Nepal, situated in South Asia, is home to eight highest mountains in the world, including the Mount Everest. This landlocked nation has three physiographic areas, namely Hill, Terai and Mountain and elevation in these areas are different from each other. This difference in elevation, as a result, has led to a variety of biomes in the region, including coniferous forests, temperate broadleaf and tropical savannas. In these biomes are located many famous wildlife reserves of this beautiful country, such as Sagarmatha, Chitwan, Langtang, Bardia, Khatad and Rara National Parks. On their Nepal tours, tourists can visit any of these sanctuaries to witness the exotic flora and fauna of the Himalayan region.
Sagarmatha National Park
A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, this wildlife reserve has its headquarters at Namche Bazaar and Medalphu. To reach this park, tourists who have opted for cheap international tour packages need to fly to Lukla, which lies about a 3-minute drive from the national capital, Kathmandu. From Lukla, there is an onward trek route to reach the final destination. The highlights of this park are the activities on offer here including mountaineering, trekking and getting an experience of the Sherpa culture. The park features hemlock and pine forests at lower elevations while above 3500 m, the forests comprise juniper, silver fir and rhododendron trees. In terms of wildlife, this sanctuary is home to snow leopards, black bears, Himalayan tahrs and musk deer. Birds like Himalayan griffon, blood pheasants and snow pigeons can be found here. The best time to visit this place is from March to May and October to November.
Chitwan National Park
Another important tourist destination to visit on Nepal tours is Chitwan wildlife reserve, which is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. This park has its headquarters at Kasara, about of 21 km from Bharatpur, which can be reached either by road or air from Kathmandu. It is inhabited by 539 species of birds, 49 amphibian species and 56 animal species. The best season to come here is from October to March.
Travellers planning Nepal tours for their next vacation should include a trip to these 2 wonderful destinations, which are famous world over.