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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[1] 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.[2] 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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  • Copyright: somnath nag (somnathn) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 16] (184)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-03-30
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 9:30
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