Sagarmatha National Park

SagarmathaDate of Inscription: 1979
Property : 114800.0000 ha
Solu-Khumbu District of the Sagarmatha Zone
N27 57 55 E86 54 47

Sagarmatha National Park, is located in eastern Nepal, containing parts of the Himalayas and the southern half of Mount Everest. The park encompasses an area of 1,148 kmĀ² and ranges in elevation from its lowest point of 2,845 m. at Jorsalle to 8,850 m. at the summit of Everest. Barren land above 5,000 m. (16,400 ft) comprises 69% of the park while 28% is grazing land and the remaining 3% is forested. Most of the park area is very rugged and steep, with its terrain cut by deep rivers and glaciers. Unlike other parks, this park can be divided into four climate zones because of the rising altitude. The climatic zones include a forested lower zone, a zone of alpine scrub, the upper alpine zone which includes upper limit of vegetation growth, and the Arctic zone where no plants can grow. The types of plants and animals that are found in the park depend on the altitude. The park contains the upper watershed of the Dudh Kosi river basin system.