Chitwan National Park was the main site for seeing wildlife during my visit to Nepal. Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The highlight there were the Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis, german: Panzernashorn, french: Rhinocéros indien). I saw them twice while walking into the park. Our guide kept us at a good distance, since rhinos are very aggressive and regularly kill people that get too close. I saw a few birds and butterflies in other parts of Nepal.

The other highlight in Nepal is seeing the Himalaya peaks. I saw the peaks of the Annapurna Range from Pokhara, the Langtang Range from Kathmandu and Nagarkot, and the Mount Everest area on the flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to Paro, Bhutan. Seeing the snow-capped high peaks was really spectacular. On the ground I never got to a very high altitude (only about 2,200 m (7,220 ft), in Nagarkot), nothing like the 5,200 m (17,060 ft) that I reached in Tibet.

Pictures of birds in Nepal and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Nepal
Nepal Bird Page
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

I have tried to identify the species with their binomial name. Some of them I have not been able to identify. If you can identify any of those, please let me know (email link at the bottom).

Fauna and Flora

Clouds Glowing Evening Sun
Clouds glowing in the evening sun. (509k)
Sunset Chitwan
Sunset at Chitwan. (471k)
Morning Mist Over Small
Morning mist over a small pond. (748k)
Scenic Mountain Valley Between
Scenic mountain valley between Kathmandu and Chitwan. (1135k)
Cloud Bank Mountain Valley
Cloud bank in a mountain valley. (780k)
Water Lily
Water lily. (713k)
Morning Dew Spider Web
Morning dew on a spider web. (1185k)
Morning Dew Spider Web
Morning dew on a spider web. (930k)
Morning Dew
Morning dew. (797k)
Large Snail
Large snail. (505k)
Termite Mound
Termite mound. (810k)
Large Bee Visiting Flower
Large bee visiting a flower. (682k)
Small Moth
Small moth. (599k)
Large Moth
Large moth. (507k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (851k)
Aglais urticae
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae, german: Kleiner Fuchs, french: Petite tortue). (778k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (526k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (579k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (605k)
Two Butterflies Flight Behind
Two butterflies in flight, one behind the other. (601k)
Older Butterfly Wings Already
Older butterfly, its wings are already deteriorating. (527k)
Grasshopper
Grasshopper. (348k)
Large Red Bug Everywhere
Large red bug. They were everywhere in that area. (464k)
Large Spider
Large spider. (583k)
Odonata
Damselfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Zygoptera (german: Kleinlibellen, french: Zygoptères)). (492k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (706k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)) munching on a butterfly. (589k)
Frog
Frog. (706k)
Gecko
Gecko. (400k)
Macaca mulatta
Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta, german: Rhesusaffe, french: Macaque rhésus) with baby. (600k)
Crocodylus palustris
Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris, german: Sumpfkrokodil, french: Crocodile des marais). (1010k)
Muntiacus muntjak
Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak, german: Indischer Muntjak, french: Cerf aboyeur). (905k)
Axis axis
Chital (Spotted Deer) (Axis axis, german: Axishirsch, french: Cerf axis). (813k)
Tiger Kill
Tiger kill. (1078k)
Rusa unicolor
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar). (1058k)
Rusa unicolor
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor, german: Sambar, french: Sambar). (781k)
Rhinoceros unicornis
Elephant tracking an Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis, german: Panzernashorn, french: Rhinocéros indien). (969k)
Rhinoceros unicornis
Two Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis, german: Panzernashorn, french: Rhinocéros indien). (698k)
Two Indian Rhinos
Two Indian Rhinos. (819k)
Indian Rhino See Characteristic
Indian Rhino. You can see the characteristic skin folds that look like armor plating. (738k)
Elephas maximus
Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus, german: Asiatischer Elefant, french: Éléphant d'Asie) on his way home in the evening. (907k)
Asian Elephant Large Tusks
Asian Elephant with large tusks. (869k)
Asian Elephant Large Tusks
Asian Elephant with large tusks. (804k)
Asian Elephant Baby
Asian Elephant with baby. (695k)
Elephant Baby
Elephant baby. (846k)
Feeding Elephant
Feeding elephant. (730k)
Close-up Feeding Elephant
Close-up of feeding elephant. (652k)
Old Female Elephant Retired
Old female elephant, retired from working duty. (1076k)
Excursion Elephants
Excursion on elephants. (1007k)
Elephant Chitwan National Park
On an elephant in the Chitwan National Park. (1064k)
Elephant Chitwan National Park
On an elephant in the Chitwan National Park. (1010k)
Mahout
Mahout. (903k)
Scrubbing Elephant End Day
Scrubbing his elephant at the end of the day. (734k)
Having Fun During Bathing
Having fun during bathing time. (843k)

