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Melting Ice


Melting Ice
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Copyright: Sumanta Saha (sumantas) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 7] (35)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Kodak Easyshare Z700
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 23:28
Viewed: 3952
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world located at an altitude of 17,800 feet. It lies on the North Sikkim (India) in a high plateau area contiguous to the Tibetan Plateau. The stream emerging from the lake is one of the source-streams of the Teesta River.
The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava. The lake remains completely frozen in the winter months from November to Mid-May except for one small part of the lake which is supposed to be touched and blessed by the Guru Padmasambhava.
Due to the extremely inhospitable surrounding terrain and considering the altitude, this place has scarcity of oxygen. First-time visitors are advised to stay overnight at Thangu (altitude 13500 feet).

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
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Hi Sumanta, Excellent sharing of your picture of lovely lake in India. Great shot and well composed. TFS Ganesh

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