Everest Region: The Everest Region is the world’s most preferred trekking and climbing destination. The prime attraction of this region is Mt. Everest (8,848m), the highest mountain in the world. In addition, the area is widely popular because of the friendly Sherpa people, colourful festivals, ancient Buddhist monasteries and unique flora and fauna. In this region is also found Sagarmatha National Park, established to protect the endangered species such as the elusive snow leopard and Himalayan black bear, plus species such as the Impeyan pheasant, Himalayan musk deer, Himalayan thar and others. The story of the Yeti, a creature similar to Big Foot in North America, originates from this area and remains a mystery today.
Hotel Everest View and Surrounding Mountains Hotel Everest View is situated at an elevation of 3,880 metres and is the highest luxury hotel in the world. With space for helicopters to land, this is the perfect place for those who do not have time to trek into the Himalayas but who want to witness the mountains close up. From the hotel balcony view Mt. Everest (8.848m), the world’ highest mountain, plus the following impressive peaks: Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), the fourth highest mountain in the world; Mt. Nuptse (7,855m); Amadublam (6,812m), one of the most beautiful mountains in the world; Thamserku (6,608m); Kangtenga (6,809m); Lobuche Peak (6,119m), and various other mountains. Similarly, it also serves wonderful views of the Sherpa villages of Portse, Pangboche. and Tengboche.
Chitwan National Park: Chitwan National Park is the best preserved conservation area in Asia and the most visited national park in Nepal. Established in 1973, and placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1984, the park covers an area of 932km 2 . Although situated in the lowland Terai area of Nepal, the park includes hilly areas of the Silwalik Range. The park is bounded by the Rapti and Narayani rivers, with an altitude from 110 to 850 meters. The park is the home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, and the Royal Bengal tiger. Other animals found in the park are rhesus monkey, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, grey langur monkey, wild dog, small wild cats, marsh crocodile, and four species of deer, among others. Similarly, it is home to 450 species of birds. A birdwatchers paradise! The Park offers activities such as elephant safaris, jeep safaris, canoeing and safaris on foot. While nothing can beat the feeling of being part of the jungle that you get on foot, a jeep safari will get you deeper into the jungle with more possibility of viewing rare animals and birds.
Rara Lake: Rara Lake is the largest lake (5.1km long and 2.7km wide) in Nepal. Sometimes referred to as Mahendra Taal, it is located in Mugu District in the western part of the country, and sits at an altitude of 2,990m. Although a potentially very popular tourist destination, it does not have good road access or tourist accommodation. This of course, makes it it more tranquil, in harmony with the surrounding nature. In fact, it sits within Rara National Park. Surrounding the lake are mainly pine forests, home to 214 species of birds, and migratory birds. The animals who live around the lake include the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, and jackal.
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