Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is a Place to Visit in Nepal

Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is a Place to Visit in Nepal. There are many places to visit in Nepal in the eyes of beautiful scenery. Kanchanjanga Conservation area is one of the richest sites for natural beautiful scenery place in Nepal.

The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is a one of the protected area in the Himalayan range in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is was established in 2054 B.S. (1997AD.). Total area of Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is 2,035 km2 (786 sq mi).

The Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is situated in the north eastern part of Nepal. The region is spread is the northern part of Taplejung district that borders with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China.

The area of conservation is spread up to Qomolangma Feng National Nature Reserve in Tibet (China) in the north and up to Kanchanjunga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkim (India) in the east. Kanchanjunga Conservation Area belt lies below Mt. Kanchanjunga.

The Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA) has been selected as one of the 200 Global eco regions recognized by World Wildlife Fund. This is an example of trans-boundary conservation. This belt is an example of the Himalayan eco-system. It has set up to conserve eco-system of the eastern Himalayans where there are many glaciers and mountain peaks.

Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is region with its alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, and low river valleys, temperate and sub-tropical forests. It is the habitat of many endangered wild animals.


Various vegetations having different significance such as the Himali larch, Gobresallo, Dhupisalo, Thigresallo, rhododendron and some other plants are found here in the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area. Among 30 kinds of rhododendron in Nepal, 28 endemic flowering plants, 10 species among Nepal’s 20 indigenous gymnosperms, and 69 varieties of orchid’s species are found here. About 202 species of different birds including Impheyan pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, and shy drongo are found in this conservation area.

The various kinds of wild Wildlife includes endangered animals such as snow leopard, Himali black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, blue sheep and rhesus macaw, wolf, Ghoral etc. are found here. The people living in this region have their own culture, religious tradition and life style. As the follower of Buddha live more in number, there are many monasteries (Gumbas) in this area.

Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is well known for its three river valley: Simbua Khola, Ghunsa and Tamur valleys. This conservation region can be reachable from Dhankuta, Jhapa district, Dharan, and Biratnagar.

Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is a Place to Visit in Nepal