Have you ever spent time near a peaceful crystal clear lake and experienced the silence? If not then Gurudongmar Lake awaits to excite the fun within you!
Lavishly spread at an altitude of 5425 meters, this crystal clear Gurudongmar Lake is a spectacular lake that reflects the iced mountains surrounding from all the sides.
Only named after the saint Guru Padmasambhava, this lake is considered holy for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. Even though it looks the best during winters but even summer season is not to be left behind from visiting it.
So, if you are searching for eternal peace and want to get amazed by the beauty of nature, then Gurudongmar Lake will surely let you have this experience once and for all!
What's unique in June!!
"June is the ideal time for you to take out some time to visit this amazing lake!'
Summers are pleasant here with sun rays reflecting in the lake of the water making it more alluring and shimmery. Also, you can look for yaks wandering here and there.
Do you know? An annual yak race called Thangu also takes place during this time of the year!
Amazing facts to know about!!
Just praising its beauty is not enough, even the facts must be known too!
- There is a portion of Gurudongmar Lake which never freezes even when the temperature falls below minus degrees.
- This lake is said to carry curative properties
Isn't it interesting? Then let's unbox its mystery!
It takes more extended hours to reach Gurudongmar Lake. So the best way possible is to drive from Gangtok via Lachen and halt there for a day, the next morning you can travel to Gurudongmar Lake to admire the beauty.
Distance from Lachen: 66 kilometers
Time: 2 hours and 53 minutes
Gangtok- Lachen-Gurudongmar Lake taxi fare: 300 to 400 approximately
Also, find the best location to stay in one of the budget hotels in Gangtok while you begin your journey to Gurudongmar Lake the next day!
Attractions to see!!
Engulfed by the fresh winds of Himalayas while being mesmerized by the unearthly charm of the glacial Gurudongmar Lake, there are many other attractions to make you travel in this little town.
- Sarva Dharma Sthal
- Tso Lhamo Lake
- Zero Point
- Yumthang Valley
Indulging into activities!!
As the beauty of the lake is not the only activity to do here, there are other activities to do near this lake.
- Trekking to Zero Point via Donkiala Pass
- Hiking to Yumthang Valley
Gurudongmar Lake is definitely to be one of the best places to visit in Sikkim. So, this places has something or the other to offer its tourists and it will give you a lifetime experience to explore this unexplainable beauty!