Great Himalayan National Park

Himalayan Wildlife and National Parks

Himalaya is one the most visited and attractive destinations of the world. Its snow-kissed masculine mountains and lush green landscapes seem to be the true paradise on earth. These Himalayas are also the highest as well as the longest mountain ranges in the whole world. These ranges are the habitat to one-third of the total mountain animals that include even some of the most endangered species.

 

Indian Himalayan region is blessed with rich varieties of flora and fauna. In the Terai region of Himalaya the varieties of flora found are Sal, Teak, rosewood and Sheesham, while at high altitudes Deodar, Birch, Fir, Juniper and Rhododendron trees can be seen. The rich diversity of the Indian Himalayan wildlife makes it one of the best places for some of the rarest species of animals and birds.

 

Wildlife in Himalayas:

 

Most of the animals are commonly found in the Himalayan alpine and its surrounding ranges. Although there are found several animals, yet Himalayan mountain goats have adapted the harsh climate conditions of Himalaya even above the altitude of 10,000 ft.

Besides Himalayan wildlife provides shelter to the rare species like musk deer, rhinoceros, Tibetan blue bear, Kashmir stag, snow leopard, blue sheep etc. While the most seen birds found in Himalayan regions are monal pheasant, cuckoos, mynas etc.

 

National Parks: Some of the renowned national parks of the Himalayan regions are listed below:

 

Jim Corbett National Park:

 

Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936, which is spread over an area of 520 sq km. The park is located at Ramnagar, 63 km south-west of Nainital. It is one of the best national parks of India known for its rich bio diversity. The animals and birds found in the park are:

 

Animals: Sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, Indian gray mongoose, wild dog, leopards, elephant, deer, monkeys, jungle cats etc.

Birds: Approx 580 species of birds like flycatchers, cuckoos, babblers, robins, parakeets.

 

The Royal Chitwan Park:

 

The Royal Chitwan Park was established in 1973. It is the oldest designated national park in Nepal, which was designated as a world heritage site in 1984. The park is spread over a huge area of 93,200 ha. The animals found in the park are one-horned rhinoceros, deer, royal Bengal tiger, leopard, Cheetal, wild dogs, gaur, ghariyal rhesus monkey etc.

 

Great Himalayan National Park:

 

Great Himalayan National Park is located in Kullu, whose altitude varies from 1,300 m to 6,100 m. The park is best known for its dazzling alpine meadows, glaciers, and alluring high ridges. The animals and birds found in the park are:

 

Animals: Thar, musk deer, serow, leopard, snow leopard, brown bear etc.

Birds: Cheer, khalij, monal, tragopan pheasant etc.

 

Namdapha National Park:

 

Namdapha National Park is situated in Changlang district of Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh; spread over 1,850 sq km of rugged terrain. The animals and birds found in the park are:

 

Animals: Clouded leopard, snow leopard, pig tailed macaque, elephant, black bear, Indian bison, hoolock gibbons etc.

Birds: Jungle fowls, great Indian hornbills, pheasants, mynas etc.

 

Rihan Travels Shimla offers tours covering fascinating destinations of Himachal Pradesh. As a local tour operator in Himachal Pradesh no one has a better knowledge of Himachal tourism than Rihan Travels. We can gift you a memorable Himachal tour packages.

 

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Himachal Pradesh Trekking Tours

The summer season calls for a break and what can be the ideal break than a shift from scorching heat. The icy mountains surely lure all and the treks to top peaks are ideal summer getaway for the passionate trekkers. The state of Himachal Pradesh is the ultimate trekker’s delight as it is booming with fascinating treks ranging from moderate to very tough ones. Himachal Pradesh tours define the zenith of trekking adventure and is challenging to the core. Trekkers are tested to the highest degree as they set on soul stirring trek routes in varied stunning vistas of the state. These trekking tours to Himachal Pradesh offer high dose of adventure constantly challenging the trekkers.

 

Out of various treks the routes which are considered best by experts includes:

 

Chandrakhani Pass – Malana

 

The common legend has it that once passing above Chandrakhani the great god Jamlu accidentally spilled the sack carrying all the gods over Kullu valley which according to the local lore resulted into the stunning aura of the valley rightly called “Land of Gods”. The trek is thus one of the most coveted ones which take one on an 8 days long trek. This is a steep descent from the Chandrakhani pass to the quaint and serene destination of hanging glaciers- Malana village followed by exit via Rashol pass into Kashol and end the trek with a bath at hot springs of Parvati Valley.

 

Hampta Pass – Baralachala

 

A tough 12 days long trek through barren valleys, the trek walks through the stunning Hampta Pass which is reached only after a three day long trail from lush Manali. All the efforts made to reach the pass are perfectly worth it for the trek provides stunning views of Deo Tibba, Indrasan and Tokru- Shakru peaks. Trekkers opting for Himachal tour packages love this trek for the sheer element of excitement and solitude that it offers. The trek follows the trail of Gaddi shepherds beyond Chandratal. The tender rivers are crossed before the final ascent to Baralachala (4892m) where the routes from Lahaul, Spiti and Ladakh join in to reach the top.

