National Parks & Conservation Areas

The Most Beautiful National Parks, Conservation Ares, Wildlife Reserves, and Hunting Reserves in Nepal.

On the off chance that you're searching for delightful public parks and natural life holds, scarcely any nations offer as much variety as Nepal. Photograph commendable scenes here run from the snow-covered pinnacles of the Himalayas to the hot, hot fields lining India - importance there's a lot of dazzling objections to visiting. To assist you with finding your heaven here's a once-over of the most lovely scenes and natural life holds in Nepal. The list is given below, 

Conservation Area

Annapurna Conservation Area

The Annapurna Conservation Area is the biggest safeguarded region in Nepal and envelops portions of the Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung locale. It's a wild area of mountains, backwoods, slopes, and waterways that are famous for journeying. As well as the most popular Annapurna Circuit - which starts a short drive from Pokhara and closes in Lower Mustang - there are various more limited journeys to appreciate nearby.

Api Nampa Conservation Area

Considering the critical importance of biodiversity conservation in the northern part of the Darchula district, the Government of Nepal declared  Api Nampa Conservation Area (ANCA) on 12 July 2010. The name of this conservation area is named after two famous Himalayas Api and Nampa. Api-Nampa Conservation Area office headquarter is located in Khalanga, Darchula. ANCA’s management is being performed under the Conservation Area Government Management Regulation 2057 BS.

A Conservation Area represents a human’s sublime idea of giving space and resources for other species to live in an un-interfered manner. The establishment of the Api Nampa Conservation Area is a good initiative to harmonize conservation and development in an integrated way. ANCA is located between 29° 30’ to 30° 15’ North Latitude and 80° 22’ to 81° 09’ East Longitude, in the Far-Western Development Region and is characterized as an ecologically diverged region of Nepal. Api Nampa Conservation Area occupies 1903 sq km of Darchula district and varies in altitudes from 539 to 7132 meters.

Gaurishankar Conservation Area

Gaurishankar Conservation Area covers an area of 2,179 square kilometers and encompasses 22 Village Development Committees of 3 districts (Alampu, Big, Bulung, Chankhu, Chilankha, Gaurishankar, Kalinchok, Khare, Laduk, Lamabagar, Marbu, Orang, Suri and Syama VDCs of Dolakha district; Fulpingkatti, Ghorthali, Gumba, Listikot, Marming and Tatopani VDCs of Sindhupalchok district; Chuchure and Gumdel VDCs of Ramechhap district).

The Government of Nepal has entrusted the management responsibility of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area to the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) for 20 years.

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is named after Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) - the second-highest mountain in Nepal and the third-highest in the world. Kanchenjunga has been designated as a conservation area in March 1998. It covers an area of 2035 sq. km. in Taplejung district, which lies in the northeast corner of Nepal. Taplejung district is also renowned for high peaks (eleven peaks higher than 7,000 m) and glaciers. The conservation area with unique mountain ecosystems is envisioned as a tri-national peace park with the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China to the north and Sikkim, India, in the east. Sikkim already has Khangchenzonga National Park adjoining KCA whereas the extension of Qomolungma Nature Reserve in TAR to cover the land bordering KCA is in progress from China side. In April 1997, the Government of Nepal declared the Kanchenjunga region as a Gift to the Earth as part of WWF’s Living Planet Campaign 2000

Krishnasaar Conservation Area

The government of Nepal declared the Krishnasaar Conservation Area in 2009 covering an area of 15.95 sq. km in the Bardia district. This is the first organized effort to conserve the endangered Blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra cervicapra). Blackbuck is one of the protected species under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973 and is enlisted as endangered and listed under Appendix II of CITES.  Blackbuck is primarily a grazer and prefers flat to slightly undulating terrain. The population in Khairapur was gone down to 9 in 1975 and due to persistent conservation efforts, the population reached 177 in 1990. Then again the population has declined gradually due to habitat loss and degradation and anthropogenic interferences. Now, the population of Blackbuck in Krishnasaar Conservation Area is more than 200. To protect the species, a guard post was established on site in 1975.

