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Top of the World: Sagarmatha National Park. ©NHK/UNESCO TV 1979
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Top of the World: Sagarmatha National Park

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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.

Place/country: Nepal
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, publisher. UNESCO WHC, producer UNESCO TV, producer ;

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