SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK :
The prime object of attraction in the Sagarmatha National Park is Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth. The park lies in Solukhumbu district lying in north-eastern part of the country. The park, a part of the Himalayan ecological zone, has several other prominent peaks most of which are above 6,000 meters. With most of the park above 3,000 meters, the park is full of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. With its Himalayan tourism products. The vegetation at lower elevation is dominated by pine and hemlock forests, while above 3,500 meters the forest is dominated with silver fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper trees. During spring and monsoon different varieties of rhododendron flowers are seen. The common wildlife in the park are Himalayan tahr, ghoral, musk deer, pikka (mouse hare) weasel, jackal. Other rarely seen animals are Himalayan black bear, wolf, lynx, and snow leopard. Common birds seen in the park are impeyan pheasant (Danphe), blood pheasant, red billed cough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan griffon, and lammergeyer. The best way to reach the Sagarmatha National park is to fly to lukla from where the national park is only two days trek away. Another option is to go via jiri or Tumlingtar. From both these places the national park is a 10 to 12 days trek away.