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Destinations of Nepal's enchanting east

Location crammed with exquisite beauty that will take your breath away, adorning itself with Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain

2022 May 17, 11:16, Province 1

After the central region, the easternmost part of Nepal is the most admired destination during the travel season. The location is crammed with exquisite beauty that will take your breath away, adorning itself with Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. Mountaineering, bungee jumping, rafting, paragliding, trekking, and other activities are available, all of which will leave your heart thumping louder as the adrenaline rushes through your veins.

Here are some of the places you might want to visit in the enchanting east.

Sagarmatha National Park

Located towards Nepal’s northeast Himalayas, Sagarmatha National Park is dominated by snow-capped peaks such as Mount Everest (Sagarmantha), glaciers, valleys, and routes. The park was established in 1976 AD and was designated as a Natural World Heritage Site three years later, making it Nepal's first national park. It includes the Dudh Koshi river's upper catchment area, the Bhotekoshi river basin, and the Gokyo Lakes. It is mostly made up of difficult terrain and gorges in the high Himalayas, with elevations ranging from 2,845 meters (9,334 feet) Monjo to 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak. If you're lucky, you might see Himalayan thar, Himalayan serow, musk deer, snow leopard, Indian leopard roaming the lower elevation forest.

Kanyam Tea Estate

Located 6000 feet above sea level, the Kanyam Tea Estate in Illam is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in eastern Nepal It was founded by the late King Birendra, who had a compassionate heart, depth, and vision for the tea industry in Nepal. The tea garden covers over 240 hectares, with tea planted on 200 hectares, and annually produces around 125 thousand kg of some of the finest Orthodox tea. Apart from its world-famous tea, the location is ideal for sightseeing and family trips, and is renowned as the "Queen of Eastern Nepal" due to its climate and lush vegetation.

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a residential neighborhood at a height of 3,500 meters on the majestic crescent-shaped mountain slopes of north-eastern Nepal. It serves as a gateway to the high Himalayas and is famed for its spectacular views of snow-capped peaks. It is renowned as the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region and is considered Nepal's wealthiest district. It is a popular rest place for trekkers and climbers on their way to the Mount Everest base camp. There are three small museums, a stupa, a monastery, several bakeries /cafés, and many well-stocked stores in addition to the breathtaking scenery.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is situated on the Sapta Koshi River's floodplain in the south-eastern Terai, and was established in 1976 AD to preserve habitat for the last remaining population of wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee). It was later designated as a Ramsar site in 1987 AD. The Nepalese government then declared the area a buffer zone in 2004. It covers 175 km2 of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari, and Udayapur districts (68 sq mi). The reserve is home to a variety of animals, including hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer, blue bull, and rock python, in addition to wild water buffalo. The river has also been home to the rare Gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin.


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