Sagarmatha National Park

National Park, Important bird area (IBA)
Record Public

Description

This area is located in the north eastern of Nepal and covers part of the Himalayan range. The Park includes the upper catchments areas of the Dudhkoshi and Bhotehoshi rivers and is largely composed of mountains and deep valleys of the high Himalayas, ranging from 2845m at the small village of Monjo to 8848m at the summit of Mount Everest. Other peaks above 6,000m are Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku. Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumori.
In the area there are the following habitats: mountains, deep valleys, glaciers, rivers, fresh water lakes, temperate and subalpine forests, alpine tundra and farms. In the forest the blue pine, junipey, silver fir, rhododendrons and birch are predominant, the last three often occurrinq in a mosaic.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 152 species. The park is important for several high altitude breeding species, such as Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus), Robin Accentor (Prunella rubeculoides), White-throated Redstart (Phoenicurus schisticeps) and Grandala (Grandala coelicolor). The parks small lakes, especially Gokyo lakes, are a staging area for migrant waterbirds, such as Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) and Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo).

Geographic information

27.968400°, 86.658826°
2845m - 8848m
1148km²

Territories

Habitats

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Threats

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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • National Park
    • Sagarmatha National Park
      Yes
      100.00
      Since 07/19/1976
  • Important bird area (IBA)
    • Sagarmatha National Park
      Yes
      100.00
Information in English

Public records

Gokyo and associated lakes

Specific conservation status: Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)
Information not yet available.