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Makalu Barun National Park

Total Area : 1500 sq km.
Buffer Zone : 830 sq km.
Activities : Trekking, Mountaineering
Accommodation : Resort hotels, Lodges, Camping
Access : Fly to Tumlingtar from kathmandu (40 minutes and six days walk)
Best Season : Oct-Nov and Mar-April
                       Apr-May (hot at lower elevations)
                       Jun-Sep (monsoon)
Prak Headquarter : Seduwa, Sankhuwasava
Contact : 029-560136

The park spreads over the districts of Sankhuwasava and Solukhumbu in the northeast Nepal. One of the prime attraction for visitors to the park is to experiance the unique Himalayan bio-diversity. The vegetation rangees from sub tropical froests to sub alpine and alpine as altitude increases. The park boasts of 48 spices of orchids, 87 spices of medical herbs, 25 of Nepal's 30 varieties of rhododendron, 19 bamboo spices, 15 oak spicies, 48 spicies of primerose and 86 spices of fodder trees. The park also offers bird watching oppertunities with its 400 spicies of birds, including the rare spotted wren babbler and olive ground warbler. Wild life include the indangered red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, ghoral, thar, wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan marmot, weasel, langur monkey and serow. Arun river that flows through the park has 84 varieties of fish including salmon.

Sagarmatha National Park

Total Area : 1148 sq km.
Buffer Zone : 275 sq km.
Activities : Trekking, Mountaineering, Experiance of sherpa culture
Accommodation : Resort hotels, Lodges, Camping
Access : Fly to Lukla which is 30 minutes by air from kathmandu.
Best Season : Oct-Nov and Mar-May
                        Dec-Feb (Snow, daytime temperature 5 degrees Celcius)
                        Jan-Sep ( Rainy)
Prak Headquarter : Mendalphu, Namche Bazar, Solukhumbu
Contact : 038-626043
Sagarmatha National Park

The prime attraction of Sagarmatha National Park is Mt. Everest, the highest peak of he world. The park was added to the list of the world haritage site in 1979. The park, a part of the himalayan ecological Zone, has several other prominent peaks most of which are above 6000 metres with most of the park above 3000 metres, Sagarmatha is full of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. With its Himalayan terrain and its unique culture, the park offers a blend of natural and cultural tourist products here. The vegetation at lower elevation is dominated by pine and hemlock forests, while above 3500 m the forest is dominated with silver fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper trees. During spring and monsoon the varieties of rhododendron flowers are seen. The common wildlife in the park are Himalayan thar, ghoral, mrarelyusk deer, pikka (mouse hare), weasel, jackal. Other rarely seen animals are Himalayan black bear, wolf, lynx, and snow leopard.
Snow Leopard 
Birds inhabiting the park are the impeyan pheasant (Danphe), blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan griffon, and lammergeyer. The national park also showcases the cultural trophies with the warm sherpa hospitality and its many monasteries and cultural landmarks. 
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