The Kanchenjunga National Park was established in the year 1977. It is the largest national park in Sikkim and is spread along an area of 850 sq km in the North district of Sikkim. It is bordered by the Tent Peak in the north, the ridge of the Mount Lamo Angden in the east, Mount Narsing and Mount Pandim in the south and the Kanchenjunga mountain in the west.
Since the park is ecologically untouched, it is safe for animals. The species of animals found here include the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda and the barking deer. As some of the areas in the park are yet to be explored by man, there are chances that new species might be discovered among the habitats of the park.
The plant life in the park includes oaks, fir, birch, maple and willow. It also has alpine grasses and shrubs at areas with higher altitude along with herbs and other medicinal plants. The park is also known for the species of birds seen there that include the blood pheasant, satye tragopan, osprey, Himalayan griffon, lammergeier and the tragopan pheasant.