Annapurna Range

View Sarangkot Before Sunrise
View from Sarangkot before sunrise. (411k)
First Rays Rising Sun
The first rays of the rising sun hit some of the high peaks in the Annapurna Range (left Annapurna IV, 7,525 m (24,688 ft), right Annapurna II, 7,939 m (26,047 ft)). (475k)
First Rays Rising Sun
The first rays of the rising sun hit some of the high peaks in the Annapurna Range (left Annapurna South, 7,219 m (23,684 ft), right Machhapuchhre, 6,993 m (22,943 ft)). (478k)
Machhapuchhre 6993 m 22943 ft Early
Machhapuchhre (6,993 m (22,943 ft)) in the early morning sun before sunrise. (490k)
Sunrise Over Himalayas
Sunrise over the Himalayas. (438k)
Sunrise Over Himalayas
Sunrise over the Himalayas. (489k)
Annapurna Mountain Range After
The Annapurna Mountain Range just after sunrise. (473k)
Annapurna Mountain Range Annotated
The Annapurna Mountain Range with annotated peaks. (625k)
Machhapuchhre 6993 m 22943 ft
Machhapuchhre (6,993 m (22,943 ft)). (728k)
View Sarangkot Sunset Only
View from Sarangkot at sunset. Only the high mountains are still in sunlight. (558k)
Machhapuchhre 6993 m 22943 ft After
Machhapuchhre (6,993 m (22,943 ft)) just after sunset. (506k)
Annapurna Ii 7939 m 26047 ft
Annapurna II (7,939 m (26,047 ft)) just at sunset. (513k)

Langtang Range

Himalayas Before Sunrise Notice
Himalayas before sunrise. Notice the planet Venus in the upper left. (434k)
Himalaya Valleys Morning Fog
Himalaya valleys with morning fog from Nagarkot. (401k)
Sunrise Over Langtang Range
Sunrise over the Langtang Range from Nagarkot. (439k)
First Rays Rising Sun
The first rays of the rising sun hit the Langtang Range. (482k)
Mountain Peaks Langtang Possibly
One of the mountain peaks in the Langtang (possibly Langtang Lirung) receiving the first rays of the rising sun. (488k)
Peaks Langtang Range Early
Peaks in the Langtang Range in the early morning sun. (486k)
Langtang Range Nagarkot
The Langtang Range from Nagarkot. (779k)
Part Langtang Range Nagarkot
Part of the Langtang Range from Nagarkot. (545k)
Sunset Over Kathmandu Valley
Sunset over Kathmandu Valley from Nagarkot. (422k)
Langtang Range Last Rays
The Langtang Range in the last rays of the setting sun. (517k)
Part Langtang Range Last
Part of the Langtang Range in the last rays of the setting sun. (507k)
Moon Rise Over Langtang
Moon rise over the Langtang Range from Nagarkot. (472k)

High Himalayas from the Air

High Himalayas Air Mount
High Himalayas from the air with Mount Everest on the right. (553k)
Mount Everest 8848 m 29029 ft
Mount Everest (8,848 m (29,029 ft)) on the left and Cho Oyu (8,201 m (26,906 ft)) on the right. (608k)
Mount Everest
Mount Everest. (644k)
Mount Everest
Mount Everest. (659k)
Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu. (623k)
Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu. (629k)

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