Sagarmatha National Park

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Country rank: 12 out of 12 Places To Visit In Nepal

Sub-Region: Nepal


Ideal duration: 3-4 Days

Best time: October - November (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Tenzing - Hillary Airport, Lukla (Check Flights)


"Enveloping the Mount Everest"

Sagarmatha National Park Tourism

Sagarmatha National Park is a wildlife reserve that is well known to people for its location which is dominated by Mount Everest in the Himalayas of Eastern Nepal. The location, which is in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, has been visited by tourists since the 1960s, although it was officially established in the year 1976, people have been flocking the area increasingly over the years because of the stunning scenery and the adventurous trails for trekking and hiking.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site has various important peaks other than Mount Everest, like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamerku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga and Gyachyung Kang. It is also a preservation site for rare species of animals and birds, like the red panda and snow leopard. The wildlife sanctuary stretches over 1100 square kilometers and is recognized as an eminent bird sanctuary by BirdLife International, making it a highly important tourist attraction for people, especially those who enjoy mountaineering and bird watching. 

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Visitors can indulge in various outdoor activities apart from sightseeing and enjoying the scenic beauty of the National Park.

Everest Base Camp

  • One of the most popular routes to trek along is the Everest Base Camp where tourists can visit the various landmarks within the Park while also enjoying the culturally rich Sherpa villages along the way. The trek lasts for 9-12 days and needs special permissions. Otherwise, there are plenty of other trails that are loved by most trek enthusiasts, which is usually guided by local Sherpas.
  • Mount Taboche, a peak that is 6500 meters high, is another scenic spot that tourists hike up to through Khumbu Valley amongst the Himalayas.
  • The highest point on the Everest Base Camp trek is Kala Patthar, which isn’t classified as a mountain but the peak offers a spectacular view of the sunrise and a close look at the Mount Everest.
  • Another peak on the same trail is Mount Ama Dablam, which translates to “mother’s necklace” in the local language, has a particular structure which makes it stand out from the other peaks, and is usually hiked up by those who are trained as hikers and have technical equipment for the same.
  • The Khumjung village is located at a height of 4000 meters near Mount Khumbila and is known for the Scott Fischer memorial and the school that was built in 1961 by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and is visited by tourists for experience the local culture of the place.

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The Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla is closest to the Sagarmatha National Park, but since it is not an international airport, travellers first need to reach the Tribhuvan International Airport in ... (Read More)

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