Gurudongmar Lake Overview
Gurudongmar Lake at a height of 17100 ft., is among the top 15 highest lakes in the world and 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. Being the second highest lake in India, the splendid and scenic beauty of the place is breath-taking. The Gurudongmar Lake is located in Lachen, a small beautiful town in North Sikkim situatedŌ_at a height of 10000 ft.and a night stay at this town is recommended before visiting the Gurudongmar Lake. The nearest village from Gurdongmar LakeŌ_is Thangu, at about 14000 ft. which is another popular tourist attraction. Named after Guru Dongmar, the lake has a lot of religious significance and the beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga from that point is a sight to behold. Encircled by snow-capped mountains and crystal clear icy water, it is considered as a very holy lake. The lake is one of the sources of River Teesta, which flows through Sikkim, West Bengal and Bangladesh to merge with the Bay of Bengal. There lies a 'Sarva Dharma Sthal' near the lake and it is a very popular place of worship for all religions.