The Kanchenjunga National Park in India is one of the few high-altitude natural reserves in the world that is home to several rare species of flora and fauna. The park is part of the Himalayan range of mountains and is one of the most sought-after destinations among wildlife and nature lovers.
Located in the Indian state of Sikkim in the northeastern part of the country, the Kanchenjunga National Park is actually part of the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. The park stretches across 850 square kilometers and its elevation ranges between 1829 to 8550 meters above sea level. The Kanchenjunga Park is named after the highest mountain peak in India and the third highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga which towers over surrounding landscape at 8586 meters.
The Kanchenjunga National Park attracts wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world. The Park is the natural habitat of many critically endangered and threatened species of wild animals like the snow leopard, the Himalayan Black Bear, civet, Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr and likewise many rare species of birds. Besides a wide range of medicinal plants and herbs are found in the higher regions of the park which are increasingly getting rare.
Trekking routes through the Kanchenjunga National Park generally start from Mangan in north Sikkim. Visitors however can stop over at the state capital Gangtok a day earlier. Visit www.ooaha.com for best Gangtok hotel deals.