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Gurudongmar Lake, also noted as Gurudogmar Lake, the lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava, otherwise called Guru Rinpoche, originator of Tibetan Buddhism who went to the lake in the eighth century. It is one of the most noteworthy lakes on the planet, situated at a height of 17,800 ft in the Indian state of Sikkim. The lake can be reached by street from Lachen via Thangu. As indicated by a legend, when Padmasambhava went to the lake he saw a favorable phenomenon in the lake and after that he thought of it as a decent augury to enter the territory of Sikkim, then known as Demojong. It is currently said that the lake provides a shelter to any pregnant lady offering prayers to God at the lake. The lake looks small at the spot where devotees offer love, yet the bigger piece of the lake is not visible because of uneven geography impeding the complete perspective at this area.
>Day 83rd DecemberGurudongmar lakeToday was going to be the highlight of my trip. Gurudongmar lake is one highest lake in the world. But one has reach there before 12noon as the weather conditions there become extreme after 12. So i started early from my hotel as u need to reach the checkpost before 10 am if you are visiting gurudongmar. Journey from Lachen to gurudongmar took around 4 hrs. It was only 60 kms from Lachen but majority of the roads were offroading. They were just pebbles and gravels. As the area experienced heavy snowfall the day before some places on the road were also covered with ice. But the view, the mountains, the blue sky, the snowy peaks, semi frozen rivers, the glaciers made the whole ride from Lachen to gurudongmar really amazing and beautiful. The temperature there was freezing, and the chiiling winds made the condition even worse. I stayed there for more than 30 minutes, built the prayer stones,but at such high altitudes you should not stay there for more than 15 minutes due to lack of oxygen. I felt little bit dizzy, the temperature and the wind were freezing. I did a mistake by removing my helmet and winter cap, exposed to the chilling wind for too long. My hands were completely frozen. So i decided to return to my hotel immediately. Without taking any break i returned to my hotel at around 3pm, completed my lunch and took some rest.
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If you have been following me already, you would understand when and why I dreamt to visit the lake. So, let me help you live this story of mine.Are you in love with mountains like me? Yes!Then why? Because it shields you from city lights? Or because 'some' valleys are a good source of cannabis? Or because mountains and a starry sky is a deadly combination. My Reason would be - Altitude! The height that every mountain seems to reach so supremely, standing strong always.Gurudongmar Lake situated at 17.5k feet, making it India's highest lake was a must-visit for me since the day I came to know about this one.
Gurudongmar lake in Sikkim is one of the highest lake in the world situated at 5430 m above sea level. It is located very close to Indo tibetean border.The splendid and scenic beauty of the place is breathtaking and attracts tourists from all across the world. Gurudongmar Lake also has great religious significance attached to it, and the beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu and Kanchenjunga from the lake is a sight to behold and cherish.The water of Gurudongmar Lake is believed to have healing powers, and many tourists carry the water with them on their way back.This is definitely in my bucket list!