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Welcome to Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake, also known as Gurudogmar Lake, the top 15 highest lakes in the world and is the second highest lake in Sikkim, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m) in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is a lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism who visited the lake in the 8th century. The panoramic and scenic beauty of the place is a sight to behold.

Price of Taxi for Gurudongmar Lake

Vehicle Type Off-SeasonSeason
Small Not Allowed Not Allowed
Normal 3,500 / Day 4,000 / Day
Luxury 4,000 / Day 4,500 / Day

Tour Description

Day1 : Gangtok - Lachung (Approx - 124 kms 6 hrs)

After breakfast around 8-10.00 a.m. we start from gangtok to Lachung (8610 ft) via Chungthang. Lunch at Mangan nearly 3 hours of drive from Gangtok. On the way enjoy a few wonderful locations like Tashi View point, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls, Twin Waterfalls, Bhim Nala Waterfalls and the confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung Chu at Chungthang. The road leads through Rhododendron plants of the Singha Forest Reserve extended up to the Tibetan Plateau - Picturesque landscape, snow peaked mountains, flowing rivers blooming rhododendrons - During April / May / June one can find the riot of colours as Rhododendrons, Primulae and many other Alpine Flowers are in full bloom Guest are expected to reach Lachung at late afternoon or early evening. Check into hotel Evening free to stroll up to Lachung valley & teesta river Night halt at Lachung.

Day2 : Lachung - Yumthang - Lachung - Gangtok

Morning breakfast - After breakfast leave for Yumthang nearly 26 kilometers and is 1.5 hours drive - Yumthang valley is situated at an altitude of nearly 11800 feet with the river Lachung Chu flowing through the valley - Yumthang valley, hot spring, Lachung is most sought after by tourist and the valley is either snow covered or the blooming Rhododendron always enhance the beauty of the place - On the way from Yumthang one may visit the famous hot spring known for its curative properties - Yumthang is a large valley surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends and the cold desert starts In the winter months there is snow all around and the snow clad mountains adds to the beauty. After lunch leave for Gangtok . Overnight stay at Gangtok.



Extra : Permit : Rs. 5,00
Gurudongmar Lake : Rs.3,000 (due to condition of road)

Vehicle Type Off-SeasonSeason
Small Rs. 2,000 Rs. 2,500
Normal Not Allowed Not Allowed
Luxury Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,500

Vehicle Type Off-SeasonSeason
Small Rs. 2,500 Rs. 3,000
Normal Not Allowed Not Allowed
Luxury Rs. 3,500 Rs. 4,000


Places covered:

1. Tashi View Point 2. Mangan Town 3. Naga WaterFall 4. Tong check post 5. Chungthang Valley 6. Lachen Valley 7. Thangu & Chopta Valley 8. Gurudongmar Lake

Thangu & Chopta Valley

Thangu valley occupies a very broad valley at the junction of the Thangu Chu, Chopta chu & Lassur Chu. It is situated at an altitude of 14000ft. Both the valley erupts riots of colours in the month of June & July. In the month of Dec/Jan you can play in the snow or even walk.

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Thangu and Chopta Valley

Lachung Valley

Lachung is a town and hill station in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet. Lachung is at an elevation of about 9,600 feet (2,900 m) and at the confluence of the lachen and Lachung Rivers, both tributaries of the River Teesta.

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Lachung Valley

Gurudongmar Lake

Situated at a height of 17,800 feet, it is considered one the most sacred lakes by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe inspiring lake (190 kms from Gangtok) remains milky in colour throughout the year. The panoramic and scenic beauty of the place is a sight to behold.

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Gurudongmar Lake

Chungthang Valley

A small town on way to Yumthang, it stands at the confluence of the rivers Lachen chu and Lachung chu. The North Sikkim highway bifurcates from here with one road leading to Lachen and the other to Lachung. Chungthang valley is considered to be a holy place which has been blessed by Guru.

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Chunthang Valley

Lachen Valley

Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state. It is located at an elevation of 2,750 metres. The name Lachen means "big pass". The town is being promoted as a tourist destination by the Sikkimese government. The town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake.

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Lachung Valley

Yumthang Valley

The Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim. It is at an elevation of 11,693 ft above msl at a distance of 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the state capital Gangtok.It is popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers'.

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Lachung Valley

Visit Mangan

Mangan is a town and the headquarters of North Sikkim district in the Indian State of Sikkim. The town is connected to the capital Gangtok by a metalled road. The town opens up the Tibetan Plateau.

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Mangan Town

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has forty species of rhododendron trees. It is located in the Yumthang Valley north of Lachung in North Sikkim district. Bird species found in the park include Wood snipe and Hoary-throated barwing.

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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

Tashi Viewpoint

This is a view point in Gangtok. The view of the city is very beautiful from here. A small Ganesh temple just next to the television tower on the hill is popularly known as Ganesh Tok. About 11 km from the Gangtok city is Hanuman Tok, dedicated to Lord Hanuman is situated.

Tashi Viewpoint

Naga Falls

This is one of the best falls you will find in Sikkim. You will reach here after a hour drive from mangan.

Naga Falls

Toong Check Post

This is the first Check Post to enter North Sikkim. It is 12 kms from Naga Falls. The view of Teesta river is best from this place.

Toong Check Post