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Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

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Nestled in the Kanchenjungha mountain range at an altitude of 5,425 m (17,800 ft), Gurudongmar Lake represents one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. When you visit, take a moment to marvel at the surrounding snowcapped mountains towering over the blue icy water. During the winter, the lake freezes except for one spot, allegedly blessed by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. You'll need an official permit to visit this area, which lies close to the Chinese border. Remember that the lake's high altitude can cause breathing problems. Make Gurudongmar Lake part of your personalized Sikkim itinerary using our Sikkim sightseeing planner.
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  • This place should be on top of your bucket list. Pure blissful, calm and quite. The journey to the lake was mesmerizing as well. Tip: Don’t skip your breakfast as it will help you to acclimatize in hi...  more »
  • This mesmerizing high altitude lake is the place you want to be irrespective of season. The lake emits an unavoidable holy aura and spending 10 minutes there will rejuvenate you in ways you will feel ...  more »
  • It is one of the highest lake in Asia or world..situated adjacent to the himalyan glacier. The lake is situated at a high altitude and one needs oxygen masks ( u can buy it from Amazon) after the last...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit. Mind-blowing hospitality from Indian army there. Salute brave soul.
  • Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and in India, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m) The high altitude lake is located 190 kilometres (120 mi) away from GangtokThe lake, fed by glaciers. Considered as a sacred lake, the legends say that though this lake remains frozen during the winters, one of its portion never freezes. No matter, how extreme is the weather, this certain portion blessed
  • Paradise in Earth. You can never forget the experience of viewing such wonderful nature. The lake itself is a wonder of nature. The road that leads you to Gurudongmar lake is just fabulous and full of thril... Those who have breathing problem should avoid taking high risk such as walking or running.
  • A MUST visit for all! The place is just mesmerizing. You will need to stay at a hotel at Lachen the previous night, start early (3:00 AM) next day to reach in time. The ride is worth the effort. Please note that visitors are not allowed after 10:00 AM due drop in oxygen levels. This places is at 18000 feet. Ensure that you are medically fit before you proceed.
  • Gurudongmar lake was my dream destination. I was not sure that I can go there on first chance. It's dream like place. You will feel you are in heaven. Only blue sky cold temperature. It was an amazing experience. I am uploading few pics, don't forgot to check these.
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