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Gurudongmar Lake

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.
Amit Kumar Sharma
Gurudongmar Lake: Heaven on earth can be seen here, I don't have enough words to explain the beauty it has which can only be experienced. This place could create nausea and uneasiness in breathing being on high altitude. It is recommended to take some medicine for the same. Lake is covered with snow and mountains are clearly visible bright and clear. It is advisable to not go inside lake. This place is worth a visit after surviving the bumpy roads.
Avik Sarkar
The next day you leave early morning for Gurudongmar Lake which is one of the highest tourist places in whole of Sikkim and one of the highest points to visit in India. You can also visit Kala Patthar which is the Mt. Everest Base camp and is covered in snow throughout the year. Since these two places are located at an altitude of more than 17,000 ft I would highly recommend you to take proper precaution and be prepared with medicines for altitude sickness. Coming to the view it is absolutely stunning. The roads resemble that of Leh and Ladhak and the scenery is breathtaking. Though its a very dry region and you will hardly see any vegetation but it is surrounded by mountains throughout and the snow capped mountains seem so near as if you can just spread your arms and touch the snow. Gurudongmar Lake is also known as the Frozen Lake for it is frozen for most of the year and temperature is at a minus even during the afternoon hours. This is is surely a must visit place for all mountain lovers. From there you return to lachen, have lunch, rest a little and then drive/ride back to Gangtok that night itself which is quite a long drive so be prepared.
Jatin Jhalani
We left for Gurudongmar lake at around 5 am in the morning. In the breakfast, you will get bread and jam, Maggi and eggs. The bread was frozen which was then heated and it became very soft and yum.Although I could not enjoy the scenery due to bumpy roads, the landscape on this route is the best of all as confirmed by my friends.
Mehak Khajuria
5. Guru Dongmar Lake