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Api Nampa Conservation Area


Established in 2010 Api Nampa Conservation Area is a protected area in the Far-Western Development Region, Nepal covering the area of 1,903 km2 (735 sq mi) and surrounding 21 Village Development Committees in the Darchula District. Api Nampa conservation Area is a new conservation area of Nepal and named after two famous Himalayas, Api and Nampa and also a good initiative to synchronize conservation and development in an incorporated way.

Established in 2010 Api Nampa Conservation Area is a protected area in the Far-Western Development Region, Nepal covering the area of 1,903 km2 (735 sq mi) and surrounding 21 Village Development Committees in the Darchula District. Api Nampa conservation Area is a new conservation area of Nepal and named after two famous Himalayas, Api and Nampa and also a good initiative to synchronize conservation and development in an incorporated way. A Conservation Area signifies human’s inspiring initiative of providing space and source for the other species to inhabit trouble free. Api Nampa Conservation Area is accessible by bus from Kathmandu to Dhangadi or you can even take a flight that operates on daily basis. Bus service is available From Dhangadi, to the Api-nampa Conservation Area. Many primary habitats of wildlife live here because of varied climatic situation and variation in elevation. Large mammals are usually seen here like: the Himalayan Tahr, Blue sheep and Musk deer. Other large mammals include: common langur (Semnopithecus entellus), jackal (Canis aureus), small number of grey wolf (Canis lupus) (V), Himalayan black bear (Selenarctos thibetanus) (V), Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) (V), snow leopard (Uncia uncia) (E), Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) (I), Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) (K) and goral (Nemorhaedus goral etc).The lower moderate zone is the chief home of herpetofauna. Records of the invertebrate fauna are restricted to common types of butterfly.NTFP (Non-timber forest products ) found in Api Nampa Conservation Area are: Panchaunle (Dactylorhiza hatagirea), Kutki (Neopicrorhiza scrophularifl ora), Yartsagumbu (Cordyceps sinensis), Jatamansi (Nardostachys grandifl ora), Sarpagandha (Rauvolfi a serpentine), Sugandhawal (Valeriana jatamansi) etc.The sub tropical, temperate, sub alpine, alpine vegetation and forest here include appropriate home for wildlife species including rare, fragile and frequent. The province is also home of birds including Daphne (Impeyan pheasant), Munal, Snow Chock, Blood pheasant, Red billed chough, and Yellow-billed chough etc. The best season to trek this region is during the month of March-May and October-November. NRs. 1,000.00 should be paid as an entrance fee at the National Parks’s ticket counter at Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu before beginning the journey. The ticket is also available at the Entrance Gates of the conservation area.

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