Sagarmatha is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,848 m). Several rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda, are found in the park. The presence of the Sherpas, with their unique culture, adds further interest to this site.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|vii||To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.||All|
|Ranibari Community Forest||2020||158.7km||site_ao|
|Apollo Lunar Sample Displays||2020||162.3km||site_ao|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||2019||149.6km||site_ao|
|The Pashupatinath Temple||2019||156.4km||site_ao|
|Kathmandu Durbar Square||2019||160.6km||site_ao|
|The Garden of Dreams||2019||159.6km||site_ao|
|The Oldest Hindu Temple Still in Use in the Kathmandu Valley||2019||148.6km||site_ao|
|The Yeti Scalp of Khumjung||2017||24.9km||site_ao|
|Khangchendzonga National Park||2016||145.6km||site_whs|
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