Sagarmatha National Park, the beginning way of the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail
The Sagarmatha National Park is the first national park in Nepal. The beginning way of the Everest base camp trek trail goes through it. It lies in the eastern part of Nepal. It was established in 1976. This park is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is the highest national park in the world with an elevation of 6000m above sea level. It covers the 124,400 hectares area of the Solukhumbu district of Nepal.
Sagarmatha is a conservation area with dramatic mountains and deep valleys. It is dominated by the highest peak in the world i.e. Mount Everest. It preserves rare animals like Himalayan Thar, goral, musk deer, black bears, jackals, snow leopards, mouse hares, and so on. Different species of birds like pheasant, red-billed, snow cock, yellow-billed chough, and snow pigeon are also found in this area.
Besides, this national park also protects seasonal vegetation. These seem colorful. The rhododendron is one of the most beautiful floras blooming in this park. The birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, and rhododendron can be found in the lower elevation. As the altitude increases, all the plants can be found as dwarfs and shrubs. At the highest elevation, no plant can be grown up due to the snowy mountain.
To get into the Sagarmatha National Park, the visitors need to pay a certain amount. Sagarmatha National Park Fee depends on the nationality of the people like Nepalese, SAARC, and foreigners. Besides, the permit and TIMS Card are also mandatory things to enter this Park.
The trekkers can pay the entry fee after reaching the National Park. But the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS can be taken from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.
The most common way to get into the Sagarmatha National Park is by flight to Lukla and need to have two days of walking to the park.
October to November and March to May are the best time to visit the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal.