Pin Valley National Park
(Lahaul and Spiti)
Location : Pin Valley, Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.
: 675 sq. kms.
: A National Park in 1984
May To October
This is a wild forest that lies high up in the Himalayan mountains. Home to wild animals like the snow leopard and Bharal, Pin Valley National Park is a great place to sight large Ibex herds.
This National Park is located in the cold desertof Spiti Valley. In this area visitors come across large herds of Ibex and Bharal. Snow leopard is found in this park. This area can be visited only by those who have tough leg muscles and strong lungs. Visitors can contact Divisional Forest Officer Wildlife Division Sarahan, Assistant Conservator of Forest Wildlife Kaza or Range Officer Wildlife Tabo for information about the park. The area is closed to foreign visitors. Indian visitors are also required to obtain a permit for entry from Deputy Commissioner Shimla or Sub Divisional Magistrate Rampur. [Lahaul and Spiti]
By Road : The Pin National Park, can be approached only on foot from the nearest road terminus at Mikkim in Pin Valley.
Accommodation & Facilities
Visitors need to carry sleeping bags and food and can stay in bunkers constructed by the Department in the Park.