Kanchenjunga Conservation Area

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area

Activities:  Trekking, mountaineering

Accommodation: Tea houses, camping

Access:  Fly to Taplejung via Biratnagar from Kathmandu 

Wildlife: Endangered snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, blue sheep, rhesus monkey

Birds: 250 species of different birds including impeyan pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, ashy drongo 

Vegetation: 20 indigenous gymnosperms, 15 among Nepal’s 23 endemic flowering plants, 23 varieties of rhododendron species and 48 varieties of orchids

Best Season: March-May, September-November

Park Headquarters: Lelep

Entrance Fee: Nepalis - Free, SAARC nationals - NPR 200 per person per entry, foreigners - NPR 2,000 per person per entry


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