Gurudongmar Tourism
Waterfront

Gurudongmar Tourism

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Sikkim Tourism Destinations
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6.3/7
2 Ratings & 8 Reviews

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Alok
  • Alok
  • 2 Reviews

"Experience the amazing snowfall"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Encountered unusually heavy snowfall on the way and had to cancel the trip till the weather improved. We resumed journey after two days. Lake is very sacred and located in a remote place. Except military, hardly anyone lives on that entire....... More
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swastik73
  • swastik73
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 40 Reviews

"Must see Destination before you Die"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
Well, Gurudongmar Lake will fall in the list "of the must see destination before your die" of India. It is heavenly, mesmerizing, serene, mind blowing. The journey to the lake itself is a nature lover's delight. I am not repeating the much....... More
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Paras Tanna

"Not just a holy lake, much more than..."

  • Posted 8 months ago
Gurudongmar lake is situated in North Sikkim. It is believed to be holy lake for Sikh and other religion and believed to be curing many diseases with its water. It is surrounded by snow clad mountains. Heavenly. Food, sight-seeing and....... More
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Ramu Mondal
  • Ramu Mondal
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 2 Reviews

"The dream Gurudongmar Lake"

  • Posted 11 months ago
When our car stopped and I saw the lake, I was just stunned. Cant narrate its amazing. The lake was frozen and the panoramic view was fabulous.. Me and my friend take of our shirt and playing with stone over the lake. Our driver said cant go....... More
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Alokjyoti Saha
  • Alokjyoti Saha
  • 2 Reviews

"It seems heaven in earth."

  • Posted 3 years ago
Gurudongmar is in the north Sikkim, a famous lake surrounded by the mountains. It is not a residential place, situated at about 17,400 ft high altitude. Tourists stay at Lachen and start journey for it early in the morning by car and back....... More
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Gurudongmar Info

  • State: Sikkim
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
Located at a height of 17,500 feet, Gurudongmar Lake is popular as one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake lies adjacent to the Tibetan plateau on the northern side of the Khangchengyao Mountain in North Sikkim. In ancient times, the lake remained frozen all the time and hence, there was no source of water in the area.

According to legend, once Guru Padmasambhava, who brought Tantric Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century, passed through the region. On his arrival, local residents pleaded him to provide them with a source of water. As Guru Padmasambhava touched certain portions of the lake, the snow melted. Till now, the portions touched by him do not freeze even in extreme winters. Since then, the water of the lake is considered sacred by Buddhists and Hindus.

The main attraction near the lake is Sarva Dharma Sthal, which is a place of worship for people of all religions. Gurudongmar Lake can be visited by only tourists of Indian nationality. Lachen, which is about 120 km away from Gangtok, forms the base for Gurudongmar Lake. Tourists can reach Lachen by taxis from Gangtok or by buses from Mangan.     

Additionally, Gurudongmar can also be visited as a part of a North Sikkim Package Tour, which is organised by authorised travel operators. The best time to visit this lake is from March to June and again from November end to December.
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