 

Tosh – Sara Umga Pass

 

Another exciting trek this is an 8 day long testing journey to watch the glacier. The valley attracts teams of mountaineers set on climbing the highest peaks of Kullu namely Papsura (6451m) and Dharmsura (6466m). The trail meanders along Tosh River through pine and rhododendron forests to the high altitude campsite of Sharam Thach. Then there is Shamshi Thach to the north of which is the Tosh glacier to the east the massive Kullu Makalu peak. Later as you cross the pass, you will come across the sights of Asia’s largest glacier.

 

All this and a lot more the trekking tours to Himachal through nature’s bounty will be full of excitement and adventure for which trekkers from round the world gather in the state. Summers is the season when a great influx of renowned trekkers is seen in the region and is thus the ideal time to trek along their side for a great learning experience.

 

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Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass – A Must Go If You Are Visiting Himanchal Pradesh in India

Rohtang Pass situated at an altitude 13,051 ft (3,978 m) is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas some 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Beas River rises near the crest of Rohtang from a block of Mica-Schist. To its left, 200 metres higher, is the little lake of ‘Sarkund’ (Dashahr) visited by a large number of people every year. The bath in the water of Sarkund lake effects cures of all bodily ailments or imaginary.

 

It was not particularly high or difficult to cross on foot by Himalayan standards, but it had a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards. Some linguists say that the name ‘rohtang’ is a Persian word meaning pile of dead bodies. The road through the Kullu Valley, past Manali and over the Rohtang Pass to Keylong, and Lahul and on to Ladakh, has become very busy during the summer months as an alternate a military route following the Kargil Conflict in 1999 in addition to tensions in Kashmir. Traffic jams are a common sight as military vehicles, trucks and goods carriers try to navigate the tight roads and rough terrain, compounded by, snow and ice at certain points and the large number of tourists vehicles. There are a lot of dhabas and eateries along the way.

 

The pass is open from May to November and closes down during the winter season due to heavy snow-fall and storms in this region.

 

The tourist point at Rohtang Pass is called Snow Point and is quite famous as it offers quite a few options for the adventure seekers. Here you can enjoy skiing, trekking, Ice skating and other snow activities. The area is full of snow so if you are travelling with kids, be very careful as the area is slippery. You can also have fun making snow houses, snow balls in the chilling weather. At this spot there are a couple of small shacks which make yummy tea and pakoras.

 

On the way to Rohtang pass you get to see some scenic beauty worth a thousand clicks and you also get to see lot of frozen waterfalls if you are travelling in the month of October or early November. There are options available for some paragliding as well if you are interested, but you need to take a slight de-route to reach the flat landing from where these are arranged on the way to Rohtang Pass.

 

You get special winter wear and boots on rent to take for your trip to Rohtang pass, as temperature here is in sub-zero degrees almost round the year. Ensure you arrange for these before you leave Manali, coz you would get these on rent even at Rohtang pass but for around double the cost.

 

This place is definitely worth a visit for its sheer beauty and natural abundance and as this doesn’t have any other attractions, you can easily take a day off to travel to Rohtang Pass and back from Manali.

 

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Also read: Best Time To Visit Nahan, Himachal Pradesh

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Come and Explore the Pristine Beauty of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is aptly referred to as the ‘region of snowy mountains’ as it is generously blessed by God with outstanding natural beauty. The place has major tourist attractions like alpine forests, snow clad mountains and lush green surroundings that are extremely pleasant. From time immemorial, the state Himachal Pradesh has been renowned as the most popular tourist destination for visitors, who come to explore the beauty of the place. The place is enriched with enchanting sightseeing of natural beauty that grabs the attention of the viewers.

 

Dharamshala is one of the most popular tourist destinations that is located at Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. Referred as the exiled home of Dalai Lama, Dharamshala is renowned for its picturesque beauty that is admired by nature lovers. Every year, this beautiful place is visited by numerous travelers who are simply impressed by its outstanding beauty. The place also offers several recreational activities like trekking, rock climbing and fishing for those who love adventure.

 

Let us know about the prime tourist spots of Queen of the Hills, Dharamshala.

 

McLeod Ganj:

 

Known as the home of spiritual leader Dalai Lama this place is full of calmness and is loved by people who seek for solace. Due to the presence of sacred places like churches and monasteries McLeod Ganj is enriched with spirituality and tranquility. It’s Tibetan market and beautiful handicrafts make it a worth visiting tourist spot.

 

Dal Lake:

 

While visiting Dharamshala tourists can enjoy strolling around the oval shaped Dal Lake. It is just 11 km away from the lower Dharamshala. You can experience the breathtaking view of this beautiful lake that is 3 km away from the upper Dharamshala. Surrounded by trees here is a lake that is mostly visited by tourists in September when you can also enjoy annual fair that is held at its banks.

