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High Altitude Lake Surrounded by snow and ice clad mountains

Fantastic sight at the lake. We got a lot of snow along the way, from Thangu (13000ft) upwards... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rajib A
,
Bengaluru, India
Both the destination and the journey are mesmerizing

Located at 17100 ft above sea level this lake is azure blue surrounded by snow capped mountains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Smrutirekha
,
Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic sight at the lake. We got a lot of snow along the way, from Thangu (13000ft) upwards. Made friends with a yak-tender, two girls from Thangu who went up to the lake to sell tea (for the first time). The view along the road...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at 17100 ft above sea level this lake is azure blue surrounded by snow capped mountains lending more beauty to the lake. To reach here is difficult but every moment here is worth enjoying. To reach here overnight stay at Lachen is a must...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No words can describe the beauty of nature here. The lake is so mesmerizing that you simply surrender. In March' 18, the temperature was around -2 and the wind was just making more dramatic. I was told about low oxygen level but we were okay,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and in India located at 18,000 feet (That’s 65% of Everest) This lake is close to the India-China Border and requires a special permit to proceed through! Because of freezing temperature, low oxygen pressure...More

2  Thank csharpdflat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique experience and not for the light hearted, literally. We have to travel very early 2.30 am in the morning to reach the entry point before 7. But at the lake you feel the sun is at its peak coz of the...More

1  Thank ranijaya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gurudongmar was on my wishlist for quite some time and it became a reality in March 2018. Man oh Man, what a beautiful place this is. We started from our hotel at Lachen at 5:15 am along with my wife and 2 daughters aged 10...More

3  Thank guruprasadhn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Magical place!! Words are not enough to describe this place. We were praying to god that the weather support our trip. Luckily we got to see partially frozen lake and snow clad mountains surrounding this surreal lake..the road to the lake is rough but it...More

1  Thank SSTraveller2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been very very fortunate to visit this part of heaven on a snowy yet sunny day. Hats off to the Indian Army, GREF and BRO for keeping this place accessible even in such difficult terrain. Got to see the frozen gurudongmar. This will remain...More

2  Thank AYANANGSHU_HAZRA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located north of Lachen in North Sikkim, this is probably the most valuable treasure hidden in the Himalayas. We were here on 2-April and it was the best experience ever. The route to Gurudongmar Lake can be a bit back-breaking but it is totally worth...More

2  Thank Sagar R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told about this lake by a friend, who had plans to visit in May end, 2017. However, I went before him in second week of May, 2017. After spending first night near Chungthang, I started early morning and reached Lachen around 9 am....More

3  Thank RAJENDRA884
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SOUBHAGYA1995
19 April 2018|
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Response from RajeevRider8833 | Reviewed this property |
It will be melted only a portion of it may be frozen
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Utsav K
14 April 2018|
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Take shared vehicle.
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Abhishek D
10 April 2018|
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Response from Radhika S | Reviewed this property |
Kids below 6 years are not allowed to Gurudongmar due to the high altitude and low oxygen levels. Nathula, kids are allowed however, they mention that its at your own risk. Due to very low oxygen levels, it is advisable... More
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