National parks in nepal
National Parks in Nepal is the most exciting place to visit. Nepal is a naturally diverse country is able to maintain its natural beauty at the proper level. Nepal is graphically divided into three regions. And they are the Himalayan region, Hilly region, and Terai region. Also, national parks are situated in each geographical region. Sagarmatha National Park is situated in the Everest region; Shivapuri National Park is situated in a hilly region and also touches with Kathmandu. Chitwan National Park is situated in the Terai region of Nepal.
Basically National parks are established for the protection of natural beauties and endangered animals and for the conservation of flora and fauna. Also popular for different tourism activities like Jungle safaris, animal hunting, trekking, hiking, mountaineering, and many more. Sagarmatha national park is famous for Everest base camp trek, Everest summit, exploration of the alpine zone, and monasteries located in high altitudes. Khaptad national park has its own religious importance it is the home of Khaptad Baba a popular Pilgrimage of this region. Rara is the smallest national park in Nepal; it holds 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 of 106 sq. km. Shey-Phoksundo is the largest national park in Nepal which covers an area of 3,555 sq. km; buffer zone 1349 sq. km spreads Dolpa and Mugu districts in the Trans Himalayan region. It is a habitat of rare snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, Tibetan sheep, and wild yak. Besides these national parks, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is one of the hunting conservation areas of Nepal. Other national parks are famous for trekking purposes as well as carries different importance in the form of religious, cultural, natural, and social activities and for bird watching as well.
The main purpose of the National park is to conserve endangered animals, flora, and fauna for coming generations and to entertain those who have never get a chance to see those creatures. So join Himalayan Smile to have more experience of National Parks, Hunting Reserve, and conservation areas.
National Parks in Nepal, the geography of Nepal can be divided into high mountains mid-hills and low lands. A wide range of ecosystems from sub-tropical jungles of the Terai to the arctic conditions of Himalayan highlands is found within an area of 147181 sq. km.
There are a total of 12 national parks in Nepal, and 3 wildlife reserves, 6 conservation area, 1 hunting reserve including 11 buffer zone areas in and around protected areas, covering a total of 28,998.67 sq. km. (19.70%) of the country’s total land. Nepal’s rich biodiversity renders it ideal as an eco-tourism destination. Nepal is home to diverse floral and faunal species, natural ecosystems, ranging from the lowland Terai region to the high Himalayas. The diverse climatic and topographic conditions have favored a maximum diversity of flora and fauna in Nepal.