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UNESCO World Heritage: Sagarmatha National Park

UNESCO World Heritage: Sagarmatha National Park

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.


UNESCO World Heritage: Swayambhu Nath

UNESCO World Heritage: Swayambhu Nath

"In Satya Yuga, Bipaswi Buddha came from a city known by the name of Bandhumati; and having taken up his abode on the mountain to the west of Nag Hrad(Kathmandu Valley) sowed a lotus-seed in the tank, on the day of the full moon in the month of Chait. The lotus seed that had been sown brought forth a lotus flower, in the middle of which Swayambhu (who had come from Aknisht Bhuban) appeared in the form of light, on the day of the full moon in Aswin." Wright 1877: 77-78


UNESCO World Heritage Edition: Chitwan National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Edition: Chitwan National Park

Among the two national parks listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list from Nepal. The Chitwan National Park is a protected area for conservation of the natural habitat, flora and fauna of the subtropical scape of Nepal. The park is home to 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna(amphibians) and 126 species of fish. The park is home to the One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodiles. Through in-situ conservation methods, translocation programs, patrol guarding and monitoring the park has reduced the illegial activities such as poaching, unauthorized deforestation and also increased the social wellbeing of the individuals surrounding the buffer zone.