 

St. John’s Church:

 

Built in 1852, this magnificent monument in Dharamashala is known as St. John’s Church and is famous for its outstanding architecture. Situated in a location that is covered by deodar trees the church offers an eye-pleasing view to the tourists. Every year numerous tourists come and visit this elegant church and enjoy a tranquil ambiance.

 

Chamunda Devi Temple:

 

Dedicated to goddess Durga this temple is situated at a location, 15 away from the main town. This ancient temple is a must visiting place for the pilgrimages who revere the goddess. Visiting to this shrine is of great significance because of the belief that the devotees can pray here to give salvation to their ancestors. Perched on a hill top, this temple offers a captivating view of the high mountains and deep forests that surely leave you spell bound.

 

If you are planning a vacation trip to Dharamshala then Rihan Travels is here for you. At Rihan Travels we strive to provide our customers with the very best service in the industry today. We offer various exciting travel packages in Himachal like Himachal Tour Package, adventure tours in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala Vacation Package, Kullu Shimla Manali tours, Shimla Car Rental Service, etc. Choose any package of your choice and explore the superb natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh.

 

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Also read: Manikaran – The Holy Place in Himachal Pradesh

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Adventure Tours – Trekking in Himachal Pradesh

Living in India has a lot to do with getting accustomed to scorching summer heat, chilling winter cold and a pleasant coastal breeze down south. If you are looking for a weekend getaway to beat the heat then Himachal Pradesh should be your top choice because of its proximity to the heart of the country, accessibility, natural beauty, Himalayan landscape, food, people and best of all-the climate. Thinking of sweating the city stress out of you? Go Trekking in India! A trekking trip in Himachal Pradesh can add a difference in your life.

 

Himachal Pradesh is a part of the mesmerizing, snow-capped Himalayan range and that is how it got its name. It is well-known for amazing apple orchards and awe-inspiring scenic beauty. Every year, a huge number of tourists- international, domestic and local tourists visit Himachal Pradesh. Blessed with lush green mountains and rows of coniferous trees, the pristine scenery of Himachal Pradesh has a lot to offer to nature-lovers. If you happen to visit this Indian state then make sure that you do not miss out on the breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas in Kullu – Manali. Owing to its tranquil environment, picturesque landscape and mountainous landforms, trekking in Himachal Pradesh is one of the best ways to rejuvenate one’s mind and soul.

 

A poorly planned trip may go against the interest of a traveler and definitely against the notion of a fun-loaded vacation. The situation may worsen if you are on a fixed budget and time in hand is limited. Excluding adventure activities in your travel itinerary can be blunder if what you are looking for is a fun-filled adventure trip worth ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ moment in your memorabilia.

 

Typically, level of trekking in the Himachal Pradesh can be broadly classified into grades namely -easy, moderate and strenuous depending upon the safety requirements and ability of the trekker. In fact, the ideal time for trekking & camping in low altitude is during the months of April-May while the best time for moderate & strenuous trekking falls between June and October. Trekking activities generally last up to 11 days; it also depends upon the trek site and the level of the grade. If you desire a trekking trip in Himachal Pradesh on a limited time frame because of your busy work schedule then you can fulfill it here. Don’t lose heart- there is some hope in the end of the tunnel. Yes, you can go trekking for just 2 to 3 days too. How? Take a drive from Kullu to Manikaran hot spring and then trek the next morning along the Parvati and the secluded village of Pulga. Some of the best places for trekkers in Himachal Pradesh are:

 

  • Beas Kund Trek – Manali-Solang valley region, Grade- Easy
  • Macleod Ganj -Chamba- Macleod Ganj-Dharamshala region, Grade- Moderate
  • Kinner Kailash Circuit – Tribal Kinnaur region, Grade- Strenuous
  • Pin Parvati Pass – Parvati Valley- Kullu region, Grade – Strenuous
  • Manali-Hamta Pass – Kullu-Manali Valley region, Grade – Moderate
  • Triund-Laka Glacier – Macleod Ganj region, Grade- Easy
  • Sar Pass- Parvati Valley – Kullu region, Grade- Easy
  • Manimahesh Lake – Chamba-Bharmaour region, Grade- Easy/ Moderate
  • Chandertal Lake – Manali region, Grade- Easy
  • Deo Tibba Base Camp – Manali region, Grade – Moderate

 

The chants of religious hymns and prayers echoes the mountains of Himachal Pradesh- it is a haven for monasteries and priests. Not only that, it is also the home to one of the highest spiritual leader in the world, the Dalai Lama. When out there trekking in the Dhauladhar region of Dharamshala, do not miss out on visiting the various monasteries atop the mountains surrounded by divine beauty and breeze filled with fragrance.

 

If you love indulging in adventure activities then Himachal is a perfect destination for you that offer superb prospects for adventure tourism. Get the exciting offer for Adventurous Tour Packages in Himachal with Rihan Travels. Now you can avail low-cost Camping & Trekking Tour packages anywhere in Himachal.
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