Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim in India. This sanctuary is around 30 km west from Gangtok that is one hour by road from the capital of Sikkim. Total notified area of this sanctuary is around 51 square kilometres, few small hamlets are there inside this sanctuary; which are Dikchu, Pangthang, Mangan etc. This wildlife sanctuary has continuation with Khangchendzonga National Park of north sikkim. Management authority is governed by State Forest Department which comes under protected area type Wildlife Sanctuary.
ltitudinal Range of the Fambong Lho lies between 1524 metres to 2749 metres. At the top of Fambong Lho WLS is Chuli hamlet. No human habitat is there between the log house of Fambong Lho and Chuli trekkers hut. Gangtok is in the eastern side of this place and Khangchendzonga National Park in its west. Some riverine tributaries flowing through this sanctuary discharge in Teesta and Dikchuu river. These riverine tributaries flowing from north enriches its biodiversity. The highest point of this wildlife sanctuary is Tinjure.
This sanctuary falls at the junction of Palearctic ecozone and Indomalaya ecozone, supporting a large variety of mammalian and avian fauna.
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