avoid the exertion by running here... More

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