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Gurudongmar Lake

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Gurudongmar is a hidden jewel in Sikkim - a holy site for Buddhists and Sikhs and a marvel for everyone who visits. You will have to stay in Lachen town, vehicles to Lachen can be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gurudongmar is a hidden jewel in Sikkim - a holy site for Buddhists and Sikhs and a marvel for everyone who visits. You will have to stay in Lachen town, vehicles to Lachen can be booked from Gangtok. Lachen is a small town with limited stay options so don't expect 5 star accommodation here. The drive from Gangtok to Lachen... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Got up at 03am to start the journey from Lachen. The 60kms road journey takes you 4 hrs to reach the lake. Morning you might curse why did you wake up so early to see the lake.. The lake must be seen first when the early morning light kisses the frozen water. You shall hear the sound of frozen ice... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to visit one of the highest Lake in the world, it is not going to be easy though, but it is worth the effort. We started at 3.30 AM from Lachen, which is the base camp to visit Gurudongmar Lake and travelled for 4 hours to reach the divine and holy lake. Words cannot explain the beauty... More 

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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just spectacular! this is indeed a heaven on earth. this is so scenic and beautiful , you'd like to spend your life here but alas! its freezing cold here. It's enchanted man. I loved it. we happened to see the freezed one since we visited in dec end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't believe what my eyes were looking at. It's so beautiful but the journey leading to it is treacherous. Kids are not allowed as it is too cold with speedy wind and low oxygen level. I went there in 3rd wk of December with temp being -4. Although fully covered with gloves on, it was freaking cold, didnt stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is called AMAZING beautiful but indeed most difficult place to reach. especially kids. I visited with my family 2 weeks back. My son 12 yrs faced minor oxygen issues when removed his cap jackets and woolen a bit he was just fine and we really enjoyed breathtaking jawdropping lifetime views at that place. It's JUST can't be defined in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the journey from the town of Lachen at 3 am in the morning till the destination is reached by 6 am shall acclaim as one of the most memorable journey of your life.The terrains,army camps at different points,Yaks on the steep mountains shall make you wonder whether you are visiting Ladakh or not. Temperature during the Winter drops below Zero... More 

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Sikkim, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gurudongmar lake one of the highest lake in the world located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5340 m) in North district of Sikkim, India. It is considered sacred by both Buddhist and sikhs.

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Sikkim, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gurudongmar lake one of the highest lake in the world located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5340 m) in North district of Sikkim, India. It is considered sacred by both Buddhist and sikhs. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism who visted the lake in the 8th century. One of... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible journey, journey from gangtok is very far and take a toll, but worth it. Please be careful when travelling. Old age people should take proper caution

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