A national park is a protected area of land designated by a government for the preservation and maintenance of natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. National parks typically feature unique and diverse ecosystems, geological formations, wildlife, and cultural and historical sites.

The purpose of establishing a national park is to conserve the area’s natural and cultural resources, protect its ecological integrity, and provide opportunities for recreation, education, and scientific research. In many countries, including Nepal, national parks are protected by law, and activities such as commercial development, mining, and logging are prohibited.

The management of national parks is often entrusted to government agencies, non-profit organizations, or a combination of both.