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Including the highest point on the Earth’s Surface, Mount Sagarmatha (Everest 8,848 m) and an elevation range of 6,000 m, Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) cover an area of 1,244 sq. km in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. An exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers, deep valleys, and seven peaks other than Mount Sagarmatha over 7,000 m, the park is home to several rare species such as the snow leopard, and the musk deer, the red panda, and Himalayan monal (Danphe). A well-known destination for mountain tourism, SNP was gazetted in 1976 and with over 6,000 Sherpa people living within the park has combined nature and culture since its inception.

Encompassing the infinitely majestic snow-capped peaks of the Great Himalayan Range, the chain of mountains including the world’s highest Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) and extensive Sherpa settlements embody the openness of SNP
to the rest of the world. The carefully preserved natural heritage and the dramatic beauty of the high, geologically young mountains and glaciers were recognized by UNESCO with the inscription of the park as a world heritage site in 1979. The property hosts over 20 villages with over 6000 Sherpas who have inhabited the region for the last four centuries.

They are continuing their traditional practice of culture and religion including the restriction of animal hunting and slaughtering, and reverence of all living beings. These practices combined with indigenous natural resource management practices have been major contributing factors to the successful conservation of SNP.


• Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 at Kalapatthar in the presence of leading ladies of Nepal;
• Express concern about the melting of the Himalayas as a result of global warming;
• Advocate about the impacts of climate change on women of various backgrounds and about measures to improve adaptation- level capacities;
• Create discussion around why gender matters in climate change, and discuss the role of women in mitigating the problems arising from it; and
• Support promotion of the tourism sector with the aim to boost the national economy.