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National Parks in Nepal

Posted in Travel on Jul 12, 2017

Nepal; blessed with astounding topography, luscious green hills and massive forests which later converted into national park; hub of natural beauty embodying magnetic mountains, serene lakes, cascading river as well as smooth lowland plains.

National park symbol of national pride is sanctuary for wildlife, breeding place for bird species, plant species as well as recreational place to rejoice for people and established to conserve and enhance natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage for sustainable development and nature friendly environment.

SheyPhoksundo National Park: Refuge to endangered species like snow leopard, wild yak, Tibetan antelope, SheyPhoksundo trans-himalayan national with stunning landscapes covering 3555 square kilometers area.

Shey-phoksundo national park established on 2040 B.S. on Dolpa and Mugu districts of hilly region embraces blue-icy Phoksundo lake, Nepal’s longest waterfall Suligadh as well as home to rich wildlife flora and fauna and diverse species.

Langtang National Park: Treasurer of Himalayan biodiversityLangtang national park not only first protected area in Himalayas but also easily accessible highland sanctuary from capital city Kathmandu.

Established on 2032 B.S. stretching over Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk districts covering 1710 kilometers extends from 32 kilometers North of Kathmandu spreading up to Nepal- China border. Langtang national park; habitat for red panda as well as other wide array of wild animals including musk deer, wild dog, rhesus monkey, Himalayan tahretc also boasts cultural richness.

Sagarmatha National Park: Sanctuary to rare species including snow leopard and red panda Sagarmatha national park located on elevation ranging from            2845 meters at Monjo to 8848 meters highest peak Everest is occupied with stunning mountains, tranquil glaciers and massive valleys as well as swayed by world highest peak Everest.

Sagarmatha national park listed in world heritage site in 1979 AD is breeding place for bird gasping 118 bird species. Established on 2032 B.S. covering 1148 square kilometers of Solukhumbu districts also boasts other 7 peaks of 7000 meters above height. National park periphery unfurls Sherpa culture with amazing natural beauties interwoven with ecosystem.

Makalu Barun National Park: Perched on foothills of world fifth highest mountain Makalu, Makalu Barun national park occupying 1500 square kilometers is enveloped by Arun river, world highest mountain Everest, Nepal-Tibet border and SauneDanda from all sides.

Protected area preservesunique biological and cultural gem along with tropical forest. Established on 2049 B.S. at stretching over Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts Makalu Barun national park is storehouse of 3000 flowering plant species, 440 bird species, 75 mammal species containing four world highest mountains.

Khaptad National Park: Khaptad national park, only mid-western national park on western Nepal harbors diverse species including 224 medicinal herb species, 270 bird species with awesome beauty of green pastureland like scene we picturize on Microsoft XP.

National park established on 2042 B.S. stretching over four districts Accham, Bajhang, Bajura, Doti district covering 225 square kilometers area at elevation ranging from 1400 meters to 3300 meters carpeted by sub-tropical vegetation on lowland and sub-alpine forest on highland, is named after famous hermit Khaptad Swami.

Rara National Park: Habitat for 51 species of mammals, 272 bird species, two species of reptiles and amphibians Rara national park is walled by green hills on all sides.

Rara national park; smallest national park of country covers only 106 square kilometers area stretching over Mugu and Jumla districts to conserve rich alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems of Himalaya. Established on 2032 B.S. park is ideal sanctuary for musk deer along with affording shelter for Himalayan black bear, leopard, ghoral, jackal, wild boar etc. The focal point of lake is pristine Rara lake.

Shuklaphata National Park: Gem of biodiversity Shuklaphata national park located on far western region Kanchanpur district covering 305 square kilometers sharing common boundary with Indian state Uttar Pradesh on South and West side.

Recently converted to national park to familiarize it as tourist destination Shuklapahata national park haven for swamp deer and has housed key wildlife species such as tigers, rhinos, rhesus monkey and diverse bird species. Currently hosting largest herd of swamp deer in the world around 2000, national park is prevailed by sub-tropical forests, open grassland and riverbeds.

Banke National Park: Banke national park glorified as gift to the Earth was established on 2067 B.S. covering 550 square kilometers of Banke, Bardiya and Dang district which most part falls on Churiya range.

Hub of 124 plant species, 34 mammal species, 24 reptile species and more than 300 bird species was established with aim to protect Royal Bengal tiger on adjacent to Bardiya national park.

Bardiya National Park: Bardiya national park; unsullied jewel framed by Churiya range and wrapped by pristine jungle and grassland is hub for 55 mammals, wild Asian elephants, sloth bears, hordes of monkey and deers.

Remarkably majestic enclave covering 968 square kilometers of Bardiya district offers authentic rural life experience delving rich flora and fauna, wildlife of national park established on 2032 B.S.