Manaslu Conservation Area

Manaslu has been declared a conservation area in 1998 by the government of Nepal. It covers an area of 1663 sq. km. The area harbors a mosaic of habitats that inhabits 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 species of reptiles. There are approx. 2000 species of plants, 11 types of forests, and over 50 species of useful plants. The bio-climatic zones vary from sub-tropical to Nival. The altitude rises from a mere 600m. to the summit of Mt. Manaslu (8,163), the eighth highest peak in the world.


National Parks

Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park is the most famous wilderness National park in Nepal, as it's effectively open from both Kathmandu and Pokhara. Here, you can see every kind of birdlife, including gharial crocodiles, elephants, and the one-horned rhinoceros, of which there are more than 600. Chitwan has run an effective rhino rearing and protection program so you're nearly ensured to recognize no less than one when on a Jeep, bullock truck, or foot safari. Furthermore, on the off chance that you're genuinely fortunate, you might try and experience a Royal Bengal Tiger - a definitive award on any safari.

A Jeep safari of Chitwan National Park is remembered for Culture Trip's completely exhilarating Nepalese experience, on which you'll likewise boat across Phewa Lake, make momo dumplings at a Tibetan evacuee camp, and go wild setting up camp and wilderness boating along the Seti River.

Makalu Barun National Park

The Makalu Barun National Park is an eastern expansion of the Sagarmatha National Park, where Mount Everest is found. It's additionally associated with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet. The main safeguarded region on the planet has a rising gain of 8,000m (26,247ft) inside it. Mount Makalu - which sits inside the recreation area - is the fifth-most elevated top on the planet, at 8,463m (27,766ft). The Arun River goes through it and there's an exceptionally assorted assortment of widely varied vegetation in the tropical wilderness, forested slope, and frigid mountain scenes.

Shey Phoksundo National Park

The Shey Phoksundo National Park is in the far western locale of Dolpo and Mugu and a significant number of the more well-known outside of what might be expected trips in this district go through it. The greenish-blue Phoksundo Lake is the principal fascination. A significant part of the recreation area lies in the downpour shadow of the Himalayas - a dry and fruitless region on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau that has shocking mountain landscapes that extraordinarily diverge from that of the green lavish regions somewhere else in Nepal.

Bardia National Park

The Bardia National Park (additionally spelled Bardiya) is less habitually visited than Chitwan, as it's situated in far-off far-western Nepal. In any case, it provides you with a thought of what Chitwan would have once been like, before its uplifted prominence. This implies fewer sightseers, calmer hotels, and little in the middle among you and the imperial Bengal tiger. Indeed, this is the best spot in Nepal to visit for a brief look at the slippery huge feline and if sightings are positively not ensured, your odds are great. To arrive at Bardia, fly from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Bharatpur, then move to your convenience outside the recreation area. There are additionally transports from other Nepali urban communities assuming you're attached to self-discipline. If you're searching for more noteworthy undertakings, join a visit to Bardia with a Karnali River boating/kayaking trip, as these end close to the public park.

Sagarmatha National Park

The Sagarmatha National Park is where Mount Everest is located. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Everest - albeit the neighborhood Sherpa's name is Chomolungma. Yet, the mother of all mountains isn't the main fascination in this public park by quite far. Others incorporate captivating Sherpa culture in towns like Namche Bazaar and at far-off religious communities, uncommon untamed life, for example, the danphe - the public bird of Nepal - alongside the always famous Everest Base Camp trip and a few different tops above 6,000m (19,685ft) like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumori.

Langtang National Park

The Langtang National Park is upper east of Kathmandu and is an incredible spot for journeying and partaking in the mountains and nature. It was one of the most terrible impacted districts during the 2015 quakes in Nepal, yet the foundation is being fixed and explorers are returning. Attractions incorporate perspectives on the Langtang Range, as well as mountains right over the boundary in Tibet, blossoming rhododendron backwoods in the spring, Tamang culture, and the high-height Gosainkunda Lake, which is a journey site.

