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A Guide to Everest Park

If you’re an adventure enthusiast, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of exploring Sagarmatha National Park. You may know it as Everest Park if you’re not from Nepal. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a heaven for nature lovers, mountaineers, and culture enthusiasts alike.

Everest Park offers breathtaking landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and fascinating cultural and spiritual sites. If you’re interested in Everest, nature in Nepal or the geography of the region, Sagarmatha National park is a must-see for you. In this blog, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of Everest Park and provide you with all the practical information you need to plan your trip.

History and Geography of Everest Park

First, let’s dive into the history and geography of Sagarmatha National Park. Located in northeastern Nepal, the park covers an area of 1,148 square kilometers. This massive land area is focused on the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. 

The park is named after the Nepali name for Mount Everest, which translates to “Goddess of the Sky.” 

In 1979, Sagarmatha National Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its unique natural and cultural significance.

The topography of the park is dominated by the Himalayan mountain range. The Khumbu Valley, situated within the park, is a popular trekking destination and home to the Sherpa community.  The region includes four of the six highest peaks in the world. 

The valley is surrounded by rugged terrain, including glaciers, deep valleys, and rocky cliffs. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. You’ll really appreciate the plants before heading to the mountainous region of the park. Flora and fauna there include over 118 species of birds, 26 species of butterflies, and 20 species of mammals. So, there’s a lot for animal lovers.

The park is also home to rare and endangered species, such as the snow leopard, red panda, and musk deer.

Trekking and Mountaineering in Everest Park

One of the main attractions of Sagarmatha National Park is trekking and mountaineering. This is common knowledge for many. This is because the park offers a range of trekking routes, from the classic Everest Base Camp trek to the more challenging Three Passes trek. 

Trekking in Everest Park

Each route offers a unique experience. The landscape if this national park is covered with stunning views of the mountains, valleys, and glaciers.

Planning for the trek

Trekking in Everest Park requires careful planning and preparation. The high altitude and rugged terrain can be challenging. There are a lot of health hazards that can occur if you’re not careful. So, it’s essential to acclimatize properly and bring appropriate gear. 

You always need to have permits to enter the park. The fees here vary on the length of your stay. Generally, it is Rs. 1500 or $10-$15. If you choose Pokhara Info as your trip planner, we’ll sort all this out without any hassles for you.

Bring your essentials 

Some of the essential items to bring include a warm sleeping bag, sturdy hiking boots, and warm clothing. Altitude sickness is a real danger in the park. It’s important to take adequate precautions, such as staying hydrated and taking it slow.

Mountaineering in Everest Park

Mountaineering is another popular activity in the national park. There are many climbers who attempt to summit Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam each year. 

Climbing in the park requires a high level of physical fitness, technical climbing skills, and extensive training. It is not something you can have a go at in an instant. Even trekking in this region is difficult. As mentioned earlier, there are a few permits and fees that you need to acquire to climb in the park. Climbers must also follow strict guidelines to minimize their impact on the environment.

Cultural Significance of Sagarmatha National Park

The region is home to a lot of the Sherpa community. Sagarmatha National Park is not only a natural wonder but also a cultural and spiritual site of significance to the Sherpa community. 

The park is home to several religious and cultural landmarks. Some of them are quite popular as well. This includes the Tengboche Monastery, one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in Nepal. 

The monastery hosts an annual festival that celebrates the victory of Buddhism over the Bon religion, the Mani Rimdu festival. The festival includes traditional dances, prayers, and music. If you’re a foreigner or even Nepali from another part of the country, the festival is a fascinating cultural experience.

The park’s significance extends beyond the Sherpa community. As you may know, the park serves as a symbol of Nepal’s natural and cultural heritage. The park is a popular destination for tourists and researchers. Many visitors come to learn about the unique culture, history, and ecology of the region. Many experts on history and botany, zoology or environment visit as well.

The park is also an important source of livelihood for local communities. Many people work as guides, porters, and hospitality staff in the region. The name “Sherpa” is popular worldwide due to this.

Preservation and Conservation Efforts

Given the unique ecological and cultural significance of Sagarmatha National Park, preservation and conservation efforts are essential. The world is changing, and so is nature within it. As with any popular destination, the park faces numerous challenges, including climate change, over-tourism, and environmental degradation. 

In recent years, the park authorities and the local government have implemented various measures to address these challenges. There has been a limitation on the number of visitors. The authority also has strict waste management policies in the plan.

Local communities, Sherpas and Magars, are also involved in conservation efforts. These people have started many initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable tourism and preserving cultural heritage. For example, the Khumbu Climbing Center, founded by Sherpa climber Ang Tshering Sherpa, provides training and education to local mountain guides and climbers. The center helps promote safe and responsible mountaineering practices.

