More than 20 kinds of animals and birds, including the critically endangered Snow Leopard, are found in the magnificent Pin Valley National Park, which is situated in the chilly desert region of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. This amazing park, which is located in the frigid Spiti Valley, was created in 1987 as a section of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area. The Pin Valley National Park is a gem of an attraction that is blessed with a remarkable variety of flora and animals. It is perched at an altitude that varies between 3,300 and 6,632 metres above sea level.
Best Time to Visit
From July to October: This is a really pleasant weather period. Since the weather is neutral throughout this time, August is among the best months to travel.
From November through March, the region experiences heavy snowfall and very cold temperatures. The best time for individuals to go to this national park could not be at that moment.
From April through June, the area sees moderate sunshine and the end of the winter season, but there are still few tourists around. In this dry area, rain is quite infrequent.
Open: All Year Around
Safari Options: Jeep Safari
Being a high altitude sanctuary, It is home to a variety of rare animals like the Ibex, blue sheep, red fox, Tibetan woolly hare, Himalayan Wolf (canis lupus laniger), lynx, pika, Tibetan wild ass – and the majestic but elusive snow leopard. A sighting of the snow leopard is very rare partly due to its elusive nature and partly due to its dwindling number. But signs of its presence – killed prey, pug marks, scat, and spray – are omnipresent
The Tibetan Plateau region is estimated to contain 10,000 species of plants, of which more than 10% are plants with medicinal qualities. A few of these plants are also found in the Western Himalayan region and form an important part of the Tibetan traditional healing systems.
Despite being a high altitude cold desert, Spiti boasts of more than 450 species of medicinal & aromatic plants. These include Seabuckthorn, Hatagirea, Aconitum, Ratanjot (Khamad), Ephedra, Artemisia and other condiments. The alpine pastures on the high plateaus are home to a variety of small bushes and grasses including the Rosa sericea, Hipopheae, and Lonicera among others.