Rhododendrons in Nepal

Rhododendrons Rhododendron Nepal Flora National Flower

Against the Sky

The beauty of the blooming of the rhododendrons, Nepal’s national flower, draws thousands of trekkers every year.
In Nepal the rhododendron trees begin flowering at lower elevations in late February and the season can extend into May at higher elevations. The most extensive forests are in the eastern part of the country (treks – Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Langtang, Helambu, Tsum, Manaslu and the Annapurna regions), though there are patches of forest in the far west and seeing these beautiful flowering forests against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas is a sight in itself. A day’s tour and walk in the Kathmandu Valley can be made to view the bloom.

Rhododendrons Rhododendron Nepal Flora National Flower

In Bloom

Rhododendrons Rhododendron Forest Nepal Flora National Flower

As a Forest

Rhododendrons Rhododendron Nepal Flora National Flower

With a Mountain Backdrop

Rufous-vented Yuhina Rhododendrons Rhododendron Nepal Flora Fauna Birds National Flower

And as Nutrition for a Rufous-vented Yuhina