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Gurudongmar Lake

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Any nature lover would die to see this place. Since this place is at 177700 ft above sea level, people like me will face breathing problem. Dont forget to eat lots of proteins and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Any nature lover would die to see this place. Since this place is at 177700 ft above sea level, people like me will face breathing problem. Dont forget to eat lots of proteins and iron content food a day before u leave to Gurudongmar. Carry Ginger, garlic and eat popcorn which will reduce high altitude sickness. Military force is always... More 

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4 Thank sahana7889
Dibrugarh, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I covered North Sikkim from 13April , 2017 to 15th April,2017. Since we were only a couple so we went in sharing basis. 13 April 2017- 11am- Our journey started from the Changu stand/North sikkim Taxi stand in a shared Mahindra MAxx. The destination was Lachen in North Sikkim District. we passed through good sites like the Tashi view point... More 

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8 Thank bidyut1986ins0mniac
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The journey is an arduous one from Lachen. At 18,500 feet you may feel dizzy and short of breath. Nausea and vomitting is also very common. Even local drivers have headache due to lack of oxygen. But if you can endure all the pain, the lake is just too picturesque to miss. This is one of the most beautiful places... More 

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1 Thank orko_india
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolute beauty Tip: the journey is very very bumpy and not for the faint hearted. Low oxygen will lead to headache

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Thank Salilmlk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is at altitude of around 17000 ft as a result the oxygen level is low and very cold. The view of the lake is very scenic surrounded my mountains from all the side and clear blue sky above. But the weather is very cold and windy and its very difficult to stay out of the vehicle for very... More 

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1 Thank Blossom C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

17500 feet, low oxygen, but something worth seeing and a lifetime experience. Lake is frozen ice, all around snow peaks, sounds of chilly wind, clear sky. Journey though difficult, still worth it. Not suitable for old people and those have breathing problems.

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Thank Sankar D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I collect lots of information about this place before visit. But believe me, those are useless when you actually be in that place. The entire view of the trip was awesome. The road trip was a bit problem but you will forgot everything once you reach the lake. Whenever you plan for north Sikkim, add this place to your priority... More 

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2 Thank chandanp771
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While most places are crowded and commercialised, here's one place on earth that's the place for tranquility. I was here yesterday morning and it was just mesmerising. Although hostile, if health is not in its best, but taking that extra 4hours rough ride is the best. I was lucky to spend 1.5 hours around the frozen lake, took the circular... More 

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1 Thank RamanujamMN
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An ice covered lake surrounded by snowy peaks, it's straight out of a movie. You'll be awestruck with the beauty of the place and the wind blowing at 50kmph literally will take your breath away. Keep your ears covered and ensure you carry a bottle of vicks/camphor with you, the oxygen levels are very low and can cause headaches/vomiting/dizzy spells.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Route is bad ,early to start from hotel by 400hrs good sceneric beauty suggested to take lot of wollen clothes, don't go with kids and old people (carries risk of hypoxia due to less oxygen at lake )

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