The Himalayan National Park Was Notified In 1984. The Himalayas are the longest, tallest and eulogistically youngest mountains on our planet. This is located in Kullu
and it is the latest addition to India’s National Park (located In Kullu Region Of Himachal Pradesh)

In 1980 Himachal wildlife Project survey of the upper beas region, including the watersheds of the Tirthan sainj and the Jiwanal in the banjar area of kullu district led to the the notification of the Great Himalayan National park in 1984. The procedure
for the resettlement of villages that existed within the boundaries of the park started in 1988 but the final notification for the park only happened in 1999, 15 years after the park had been demarcated after lot of hurdles.

The great Himalayan national park has almost 375 fauna species that comprises of
nearly around 31 mammals, 181 birds, 3 reptiles, 9 amphibians, 11 annelids, 17
mollusks and 127 insects. They are protected under the strict guidelines of wildlife protection act of 1972 hence hunting is totally banned.

Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh consists of the watersheds of the Jiwa, Sainj and Tirthan rivers. The relative isolation of the park has meant that large parts of the forest here continue to remain undisturbed. And the wide range of altitudes within the park-from 6,000ft to over 18,000ft-has resulted in a range of floral and faunal life.

The trek from Gushaini, a small village near the entrance of the park, to Nada Thach, a high alpine meadow, shows you a little bit of this variety. The first day of trekking takes you through dense, temperate broad leaf forests that run along the banks of the Tirthan river. You start ascending on the second day-and as you move up you pass through forests of oak and deodar, which then give way to Himalayan fir and brown oak. Every once in a while you’ll hear the warning call of the Koklass pheasant and, if you’re lucky, you’ll see a ghoral scampering across a rock surface. The climb to Nada Thach takes you to the edge of the tree line-in summer the grassland is carpeted with alpine flowers of every colour.