Sagarmatha National Park, Khumjung, Nepal (with Map & Photos)

Sagarmatha National Park (सगरमाथा राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज), located in Nepal, is a dark sky reserve where the Himalayas and Everest watch over the stars.

Sagarmatha National Park Nepal
Sagarmatha National Park Nepal

Highly and majestically located in the Himalayas, Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park includes three of the ten tallest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. Endless glaciers, breathtaking valleys of untouched snow make Sagarmatha National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, of course, for lovers of wildlife, not visiting this alpine reserve means losing something important.

Sagarmatha National Park Nepal
Sagarmatha National Park Nepal

Some call it the roof of the world and, as such, the area closest to the stars. In the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, the frozen mountains of the Himalayas and Everest cut out the night sky like giants that help the stars not to get lost in the cosmos.

Sagarmatha National Park, one of the many territories in the Himalayas that is reserved for the unmatched darkness of its skies, offers an awe-inspiring star spectacle. Sagarmatha, which in Nepalese translates as "Front in the Sky", locates its protected space in the Solu-Khumbu district. This Nepalese national park contains part of the Himalayas and the southern half of Mount Everest.

Sagarmatha National Park Nepal
Sagarmatha National Park Nepal

With an altitude of 8848 meters above sea level, the remoteness of this area protects it from light pollution and provides the best conditions for stargazing. Sagarmatha, located in the snowy Himalayan region, is a unique place in the world to practice astrotourism.

According to National Geographic, a global organization committed to the exploration and protection of planet earth, Sagarmatha National Park is among the 10 best stargazing places in the world. And he describes it like this: "This is where the roof of the world touches the sky. My most spectacular stargazing experience was here, in the Himalayan villages, while hiking, especially through Sagarmatha National Park, near Namche. Bazaar, where the stars appear on Mount Everest".

Sagarmatha National Park Map