Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim | A Sacred Experience

Gurudongmar lake
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Prayer Flags at Gurudongmar lake
                                                                                               Prayer Flags at Gurudongmar lake
 
 
Cairn at Gurudongmar Lake
 
                                                                                          Cairn at Gurudongmar Lake
 
Gurudongmar Lake North Sikkim
 
Temple at Gurudongmar Lake
 
                                                                              Temple at Gurudongmar Lake

Partially frozen Gurudongmar Lake

 
                                                                          Partially frozen Gurudongmar Lake

Turquoise blue Gurudongmar lake

 
                                                                                               Turquoise blue Gurudongmar lake
 
Gurudongmar lake during summers
 
                                                                                       Gurudongmar lake during summers
 
Gurudongmar Lake from a height
 
                                                                                  Gurudongmar Lake from a height

Hi vishnu. Your information

Hi vishnu.

Your information are really helpful for us.  
We are planning a trip to north sikkim on November 7th with my family.

I want to know will an aged person of 68 years old , who don’t have high pressure , sugar , asthma etc. , be allowed to visit Gurudongmer Lake ? If not , then will he be allowed to spend one night at Lachen?

 I need your valued suggestion. Please help me so that I can plan a good tour with my family.

Thanks  

 

regards 

Arijita Ghosh

hi,                          

hi,                                                                                                                                                                                               we are planning to make a trip, gantok lachen, yumthung zero pt,nathula at the mid side off november....is this possibe to cover 6angu babamandir????can u give me some proper advice to make this trip,?,the best eseiest way to cover it.............                                                                                                                   with regards,ranita bhattacharjee

Baba Mandir, Changu lake and

Baba Mandir, Changu lake and Nathula pass can be covered in a single day in one trip as all of these sites fall in same direction. most of tour agents in Gangtok run this tour.

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Hi Vishnu, Can you please

Hi Vishnu,
Can you please share contacts from where I can hire bike in Gangtok. I wish to visit Gurudomgmar in 3rd week of June.

I don't have the number of

I don't have the number of shops who rent bike but i can give a number which might be useful.

Hi, Good morning. We planned

Hi, Good morning.

We planned to go to Gangtok from 25th to 27th August 2016.  We would return on 28th via Bagdogra Airport (2.45 P.M.). 

 

I want to know would we face any problem to go to Gurudongmer that time. How would be the weather there in that time.

Would we be able to tour Gurudongmer lake 2 days 1 night stay? What would be the cost approximately?

 

Please help me out.

 

Thanks with regards.

 Biswajit Rudra, Bally, Howrah.

9830695756

Hi, Gurudongmar will be

Hi,

Gurudongmar will be accessible in August and you can do it in 2 days and 1 night from Gangtok. Start early morning from Gangtok and stay at Thangu, next day early morning visit the Lake and then drive back to Gangtok.

Hello, I booked the tickets

Hello,

I booked the tickets to Bagdogra for Sptember 18 to 27.

Gurudongmar and Zuluk loops are my top priorities. Can you please tell me if the places are accessible in late September?

Also, I need to hire a bike to cover Zuluk loops. Are there any bike rent shops available in Gangtok? If not, where can I get one?

Yes, these are. Yes, you can

Yes, these are. Yes, you can get bike on rent in Gangtok.

Thanks Vishnu. Now this is

Thanks Vishnu. Now this is some news!

Problem is, I didn't get any contact number or information about bike rent shops in Gangtok over the internet. Can you please share if possible?

I need this info to check budget and freez the plan further.

The only option available as per the internet is Adventures Unlimited. But, they have their shop in Darjeeling and are a bit expensive.

Thanks again!

I don't have any number of

I don't have any number of the shops but i can share a number which might be useful. they are small vendors and generally are not listed on internet.  Relatively hiring a bike on rent in Sikkim is expensive.

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Hi Vishnu  I will reach

Hi Vishnu 

I will reach Darjeeling on 8th June. After spending 2-3 days there, will head to Sikkim where I will have 6 days in hand. I would like to visit nathula and gurudongmar lake definitely. Can you please share the details regarding transportation, permission and places to stay over there.

My email Id: arunkashyap29@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance

Permission can be obtained

Permission can be obtained using a tour agent. for transport to North Sikkim, you will have to hire a private vehicle.

we are planning to visit

we are planning to visit lachung,lachen,yumthung valley,nathula,gurudongmar,zero point from gangtok in mid of november(Probably 12th to 18th)....Kindly let me know

1)Is it perfect time to visit these places?

2)Is there any chances that roads may be closed for heavy snowfall?

 

Yes. November is really good

Yes. November is really good time to visit there.

Chances of heavy snowfall are low till November.

