Nepal World Heritage sites (Natural)
Royal Chitwan National Park:
Chitwan is one of the finest national park in Asia renowned for its dense concentration of wildlife and top class tourist lodges, which provide the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat. Chitwan which means "heart of jungle" is among the last surviving examples of the continuous band of forests and grasslands which once extended from the Indus river in Pakistan to the Burmese border. The main attraction here is the Royal Chitwan National Park, one of the largest forest regions in Asia teeming with wildlife such as the rare great one-horned rhinoceros, several species of deer, sloth bear, leopard, wild boar, fresh water dolphins, crocodile, more than 350 species of birds and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. Visitors to Chitwan may enjoy elephant back excursions, nature walks, canoe trips and jungle treks. You may also take a river raft, first driving from Kathmandu to the river Trishuli or Seti Khola. The five-hour drive to Chitwan(165km overland) from Kathmandu is filled with thrilling views of the hills, rivers and plains with jungles on either side.
For a small country, Nepal is incredibly diverse. It has the greatest range of altitudes of any nation on earth. The terrain ranges from the earth's highest mountains to subtropical river plains.
|In the high mountains, Sagamartha National Park is the jewel. Designated a World Heritage Site, Sagamartha preserves the area surrounding Mt. Everest. While the world's highest peak is its key attraction, the park also boasts deep gorges and amazing bird and animal life. Other High Himalayas preserves include Rara National Park protecting a beautiful alpine lake in remote western Nepal, and the Annapurna Conservation Area, one of the most popular trekking routes in the country
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