The highest national park in the world is Sagarmatha / Everest National Park. It lies in Solukhumbu district in Northeastern Nepal. It was established in 1976. The park occupies an area of 1148 square kilometer. In 1979 UNESCO designated the park as a world heritage site in recognition of the significance of the world’s highest mountain and its associated flora and fauna, the cultural importance of the Sherpa people. Elevation range start from 2845 to 8848 meter.
The climate of Everest region is strictly alpine and vegetation is composed of a board spectrum of conifers, birch, rhododendrons, gentians, cushion plants, blue pine, fir and juniper forest.
Everest , the world’s highest peak is known by many names the Nepalese call Sagarmatha which mean ‘ head in the sky’ or ’sky is limit’. The Tibetan name Chomolungama can be translated as ‘ Goddess mother of the earth’. In 1965 that the peak was named Mount Everest after a surveyor general of British / India.
Everest National park is the home of 200 bird species , 28 species of mammals including globally threatened species snow leopard, Asiatic Black Bear, Asiatic wild Dog, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Musk Deer and Red Panda, 8 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians, 30 species of butterfly
Birds to see at Sagarmatha / Everest National Park
Himalayan Monal, Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasant, Ferruginous Pochard, Wood Snipe, Cinereous Vulture, Himalayan Vulture, Lammergeier, Common Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Spotted Nutcracker, White – throated Dipper, Brown Dipper, Blue whistling Thrush, Himalayan Bluetail, Golden Bush Robin, Black Redstart, Rufous Sibia, Wallcreeper, Treekeepers, Tits, Warblers, Fire tailed Sunbird, Rosefinchs, Laughingthruhs, Spot winged Grosebeak, Grandala amongst others.
The globally threatened Woodsnipe that may breed in alpine meadows .
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