Bird Watching in West Sikkim Khangchendzonga National park:
Khangchendzonga National park has one of the famous trek routes to Dzongri, Goechala the foothills of the Himalayas region India Located at the heart of the Himalayan range in northern India (State of West Sikkim), and revels in its abundance of beautiful nature including a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and spectacular, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient forests, including the third highest peak of the world, Mount Khangchendzonga 8,585 meters. Mythological stories are associated with a great number of mountains, local culture, caves, rivers, lakes, glacier, etc. and it is one of the popular hot spots for bird watching in Sikkim. You will find many species of birds in the Khangchendzonga national park. The famous Goechala trek is an 8/9 day trek where one can see many of the species found usually only above 3000m altitude. Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Hill Partridge, Rufous-throated Partridge, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monel, Kalij Pheasant, and many more. If you’re lucky it is changed to get wild animals because you will walk through home from wild animals like Red Panda, Musk Deer, Barking Deer, Black Bear, Great Tibetan Sheep, Himalayan Thar, Goral, wild Fox, and Monkeys and above of 3,500 meters you will have a chance to occasionally spot Snow Leopard, Common Leopard, Blue Sheep, Wild Dogs, Tibetan Wolf, Tibetan Fox, Serov, Lesser Cats, Green Back Tit, Rufous Sibia, and Marmots many more. Some of these like the snow leopards are found in a good density here but it is not easy to spot them as they are very shy creatures and usually stay away from any place humans occupy. They are also very well camouflaged in their surroundings.