Pin Valley National Park, Lahaul and Spiti District

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  • We spent a few hours here in the Pin Valley National Park last year when we went to Lahaul Spiti on way to Chitkul, the last village in Himachal Pradesh on the Indo Tibetan border. A must visit for na...  more »
  • The glorious Pin Valley National Park is located in the cold desert area of Lahaul and Spiti and is home to more than 20 species of animals and birds, including the endangered Snow Leopard. We were lu...  more »
  • Early morning cup of tea and amazin sunraise... No sound around ..no horn...only fresh air.... feel like only one on entire planet... For solo and couple travelers..rent a bike from kazza 1200rs per d...  more »
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  • Pin Valley is heaven. Beautiful scenic view. It was during winters we had visited. Everything was covered with snow and looked mesmerizing. It was an amazing experience reaching this beautiful place.
  • Awesome valley, u feel full relaxation, mind refresh. 2-3din ka time yaha jarur de
  • Pin Valley National Park is a National park of India located within the Lahaul and Spiti district, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, in far Northern India.Steeped in historical and present day Buddhist Tibetan culture, the area has many Tibetan Buddhist influences, evident architecturally in monasteries and stupas, and in the daily living of its residents and lamas. Pin Valley National Park was established by India in 9January1987. Geography The park is located in the desert habitat of the Spiti Valley, within the Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve, in the Himalayas region.[1] Spreading south of Dhankar Gompa near the Tibetan border, the 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. Ecology With its snow laden unexplored higher reaches and slopes, the Park forms a natural habitat for a number of endangered animals including the snow leopard and Siberian ibex. Flora and fauna Because of the park's high altitude and extreme temperatures, the vegetation density is sparse, consisting mostly of alpine trees and groves of Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara). In summer, rare birds such as the Himalayan snowcock, chukar partridge, snow partridge and snowfinch flourish in the park. Medicinal Plants Some plants within the park's alpine habitats have significant medicinal properties. Twenty-two rare and endangered medicinal plant species, have been discovered in and around Pin Valley National Park, which are distributed over 10 different habitat types.[2] Aconitum rotundifolium, Arnebia euchroma, Ephedra gerardiana, Ferula jaeschkeana, Hyoscymus niger are the threatened but medicinally important plants occur in this national park.
  • It's a fantastic place, visited many times here every time felt a new experience. Different world amazing people awesome nature.
  • Open main menu  Search EditWatch this page Read in another language Himalayas "Himalaya" and "Imaus" redirect here. For the genus of moth, see Imaus (moth). For other uses, see Himalaya (disambiguation). The Himalayas, or Himalaya(/ˌhɪməˈleɪə, hɪˈmɑːləjə/), form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. Himalayas Aerial view of Mount Everest and surrounding landscape Highest pointPeakMount Everest (Nepal and China)Elevation8,848 m (29,029 ft)Coordinates27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E DimensionsLength2,400 km (1,500 mi)Geography  The general location of the Himalayas mountain range Countries List  Bhutan China India   Nepal Pakistan State/ProvinceAsia  A satellite image showing the arc of the Himalayas The Himalayan range has many of the Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia (Aconcagua, in the Andes) is 6,961 metres (22,838 ft) tall.[1] Lifted by the subduction of the Indian tectonic plate under the Eurasian Plate, the Himalayan mountain range runs, west-northwest to east-southeast, in an arc 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) long.[2] Its western anchor, Nanga Parbat, lies just south of the northernmost bend of Indus river. Its eastern anchor, Namcha Barwa, is just west of the great bend of the Tsangpo river. The Himalayan range is bordered on the northwest by the Karakoramand Hindu Kush ranges, to the north, the chain is separated from the Tibetan Plateau by a 50–60 kilometres (31–37 mi) wide tectonic valley called the Indus-Tsangpo Suture.[3]Towards the south the arc of the Himalaya is ringed by the very low Indo-Gangetic Plain.[4]The range varies in width from 350 kilometres (220 mi) in the west (Kashmir) to 150 kilometres (93 mi) in the east (Arunachal Pradesh).[5] The Himalayas are distinct from the other great ranges of central Asia, although sometimes the term Himalaya is loosely used to include the Karakoram and some of the other ranges. The Himalayas are inhabited by 52.7 million people[5] and are spread across five countries: Nepal, India, Bhutan, China and Pakistan, with the first four countries having sovereignty over most of the range.[6] Some of the world's major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges and the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra, rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage basin is home to roughly 600 million people. The Himalayas have a profound effect on the climate of the region, helping to keep the monsoon rains on the Indian plain and limiting rainfall on the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of the Indian subcontinent; many Himalayan peaks are sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.  Mount Machapuchare (Mount Fishtail) seen from Chomrong, Kaski, Nepal. Elevation: 6,993 m(22,943 ft), prominence: 1,233 m (4,045 ft) Name Geography and key features Geology Hydrology Climate Ecology Culture Religions of the region Resources See also References Further reading External links Last edited 2 days ago by Deli nk  Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted. Terms of UsePrivacyDesktop
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