Tour Operator ! National parks in Nepal
!Jungle safari in Nepal !
safari in Nepal
Area : 1148 sq. km. Established : 1976
Location: Sagarmatha National Park is located to
the north-east of Kathmandu in the Kumbu
region of Nepal. The park includes the highest
peak in the world, Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest),
and several other well-known peaks such as
Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam,
Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga and Gyachung Kang.
The park was added to the list of World Heritage
Sites in 1979.
The mountains of Sagarmatha National Park
are geologically young and broken up by deep
gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes
pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes,
fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods,
scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare
rock and snow. The famed bloom of rhododendrons
occurs during spring (April and May) although
other flora is most colorful during the monsoon
season (June to August).
Wild animals most likely to seen in the park
are the Himalayan tahr, goral, serow
and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan
black bear are present but rarely sighted.
Other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, maren,
Himalayan mouse hare (pika), jackal and
The park is populated by approximately 3,000
of the famed Sherpa people whose lives
are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism.
The main settlements are Namche Bazar,
Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche
and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa
community has traditionally been heavily
based on trade and livestock herding. But with
the arrival of international mountaineering
expeditions since 1950 and the influx of
foreign trekkers, today the Sherpa economy
is becoming increasingly dependent of tourism.