Sikkim & Nepal To Be Connected Via Border Road With Kanchenjunga Views & Access To Picturesque Trekking Spots

by Tania Tarafdar
Sikkim & Nepal To Be Connected Via Border Road With Kanchenjunga Views & Access To Picturesque Trekking Spots

Travel to Nepal from India is going to get much more exciting with the Indo-Nepal project, a road that connects Sikkim to eastern Nepal via the Chiwa Bhanjyang border is near completion. The best part about the 20-kilometre stretch is that it will offer scenic mountain views. The road will connect Uttarey, a town that lies at an altitude of 6,600 feet in western Sikkim, and Chiwabhanjyang in Nepal at a height of 10,500 feet. The road offers an unmissable view of mount Kanchenjunga and access to picturesque trekking spots.

The Sikkim & Nepal Road Will Be Fully Functional In One Year

And while the trans-Himalayan road was announced in 2011, the construction was stalled due to its 15-kilometer-long forest. The project only got a green signal in 2018 and now, the road is near completion. However, with the remaining work of widening and carpeting, the scenic road will take another year to become fully functional. Also, This Stunning Village In Indo-Nepal Border Will Be Developed Into An Eco-Tourism Hub.

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The Stretch Lies In The Shadow Of Towering Khangchendzonga Peak

Meanwhile, a road from Chiwa Bhanjyang to the Indo-Nepal border had existed since 2013. With the completion of the new road, Sikkim will be connected with the Nepal highway. The brand new road will boost both trade and tourism. The stretch lies in the shadow of the 8,585-metre Khangchendzonga peak which is the third highest mountain peak in the world. The total area of this landscape is less than 10,000 sq km due to a wide range of altitudes.

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This stretch is one of the few regions in the world to exhibit such diversity in a restricted area. The area boasts of rich flora and fauna and the upcoming road will be a good boost for transboundary ecotourism in both the neighbouring countries.