Dongkha La

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Dongkha la
Dongkha la is located in India
Dongkha la
Elevation 18,000 ft (5,486 m)
Location Sikkim, India
Tibet
Range Himalaya
Dongkha La
Traditional Chinese 凍嘎拉山口
Simplified Chinese 冻嘎拉山口

The 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.

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

The first observer to record the pass in western literature was botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker, who crossed the pass on 7 September 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