21 Dec 2020 Nabin Baniya
Sagarmatha national park is the UNESCO world heritage site with certain rules and regulations that we need to follow. Here is the Things to remember as well as implement while entering Sagarmatha.
Detail about the Sagarmatha national park Entry (Admission) fees.
- Entry (admission) fee per person inclusive of tax for Nepali citizen is NPR 100, for SAARC country are citizens is NPR 1500 and for other foreign citizen is NPR 3000. Note: The minor below 10 years of age shall not be a charge.
- The entry fee for tourist porters including tax is NPR 25.
- Guide license Annual fee including tax is NPR 1500.
- The helicopter landing permit fee including tax is NPR 3000.
Details about Sagarmatha national park adventure tourism activities fee
- Entry (admission) fee per person including tax for Nepali citizen is NPR 100, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 1500, for other foreign citizens is NPR 3000. Note: The minor below 10 years of age shall not be charge.
- The entry fee for tourism porter including tax is NPR 25.
- Guide license annual fee including tax is NPR1500.
- The helicopter landing permit fee including tax is NPR 3000.
Details about Sagarmatha National park different activities
- Sky diving per person for Nepali citizens NPR 500, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 200 and for other foreign country citizen is USD 100 or equivalent to that.
- Hot air Ballooning per person for Nepali citizen is NPR 500, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 2000 and for other foreign country is USD 100 or equivalent to that.
- Microlight flight per person for Nepali Citizen is NPR 500, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 2000 and for other foreign country is USD 100 or equivalent to that.
- Paragliding per person for Nepali citizen is NPR 250, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 1000 and for other foreign country is USD 50 or equivalent to that.
- Para Motoring per person for Nepali citizen is NPR 250, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 1000 and for other foreign country is USD 50 or equivalent to that.
- Skiing per person for Nepali citizen is NPR 200, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 1000 and for other foreign country is USD 50 or equivalent to that.
- Rafting/Canoeing per person for Nepali citizen is NPR 500, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 2000 and for other foreign country is USD 100 or equivalent to that.
- Bangy Jumping per person for Nepali citizen is NPR 100, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 200 and for other foreign country is USD 7 or equivalent to that.
- Mountain Biking per person for Nepali citizen is free, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 200 and for other foreign country is USD 7 or equivalent to that.
- Football/Volleyball and other activities per person permission period for Nepali citizen is free, for SAARC countries citizen is NPR 200 and for other foreign country is USD 7 or equivalent to that.
Park regulations to follow that we need to remember
Here are the some of the important things to remember while entering Sagarmatha:
- An entry fee of Rupees 3000 for foreigners, RS 1500 to SAARC nations, and Rupees 25 for tourist porters which we need to pay at the designated ticket counter on a per person basis.
- Valid entry permits are available from the National park ticket counter at the Nepal Tourism Board that is in Bhrikuti Mandap at Kathmandu. or the park entrance point in Monjo.
- The entry permit is non-refundable, nor-transferable and is for a single entry only.
- Entering park without a permit is illegal and park personnel may ask for the permits. So, visitors are requested to keep the permits with them.
- Get special permit for documentary/Filming from the Department of National parks and wildlife Conservation (DNPWC).
- Documentary/Filming fees of USD 1500 for foreigners, Rupees 50,000 for SAARC nations people, and Rupees 10,000 for Nepali nations people should be paid in DNPWC…Additional 25% should pay while using drone for documentary/Filming.
- Drone (UAV) is same as documentary/ Filming fee while using it for other purposes.
- Don’t remove or damage plants and animals. All flora and fauna are fully protected and must not be disturbed.
- Rubbish must be placed out, buried or disposed off in designated areas.
- No one should walk within the park between sunset and sunrise.
- Do respect the cultural and religious sites.
- Visitors should be self sufficient in fuel supply (kerosene/ LP gas).
- Camping inside park should be allow only at the designated areas.
- Carry out non biodegradable items such as batteries, plastic bags and bottles.
- Mountain bikes and motor bikes are prohibited inside the park.
- Never trek alone, hire a local guide if you can’t find a companion.
Fact Sheet of Sagarmatha National park and Buffer zone
Here are some very important Things to remember while entering Sagarmatha:
National park declared year : July 19, 1976.
