Exotic Wildlife Species to Look Out for in the Mountains in Nepal

Nepal is a popular destination for Exotic wildlife among tourists seeking adventure within gorgeous natural landscapes. People from all over the world participate in mountain tours and engage in a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, rafting, paragliding, and bungee jumping. However, the mountainous wildlife is another major attraction to visiting the high altitudes, including Nepal’s Himalayan base. The place truly is a heaven for travel influencers and photographers. If you ever get a chance to bask in the mountainous regions of Nepal, you might get lucky and sight some of these stunning animal species while you go on the Chitwan Jungle safari and Bardiya jungle safari tour in Nepal.

1. Wild Yak

The Wild Animal-like Yak is the longhaired version of a cow or buffalo. The hair keeps them warm at high altitudes, and they are quite powerful. They usually travel in herds and feed on grass. They have been domesticated and crossed with regular cows, giving rise to the hybrid species ‘Dzo’. The Dzo is very common all over Nepal and is often mistaken for a Yak. Nepal is one of the most famous adventure tourist destinations you found this Animal while you trek to the Everest base camp in Nepal.

2. Red Panda

Unlike the generic panda, the red panda is much smaller and wears a red & white coat, rather than the traditional black & white. This adorable vegetarian species is also nicknamed the ‘Firefox’ for its resemblance to the foxes. Unfortunately, one does not come across them very often because they have become an endangered species due to poaching and habitat loss. You can find red pandas while you go on the Langtang valley trek in Nepal.

3. Himalayan Monal

The Himalayan Monal in Nepal is a stunning pheasant native to the Himalayas and the national bird of Nepal. The rainbow of colored feathers makes it one-of-a-kind and certainly, among the most interesting birds, you shall see among the mountains. So you can find this Pheasant while you go on the Everest view trek in Nepal.

4. Himalayan Tahr

The Himalayan Thar in Nepal is a shaggy-haired mountainous goat that is adapted to the rocky slopes. Its majestic horns and shaded mane make it a sight to see. Previously, the species was quite prevalent, but it is rapidly becoming endangered due to hunters. Mostly you can find this Animal while you are on Manaslu, Tusm valley trek as well Everest region in Nepal.

5. Himalayan Marmot

The Himalayan Marmot in Nepal is a social animal that looks a lot like a giant squirrel. If you run into one, make sure to offer some food and befriend it. They cannot be domesticated but shall make for an interesting companion on your hike to the Manaslu circuit trek In Nepal.

6. Marbled Cat

The Marbled cat in Nepal mostly resides along the Himalayan foothills in Nepal. They are enigmatic and vicious, thus very much like a miniature leopard. Do not get fooled by their cuteness, and admire them from a distance. You can find this Marble cat while you on the way to the Annapurna Base camp trek in Nepal.

7. Rhesus Macaque

The Rhesus Macaque is the native monkey of Nepal, so you are likely to find them everywhere. They are a mischievous species, so beware of their antics; I bet they will attempt to steal your snacks. These Rhesus Macaques are native to Nepal while you go for Kathmandu valley day tour sightseeing tour and Neighbor country Around like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, southern China, and some neighboring areas.

8. Himalayan Black Bear

The Himalayan Black Bear in Nepal is slightly smaller than the American Bear but equally aggressive. Despite the omnivorous diet, it can attack and cause severe personal injuries. Sighting one is not common as they are largely hidden within remote mountainous areas like while you are on the Annapurna Base camp trek in Nepal.

9. Musk Deer

Musk is one of the most adorable and harmless mountain animals. This hornless deer with big ears has become a vulnerable species, as it is widely hunted for its ‘scent gland’ that is used for manufacturing perfumes. Status and distribution of Himalayan musk deer mostly in the Annapurna conservation area while you are on the way to the Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal.

10. Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard in Nepal is highly endangered, and many wildlife sanctuaries are trying to save it from extinction. They are a very rare sight, but the Himalayas are a good place to try your luck. These Animals you would see luckily while you on the way to the Jomsom Muktinath trek in Nepal.

Author Bio: John Adams is a lifestyle blogger who creates content focused on healthcare and personal well-being. He also enjoys traveling for his love for nature and wildlife. He encourages readers to improve their quality of life by incorporating positive thoughts and actions.