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Trip to the Bardia National Park, Nepal

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you’ve never walked in the wilderness with lush greenery and the chances of seeing wildlife right in front of your eyes or around you? If so, Let us take you on a Bardia National Park Tour for an adventure in the jungle.

This is a thrilling safari experience in the wild, where you can ride or walk through the jungles and experience wild animals up close. Travelers who wish to visit Bardia National Park in Nepal can take a day trip known as the Bardia Jungle Safari. You will be able to track tigers, and elephants, see the nature walk, see birds, have a full day of wild sightseeing, go on a Jeep safari, see dolphins, and go camping and hiking during the day tour. However, our managed Tour of the Bardia National Park will surely pique your interest in spending a thrilling vacation with nature.

About Bardia National Park

The Bardia National Park is located in Nepal’s southwest and is located in the Bardia district, which is only accessible by road. In order to reach Bardia via air, you must fly into Nepalgunj, which is one of the largest cities in Nepal and one of the most popular tourist destinations, and then take the road up to the National Park.


Bardia National Park

A large national park in the southern Terai region of Nepal, Bardia National Park is one of the best places to see the Royal Bengal tiger. This Park has largely remained undeveloped and undisturbed for a long time. There are a total of 968 square kilometers (374 square miles) of land in the Park, with an average elevation of 415 meters (1,362 ft).

Trip Overview

Visiting Bardia National Park is a memorable experience for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. We will begin our trip by flying to Nepalgunj. When we reach the National Park after driving for two hours from Nepalgunj, our staff will welcome us to our resort and provide information about the trip. Lunch will be served there, and then we will visit Tharu village and the crocodile breeding center.

On the following day, we will enter the dense forest of Bardia National Park, where we will see many species of animals. Among these species are Gharials, Marsh muggers, crocodiles, one-horned rhinos, monkeys, pythons, wild elephants, black buck, wild boar, spotted deer, hog deer, and swamp deer.

The next day, we will visit the Karnali River to watch birds. The Park contains about 400 types of birds, including Bengal Floricans and Sarus Cranes, which are endangered. In addition, we will have an elephant safari through Bardia national park on our last day, and we will have a refreshing lunch before heading back to Kathmandu. We guarantee that you will be able to see the true beauty of Bardia on this Tour. Our goal is for every visitor to remember an unforgettable experience, and we strive to keep it going every time to maintain our quality services.

Itinerary for the Tour

On the second day of the Tour, our journey to see Royal Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros begins with a hearty breakfast followed by a trek into the deep forest with our guide and porter. In Bardia National Park, you will find Gharials, Marsh muggers, crocodiles, monkeys, pythons, and wild elephants. Other animals include blackbucks, wild boars, spotted deer, hog deer, swamp deer, and, I believe, many other species.

There are towers inside the jungle where we can silently wait for the wild animals to cross our path by watching for their footprints, scats, scratches, and droppings. We can keep track of these wild animals by looking for their footprints, droppings, and their scratches on trees. The second day of our Bardia national park tour will be successful; after, we will eat lunch and walk deeper into the jungle in order to spot animals. We will return to our hotel in the evening and enjoy our dinner with colorful Tharu cultural dances.

The National Park is located approximately 30 kilometers from the Karnali River, so today, we will drive there. It is a day dedicated to watching beautiful, colorful birds of various species that visit waterholes to drink or that live in trees near the water. We will row a boat and go on a canoe ride to see even more birds.

If we are lucky, we will see tigers, rhinos quenching their thirst in the river, and even dolphins swimming in the river. There will also be animals such as gharials and muggers in the river. We can enjoy the view of the flowing Karnali river during the day.


On the last day of our journey, we will go on an elephant safari, which will be a very different experience than walking through the dense forest. We will be able to enjoy wildlife from a safer height while also being close enough to see the animals closely.

We will ride elephants so as not to disturb or scare the wild animals. After the safari, we will rest for lunch and continue to the Nepalgunj airport. We will fly from there to Kathmandu.


Accommodations and food during the Tour

Two nights in Kathmandu are required before and after the trip, as you would want to rest before and after your trip to Bardia National Park. This is not part of the package. Pokhara Info has been maintaining good relationships with service providers in the National Park. There is a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets. Accommodation is essentially twin-sharing – beds with mattresses, blankets, and pillows.

We maintain a well-managed meal package in ordnance with the lodges we stay at. This meal package includes three meal items: four breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners. You can select fresh, hygienic, tasty, and healthy meals from the lodge’s menu. Traditional local food is combined with Asian and western flavors. Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages, but there is a variety of Nepalese and international cuisine at your disposal for your pleasure.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Suitable Time to Visit the Park

The weather is one of the most important things to consider when planning a trip. Bardia National Park is open throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is between February and June, when the dry season ends and the hot season begins. There are more chances to see tigers and rhinos near water holes during this time, as it is foggy in the winter. From November to January, animals hide in dense forests.