Named after the third highest mountain peak in the world, and nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas in North of Sikkim is the Kanchenjunga National Park. Included recently in UNESCO's world heritage sites, it is a rare high altitude national park and the first "Mixed-Heritage" site of the country. Also spelt as Khangchendzonga National Park, at an elevation of 8586 meters, it lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim. Unique in biodiversity, this place is a paradise for trekking with a diverse landscape and breathtaking views.
The park, situated in the beautiful state of Sikkim, is sprawled across a vast area of 850 sq km and is home to most endemic and rare species of flora and fauna including the Snow Leopard and Himalayan Tahr. With the varying elevation of 1,829 m to over 8,550 m, the Kanchenjunga National Park adjoins Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area in Nepal. There are numerous glaciers inside the national park with the Zemu glacier being the most significant one with an extravagant length of twenty-six kilometres.
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