Trips and Itineraries for Thangu Valley
Sikkim Diaries-II: Lakes and valleys up north
60 hours in North Sikkim - an unforgettable experience
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Gurudongmar lake is one peaceful place to be. It is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m) in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is a lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism who visited the lake in the 8th century. The whole journey to that point is calming and also a challenge. You go around the month of April and you realize how beautiful a place, where you can hardly breath as there is very thin air up at 18000 ft, can it be(Source- Google). It is said to be a holy place to visit as the Sikhs say that their guru had passed along that lake and in literal words Gurudongmar means door to the lord. We had hired a vehicle(bolero) and we started at 5 am in the morning and reached around 10 or 10:30.
Weekend Getaways from Thangu Valley
101 Kms from Thangu Valley
Best time to visit - October- April
Often called as the "Queen of all Hill Stations", this is one of the most popular in the whole world. This place is wrapped by everything beautiful nature has blessed the Earth with. Darjeeling is located in the lap of the Mountain Kanchenjunga and crowned by the mighty Himalayas, there is tranquility everywhere you see. There is the bright red hue of blooming rhododendrons, the peaceful white of the magnolias and also the silvery white firs all spread over the hills and the stretches of hills covered with the emerald color tea bushes. If you are out during the early mornings, the clouds will cross across your face. This is a perfect place for a tourist, ornithologist, trekker, a photographer and children too. The famous toytrain of Darjeeling is now a Heritage of Bengal. The other nearby attractions are Mirik, Mall, Batasia Loop, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Dooars Valley. A trip to this beautiful place is sure to fetch you a lot of memories to be etched in your heart forever.
About Thangu Valley
Thangu VillageWe started our journey from Lachen at 4.30 in morning and reached Thangu village at 8.30.A picturesque hamlet, Thangu is the last village on the way to Gurudongmar. Here, we had maggie and masala tea to keep us warm. After this village, you will not find any human settlement except the Army bases.
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