Kanchenjunga National Park Travel Guide - Best Time To Visit & Reach


Kanchenjunga National Park, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage, is a major attraction located in the foothills of Kanchenjunga, the third tallest in the world, at an altitude of 8586 meters above sea level. Acquainted with lush green valleys, ancient lakes, and attractive springs, the natural splendor of this park fascinates everyone. Many rare and endangered species of fauna, flora, and birds are found in Kanchenjunga National Park. Rich biodiversity is seen inside the park, hence it is also known as Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. 

From here, tourists can simultaneously enjoy the view of the 19 peaks of the Himalayas, including Khangchendzonga (Kanchenjunga). Kanchenjunga National Park is also known as a natural, cultural, and religious heritage. Here is the Kanchenjunga National Park Travel Guide which will make your journey hassle-free, exciting and entertaining.

Kanchenjunga National Park Travel Guide - Places & Things  Do In

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Best time to visit Kanchenjunga National Park

Kanchenjunga National Park can be visited during both summer and winter, in summer tourists can see the breathtaking natural beauty of greenery and colorful flowers in Bitch Park from March to May and can also undertake adventure activities like trekking. Apart from this, frozen snow on the mountains during the winter gives tourists a magical experience and during this, many winter activities can also be done. Due to rain here in the monsoon, there may be problems in your journey, so do not go on this journey at this time.

Places to visit in Kanchenjunga National Park


From Goechala, situated at an altitude of 4947 meters above sea level, amidst the tranquil peaks of the Himalayas, tourists can see the landscape surrounded by rhododendron trees and the mesmerizing views of the flowing waters of Samiti Lake. Goechala is a popular trekking destination among tourists, also known as the romantic track. It starts from Yuksom on which tourists can see this quaint hill station completely while trekking.


Yuksom is a quiet village situated amidst snow-capped mountain ranges. Yuksom is the perfect place for tourists seeking adventure and cultural lovers. Apart from this, Yuksom is also a beautiful place for amazing scenic view photographers where they can click some pictures with peace. Adventure lovers can go on a 1-hour track from Yuksom and tourists can get to know Buddhist culture and spirituality by visiting the nearby monasteries.

Dubdi Monastery

Dubdi Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim also known as Yukasom Monastery, the monastery is surrounded by tall trees on all sides, it is a two-story structure with an elevation of 2100 meters above sea level. There is a collection of statues, manuscripts, and texts of lamas. Dubdi monasteries offer mesmerizing views of greenery and snow-capped mountains.

Flora and Fauna found in Kanchenjunga National Park


Many different types of vegetation are found in Kanchenjunga National Park, including the flat broad-pruned, mixed coniferous, and alpine scrub. Tourists can see many attractive florae in the park along with Quercus lineta, Acer campbelli, Juglans regia and junipers, and rhododendrons, besides many medicinal species such as Picrorhiza and Rheum emodi. All these species are found in different types.


Kanchenjunga National Park has many rare and varied species of fauna including Blue Sheep, Barking Deer, Marmont Monkey, Musk Deer, Goral, Red Panda Snow Leopard, and some reptiles with colorful Flying Squirrel.


Many species of birds are also found in many biomes in the park, which is about 300 species out of 324 species found in Sikkim. Threw barving, white-napped Yuhina Himalayan Griffon, Lamargear, Forest eagle owl, Falgun, colorful pheasant, Includes Snow Cock, Snow Partridge, Osprey, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Sunbirds, Sikkim's state bird blood pheasant.

How to reach Kanchenjunga National Park

By Air: - Near this park is Bagdogra Airport which is connected to almost all major cities of India. Tourists can reach the capital Gangtok by taxi or bus and travel 45 km from here to the park.

By Rail: Tourists from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Bangalore can come to New Jalpaiguri by train and can take a bus from here to Gaguntock.

By Road: - From the capital Gangtok, the park is situated just a short distance away, for this, tourists can reach the park by bus or some other means.

  • Kanchenjunga National Park Travel Tips
  • A permit may be required to go to the park so be sure to have a permit
  • Do not litter in the park and keep clean
  • Do not disturb the creatures by making tourist noise, so stay calm
  • Do not hurt anything in the park.


Kanchenjunga National Park is a heritage where many endangered rare species live, apart from this the park offers tourists many attractive landscapes and adventurous activities. Tourists can make their journey hassle-free and romantic and entertaining by following the Kanchenjunga National Park Travel Guide.


When was Kanchenjunga National Park established?

Kanchenjunga National Park was established in 1977.

When was Kanchenjunga National Park included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO?

Kanchenjunga National Park was included in the UNESCO Heritage List in 2016.

What is the height of Kanchenjunga National Park?

Kanchenjunga National Park is located at an altitude of 1220 meters above sea level.

How far is it from Gangtok to Kanchenjunga National Park?

Kanchenjunga National Park is situated 50 km away from Gangtok.

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