If you are someone who likes the mountains and is always looking for an opportunity to embark upon a mountain adventure, then chances are you have already heard about Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim. Located at a height of 17,800 ft, Gurudongmar is one of the highest in the world. It holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. He visited this lake in the 8th century making it a holy site for centuries to come. Gurudongmar Lake also features on the bucket list of anyone who loves snow-clad peaks, adventurous treks and serene locales. Not only is Gurudongmar one of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see, the road leading from Lachen to Gurudongmar too is extremely picturesque. Also Read - Sikkim Police Offers 'Free Ride Scheme' For Women Travelling Alone at Night

Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim – One of the high altitude lakes of the world located at 17800 ft.

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The picturesque Gurudongmar Lake Backdrop

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Himalayan mountain road in North Sikkim India from Lachen to Gurudongmar lake surrounded with snow capped peaks and vast barren lands.

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Another beautiful shot of Gurudongmar Lake with prayer flags in Sikkim

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Beautiful reflections in Gurudongmar lake

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Last 14 km on the Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake road

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Lachen to Gurudongmar lake surrounded with snow capped peaks and vast barren lands

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Colorful sacred flags fluttering in the wind as per Buddhist customs, to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to the people

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Stones at Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

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Spectacular view of Gurudongmar lake in North Sikkim

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Little houses flanking Lachen to Gurudongmar lake the road

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Himalayan town Lachen North Sikkim on a foggy winter morning. The town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake.

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Northern Himalayan road at 17,000 feet

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Desolated lake Gurudongmar

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We leave you with this picturesque backdrop of Gurudongmar lake that attracts tourists from all over the world

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So, for your next adventure, go on an expedition to Gurudongmar Lake.