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Rhododendron Forest in the Sagarmatha National Park, Himalaya, Nepal

GRID-Arendal/Peter Prokosch2012

The United Nations

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Including the highest point on the Earth’s Surface, Mount Sagarmatha (Everest; 8,848 m) and an elevation range of 6,000 m Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) covers an area of 124,400 hectares in the Solu-Khumbu district of Nepal. An exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers, deep valleys and seven peaks other than Mount Sagarmatha over 7,000 m the park is home to several rare species such as the snow leopard and the red panda. A well-known destination for mountain tourism SNP was gazetted in 1976 and with over 2,500 Sherpa people living within the park has combined nature and culture since its inception.

Details

  • Title: Rhododendron Forest in the Sagarmatha National Park, Himalaya, Nepal
  • Creator: GRID-Arendal/Peter Prokosch
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Location: Asia, Nepal, Sagarmatha National Park
  • Subject Keywords: forest, biodiversity, national park
  • Original Source: http://www.grida.no/resources/4106
  • Rights: © Peter Prokosch/GRID-Arendal

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