Kanchengjunga National Park

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About Kanchengjunga National Park

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Open Time: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM,
Closed on Sundays

Cost: Indians: INR 350,
Foreigners: INR 560,
Students: INR 80

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Kanchengjunga National Park, West Sikkim Overview

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.

Additional costs at the Kanchengjunga National Par

Indian Nationals: INR 350 for the first 7 days, INR 40 per additional day,
Foreigners: INR 560 for the first 7 days, INR 80 per additional day,

Students: INR 80 for the first 7 days, INR 20 per additional day,
Local Guides and Porters (with the team): INR 10 per day,
Animals: INR 15 per day,

Tent Pitching Charge: INR 50 per day,
Bed Charges (in Log Hut): INR 100 per day,

Still Camera: INR 30,
Video Camera: INR 1000,
Movie Camera: INR 35000

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Tips

Permissions must be acquired from the department of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Home department of the Government of Sikkim in order to climb the peaks in the park.

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