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#1 Mar 14th, 2008, 08:21
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#2 Jun 10th, 2008, 12:34
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i have been there twice...its a really amazing place....and once you think that you are at 17,200 ft, you will think yourself at the top of the world...at least it was happened to me...really stunning beauty of nature....
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Gurudongmar Lake is not GreenLake

Hi,
Nice reading ... I have been there twice and in my second visit I went beyond Gurudongmar to the Cholamu Lake (at 18000 ft +), the source of the river Teesta.
I would like to point out one thing here - Gurudongmar and Green Lake are not the same - infact Green Lake is not a lake in the true sense. People who have trekked till there knows why...

Check www.cholamulake.blogspot.com - for my trip to Gurudongmar and beyond.

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Unhappy Gurudongmar Lake is NOT Green Lake

The author is again requested to make the correction. Gurudongmar Lake is not Green Lake.
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Gurudongmar lake is not Green Lake

Green lake is situated towards Jemu glacier. Previously Kanchenjungha expedition was carried out through this rout.
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References to Green Lake have been removed. Thanks for pointing this out.
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Practical details?

It sounds incredible, I'd love to know how you arranged everything - did you hire the car? Where did you sleep? How much did it all cost? etc.

Thanks!
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The place is truly amazing. I had been there almost 2 yrs back when I had covered Yumthang as well. I really wish I could camp near Gurudongmar and spend a moonlit night there
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Sample Itinerary to North Sikkim & Chhangu Lake

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Originally Posted by charliebah View Post It sounds incredible, I'd love to know how you arranged everything - did you hire the car? Where did you sleep? How much did it all cost? etc.

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You can do a 3N-4D trip to North Sikkim from Gangtok ( with Chhangu lake included). You will have to hire a Scorpio/Sumo or some other 4 wheel drive vehicle. In off season, the entire vehicle should cost around 20K from NJP to NJP inclusive of fooding, lodging. Itinerary could be like :-

Day 1 - Morn reach NJP by 9 am, leave directly for Mangan (start of North Sikkim), stay night at Lachung

Day 2 - Leave early morn for Yumthang, cover Yumesamdong (Zero Point) and Katao (if you get permission). Return and stay night at Lachen

Day 3 - Leave early morning for Gurudongmar lake, while return cover Chopta Valley and then back to Gangtok, night halt at Gangtok

Day 4 - Leave early for Chhangu Lake, after which visit Baba's Mandir and Nathula Pass and return back. can leave the same night for NJP

If you are interested I can give you a contact there who has organized a few tripps for me and is quite reliable. In fact we will be going for a similar trip in the last week of October

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gurudongmar lake & yumthang

Hi Manish,
Can u please provide me with the contact numbers???
We are planning to visit this april.
My email id is arnab.kolkata2006@gmail.com
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Hi Manish:
I have gone through your amazing experiences of your trip to Gurudongmar Lake and Chhangu Lake. Being very much exited I have also planned to visit the same place. I want to travel to Darjeeling and Sikkim by my Santro Car from Aligarh U.P. (135 Km from Delhi) with my family, me (53 yrs.), my wife, a 14 years old son and of course a young driver. Please, suggest me whether this trip is overambitious and not feasible or it could be done safely.
Thanks a lot in anticipation
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This sounds incredible! We are going to be in Darjeeling in November and I think we may spend some time in Sikkim also. This is a place I want to go-to this lake. I do worry about altitute sickness though. What level is Tanggu at? Did you camp there or stay in a hotel? I remember when I was in Peru a few years back I took something to prevent altitute sickness and it really helped with breathing, etc. I can't recall the name of it, but it sounds like it may be helpful in the North Sikkim region. Thanks for sharing!
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WoW...Nice write up, n even nicer pictures! Wanna take a trip to North East all the more after readin this!
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we have been to Gurudongmar and Yumthang last March and it is awesome.I would suggest as one of the 100 places to visit before you die.
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I might be blind - photo credits?

The photos are fab -- enjoyed seeing them! Who took them? :d
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