The ever-enchanting Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

The small and beautiful wonderland of Northeast India, Sikkim has places where you can feast your eyes and soul with many beautiful lakes dotting its landscape. The North Sikkim plateau interconnecting Tibet has a number of lakes of which Gurudongmar and Chho Lamo are the most famous. Gurudongmar Lake and Chho Lamo are few of the sources of the River Teesta; a very important river in Sikkim, North Bengal, and Bangladesh, which finally merges in Bay of Bengal.

Located at an altitude of 17,800 feet (5,425m) Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. This lake is considered to be sacred and adulated by people encircled by snow-capped mountains and crystal clear icy water.  It lies in the north side of the Khangchendzonga Range, and the beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu can be witnessed from here. The splendid beauty of the place is breathtaking, a sight to behold and cherish. The lake Gurudongmar is located in a small and beautiful village Lachen in North Sikkim. The strategic location of this mesmerizing lake and its proximity to other popular attractions further appeals to the tourists and makes it one of the most popular attractions in Sikkim.

The lake also has religious significance attached to it and is revered by most of the faiths in Sikkim. The Lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava AKA Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. This sacred lake freezes during the winters except at one spot, which devotees believe has been especially blessed by the Rinpoche. The water of this Lake is believed to have healing powers and possess miraculous power of granting children to childless couples.  

A trip to Gurudongmar Lake will disconnect you from the world and connect you with nature. Think of the snowy mountains, curvy roads, valley of flowers, countless waterfalls, pristine water gushing in rivers; that is exactly what a visit to this place offers. What more can you ask for your dream destination?

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