Sagarmatha National Park

Kathmandu, Nepal

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is a tourist attraction in the form of the highest national park in the world as it is located at a height of 2845-8848 meters elevation. National park covering an area of 1,148 square kilometers is located in Solu - Khumbu District in the northeastern of Kathmandu city or more precisely located in the world 's highest peak, Mount Everest in the Himalayas. Mount Everest is also called by the name of Mount Sagarmatha by the Nepalese people. This tourist attraction officially became a national park on July 19th, 1976 and in 1979 was listed as one of the world heritage by UNESCO .

Canyons, glaciers and vast mountain areas are the sights that you can get while in the Sagarmatha National Park. Variety of flora and fauna are also inhabit in the park. There are around 118 species of birds and 26 species of butterflies here. In addition, there are also some rare animals, such as the snow leopard, red panda and Himalayan black bear. Variety of plant species can be found in the lower and middle zones. Whereas in the upper zone there are no plants can live there again.

Climbing and trekking are activities that you can do in the area of this attraction. There are many fields or tracks with different paths of different difficulty levels. Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular track path. This track path has three posts and takes about 30 hours journey to conquer. If you want to do trekking here, do not worry because there is a trekking guide from Sherpa, name of one Nepalese and Tibetan tribes living on the slopes of the Himalayas known for its expertise in climbing and master the terrain of the Himalayas. The best time for trekking here is March to mid-May and September to mid-November each year.

Sagarmatha National Park

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Transport options Sagarmatha National Park

Access to Sagarmatha National Park is quite difficult because it is very remote and the unavailability of a road from Khumbu region. You can take a flight with the aim to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. From this airport, the journey continues by flight to the regional airport at Lukla which will take approximately 25 minutes. Upon arrival at the regional airport, you have to continue the journey on foot for about two days to reach the location of Sagarmatha National Park. If you're ready to spend much money, you can hire a helicopter to get you directly to this national park.

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Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, known for its nickname as a Foreign Thousand Temples. The city is situated in Kathmandu Valley adjacent to the Vishumati River. Apart from being the largest city in Nepal, Kathmandu is also known as a city rich in tradition and spiritual. The city is also famous for its atmosphere of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus for centuries. There are some interesting places you can visit in this city.

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