Trekking Region

Activities:  Trekking, mountaineering, experience of Sherpa culture

Accommodation: Resort hotels, lodges, tea houses, camping 

Access: Fly to Lukla which is 30 minutes by air from Kathmandu OR take a bus to Jiri, and trek onward 

Wildlife: Himalayan tahr, ghoral, musk deer, pika (mouse hare), weasel, jackal, black bear, wolf, lynx and snow leopard

Birds: 118 species of birds including impeyan pheasant (Danphe), blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan griffon etc.

Vegetation: Pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, while above 3,500 m, forests are dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees

Best Season: October-November and March-May; December-February (snow, daytime temperature 5 degrees Celsius) June-September (rainy)

Park Headquarters: Mendalphu, Namche Bazaar

Entrance Fee: Nepali – NPR 25 per person per entry, SAARC nationals – NPR 1,500 per person per entry, foreigners – NPR 3,000 per person per entry