Kanchenjunga Waterfalls - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Pelling): 24 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: Near Yuksom

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 10 km from Yuksom and 24 km from Pelling, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls is a stunning waterfall situated in the beautiful hill town of Pelling, Sikkim. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Sikkim and among the prime Pelling Tourist Places.

Kanchenjunga Falls is a perennial waterfall situated around an hour drive from Pelling towards Yuksom. It is believed that the pristine waterfall originates high up in the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. It gushes down from a height of 100 feet into a pool. Kanchenjunga falls was not known to people and remained untouched till the 90s. It only came into the limelight, when a local tour operator named Topjor Bhutia accidentally discovered it. Today this spot become one of the leading tourist spots in West Sikkim.

Known for its splendid beauty and glory, the waterfalls serves as a perfect picnic spot with family and friends. Situated at a sharp curve on the road side, tourists need to climb around 50 steps from the road to reach the falls. For adventure-junkies, there is an option of rope sliding. One can also spot lot of small food stalls selling chat, tea and Maggie on the stairs.

Being a perennial waterfall, Kanchenjunga Fall can be visited anytime. However, the best time to visit the fall is after the monsoon season.

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person & Rs. 100 for Rope Sliding

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM