Gurudongmar Experience: 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 forward much if ice break and you fall in water you are in a very big problem.When sun shine is much high then ice breaking its really beautiful.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing
Activities & things to do: Nothing. Just feel the beauty of the Lake
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Because it is 17500 ft you will very fit to reach there. Breathing problem is common in Gurudongmar. I suggest take pop corn and chuing gum with you always relax not doing much activites
Gurudongmar Experience: 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 within 12 to 12.30 pm as the weather be frequently whimsical. The way to this place is a memorable journey and hospitality of the Indian Army is remarkable. The scenic beauty of the place is heavenly and unforgettable. Last week of March or 1st week of April is the best time to visit the place. Don't forget to bring 'korpoor' (a chemical for takinga smell) as it helps in breathing problem. A temple is also here maintained by Indian Army
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No food is available here except free tea served by Indian Army. No shop is available here also except at Chongu (14,000 ft.) on the way to Gurudongmer. The scenic beauty of the way and the lake is trancendental.
Activities & things to do: After reaching Gurudongmer, wait for few minutes to accommodate the high altitude and walk very slowly. Woolen clothes a must wear.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Tourists stay at Lachen and start journey for it early in the morning by car and back within 12 to 12.30 pm as the weather be frequently whimsical.
Persons having breathing troubles should not go there. Book the package tour from Gangtok. Must bring photographs & Election Photo Identity Card.
Gurudongmar Experience: Journey (from Lachen, nearby village) starts with lush green mountains, water streams all along the way, winding around Teesta river. Terrain slowly changes to amazingly colorful valleys (seasonal), to snow-clad barren stony mountains, with Indian Military barracks/camps all around. And then comes the best part!! Deep blue lake at 17000 ft, surrounded by snow-clad mountains! Its a site worth taking all the pain to get their.
Journey up-to Lachen is amazingly scenic, with tall mountains, lush green valleys, small streams flowing here and there.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Beyond Thangu, its all defense land, no sign of hotels/eateries etc. Nearest place to stay is Lachen, which is a small village with bare-bone hotels. Gurudongmar lake is THE place on earth to visit, a must see if u are visiting Sikkim!
Activities & things to do: Site-seeing
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Gurudongmar is about 200km from Gangtok. As average speed on hills is ~25km/hr, and there are no hotels nearby this place, one has to take an overnight halt at Lachen (which is the only place around with few basic hotels). Lachen is about 120km from Gangtok, and takes 5 hrs by road. Gurudongmar is about 70km from Lachen and takes ~4hr to reach there.
While most popular vehicle available is Mahindra Maxx, its advisable to spend extra money and take a Scorpio as journey from Lachen onwards is completely off-road stuff. Leave Lachen early morning (like 5AM), halt at Thangu for a nice breakfast, and reach Gurudongmar by 9AM. At 17000 ft, one can expect strong and chilly winds, and can get very cold with clouds. So better take some heavy woolen clothes to be on safer side.
Gurudongmar Experience: Awesome place...must visit once in a lifetime...
Gurudongmor lake is located at 17100 ft high...
Its about 3hrs drive from Lachen(Nearest place to lake)..
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Its about 1hr drive from Thangu...
and about 3hrs drive from Lachen...
you will not get any hotels near lake..its 17100ft high..
Nearest place where you can stay is Lachen..many hotels are there in Lachen..
You will get vegetarian food(Rice & Daal)..
Activities & things to do: Holy lake...which will freeze during winter...
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest city Gangtok..
In Gangtok so many tour agents are there to arrange tour for Gurudongmor lake...
we have to take special permission..foreigners are not allowed to this lake...
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