The highest point in the world Mt. Everest (8,848m) lies in the Sagarmatha National park. The area was declared as national park in 1976.This park has also several others peaks above 6,000m. It was listed in World Heritage Site in 1979.
The Sagarmatha national park has wide variety of wildlife and over 118 species of birds. The forest is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees. Animals such as musk deer, the Himalayan tahr, the ghoral, the serow, the wolf and the himalyan black bear can be seen in this national park. The endangered species such as snow leopard, red panda and two varieties of dazzling pheasants-the crimson-horned and the impeyan, Nepal’s national bird are found.
Sagarmatha national park ranges in altitude below 2,000 m above sea level at Jiri to the highest peak on earth Mt. Everest.
The best time to visit the park is during the autumn months of October-November and from March-May in summer.