Maenam is a treasure chest of unique wildlife in Namchi. This place is ideal for all those who like to enjoy spending time with nature. The sanctuary sits at an altitude of about 10,600 ft and covers an area of 36.34 sq km. This must visitattraction is located on the Maenam-Tendong Ridge and it is also a place to see medicinal plants and herbs. Here, you can find species of the temperate forest such as Red Panda, Serow, Goral, Barking Deer, Leopard-Cat, Marbled-Cat, Civet-Cats, and birds like Common Hill Partridge, Blood Pheasant, Magpies, Blue necked Pita, Sunbird and Black Eagle. Apart from wildlife sightseeing, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is also a great place for trekking. It provides a perfect destination for adventure fanatics as the trails will lead to Maenam Peak, further ascending to Bhaledunga. Besides, you can also get a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga and Teesta River from Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary.
Things to do and see
Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary possesses wide variety of rare species, here you can see unique birds and mammals. This sanctuary also houses many medicinal herbs and plants. In addition, within the premises there are two added attractions you can visit such as Maenam Gompa and a Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Adventure lovers can also venture on trekking expedition routing to some amazing trails around the wildlife sanctuary.
You can get many taxi services that ply between Namchi and Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is between March and June. You will get an opportunity to seemany rare birds and mammals during this spring-summer season.