Kanchenjunga National Park
Kanchenjunga National Park, Sikkim – A yet unexplored and virtually undisturbed wilderness still finds place in the heavenly state of Sikkim in the form of the Kanchendzonga National Park. Situated in the northern region of the state, on the highest elevation range of 1829 to 8585 meters, the park is spread over a sprawling area of 850 sq. km. The western boundary of the park is straddled by Mount Kanchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world. The park also has to its credit; one of the longest and most awesome glaciers namely the Zemu Glacier. Three most beautiful peaks of Mount Kanchendezonga named Mt. Pandim, Mt. Narshing and Mt. Siniolchu also lie in the park area.
Yet unexplored by man, the reserve is home to Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Tibetan Antelope, Wild Ass, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Squirrel and Red Panda who find a blissful refuge amongst Magnolias, Rhododendrons and Pine forests. More than 550 species of avifauna also find shelter in the park. Some of the major birds found here include Blood Pheasants, Satyr Tragopan, Osprey, Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Snow Pigeon, Impeyan Phesants, Sun birds & Eagles.
An exceptional topography and awesome peaks in the park contribute to attract a large number of nature lovers. But entry to the park is strictly restricted to mountaineers and to more serious expeditions.