Sagarmatha National Park

February 3, 2021

The Sagarmatha National park is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1979. The extraordinary beauty of the Sagarmatha National park has dramatic mountains, glaciers, deep valleys. And also is home to several rare species such as the snow leopard and the red panda. The chain of mountains including the world’s highest Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest). And extensive Sherpa settlements that embody the openness of the park to the rest of the world are the majestic attraction.  It is largely composed of rugged terrain and gorge of the high Himalayas, ranging from 2,845 meters to the top of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest at 8,848 meters. Other peaks above 6,000 meters are Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Pumori. In the lower forested zone rhododendron, blue pines, juniper, and bamboo can be seen. Above this zone, there is no vegetation. Plants cease to grow at about 5,750 meters because this is the permanent snow line in the Himalayas.

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