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Exploring the Great Himalayan National Park: A Complete Guide


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The Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh, India, spans elevations between 1,500 and 6,000 meters, with an average height of over 4,000 meters. This range of altitudes nurtures a diverse ecosystem with more than 1,000 plant species and various wildlife. Among the park's rare inhabitants are the musk deer, the western tragopan (featured on the park's logo), and the elusive snow leopard, making it a unique destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

1. Breathtaking Scenery

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) offers a mesmerizing panorama of snow-covered peaks, verdant green mountains, untouched forests, cascading waterfalls, and serene rivers, captivating the beholder's gaze. It comes as no surprise that GHNP holds the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, recognized for its 'outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation.' One of the most charming sights within the park is the quaint villages nestled amidst the mountains, adorned with picturesque old houses, adding a delightful touch to the landscape.

Breathtaking Scenery

2. How to explore GHNP

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) comprises four picturesque valleys: Tirthan Valley, Parvati Valley,Sainj Valley, and Jiwa Nal Valley. If you're seeking to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the expansive 1,171 sq. km area, any of these valleys offers a delightful experience.

or those keen on extensive trekking to explore the diverse flora and fauna across varying elevations within GHNP, adequate time and specialized trekking skills are essential. Trekking permits can be obtained from the main Forest office in Shamshi or their range offices located in the Sai Ropa Forest complex near Banjar in Tirtha Valley, or Ropa in Sainj Valley

3. Tirthan valley

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Tirthan valley