Hello, I will reach gangtok

Hello,

I will reach gangtok on 15th june, I paln to visit Tosmongo lake, Baba mandir, Nathula pass, Gurudongmar lake, Yumthang valley, My Retun on 19th june. Can you please suuggest me how can i execute my rip.

 

Is it possible to visit gurudongmar with out visit Lachen? If yes then please tell me how.

Hope to hear from you ASAP.

Regards-

Vivek Saha

 

 

No.. you will have to pass

No.. you will have to pass Lachen to reach Gurudongmar and probably stay there overnight. in 4 days you can cover all you mentioned.

dear vishnu, we are reaching

dear vishnu,

we are reaching gangtok by 10 jun 2016 evening after reaching bagdora from chennai by flight by noon.

we have booked accommodation at gangtok from 10/06/2016 to 14/06/2016 both nights inclusive (4 days -- 5 nights)

apart from local sight seeing we are interested in north sikkim especially lake gurudongmar and yumthang valley (valley of flowers)

we are five of us --adults. please draw up an itinerary--travel plan based on your experience

would u recommend any particular enthusiastic  tour operator

thanking u in anticipation

Seems like you only have 4

Seems like you only have 4 days in end. North skiim would be quite hectic in this time frame. I will send you an email with contact details that might be useful.

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sir i would like to see

sir i would like to see gurudongmar lake ..we are two friends .we will reach newjalpaiguri rly station on 9th may and our rutern journey is 14th

may at bagdogra air port .please suggest how to reach gurudongmar lake ,lachn.

From New Jalpaiguri, you need

From New Jalpaiguri, you need to go to Gangtok and then take tour to Gurudongmar via Lachen.

We 4 adults + child of 8

We 4 adults + child of 8 years are arriving on 25\May\2016 @ New Jalpaiguri Station @ 9 AM. We want to reach directly to Lachen which I understand is 9 hours drive and check in to a hotel.

New Jalpaiguri to Lachen is

New Jalpaiguri to Lachen is quite a long drive. besides you also need to get your permits at Gangtok before heading to North Sikkim. I don't think it all would be possible in single day.

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SIR I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT

SIR I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT NORTH SIKKIM LIKE GURUDONGMAR LAKE YUMTHANG VALLY  END OF MAY.CAN U GUIDE REGARDING MY TOUR LIKE TOUR OPERATO RATE PER HEAD ETC.WE ARE 2ADULTS ND 1 CHILED(7+). THANKS MADHUMITA DAS(madhumita.dasde@gmail.com)

Yes, you can visit

Yes, you can visit Gurudongmar lake in May. i will send you details.

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Hi, I am travelling solo to

Hi,

I am travelling solo to Sikkim. Could anyone help me in figuring out, how can i go to Gurudongmar lake from gangtok? Are there any shared taxis available? Also I am planning 1N 2 D trip.

 

Waiting for the repsonse.

No... shared taxis are not

No... shared taxis are not available on this stretch. you will have to hire a private cab or better club with other travelers.

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dear sir,we r planing for

dear sir,
we r planing for make a bike trip to gurudongmar lake. after njp how much stay should we take? and please guide me how can we reach gurudongmar? we planing on october2016 , is that right time?

Outside Sikkim vehicles are

Outside Sikkim vehicles are not allowed in North Sikkim region. from NJP, you can take road to Gangtok and then from Gangtok to Thangu (which will be a whole day ride) and to Gurudongmar following morning. Yes, October is really good time to visit Gurudongmar lake.

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Hai sir I am planning to

Hai sir
I am planning to visit yumthang and gurdongmar on September
Is it possible to see snow over there
We two friends are planning to visit there
For only twos it will be a huge amount for hiring a cab
Can u suggest any alterations

Chances to see snow are very

Chances to see snow are very low in September. you will have to hire a private vehicle for the tour to North Sikkim. You can consider clubbing with fellow travelers and share expenses.

Hello,    Me and my friends

Hello, 

 

Me and my friends (5 days) are planning to go to Gangtok, Lachen, Lachung and Gurudangmar Lake from June 7th. Can u please chalk out a plan fo rus so we can visit Gurudangmar and LAchen Lachung by 10th. 

Also, can u get the details of permit. how can we get the permit and how much do they charge usually? 

WHat about the vehicle and transportation? please revert back asap.

 

Thank you.

Hi Priya, Visiting

Hi Priya,

Visiting Gurudongmar and Lachen in June is not a problem. For permits, you can contact any tour agents in Gangtok. Generally all is included in a packaged tour from Gangtok to North Sikkim. Public transport is not available in North Sikkim towards Gurudongmar so most of the tourists prefer to hire vehicle from tour agencies.

