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Sagaramatha National Park

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Upper Khumbu, NepalPhoto by khumbila
Upper Khumbu, Nepal
Photo by khumbila

Asia, Nepal

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[edit] Overview

This national park in Upper Khumbu is named after the world highest mountain Sagaramatha (Everest). It is famous for Musk Deer and is home to hundreds of birds, flowers, wild animals and traditional ethnic people

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[edit] Notable Species

Over 118 bird species can be seen in the park, amongst them are Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Red-billed Chough, and Yellow-billed Chough.

[edit] Rarities

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[edit] Check-list

Birds you can see here include:

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[edit] Other Wildlife

Mammals in the park include Himalayan Tahr, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Common Langur, Jackal, Weasel, Marten, and the Himalayan Mousehare (Pika).

[edit] Site Information

[edit] History and Use

The national park was expanded in 2005 to include Lukla, this is located in the Himalaya region.

[edit] Areas of Interest

Spectacular mountain views of Mount Everest can be seen at Tengboche Gomba.

[edit] Access and Facilities

Not the easiest place to visit! One of several alternatives is to fly to Lukla then walk for two days. There is a visitor centre at Namche Bazaar (the park's headquarters).

THAT IS NOT GOOD ADVICE, especially if you fly to Kathmandu from somewhere at or near sea level. Have a few days sightseeing around Kathmandu before flying to Lukla. Yeti Airlines are the most efficient. From there, a couple of hours easy walking takes you to Phakding. Overnight there. Next day another couple of hours or so brings you to Monjo. Overnight there. The third day move on to Namche. This may seem ultra cautious but I have seen people being brought down from Namche on horseback, on a porters back and it is due to rushing to a high altitude. Spend a day in Namche exploring the village and gorging on Apple Strudel, then next day climb to the Everest View Hotel for acclimatization and coffee on the terrace. Back to Namche for the night than continue your trek in small altitude gains. If you suffer persistent headaches at any point move to a lower altitude immediately. I also saw a woman who had gone blind by going too high too quickly. I would not book with a Trekking company. Many of the group leaders we met were less than reliable when it comes to altitude sickness. Organizing accommodation/flights etc., in Kathmandu and on the trek is easy and from Lukla. You would have to be a complete moron to get lost, the trail is wide and easy to follow. If you need any more information send me a PM. Tiger1

[edit] Contact Details

Park Headquarters,
Mandalphu, Namche Bazaar

Phone: (038) 40114

[edit] References

[edit] External Links

Sagaramatha National Park on Unesco website

Content and images originally posted by khumbila

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