Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

JN Road
Gangtok, SK - 737103

Type: Parks
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The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, situated in the eastern Himalayas of the Indian state of Sikkim, is a pristine natural reserve renowned for its breathtaking alpine landscapes, rich biodiversity, and ecological significance. Spanning an area of approximately 31 square kilometers, this sanctuary is named after the Kyongnosla Pass, a high-altitude mountain pass that connects Gangtok to the Tibetan plateau.

The sanctuary is characterized by its rugged terrain, high mountain peaks, verdant valleys, and meandering streams, creating a diverse range of habitats that support a wide variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary is home to several endemic and endangered species, including the red panda, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and numerous species of birds, butterflies, and plants.

Visitors to the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary can explore its network of trekking trails, which offer opportunities for wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and nature photography. The sanctuary's pristine environment and serene ambiance make it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and nature lovers alike.

One of the sanctuary's most iconic features is the Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake located at an altitude of over 3,700 meters (12,100 feet) above sea level. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows, Tsomgo Lake is revered as a sacred site by the local Sikkimese people and is also a popular tourist attraction.

Due to its high elevation and sensitive ecosystem, the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is protected under Indian wildlife conservation laws, with strict regulations in place to preserve its natural beauty and ecological integrity. Visitors are advised to follow guidelines and regulations while exploring the sanctuary to minimize their impact on the environment and wildlife.

A visit to the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the pristine wilderness of the eastern Himalayas and experience the magic of Sikkim's alpine landscapes. Whether trekking through mountain trails, admiring the beauty of Tsomgo Lake, or simply enjoying the tranquility of nature, the sanctuary promises an unforgettable adventure amidst the splendor of the Himalayan wilderness.

Besides this park, there are four more parks listed in Gangtok. There's also eleven attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary on the map above.

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