Gurudongmar Lake or Gurudogmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,100 ft (5,210 m). It lies in the province of North Sikkim, India, only some 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Chinese borderThis fresh-water lake is located northeast of the Kangchenjunga range in a high plateau area connected with the Tibetan Plateau.
Gurudongmar lake provides one of the source streams of the Teesta River. The source of Teesta, the Tso Lhamo Lake, lies some 5 km (3.1 mi) to the east.
The lake remains completely frozen in the winter months from November to Mid-May.
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Longroute (19396) 2010-04-15 9:46
This is a fine photo and an important document of a place where most of us will never be able to go... (even if the sharpness is not the top). The colours are wonderful and the whole scenery is well framed. It really looks like a sacred place. I wonder whether it is connected with some religius believe.