Dongkha La

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Dongkha la
Elevation 18,000 ft (5,486 m)
Location Sikkim, India
Tibet, China
Range Himalaya

Dongkha la or Donkia Pass[1] (el. 18,000 ft or 5,500 m)[2][3][4] is a high mountain pass in the Himalaya connecting Sikkim in India with Tibet in China.

The pass offers a view of the Tibetan Plateau. The pass is located in North Sikkim. The Tso Lhamo Lake is located near the pass,[1] 6.5 km (4.0 mi) long and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) wide.[5] The Teesta River is attributed to originate from Tso Lhamo lake. The Gurudongmar Lake some 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to west-northwest also feeds Teesta.

First observation in western literature was provided by Joseph Dalton Hooker, crossing the pass on September 7, 1849.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b White, J. Claude; White, J. Claude (4 May 1996). Sikkim & Bhutan. Asian Educational Services. p. 89. ISBN 978-81-206-1183-2. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  2. ^ Joshi, H.G. (15 October 2004). Sikkim ; Past and Present. New Delhi, India: Mittal Publications. p. 41. ISBN 978-81-7099-932-4. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  3. ^ Hooker, Joseph Dalton (15 October 2008). Himalayan Journals, Notes of a Naturalist: In Bengal, The Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, Etc.. Forgotten Books. p. 637. ISBN 978-1-60620-983-7. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  4. ^ Hooker, Joseph Dalton (15 October 2008). Himalayan Journals, Notes of a Naturalist: In Bengal, The Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, Etc.. Forgotten Books. p. 619. ISBN 978-1-60620-983-7. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  5. ^ Krishnan, J. K (2005). Academic Dictionary of Tourism. Delhi, India: Isha Books. p. 89. ISBN 81-8205-259-9. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 

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Coordinates: 27°59′15″N 88°46′02″E / 27.98750°N 88.76722°E / 27.98750; 88.76722