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Gurudongmar Lake, Yadong County

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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 Yadong County itinerary using our Yadong County sightseeing planner.
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  • Feb 2021. Simply amazing. The beautiful, lake, at approx 17,000 ft, is worshipped by many. It's 2.5-3 hrs drive from Lachen Sikkim. The road is non existent, full of small boulders & potholes and it.....  more »
  • Visited during our North Sikkim trip from Lachen. The entire journey is awesome (though part of the road is horrible) and you get beautiful views on the way as well as when you reach. Very windy and.....  more »
  • 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

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