Khangchendzonga National Park, Gangtok

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Kanchenjunga 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 Kangchenjunga (alternative spelling Khangchendzonga) 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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  • One of the most unforgettable treks I've done so far! Breathtaking landscape with often 360 degree mountain views, incredible expansive valleys, and crystal clear rivers raging through the valleys. We...  more »
  • I went to Kanchendzonga National Park. Blessed with the charm of Northeast Himalayas, there are many glaciers in the Kanchendzonga National Park area. Kanchendzonga National Park is also home to an am...  more »
  • Great national park. Kanchandzonga park is include beauty of nature. Its amazing to see various nature.  more »
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  • Absolutely awestruck by the natural beauty of this park on first visit. Home to many rare flora & fauna. During the blooming season of Rhododendron the most part of the park turns into magical landscape special the the upper most part of the tree line. A must visit Nationsl Park for outdoor adventure enthusiasts with lot trekking trails around.
  • Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim is India’s First mixed World Heritage site’ on UNESCO World Heritage List . A "mixed site" contains elements of both natural and cultural significance. This is the 24th mixed site under Unesco in the World Heritage List. The national park has the unique distinction of becoming India's first "mixed" World Heritage Site by fulfilling the nomination criteria under natural and cultural heritage.
  • You need to have patience to see the rare animal for which we have came so far.
  • Pristine, clean and utterly beautiful. The streams flow with blue and green water, the occasional red panda gives a visit or a glimpse, and the weather is cold. All the time. The perfect place to enjoy nature and spend time trekking the hills. A definite place to visit if you're in sikkim. We covered the park as part of our hike to Goecha La. Loved it.
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