Rara National Park

This National park is in western Nepal, where the fundamental fascination is the lovely Rara Lake - a high-height lake at 2,990m (9,810ft) and the biggest lake in Nepal. It's encircled by lovely mountains and is an extraordinary spot to go journeying - albeit the west of the country, as a rule, doesn't get a lot of guests because of openness.

Banke National Park

Banke National Park (BaNP) was established as 10th Park on the 12th of July 2010 which reflects the Government’s commitment to Biodiversity conservation at the landscape level. It was also recognized as a gift to the earth in 1998. The Park is linked with a transboundary Landscape that joins Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary in India through national and community forests towards the south. It joins with Bardia National Park (BNP) towards the west which further links with Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in India via the Khata corridor, national forest, and community forests. There are about 4,861 households with 35,712 populations residing in the buffer zone. Indigenous Tharu community, Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Tamang, Majhi, and Gurung are living in the buffer zone. 90% of the economy of people depends on agriculture and the rest 10% on trade and labor

Shukla Phanta National Park

Shukla Phanta National Park was managed as a hunting reserve at the beginning of in1969. It has been gazetted as a Wildlife Reserve in 1976 and as National Park currently (2017), covering an area of 305 sq. km. It lies in the extreme southwestern section of Nepal's Terai in the Kanchanpur District. The National Park shares a common boundary with the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the south and west which is formed by the Mahakali (Sarda)river, a major tributary of the Ganges. It is bordered on the eastern side by the Chaudhary River and to the north by a forest belt and cultivation. A total of 24 mammal species are recorded by Schaff (1978b), a total of 350 species of birds of which 180 are breeding species (Inskipp, 1989), Bhatt and Shrestha (1977) provide an annotated list of 14 species of fish, Schaaf (1978b) recorded 10 species of ectoparasites and biting flies. Although the area of the National Park is small, it supports a wide range of biodiversity which is nationally and globally important. The vegetation types primarily include sal forest, and sal savanna, which is part of a continuum between climax forest and grassland that is maintained by fire and floods. The National Park supports the largest population of Bengal florican Houbaropsis bengalensis. Read more...

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park 

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (159 sq km) is situated on the northern fringe of Kathmandu valley and lies about 12 km away from the center of the capital city. The area was gazetted as the country's ninth national park in 2002. Before its declaration as a national park, it was managed under the Shivapuri Watershed Development Board and was later declared as Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve.

Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National Park is located in the Far-western region of Nepal. The park was gazetted in 1984 covering an area of 225 sq. km. The area of a buffer zone is 216 sq. km. The park is the only mid-mountain national park in western Nepal, representing a unique and important ecosystem. The late Khaptad Swami moved to the area in the 1940s to meditate and worship. He spent about 50 years as a hermit and became a renowned spiritual saint.

Parsa National Park

Parsa National Park is located in the south-central lowland Terai of Nepal. With an area of 637.37 sq. km. it has a pristine sub-tropical jungle. In history, this area served as a vacation site for the Rana Rulers of the country. In 1984, it has been gazetted as a wildlife reserve to preserve the habitat for wild Asian elephants and a variety of other fauna. It is contiguous with Chitwan National Park in the west. In 2017 it was gazetted as National Park.


Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

This wildlife reserve in southeast Nepal is in the floodplain of the Sapta Koshi River. It’s rich in birdlife; the 485 species found here live in and around the mudflats, reed beds, and freshwater marshes. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is close to the border with India, so it has a North Indian-type climate – that is, very hot for much of the year.


Hunting Reserve

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Dhorpatan is the only hunting reserve in Nepal, though you don’t need to be a hunter to enjoy visiting. The rare and difficult-to-spot snow leopard can be found here, as can musk deer, blue sheep, red pandas, numerous types of pheasant, and other birds. Dhorpatan is to the west of the Dhaulagiri Range of the Himalayas – it’s uniformly high-altitude, ranging from around 2,800m to 5,500m (9,186ft to 18,045ft).

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