Sagarmatha National Park is one of the natural sites enlisted in UNESCO Heritage Site for its natural beauty and one of the highest peak of the world- Sagarmatha (8848 km), which is also known as Mount Everest. Sagarmatha National Park is also popularly known as Sagarmatha Rashtriya Nikunja in the Nepali word striving to protect natural habitats of the Himalayas of north-east Nepal. It covers the area of 1,148 km sq, lies in the Solukhumbu district. It does not only protect the natural habitats only but also protects the unique cultures and traditions of the Sherpas Community. In Sagarmatha National park, you can also observe other popular peaks of Nepal such as Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Nuptse. And major rivers of Nepal such as Dudhkoshi, Bhotekoshi, and Imjakhola.
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Short Descriptions List View
|Name||Sagarmatha National Park|
|Location||Northern Mountain of Eastern Nepal|
|Areas||1,148 km sq|
|Major Ethnic Group||Sherpa|
|Major Glaciers||Khumbu, Imja, Ngozumba, and Nangpa|
|Major River||Dudhkoshi, Bhotekoshi, and Imjakhola|
|Major Peaks||Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Nuptse|
|Bio Climatic Zone||Lower temperature, Upper temperature, Sub-alpine, Alpine, and Nival|
|Climate||Temperate to the Arctic|
|Main Mammals||Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda|
|Major Trees||Pine, Hemlock, Fir, Juniper, and Biren|
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Sagarmatha National Park History
Sagarmatha National Park is Nepal’s amazing national park established in 1976 and listed as Natural World Heritage Site of Nepal by UNESCO. In 2002, a buffer zone was added covering 275 km sq. (106 sq Miles) land area for the conservation wildlife, forests, other natural resources including the development of renewable alternative energy.
Sagarmatha National Park becomes a tourism area in the early 1960s and due to its popularity of the beauty the tourist to travel National park been increasing.
Best time to travel Sagarmatha National Park
Spring Time (March-May) and Autumn (October- November) is the best time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal because in those seasons the weather is clean and warm temperature. However, in this season the places get crowded and hard to get hotels. Winter season and monsoon can also be good to travel but you need to prepare well from the weather and rain.
How to Reach Sagarmatha National Park
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is available which takes around 30 minutes to reach. But sometimes it can be delayed due to weather. Or else you can do biking or hire a cab to travel which can take a few days to reach to Sagarmatha National Park.
Major Attractions of Sagarmatha National Park
Here are some top Attractions of Sagarmatha national Park. Travelling to Sagarmatha National Park make your life memorable, Challenging, and Refreshment.
World’s tallest peak is known as Sagarmatha or Mount Everest. Traveling to National Park and viewing Sagarmatha or climbing could be an exciting, memorable event in your life and also could be challenging. Besides Mount Everest, you can also view other popular mountains in Nepal such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Nuptse.
Sagarmatha National Park Trek
Trek on Sagarmatha National Park is another best memorable things to do when traveling. You can view various trekking spot when exploring the national park. Some best Sagarmatha National Park Trekking are-
1. Trekking on Gokyo and Namche Bazar
Enjoy your Trekking along with sightseeing to trek to Gokyo Lake and Namche Bazar you can also have amazing experience viewing other areas such as Thami, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kangterga, Khumjung, and many more. Gokyo Lake is another amazing Lake for sightseeing when Trekking which view of numerous waterfall. You can also enjoy the beauty of viewing the great mountains of Nepal such as Makalu, Mount Everest, Gya Chung Kang. According to Viator, the trekking on Gokyu Lake and Namche Bazar will be best for trekking during September- December, and February-June.
2. Gokyo Valley Trekking
Gokyo Valley Trekking can be the best trekking in Nepal filled with magnificent natural landscapes of the glaciers, mountains, monasteries, and other landmarks. Traveling to Gokyu valley would be peaceful and can view great giant mountains in Nepal such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu, and many more.
Other Trekking on Sagarmatha National Park
- Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Trekking
- Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking
- Mount Everest- Cho-Oyu, Gokyo
Enjoy with Flora and Fauna
Sagarmatha National Park has an amazing sight for viewing flora and Fauna. In a lowered forest zone, you can view blue pines, Bamboo, Birch, and Rhododendron which is the national flower of Nepal. In the high altitude, you can view Mosses and Lichens. The forest has more than 118 species of Birds, and Himalayan habitats mammal species such as Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Beer, Langur Monkey, Himalayas Wolves, and Red Pandas.
Sherpas are known as great mountaineering of Nepal. When Travel to National park you can view Sherpa community people with a unique culture, dress, and Language. Traveling to Sherpa village, you can enjoy talking to them, learning their lifestyle and enjoy their special foods. Sherpa people are Kind hearted and have good hospitality treating their guests as a god.
Sagarmatha National Park has some major rivers to view when traveling such as Dudhkoshi, Bhotekoshi, and Imjakhola. when Traveling to Natural park you feel like moving towards heaven with a warm and exciting feeling.
Things to Remember when Travel to Sagarmatha National Park
- Permits are required for trekking in the park. If you book with a trekking company, these will be arranged for you before leaving Kathmandu, or you can collect them yourself in Kathmandu if you are traveling independently.
- The quality of accommodation throughout the park ranges from very basic to luxurious.
- The park sits at high altitude, ranging from 9,333 feet (2,845 meters) to 29,028 feet (8,848 meters) at the summit of Everest. Proper acclimatization is required.
Video on Sagarmatha National park
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