Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary


Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places to observe the wild animals. It is located at a distance of around 20 km from Gangtok. Sprawling over an area of 51.76 sq km, this sanctuary is also a home to different species such as Red Panda, Himalayan Beer and Civet Cat Binturong. Dense forests of katus, bamboo, ferns, oak, champ and kimbu also occupy the sanctuary.

In addition, the sanctuary also embraces plenty of rhododendrons and wild orchids. The place is also a home to different types of birds and butterflies, hence regarded as Avifauna. Due to the variance in altitude ranging from 1,280 metre to 2,652 metre, the sanctuary holds diverse flora and fauna.

Tinjure is the highest point of this sanctuary that stands at an altitude of 7,000 feet. This highest point also has a wooden observation tower standing erect, which is managed by the Forest Department. Around this tower, basic accommodation facilities are also available for tourists.

The best time to visit the sanctuary is from March to late May and from September to mid-December. In order to explore this sanctuary, tourists need to obtain permit from the Chief Wildlife Warden in Gangtok. This sanctuary is also considered as one of the best places available for excursion for nature lovers.