Sagarmatha National Park

A large part of the Everest region was turned into the Sagarmatha National Park with its rugged mountains, glaciers, valleys and crowned by the highest peak on earth Mt. Everest at 8,848 m. Lying in Northeast Nepal, the 1,148 sq. km of Sagarmatha National Park extends across the region’s river areas and the Sherpas homeland of Khumbu. Much of land is covered by forests of rhododendron, birch, pine, juniper and silver fir up to an altitude of 4,000 m. Rare species of mammals like the snow leopard, pandas, lynx are seen in the region. Rare bird varieties like snow cock, snow pegion and different species of pheasants are also found here. The park was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979.