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hi vishnu. i stumbled upon ur

hi vishnu.

i stumbled upon ur blog. ur informations are blessings for pipol like me who dont like consuling travelling agents Smile Smile
i am planning a trip to sikkim in last week of april. 25th april onwards.
m travelling with my hubby n child age 6 and my parents.
i will be staying at Singtom Tea Estate in dargeeling,our initial plan was to spend 4 day over here doing nothing Tongue  but since we r travelling all the way to sikkim, thot i shud check it out some other options too.

can u sugget a nice, leisurely 6 day trip which include atleast one snow clad place (wish of my daughter). i am intrested in visiting gurudongmar lake but it seems tooo far frm dargeeling  . and i am unable to find some upscale resorts or hotels in between. (my parents are 5* people)

i am open for all kind of suggestions. that includes skipping dargeeling Smile. feel free to suggest new start point and end point. 

if u can- please mail me . - BTW- we r travelling from mumbai by Air, we r 4 adults and 1 child- age of 6 and we are hard core vegetarians.

thanks in advance,

regards 

 

Hi, I would suggest you to

Hi,

I would suggest you to include Gangtok, Pelling in your itineray if you are planning it for 6 days. I think high end accommodation would not be a problem in these locations. with respect to snow, Nathula pass, Changu lake near Gangtok would be your best chance.

Vegeterian food is not a problem in this part.

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Want to visit the lake may4

Want to visit the lake may4 2016. Twelve ladies between 55 to 65 years. Will we get permit. All of us want to go. Will they check the age and reject.

Hi Chandra, I think army

Hi Chandra,

I think army checkpost does not allow kids less than 5 years old but not sure if there is any problem with elderly people.

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Kindly guide whether it is

Kindly guide whether it is safe for asthematic child aged 6 years visit gurudongmar during 2nd week of April

I would personally would not

I would personally would not recommend it.

Hey Vishnu,  Appreciate your

Hey Vishnu, 

Appreciate your patience in answering all the questions. We are visiting sikkim this April for the second time. Our bikes are non sikkim ones. Last time we got permit for Nathula pass. We couldn go to gurudongmar due to weather as we visited in December. So thfis is my question :

Is something changed like non sikkim bikes ll not be given permit? We got it back in 2013 so just confirming. 

 

 

Yes, I think Ourside Sikkim

Yes, I think Ourside Sikkim vehicles are no longer allowed in Gurudongmar lake region.

Dear Vishnu Please tell me Is

Dear Vishnu

Please tell me

Is may end or 1st week of june is better time to visit Gurudongmor lake and Yamthang.

Is inner line permit can be arranged from Sikkim House Delhi.

Thanks

Inner line permit for Sikkim

Inner line permit for Sikkim can be easily arranged from Gangtok. i am not sure whether its possible from Sikkim house.

Yes, 1st Week of June is indeed a very good time to visit Gurudongmar. lots of snow you would see.

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Hi, I was planning for a solo

Hi,

I was planning for a solo trip to North sikkim on mid of April.

I would need couple of info before going ahead

Is SHARED CABS available from Gangtok to lachen and lachung?

If I reach gangtok around 1 PM in the afternoon, is it possible to get cabs for lachen/lachung/Chungthang? If not shared then private?

If i have to give up on either lachnen or lachung due to time constraints, which one should i let go? (Completely from your perspective)

An estimate of expense for both shared and private package

 

Thanks in advance

Hi Roni, Shared cabs are not

Hi Roni,

Shared cabs are not available in this part.

I think most of the vehicles depart early in the morning. you can not get anything after 1PM

Lachung and Yumthang i would suggest.

Estimate would depend on your travel style.

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I am planning to visit north

I am planning to visit north sikkim in March end or April.

So, if any tour operator going to north sikkim in this time, please send me the contact details on my mail.

Sure. details are inboxed.

Sure. details are inboxed.

hey,  can  please tellme can

hey, 

can  please tellme can we visit  gurdongmar lake, between 22nd march to 25 th march??

is it open that time?

and  from where do we need to take permit for it

and also let me know if we can visit the place and retrn back to gantok the same day

and i jst checked the tempatre its is showing -14 degree.

can we visit that place?

PLEASE EMAIL ME THE DETAILS TOO

THANKS Smile

Permiit can be arranged from

Permiit can be arranged from the Gangtok itself. I think Gurudongmar is open from March this year. Not possible to visit Gurudongmar and return on the same day.

Yes, -14 degree is normal for Gurudongmar but you can visit it.

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Hi,We planning a bike trip to

Hi,
We planning a bike trip to gurudongmar lake. Is it accessible by bike on 22 or 23 March 2016. Is it possible to get permet at Gurudongmar checkpost directly without any permit from gangtok? I'm planning to go directly from Gangtok to Lachecn and then get permit from Army check post there. Is it possible to do so?

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