National park Areas : 1,148km2
Location : North eastern Nepal (Solukhumbu Districts)
World heritage site listed : 1979 (natural site) site no 120
Pamsar site declaration : 2007 (Gokyo and associate lakes) site no 1692.
Bioclimatic zone : Temperate alpine nival zone
Elevation : 2300m to 8848m above sea level
Major geophysical characteristics : Mt.Everest Region, Glaciers valley
The Major glaciers : Khumbu, Imja, Ngozumpa and Nangpa
Some Major Peaks : Sagarmatha, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse
Main Mammals : Snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red panda
Main birds : Himalayan munal, blood pheasent
Major trees species : Pine, hemlock, fir, junifer, Birch
Buffer zone declared : January 1, 2002
Buffer zone area : 275Km2
Rural Municipility : khumbu pasang lhamu (ward no 2,3,4,5)
Population : 7161
Major caste groups : Sherpa, Tamang and Rai
Economy : Tourism agriculture, animal husbandry business and mountaineering.
Prohibited Actions within National park
There are Things to remember while entering Sagarmatha which we listed below:
- Hunt wildlife
- Use of UAV (drone) within the national park premises without permission.
- Construct or possess house, hut, shelter or any other structures of any material.
- Occupy, clear, reclaim or cultivate any part or grow or harvest any crop.
- Graze any domestic animals or birds or feed water to it.
- Cut, clear, fell, remove or block trees, plants, bushes or any other forests resources or do anythings to cause any forests resources dry or set it on fire or other wise harm or damage it.
- Dig names, stones or remove any mineral, stone, boulder, earth or any other similar material.
- Cause damage to forests resources or wildlife or birds or any land.
- Carry arms, ammunition or poison, or use them.
- Take any domestic or any other kind of animals or trophy by persons other than government employees on deputation or visitors of the public paths with in the national park.
- Block, divert any rivers or stream flowing through national park or reserve.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Rules (for Visitors)
For Visitors there are certain rules. These Things to remember while entering Sagarmatha:
- Entry into the park to be ones own liability: Government of Nepal shall not be liable for compensation of any harm, damage, injury or death occurred to the person entered in the park whether obtaining admission card or not.
- Matters to be followed while entering into the park. Each person entering into the park whether obtaining an admission card or not shall follow the following matters.
- (A)After entering into the park, the boxes of food, bottles of the alcohols or other goods, boxes of the films roles, packing papers, plastic bags, oxygen pot or cylinders or any other types of pots or other throwing substances used by one self or accompanying guide, porters,cooks or any other persons shall be thrown on the place prescribed.
- (B) No wood, fire wood, leaf branches and poles for fixing tents or the wood to be required for any other purpose for the daily use of one self and accompanying guide, porters, cooks or any other persons within the park shall be used from the bushes, shrubs or felled (collapsed) trees or even from a living tree and such wood, firewood shall not be bought from the local people.
- (C) While entering into the park sufficient quantity of the kerosene, gas, petrol or other similar fuel while requires for one self and accompanying guide, porters, cooks or any other person shall be taken in possession.
- No harm to be made for plants or other goods.
- Prohibition on hunting the wildlife or birds and destroying the eggs, nests or hives of birds or insects.
- To bring or leave exotic (grown up in foreign environment) plants, animals or birds within the park is strictly prohibited.
- To halt (stay) for a night or to camp, or to set fire in any places except for designated places are prohibited.
- Prohibition to paly musical instruments except in the religious place or residence, hotel, lodge or restaurant.
- Here is Prohibition on producing or throwing waste.
- There is Prohibition on throwing, putting or spraying the toxic substances.
- Prohibition goods to possess, carry or use inside the park: bow, spear, trap,snare (knotted trapping rope), a trapping net, a catapult or any weapons (arms) which may cause wound or fires the bullets, ammunition,poison, explosives or any devices using those explosives.
There are many Things to remember while entering Sagarmatha National park, which is very important to know for anyone before entering inside the park. If you are a business operator then its your duty to help people know about those rules by mentions them on your websites, or telling clients before trek and travel start on this regions.
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