Khangchendzonga National Park, Gangtok

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Khangchendzonga National Park also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016, becoming the first "Mixed Heritage" site of India. The park gets its name from the mountain Kanchenjunga which is 8586m tall, the third-highest peak in the world. The total area of this park is 849.5km2.There are many glaciers in the park including the Zemu glacier. Animals like musk deer, snow leopard, Clouded Leopard, and Himalayan tahr all make their home in this park.Human historyThere are a few Lepcha tribal settlements inside the park.The park contains Tholung Monastery, a gompa located in the park's buffer zone. It is considered one of the most sacred monasteries in Sikkim.GeographyThe Kanchenjunga Park is situated in the North and West Sikkim districts in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has an elevation of 1829m to over 8550m and has an area of 849.50km2. It is one of the few high altitude National parks of India and was recently included as a mixed-criteria UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • July 2, 2017
    We went on the Goecha la trek and loved every moment of it. We entered the national park on day one through thick forest and were treated to rich foliage, rhododendron forests, number of waterfalls, w...  more »
  • April 18, 2017
    The place is only for adventure lovers you have to trek for 5-7 days and be prepared for long walks. You start from Yoksum where you have to pay some nominal fee for entry into park, you will need gui...  more »
  • April 13, 2017
    Kanchendzonga National Park is very famous and attractive sightseeing place between local and tourist in gangtok must see.  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    I have no words to express the happiness when I visited this place ! Very very beautiful, fresh air, clean water, local cuisine made by wonderful people and down to earth living !!! Just escape from the crowded world to this paradise once in a life at least to witness happy and healthy lifestyle !!! Please do not pollute this place as well. Use only biodegradable items within the forest.
  • June 12, 2017
    Animals are kept in their natural habitat.. special attraction is red panda.... They also have this red panda breeding centre..
  • June 30, 2017
    It's heaven. Most seren place... Amazing jungle with extreme bio diversity... Well guarded..
  • July 10, 2017
    Good zoo, specially for children. They have white tigers and a lion safari.
  • July 2, 2017
    wow no wonder to say that this place is wonderful

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