Ranked 12 among Places to Visit in West Sikkim
Located at an elevation of 1829 m to over 8,550 m spread across an area of 849.5 sq km, Kanchengjunga National Park is a Biosphere reserve located on the border between east Nepal and Sikkim.
Necessary permits are required to visit this place. This place lies between various trekking routes including Yuksom-Tshoka-Dzongri route, Yuksom-Goecha La route, Dzongri Base Camp-Khangerteng Route and Lachen-Green Lake route. This National Park is famous for the variety of flora and fauna it houses. Among animals, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, wild dog, sloth bear, red panda, Tibetan wild ass, Himalayan blue sheep, etc. are found here. Various types of rhododendron, other flowers, medicinal plants and herbs along with oaks, fir, birch, maple trees are also found here. About 550 species of Avifauna can also be spotted inside the park.
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