Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is a protected area located in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal, covering an area of 2,035 square kilometers. It was established in 1997 to conserve the unique biodiversity and cultural heritage of the region.
The conservation area is named after Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, which is located within the protected area. The region is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species such as snow leopards, red pandas, and Himalayan black bears. It is also home to several ethnic groups, including the Limbu, Sherpa, and Rai people, who have lived in the area for centuries and have a rich cultural heritage.
The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is managed by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council, which works to protect the area's natural resources, promote sustainable tourism, and support the local communities. The council also conducts research and monitoring activities to better understand the ecological and cultural dynamics of the region.
Visitors to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, such as trekking, mountaineering, and wildlife watching. However, all visitors are required to obtain a permit and be accompanied by a licensed guide. This helps to ensure that tourism in the area is sustainable and that the fragile ecosystem and cultural heritage are protected.
Activites: Trekking, Mountaineering
Accommodation: Tea houses, Camping
Access: Fly to Taplejung via Biratnagar from Kathmandu
Best Season: March-May; Sep-Nov.