Pin Valley

Pin Valley

Pin Valley

Pin Valley was declared a National Park in 1987 and is spread over an area of approx 9700 sq km. It is located in the cold desert region of the Spiti valley. With its snow laden unexplored higher reaches and slopes, the Park forms a natural habitat for a number of endangered animals including the Woolly Hare, Tibetan Gazelle, Snow Leopard and Siberian Ibex.

Spreading south of Dhankar Gompa near the Tibetan border, the Pin Valley National Park marks the border between the formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The elevation of the park ranges from about 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) near Ka Dogri to more than 6,000 metres (20,000 ft) at its highest point.

Steeped in history, the influence of Tibetan culture is prevalent in the area surrounding the park, visible in the Buddhist lamas, shrines, monasteries and culture of its residents.

One has to stay in Kaza and visit this amazing Himalayan park. The Asst. Conservator of Forest Wildlife, Kaza can provide further information about the park and wildlife.

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