Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park is a very popular National Park and a Biosphere reserve in Sikkim. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses 18 glaciers, including the most beautiful Zemu glacier which adds to its overall beauty. The Park stands at an elevation of 1,829 meters and is counted among the few high altitude National parks of India. It is a part of the Himalaya global biodiversity hotspot and remains a dream of every nature lover. What makes the park even more splendid looking are the numerous peaks adorning it, including  Mt. Narsing (5,825mts), Mt. Padim (6,691 mts), the Twins (7,350mts), Nepal Peak(17,150mts), Tent Peak (7,365mts), Mt.Simvo (6,811mts), Siniolchu (6,886mts), Mt.Simvo (6,811mts) and Siniolchu (6,886mts). All these peaks either completely or partially remain part of the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Rich Flora & Fauna
Travelers visiting the park are blessed with a ‘never seen before’ side of nature. Flora of the park mostly consists of temperate broadleaf and mixed forests. While taking a safari through the park, you can spot oaks, fir, birch, maple, willow, etc.

Khangchendzonga National Park is home to splendid mammal species. Some of the commonly found animals in the park include musk deer, snow leopard, sloth bear, civet, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, wild dog, red panda, etc.

Today the park stands as an important conservation area with a major ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological, natural and zoological importance. Some of the peaks, caves and hot springs here even have high religious significance.

How to Reach:
By Air:  Nearest Airport to the park is Bagdogra, around 122 kms from Gangtok, the capital.
By Rail: Nearest Railhead Is Jalpaiguri (120 km) from Gangtok.
By Road: Regular bus services link Gangtok with Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri, etc.

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