Gaurishankar Region

About Gaurishankar Region

Gaurishankar Conservation Area is a protected area in the Himalayas of Nepal that has been established in January 2010, covering 2,179 km2 (841 sq mi) in the Ramechhap, Dolakha, and Sindhupalchok districts and encompassing 22 Village Development Committees. It is contiguous with Tibet in the north. Gaurishankar Conservation Area is rich in biodiversity. A total of 16 varieties of vegetation have been identified in the area, including forests of Pinus roxburghii, Schima-Castanopsis, Alnus, Pinus wallichiana, Pinus patula, Rhododendron, Quercus lanata, and Temperate mountain oak forest. Within a conservation area, mammalian population totals 34 species, including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar. One of the rarest mammals in the area is the red panda. A total of 235 species of birds have been recorded from the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. The conservation area also has 14 snake species, 16 species of fish, 10 types of amphibians and 8 lizard species.

Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA) Entry Fee: US$ 2 and US$ 22(Other)
TIMS Cards: US$ 11


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