National parks

National parks

National Parks Nepal

Nepal has a wide variety of flora and fauna that has been considered as the best collections the world over. The forests in Nepal are known for the exotic snow leopard, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, the endangered one-horned rhino, the exotic lophophorus and the hundreds of species of birds and butterflies. The Government of Nepal has made nine sites as the National parks of Nepal. Nepal is the hub of natural property and geographic variation; there are nine National parks, three wildlife reserves, a hunting reserve and six conservation areas cover 28,998.67 sq. km. (19.70 %) total territory of Nepal.

National parks of Nepal and suggest trips

1: Chitwan national park

The Chitawan National Park is situated in the inner Terai lowlands of South-Central Nepal. This is one of the oldest national parks in Nepal and is declared as a world heritage site. Here there are more than 43 species of mammals including one-horned rhinos, tigers, crocodiles, gaur, wild elephants, pangolin, striped hyena, Gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard, etc. There are more than 450 species of birds and more than 45 species of reptiles and amphibians. The park vegetation consists of sal forest, grassland, reverine forest and sal with chirpine, discover Chitwan with given safari trips.

Bird watching tours                     Chitwan jungle safari

2: Sagarmatha national park

This park is located in the Khumbu region, north-east of Kathmandu. The park includes Mount Sagarmatha and several other peaks including Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori and Nuptse. The mountains have deep gorges and glacial valleys. The wildlife includes the Himalayan Tahr, goral and musk deer. Rarely seen wild animals include snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, langur monkey, weasel and Himalayan mouse hare. The park also consists of the hamlets of Himalayan Sherpa people; walking holiday trips are useful to see the world highest places national park.

Mt Everest base camp trek           Jiri to Everest base camp trek
Renjo la pass trek                                 Everest high pass trek
Everest view trek                                Gokyo lake trek
Mani rimdu festival trek                 Cho la pass trek
Island peak trek                                    Kongma la pass trek
Dudh kunda trek                                  Everest trekking

3: Bardia national park

Bardia National Park is in the western plain region of Nepal. This park covers an area of 969 sq km. Here one can find one-horned rhino, tiger, wild elephant, swamp deer, gharial, crocodile, black buck, marsh mugger, snakes, lizards and Gangetic dolphins. Adventure trip to Bardia offers an opportunity to see the royal Bangal tiger and gengatic dolphin.

Karnali river rafting                        Bardia jungle safari

4: Khaptad national park

Khaptad national park situated western part of Nepal covering an area 225 sq. km and buffer zone 216 sq. km. National park consist the districts of Bhajhang, Bajura, Doti and Achham. Khaptad has its own religious importance it is the home of khaptad baba a popular Pilgrimage of this region. Subtropical, temperate and alpine vegetation found in this Park, it is a habitat of different wild animals, birds and butterflies.

Khaptad trek

5: Rara national park

Rara is the smallest national park of Nepal; hold the country’s biggest lake expend 10.8 sq. km and scenically the most beautiful lake at an elevation of 2999m. Rara national park covers an area 106 sq. km; buffer zone 198 sq. km spreads mugu and jumla districts established in 1976 to conserve the unique beauty of Lake Rara and to protect the flora and fauna of the Humla – Jumla Karnali region. Best season to visit the park is March to May and Sept to Nov.

Rara lake trek

6: Makalu barun national park

Makalu barun national park was established in 1992 to protect Himalayan remarkable biodiversity. It is a living laboratory of mountain ecosystems on earth expand from sub tropical to alpine vegetation. National park host 47 varieties of orchids, 19 species of bamboos, 15 oaks, 87 species of medicinal herbs, 30 verities of rhododendron, 86 species of fodder trees and 48 species of primrose beside that 400 species of birds and verity of wild animals. Park covers an area 1500 sq. km; buffer zone 830 sq. km spreads Solukhumbu and Sankhusava districts.

Makalu circuit trek                             Makalu base camp trek
Makalu trekking                                   Arun valley trek

7: Sheyphoksundo national park

Shey Phoksundo is the largest national park of Nepal established in 1984 A.D highlights of the park are Kanjiroba Himal, Shey Monastery, Phoksundo Lake and Langu Gorge etc. Park covers an area 3,555 sq. km; buffer zone 1349 sq. km spreads Dolpa and Mugu districts in the Trans Himalayan region it is habitat of rare snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, Tibetan sheep, gazelle and wild yak.

Upper dolpo trek                         Lower dolpo trek

8: Langtang national park

Langtang is the nearest national park from Kathmandu. This park encloses the catchments of Trisuli River and Sun Koshi River. The vegetation include subtropical forests, oak and pine forests, alpine forests and grass lands. This park has various species of rhododendron. The wildlife consists of red panda, musk deer, wild dog, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan black bear, rhesus monkey, langur, etc. There are about 45 villages with homes of various ethnic groups. Given trips are the best way to explore the National parks.

Tamang heritage trek                      Langtang valley trek
Ganja la pass trek                               Langtang helambu trek

9: Shivapuri national park

Shivapuri National Park is the nearest national park close to Kathmandu, two surrounding hills of Kathmandu valley, Nagarjuna and Shivapuri hills area is the territory of Shivapuri national park. It covers an area of 000 sq km. The wildlife preserved here are Deer, rhesus monkey, langur, wild dog, musk-deer, red panda and leopard and black bear etc. Suggested trips of this national park are listed below.

Helambu trek                                              Langtang circuit trek
Nagarkot hiking                                         Kathmandu hiking
Kathmandu Nagarkot biking             Kathmandu Pokhara biking
Kathmandu valley biking                     Bird watching tours

National parks are to protect every significant ecological system in plain, hilly region and high mountains, alpine areas Nepal. National parks are established to protect the wild animals and their natural habitat. Most of them are popular not only for jungle safari but also for bird watching destination. If you need more information and would like to visit the national parks of Nepal, we are here to arrange your Nepal trip.