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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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Karnataka, India
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chennai (Madras), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After a physically challenging drive the lake and the temple provide an enchanting experience. Need to be mentally tough and have basic expectations on food

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was bit sceptical initially: You have travel almost 12-13 hours on rough roads from Gangtok, with a stopover at Lachen. But we (my wife Bindu, daughter Indulekha and I) rate this as our best trip in India and the journey worth.This was also our first trip in India with travel permit. We were also lucky that the vehicle provided... More

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Ghaziabad, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Crystal clear blue water.... tranquility at an altitude of 17,400 feet..heavenly bliss.... serene... picture perfect... you just can't believe your eyes... only disheartening thing is the ROAD that leads to this place ...it hardly exists ....pheww.....but u forget it once you reach there..

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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114 reviews 114 reviews
102 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had been with 6 year old kid and wife... this may . Reached Lachen at evening from Gantgok and it rained heavely that night.. but early morning 3.30 am its stopped and we wer on the way to one of the higest lake in india As it has rained it snowed all the way and entire landsacpe was mesmerizing... we... More

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