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Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

#51 of 61 things to do in Gangtok Features Animals
Near Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok, India
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Variety Of Alpine Flowers

The sanctuary has a rich variety of alpine flowers namely rhododendron, poppies, primulas and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Trekkers Glory

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, covering 31-sq.km land, lies at altitudes of 3200 meters to 4200... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 Jul 2016
“Variety Of Alpine Flowers”
28 Jul 2016
“Trekkers Glory”
Near Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok, India
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

The sanctuary has a rich variety of alpine flowers namely rhododendron, poppies, primulas and magnolias. It is rich in endemic flora of Himalayan ranges. Plants with medicinal properties abound here. The lower altitudes are dense with bamboos, which is home to red Panda The waterfalls...More

1  Thank savio_pinto12
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, covering 31-sq.km land, lies at altitudes of 3200 meters to 4200 meters. It is situated 30 km away from Gangtok. The views of Khangchendzonga peak are awesome. To the south lies Mount Norsing and Mount Pandim making the picture complete. While the...More

1  Thank renthlei_tetei
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a place on the way to Tsomgo lake. Need permit to visit this place as it is in a restricted area. Our Hotel arranged for that along with Tsomgo lake. Not like other wild life sanctuaries. Just some Yalks you can see. Which...More

Thank Shibu Z T T
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is check post to show your permit or have a hot bowl of noodles. All yaks you see are domesticated. You can't even see wild Yaks in and around Gurudongmar lake also. There are very very few places in Tibet where you may see...More

1  Thank bhattanav
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is on the route to Tsomgo Lake. You cannot see any animals except for Yaks. The place has number of shops. Maggi, momos, etc are available. The shops are very colorful due to the variety of clothes

1  Thank Rips85
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

On the way to Nathula pass and changu lake you can see this place.nice surrounding view with flower and tree. Also can see some wild yak like my pictures.

1  Thank anupam b
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the Gangtok-Chhangu(Tsomgo)-Nathula way. Wide range of endangered Orchids, Rhododendrons, Silver Firs, Junipers and some grasses are found here. Sikkim's state flower - Rhododendron niveum and a rare species of Chinese lady slipper orchid - Cypripedium tibeticum are also seen...More

1  Thank Swagata D
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is located around the Tsomgo Lake area. Managed to spot a few wild yaks. But that was all we spotted

Thank Aditya_Banerjee
Reviewed 28 June 2015

this alpine sanctuary is situated at changu lake nathula road at 15th mile around 1 hour from gangtok need to get permit to visit this area consult your travel agent

Thank phurbagrangden
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Hi. If I was to visit this sanctuary in late feb '16, what birds and animals would I see. And also do I need permission to do some bird watching and photography here. Please let me know. Thank you
7 February 2016|
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