Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 AD, SNP is listed alongside Chitwan National Park. SNP covers a total area of 1,148 Square Kilometers of the Himalayan Ecological zone of the Khumbu region. The upper catchments of Dudhkoshi and Bhotekoshi Rivers which are largely composed of rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas are included in the national park. Ranging in altitude from 2,845m above sea level to 8,848m at the summit of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha), the park has many of the +6000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumori. SNP has a total buffer zone area of 275 Square Kilometers, declared in 1st of January 202 it has 1,619 households and a total population of 7745(Approx). The high mountains are the land of the Sherpa's, renowned for their endurance, expertise in mountaineering, dedication and hospitality. The mountains for them are patron deities, as it provisions their sustenance. They follow Buddhism and the region of SNP is home to many renowned monasteries such as Tenghoche, Thame, Khhumjun and Pangboche. W hich are more than a place of prayer as these monasteries serve has communal areas of gathering, where the people of the region, celebrate their religious festivals such as Dumje and Mane Rumdu. The climate of the region makes life extremely difficult; the Sherpa's of the region have evolved in accordance to the lands geography, climate and availability. It can be extremely difficult for travellers not because of the temperature but the ascent from Temperate to Artic conditions. Thus it is always recommended to take the high journey moderately and give the body time to acclimatize. The region features bioclimatic zones such as Lower Temperate, Upper Temperate, Sub-Alpine, Alpine and Nival which in layman means, lush valleys, breath-taking mountains and surreal peaks. The region is home to the infamous Snow Leopards, Red Panda and Musk Deer and the tree- line of the region is mostly Pine, Hemlock, Fir, Juniper and Birch. In terms of tourism the most popular destinations in the national park regions are Namche Bazar, a beautiful community that has added to the growing influx of tourists to the region and established hospitality centers in the beautiful town. Tengboche, the enchanting monastery in the lap of the Khumbila is an experience by itself. With blessings from Tengboche you can continue on to Pheriche, Kala Pattar and to the hamlet of Gorakshep. It is an easy access point to Everest Base camp and Kapa Pattar from which Mt.Everest is clearly visible. Gokyo Valley is a must visit in the national park. The valley is located towards the west of the Khumbu region, this serene valley is a place straight out of heaven with pasture lands turning the valley green in the summer and in the center a beautiful lake in turquoise. The most difficult walk is to the Everest Base Camp and I kid you not, it is classic but extremely difficult, core acclimatization is recommended as the altitudes rises rapidly from Namche and Kala Pathar. The park region annually sees 45,112 tourists in a fiscal year and is primal in generating revenue from tourism.