Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 m at sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, all within a distance of 150 km resulting in climate condition from sub-tropical to the Arctic. Due to the abundant presence of wildlife Nepal can be one of the best destinations for Jungle Safari.
Nepal-occupying only 0.1% of the earth - is home to :
2% of all flowering plants in the world;
8% of the world's population of birds (more than 848 species);
4% of mammals on earth;
11 of the world's 15 families of butterfly (more than 500 species);
600 indigenous plant families;
319 species of exotic orchids.
One of the major attractions for tourist in Nepal is Jungle Safari: Jungle activities here include a venture into deep jungle on elephant back or four-wheel drive to view wild animals in their natural habitat or canoe rides on the jungle rivers, nature walks, camping trip, bird watching, dolphin sightseeing, fishing, tiger tracking or wild elephant tracking, and village tour excursions, etc.
A Rich Natural Heritage:
Thanks to Nepal's extensive and effective parks and Reserve system, the country has managed to preserve more endangered species of flora and fauna than any other area in Asia. Nepal has nine National Parks, three Wildlife Reserves, three Conservation Areas and one Hunting Reserve, which include areas in the highest mountain in the world as well as sub-tropical lowland of the plains.
Everest National Park - 1148 sq. km (World Heritage Sites-Natural)
Chitwan National Park - 932 sq. km (World Heritage Sites-Natural)