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Gurudongmar Lake

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One of the highest lake in the world

Located at an altitude of 17100 feet, Gurudongmar lake offers you an experience of a lifetime. With its majestic emerald blue water, Gurudongmar Lake is surrounded by snow clawed mountains and a glacier which shares its name with the lake.  Gurudongmar Lake is India’s second highest lake. Gurudongmar Lake is highly revered by Buddhist, Sikhs and Hindus. Clear water of this sacred lake is believed to have miraculous properties and lake itself has many legends behind it.

It takes around 5-6 hours drive from Gangtok to Lachen, after a night halt Gurudongmar Lake is further 2 hours from Lachen, which itself has an alluring simplicity. Lachen is the starting point for some of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to the holy Gurudongmar.

Gurudongmar Lake

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North Sikkim

At 17100 ft in North Sikkim, Gurudongmar Lake is surrounded by snow capped mountains, emerald blue waters and plain blue skies, this place provides a sight to behold for your life. Located in a tough terrain, it is less frequented by visitors and hence the place is very sparsely crowded, providing unique calm and tranquility. Just sitting on the rocks and viewing the panorama fills you with so much of peace that you forget everything about the world for those few moments.

tour itinerary

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Day 01:

NJP/Bagdogra to Gangtok

Pick up from NJP/Bagdogra to Gangtok which is around 4 hours of journey with a standard/luxury SUV as per the customer’s choice. Cusstomer needs to provide their ID proof and passport size photograph for permit to visit Gurudongmar Lake. Rest in hotel for the rest of the day.

Day 02:

Gangtok to Lachen

After breakfast, start your journey for Lachen which is around 5-6 hours with few stops for sightseeing at Seven-Sister Waterfalls, Kabi Lungchok, etc. Stay overnight in a hotel which is included in the package for the rest of the day.

Day 03:

Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake and back to Gangtok

Start early morning to visit Gurudongmar Lake which is around 2 hours of journey. Return to hotel/homestay, have your lunch and head back to Gangtok. Stay overnight in hotel for the rest of the day.

Day 04:

Gangtok to NJP/Bagdogra

After breakfast, start for NJP/Bagdogra for your onward journey.

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Note: Since Gurudongmar Lake is located in the international border areas. Visit is currently not open for foreign nationals.

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