The Royal Bardiya National Park (986 sq.
kilometers) lies in the mid-far western
region of Nepal and is the largest most
tranquil wilderness area in the Terai.
The park is home to the largest population
(per sq km) of the elusive Bengal Tiger
and there are 30 more species of other
mammals such as bears, monkey, civets,
hyenas, wild dogs, otters, wild bore,
leopards and deer.
Do you claim yourself to be a real adventurous
person? Then, indulge in white water rafting
in Nepal to trial your claim. Nepal's
rivers are among the world's greatest
for aquatic adventure. Few rafting rivers
in the world can match the thundering
courses of the rivers of Nepal, which
originate from the snow meltdown and the
rains in the Himalayan terrains and contours.
Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife
reserve is spread over 175 square kilometers,
much of it is a grassland and full of
crocodiles as well as birds. The last
surviving population (about 100 individuals)
of Wild Buffalo or Arna is
found here. Other mammals occurring here
are hog deer, wild deer, spotted deer
and blue bull.
Situated in the Central Himalayas, Langtang
is the nearest park to Kathmandu. The
area extends from 32 km. north of Kathmandu
to the Nepal-China (Tibet) border and
covers an area of 1710 square kilometers.
Some of the best examples of graded climatic
conditions in the Central Himalayas are
found here. Oaks, chir pine, maple, fir,
blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various
species of rhododendron make up the main
Sagarmatha National Park lies to the northeast
of Kathmandu covers and an area of 1,148
sq. kilometers of Himalayan ecological
zone. Several rare species, such as the
snow leopard and the lesser panda, are
found in the park. UNESCO listed the park
as a World Heritage Site in 1979 for its
unique natural, cultural and landscape
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