Recognized as an extension of Khangchendzonga in the East Sikkim, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to a large species of mammals and avian fauna. Spread in an area of 51 sq km that has an elevation ranging between 1524 to 2749 metres, the sanctuary also comprises of hamlets including that of popular tourist attraction, Mangan. Fambong Lho is ideal for birdwatching as it shelters birds species like endangered rufous-headed hornbill and laughingthrush. The sanctuary is also rich in animals like red panda, barking deer, yellow-throated marten, and Himalayan brown bear, and in flora with abundance of rhododendron and orchids.
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 30 kms from Gangtok, therefore, taxis are available from the capital city to the sanctuary on a regular basis.
Fambong is a perfect place to witness the rich wildlife of Sikkim. Spotting of animals and birdwatching are the best things to do in the sanctuary. Since the place is quite close to the capital city, Gangtok, one can opt for its sightseeing tour.
Summer time between March and June is the best to plan a visit to Fambong Wildlife Sanctuary. The weather during these months remain quite pleasant and chances of sighting an animal is better.