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Gurudongmar Lake

Address: Lachen, Sikkim, India
Phone Number: 9434319829
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Ranked #1 of 100 Attractions in Sikkim
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Thane, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Leave Lachen by 4 am......roads are poor and dusty...a slow climb up....you will reach Gurudongmar by 8 am. Need military permit. Rare atmosphere...low oxygen levels can cause some disorientation. Stay out of the vehicle for no more than 15 minutes. Breathtaking view of the lake and mountains. One of the high altitude lake in India, at 17200 ft. The lake... More 

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Patna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Snow clad peaks in the backdrop of the lake with crystal clear water, the scenery is simply breathtaking. At around 17500 ft this lake is a must visit for every travel enthusiasts. China boarder is just a few kilometers away from here. Morning is good time to visit. As the day progresses it becomes windy and chilly. Way to the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a must visit place !! I've never seen anything like this in my life .I've clicked some pictures which are nothing less than any HD wallpapers. This is at an altitude of ~ 17k ft. We saw the frozen lake which is next to a snow mountains on one side and rocky mountains on the other.We've started for... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Even the word beautiful doesn't really describe this place. Its one of the highest lakes in the world and definitely a must visit place that can make it to your bucket list. We reached Lachen a day before at left at 3.00 in the morning to reach this place at 7.00 pm. The roads are not maintained and very windy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is the 2nd Highest lake in India. It requires a permit from Police, while Cholamoo lake/ Tso Lhamo lake is the highest in India and requires a permit from Army(requires sources and good links). The place is must visit if you are going to Sikkim. The roads towards the place are really bad so be ready for the ride.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fell in love at first sight...totally worth the painful journey one needs to reach there...anyone who loves natural beauty should visit this place...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

At 17,100 ft, Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, We reached lachen a day before and left for the lake next morning at 04:30. The road is completely rough all the way to the lake, but awesome view all through the journey. Once we reached the Gurudongmar lake we were left speechless by the mesmerizing... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We started from Lachung at 3.30am. It was 2nd week of November and the weather was very cold but pleasant. After seeing the scenic beuty of the Gurudongmer, we forget all our travell sickness and coldness. As in this high altitude, weather gets roughs very quickly, it is recommended to visit the place as quick as possible. In this high... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had visited here in the month of January and enjoyed a lot.. You'll go through the rugged and deserted beauty of Himalaya at the altitude of 17K ft, and ofcourse through the Rhododendron sanctuary. Always try to leave early in the morning and be the first of the groups reaching there.. This will ensure you'll get backup from the... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We started at 330am from Lachen towards Gurudongmar Lake. The route is not comfortable at at all & takes around 5-6hours, but believe me it's worth the struggle! We were warned about the altitude sickness, and as suggested we kept munching popcorn, dry fruits n chocolates. Also do remember to have a light meal the previous night, it helps :-)... More 

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