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Buddhist Flag flutters in GuruDongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake

Considered to be sacred by the Buddhists, Sikhs, and the Hindus, Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. The freshwater lake is fed by glaciers from the Kanchengyao range of mountains. It is inhabited by Yaks, Musk deer, Mountain goats, and blue sheep to name a few. The water is crystal clear and the bed can be seen from the middle of the lake.
Visit our hotel Summit Penghan Metok Hotel, Lachen, to explore the beautiful lake at an altitude of 17,000 ft above mean sea level.

 

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Lachen Monastery

Lachen Monastery is a Nyingma Buddhist Monastery built way back in 1858. It is a fine example of Tibetan Architecture and the locals here follow Tibetan Buddhism. The premises are decorated with prayer mats, wheels and colourful flags. The villagers of Thangu Village are welcoming and one can spend hours talking to the locals about the religion and geography of the place.
Set picturesquely amidst the mountains en-route the Gurudogmar Lake, it is a must-visit place for tourists looking to explore Lachen.

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Chopta Valley

The valley is home to snow-capped mountains with a breathtaking view of the valley underneath. It is one of the sought after places to visit in Lachen by the tourists. One can easily spot a wide variety of animals and birds while trekking here. Adventure lovers from all around the globe flock to capture the beautiful flora and fauna of the mountains while others can just take a taxi to the place. 

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Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar is considered the highest altitude one can reach without a climbing permit. The black rocks break the monotony of the snow-clad mountains. The place features a viewpoint of Mount Everest and is a host to world's highest webcam called as the 'Mount Everest Cam'. It is a part of the Chopta Valley, Gurudongmar Lake, and Kala Patthar trek and gives a breathtaking view of a part of the Mount Everest.