Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,882 metres). The park shelters several rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda. The presence of the Sherpas, with their unique culture, add further interest to this site.

Biographical Province 2.38.12 (Himalayan Highlands)

Geographical Location Lies in the Solu-Khumbu District of the north-eastern region of Nepal. The park encompasses the upper catchment of the Dudh Kosi River system, which is fan-shaped and forms a distinct geographical unit enclosed on all sides by high mountain ranges. The northern boundary is defined by the main divide of the Great Himalayan Range, which follows the international border with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. In the south, the boundary extends almost as far as Monjo on the Dudh Kosi. The 63 settlements within the park are technically excluded as enclaves. 27°45'-28°07'N, 86°28'-87°07'E

Date and History of Establishment Created a national park on 19 July 1976 and inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979.

Area 114,800ha. The park lies adjacent to the proposed Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area (233,000ha).

1 comment:

Ian said...

I would love to see Mount Everest!