Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake

Place of Origin: Chopta Valley, Sikkim


The Gurudongmar lake is located at an altitude of 4100 m above sea level, alongside a glacial peak known by the same name. It is the largest and the highest lake in the state.

Religious Significance

The lake is revered by the local people. It is believed that Guru Nanak rested on the banks of this lake on his way to Tibet. Guru Nanak’s footprints, a robe and a water-carrying utensil are preserved in a nearby place called Lachen Gompha. The locals refer to Guru Nanak as Rimpoche Nanak Guru.

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