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Gurudongmar Lake

In the State of Sikkim, India there are many places to visit. A trip to Sikkim is not complete without a visit to North Sikkim. North Sikkim is considered to be one of the most beautiful place. There are many beautiful places or lakes to visit. Gurudongmar Lake is one them. It is one of the highest lake in the world. It is the second highest lake in Sikkim as well as in India, the first being Cholamu lake at a height of 18000 ft, also located in Sikkim. The altitude of this place is 17,800 ft.  Lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche. There is also a temple of the Guru besides the lake. The blessed water of the lake is believed to posses the miraculous power of granting children to issueless couples. The lake is not only blessed by Guru Padmasambava but also by Guru Nanak Dev ji. The surface of this lake is 118 hectares. The ideal duartion of this place is 2-3 hours. This place is famous for Fun Lovers, Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics, Adventure Seekers, Photo Fanatics. Many tourists come in this place in every year.

Gurudongmar Lake is also known as Gurudogmar Lake. 

Places to Visit near

  • Yumthang Valley
  • Lachung
  • Lachen
  • Thangu Valley
  • Chopta Valley
  • Chungthang
  • Crow's Lake
  • Tso Lhamo Lake
  • Cholamu

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Gurudongmar Lake is from November to May. The weather is quite pleasant at that time of the year.


In Summer : The temperature in summer is 19 degree Celsius to 37 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 3 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Paro Airport, lachung . The distance of this airport is 109 Km from Gurudongmar Lake.

By Rail : Darjeeling railway station is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 16 km from Gurudongmar Lake.

By Road : Gurudongmar Lake is well-connected to all major cities.