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Khangchendzonga (Kanchenjunga) National Park

Khangchendzonga National Park (previously named Kanchenjunga National Park) also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016, becoming the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India. The park gets its name from the mountain Kanchenjunga (alternative spelling Khangchendzonga) which is 8,586 metres (28,169 ft) tall, the third-highest peak in the world. The total area of this park is 849.5 km2 (328.0 sq mi).

There are many glaciers in the park including the Zemu glacier. Animals like musk deer, snow leopard, Clouded Leopard[2], and Himalayan tahr all make their home in this park

There are a few Lepcha tribal settlements inside the park.

The Kanchenjunga Park is situated in the North and West Sikkim districts in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has an elevation of 1,829 metres (6,001 ft) to over 8,550 metres (28,050 ft) and has an area of 849.50 km2 (327.99 sq mi). It is one of the few high altitude National parks of India. Recently, it is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

In the north it adjoins the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet, and in the east the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area in Nepal

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