Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake


One of the most beautiful, pristine lakes in Sikkim, Gurudongmar lake sits in close proximity to the Tibetan and Chinese border in the north. Nested amidst the mountains at 5,183 meters, the freezing alpine lake is amongst the major sources of the river Teesta. The lake takes its name after the eminent guru Padmasambhava, who is believed to have traversed this region during his visit to Tibet.

At an elevation of 17000 ft, Gurudongmar Lake is probably the most astounding lake on the planet. It lies in the North side of the Khangchengyao Range and is enclosed all around by snow-secured mountains, the holy lake solidifies during the winters with the exception of at one spot, which the ardent conviction has been particularly honoured. The Chinese Tibetan fringe is only a couple of kilometres from the lake. The flavoured water of the lake is accepted to have the wonderful intensity of giving kids to issueless couples. Strangely, the fantasy of Gurudongmar Lake is accepted as respectfully by the Hindus as by the nearby Buddhists. The name Gurudongmar is gotten from the name of the Guru Padmasambhava who is thought to have visited Tibet through this zone. The region is said to be honoured by Guru Padmasambhava. There is a sanctuary of the Guru other than the lake. Lover sightseers just as the army staff offer supplication at the sanctuary.

Gurudongmar Lake

The best time to visit Gurudongmar Lake is from March until June as the weather is pleasant and one can see clear crystal blue skies, with lush greenery in the surroundings along with beautiful and divine Gurudongmar Lake. The temperature during these months fluctuates between 5°C / - 5°C. The peak tourist season is from March until June.

The DO's
  • Since Gurudongmar is situated at a significant height, breathing problems are normal. Refer to a doctor before planning this trip and keep the necessary medicines handy
  • Bring along enough woolens because it will be extremely cold. Ensure that your ears and mouth are covered
  • At 15000 ft you will know the difference in the oxygen level. Try not to jump around. Walk slowly and if there is even the slightest doubt, refer to a paramedic immediately
  • Owing to the terrible roads, motion sickness is also normal. Carry the medicine for that too
The DONT's
  • At 15000 ft you will know the difference in the oxygen level. Try not to jump around. Walk slowly and if there is even the slightest doubt, refer to a paramedic immediately
  • Children below 5 are not allowed by the army.
  • Do not miss on the permits part. Make sure your papers are ready. If you do not have papers contact the agents or hotel front desk.
  • Be a responsible citizen and do not litter in and around the lake as it is considered a very sacred lake.

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