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Once you read through this article, I am sure that you would head towards Sikkim with a sole motivation; which is to explore India’s 2nd Highest Lake The Gurudongmar Lake. Located in the Northern part of Sikkim this magical lake is also one among the highest lakes in the entire world.

Gurudongmar Lake photo

Photo by SayanBhattacharjee2517


Gurudongmar Lake: India’s 2nd Highest Lake in Sikkim

Listed as one of the highest lakes in the entire world, the Gurudongmar Lake is located at a height of around 17000 feet (5,210 meters). The lake is around 5 kilometres from the Gurudongmar town which comes under the state of Sikkim in India. The Gurudongmar Lake is a freshwater pond amidst the mesmerising Kangchenjunga hills. The beauty of this place is quite comparable to the heaven, absolutely out of the world.

Gurudongmar Lake is a travellers paradise, but one needs to take prior permission to visit it. Also the tourist cannot go there on their own but they need to go through authorized tour operators to visit this place. The permission is needed as this place is very close to the Indo-Tibetan Border.

Gurudongmar Lake The Paradise on Earth

Gurudongmar Lake photo

Photo by Saran Chamling


Yes, it’s a real paradise on earth, one cannot feel the level of joy this lake can bring in just one look. The water of this lake is absolutely crystal blue in colour, seems like the lake is actually snow-fed. Surrounded by the Kangchenjunga hills, one can see snow-capped mountains almost everywhere from this spot. What makes this place even more beautiful is the place is decorated with many Buddhist prayer flags everywhere, which adds may colours to this snowy place and syncs perfectly with the blue sky above lying just above the Lake. Gurudongmar Lake is a sacred lake, and during the winter it freezes leaving one specially blessed spot. This special unfrozen part of the lake is blessed by the mother nature. One is bound to forget everything, be it the sense of time, place or even his\her own existence.

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Miraculous Gurudongmar Lake Grants Children to Issueless Couples

Gurudongmar Lake is a sacred lake and it is also believed that it actually possesses special powers. And the power is to bless the issueless couples with babies. Intriguingly, both the Hindus and the local Buddhist believe in the miracle of this legendary Gurudongmar Lake.

It is also believed that this lake was named after Guru Padmasambhava who once visited Tibet from this area itself and he then blessed this area. Beside the lake there is a temple dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava which is visited by army professionals and also tourists, who offer their prayers at this temple.

Barren & Dusty Roads: Yet Experience One Of The Most Beautiful Road Trip to Gurudongmar Lake

Yes, the roads which head towards this remarkable Gurudongmar Lake is barren and dusty, but this road trip will be one of the most scenic road-trips of your life. One cannot move their eyes off the beautiful scenic beauty, in fact one may just keep moving their neck from right to left to capture each and every moment in their minds for ever. As I said the road is barren so do not expect any human settlements or any kind of vegetation here. But instead feel the real untouched beauty of the mountains in the North eastern part of India, it will surely leave you spell bound.

This heavenly lake is located at an extreme corner of the country. One more special thing is that only Indian tourist are allowed to visit the miraculous lake. However, for the international tourists, it is limited to the Chopta Valley which is located a few kilometres before the Gurudongmar Lake. This is a must visit place for all the Indian travellers.

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