Nature and wildlife
Nepal is also bestowed with amazingly diverse natural heritage; hence the flora and fauna existing here are also unbelievably exceptional. Nepal host about 10,000 species of floras with numerous rare and endangered species that being very importance in terms of medicinal and economical values. Rhododendrons found are varied ranging from dwarf to giant species, of which Rhododendron arboreum is the national flower of the Nepal. Amazing and diverse species or varieties of orchids are also found in Nepal
Inspite being small in size, Nepal also hosts about hundred species of mammals, many reptilian species and insects. The large mammal includes rare, endangered and elusive Tiger, Common Leopard and Snow Leopard and One-horned Rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis. Nepal is also proud to claim that it occupies about 9% of total bird’s population of this planet Earth. There are over 640 species of butterflies are found in Nepal among which numerous species are endemic.
The mountainous region of Nepal is a also home of some of the world’s most rare biodiversity . Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park and Chitwan National Park with typical natural, cultural and landscape characteristics were listed as World Heritage sites in 1979 and 1984, respectively.
Nepal is a perfect and highly recommended place on earth to visit for the quest of nature, with many Himalayan activities. As varied as the nature, the activities in nature here are diverse, suitable for any walks of life and ages. You can simply visit Nepal to study, research and explore the wilderness or combine any adventure tours with nature. Nature tours such such as, National parks of Nepal in search of magnificent and endangered mammals such Royal Bengal Tiger , One-horned Rhinoceros, Gaur, the largest wild cattle and many other wildlife including the diverse form of birdlife. Birdwatching in Nepal is growing very popular in Nepal and many birding individuals and groups are coming over and enjoy many rare, endangered and exotic species of birds. Kathmandu valley itself host almost half of the bird population found in Nepal. National parks in southern part of the country host healthy number of bird’s life. Hence, Nepal is a perfect place, that offer arrays of activities in and with amazing nature in almost every part of the country. Be it just a nature walk though the natural environments for watching the birds, butterflies and animals or doing the study and research tour or collecting the specimen of the floras of the lowland or Himalayas. These all wonderful trips also is a way of showing awareness towards the nature. Its also an educational tour, making it a valuable information to pass our next generations.
Birdwatching in the Himalaya is also a great experience with the spectacular mountains, that Nepal is famous for. Birdwatching can be easily combined with any other adventure activities. Simple walk in the wild side or hike in the nature is very rewarding.
Some of best trips that we offer at Nature-treks are: