How to reach Sagarmatha national park Nepal
Kathmandu to Sagarmatha national park distance is 135 kilometers. If you would like to know and explore the highest national park in the world then see facts and information to reach with Sagarmatha national park entry fee. Sagarmatha is a Nepal originated word, where sagar means the sky and matha means head which means ‘the head of the sky’. It is situated in the district of Solukhumbu in the eastern Nepal and covers an area of about 1,148 km sq. It is located about 3000m above the sea level and it is the highest national park in the world. Though, it includes Mount Everest “highest peak of the world “and reaches to an altitude of about 8848m. It got established in 1976 and got the title of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1979.
The Sagarmatha national park comprises the upper drainage basin of the River Dudh Kosi, Bhotekoshi River and Gokyo lakes. There are about 69% of barren lands, 28% of the can be used for production of food items whereas the remaining 3% of the land is forested.
Plants on Mount Everest
Verity of plans found in Mount Everest trekking region below the snow line. On the higher altitude there are only few mosses and lichens. The mid zone comprises only shrubs and small vegetation. Lower forested area comprises birch, juniper, pines, rhododendron, firs, bamboo hemlock and pine.
Animals on Mount Everest
The Sagarmatha National park Nepal is a home for many species of birds. The number specially stands at 118 species which includes birds like blood pheasant, Himalayan Monal, red-billed chough, impeyan pheasant and yellow-billed chough etc.
You can see a large number of mammal’s including snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, Himalayan thar, mountain goats and Himalayan black bear etc. It also consists endangered species such as wild yak, musk deer, red panda, snow leopard and Himalayan black bear also.
How to get to Sagarmatha national park from Kathmandu?
There are many ways to get to the national park that are listed below, Sagarmatha national park start from Manjo village and its buffer zone start from Chaurikharka.
- Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Sagarmatha national park
- Drive to Jiri then trek to Sagarmatah national park following the Hillary steps
- Drive to Salleri ten trek to Sagarmatha National park
- Flight to Phaplu then trek to Sagarmatha national park Nepal
- Direct helicopter flight to EBC, Kalapatthar, Namche bazaar or other destinations inside the national park
While you are walking inside national park you can discover flora, fauna and high Himalayan scenery including highest peak Mount Everest, base camp and Kalapatthar. If you interested to visit Sagarmatha national park from Kathmandu for Everest base camp trek write us, we organize according to your desire and duration of holidays.