National Park And Sanctuaries
There Is One National Park And Six Wildlife Sanctuaries, Which Together Constitute Over 30% Of The Total Geographical Area Of The State.

The Temperate And Alpine Ecoregions Are Protected In Four Wildlife Sanctuaries At Shingba (North), Kyongnosla (East), Pangolakha (East) And Barsey (West) And One National Park Namely Khangchendzonga National Park (North And west). They Harbour A Representative Biodiversity Of These Ecoregions.


Khangchendzonga National Park: North, South, West 1784 Sq. Km. (Best Season To Visit: March To Late May And September To Mid- December.) The Khangchendzonga National Park Is The Largest Wildlife Reserve In Sikkim. The Third Highest Peak In The World, The Khangchendzonga, Straddles The Western Boundary Of The Park, From Which The Reserve Gets Its Name. The Reserve Also Includes The Vast Zemu Glacier. The National Park Occupies A Premier Place Amongst The High Altitude National Parks In The Country And Is Endowed With One Of The Most Magnificent Eco-Systems In The World.

Situated In Such An Inaccessible Expanse In The North And South Districts, The Region Has Remained Untouched To Quite A Large Extent. The Reserve Is Home To The Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Tibetan Antelope, Wild Ass, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Squirrel And The Red Panda Who Live In Blissful Isolation Amongst Giant Magnolias, Rhododendrons And Pine Forests.

A Special Pass Is Required.

For National Tourist: Permit Is Issued From The Home Department, Government Of Sikkim
For Foreign Tourist: If It Is A Trek To The Zemu Glacier, Permit Is Issued From Ministry Of Home, Delhi
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, North Sikkim, 43 Sq. Km.

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary (Located Between Lachung And Yumthang) Is Home To The Endemic Rhododendron Niveum Which Has Been Designated The State Tree Of Sikkim.

Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary West Sikkim, 104 Sq. Km

The 104 Sq. Km Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (Located Near Hilley In West Sikkim) Is Contiguous With The Singalila National Park In West Bengal.

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary East Sikkim, 31 Sq. Km.

The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary (Located Near Tsangu Lake) Has Sheltered The Takin Budorcas Taxicolor, Which Wandered Over From Bhutan In 1999 Through The Newly Declared Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, Which Itself Is Contiguous With West Bengal’s Neora Valley National Park.

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim, 51.76 Sq. Km.

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary (Located Near Rumtek/Martam In East Sikkim) And Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary (Located Above Rabongla In South Sikkim) Are The Two Protected Areas In The Sub-Tropical Eco-Region.

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, South Sikkim, 35.34 Sq. Km.

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary (Located Near The Town Of Ravangla In South Sikkim). “Maenam-La” Meaning “Treasure-House Of Medicines” And The Sanctuary Is A Repository Of A Variety Of Medicinal Plants. The Temperate Forest Is Home To The Red Panda, Leopard, Black Eagle And Civet Cat Amongst Other Animals And Birds Found In The Region. The 3,263 Meters High Maenam Peak Also Lies Within The Confines Of The Reserve.

Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim, 124 Sq. Km.

Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary The Newly Declared ,Which Itself Is Contiguous With West Bengal’s Neora Valley National Park. It Is About 30 Kilometers East Of Rangpo And About 45 Kilometers By Road From Rangpo City. The Total Notified Area Of The Park Is Around Template:124 While Inside The Wildlife Sanctuary There Are A Few Hamlets: Aritar, Lingtam, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang Valley And Kupup. This Wildlife Sanctuary Is Linked To The Forests Of Bhutan And Neora Valley National Park Of West Bengal.

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