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Located in Kullu district, the Alpine flora and fauna constitutes the beautiful Great Himalayan National Park, enumerated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
What Is It?
It was constituted in 1984 to protect the wildlife and sustain it under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The Great Himalayan National Park is now declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which draws a lot of tourists and travellers from international destinations as well.
Spread over an area of 754 sq. km, the park boasts 4 valleys, pine and oak trees, an exquisite location bounding breathtaking sceneries and home to numerous wildlife species. It acts as a good trekking expedition for a lot of travellers and trekking enthusiasts.
What’s In It?
Home to many species and a diverse wildlife, it boats more than 375 species of fauna which are native to the Western Himalayas, like Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Koklas Cheer, Leopard, Serow and lots more. The Alpine meadows and high peaks, the riverine forests add to the beautiful location of this park and give an opportunity to do trekking and camping.
Set your adventure soul free in this park and wander the rocky paths, remote forest areas, witness a glorious bloom of flowers and explore the hidden trails of this park. You can either trek in the ecozone or go on an adventure in the interiors of the park and explore the four valleys of the park.
All four valleys, Parvati valley, Tirthan valley, Jiwa Nal, and Sainj are all suitable for amateur as well as expert trekkers. The challenge might come in the rugged interiors where the temperatures also drop drastically. The treks can last up to 5-7 days so bring along proper trekking gear and tour essentials. Bump into the locals and interact with them, get to know about their culture and the daily routine, get blown away by the mystic blue sights of the alpine peaks and the forest.
To know about trekking routes and information click here.
Address: Great Himalayan National Park, Shamshi, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh – 175 126 (INDIA)
Phone: +91-1902-265320 (Office)
Entry fees: ₹100 (Indian) ₹400 (Foreigners)
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