Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), a hidden jewel of unparalleled beauty, located in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. GHNP was created in 1984 and it covers an area of 1170 Sq. Km with elevation ranging from 1500 Meters to 5800 Meters. The park is unique; it offers a wonderful insight into both the ways of the wild and the culture of the wonderful hill folks who reside in villages adjacent to it.
coniferous forests, luxuriant Oak and Rhododendron trees, lush meadows
showcasing a plethora of colourful flora, deep valleys promising mysterious
discoveries, snow clad Himalayan peaks in the background, sparkling streams
with crystal clear glacial water running alongside, calls of jungle folk
resounding around, is what Park trails offer. Be one with nature in its element, experience
true nirvana in the
beauty and diversity of Great Himalayan National Park.. Our
team of naturalists and mountain guides has in-depth knowledge about the parks
flora & fauna and its unique ever changing climatic conditions.
Fauna of Great Himalayan National Park
Spotting the Western Himalayan Tragopan and Monal Pheasant in its environs is a rare treat. Other Bird species which reside in the park are Kokalass Pheasant, Cheer Pheasant, Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Snow Cock.
Larger mammals that you may encounter in the Great
Himalayan National Park are; Goral, Himalayan Tahr, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Black
Bear, Asiatic Brown Bear, Leopard and Snow Leopard.
Hemis National Park is a high altitude national park in the eastern Ladakh region of India. It is the only national park in India, north of the Himalayas and the largest national park of India. The park is home to a number of species of endangered mammals like Snow Leopard, Ibex, Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, Shapo, Marmot, Tibetan Hare etc. Among the avi fauna population found are the Snow Patridge, Golden Oriole, Snow Cock, Golden Eagle, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff.
Trek through this rugged terrain, guided by naturalists and wildlife experts following the trail of the elusive Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep and many other mammals and birds.
Our trek begins from Lamayuru Monastery which is located in Kargil District in Western Ladakh. Lamayuru is on the Leh – Kargil road about 5-6 hour driving time from Leh and is reputed to be one of the largest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh.
Belonging to the Red-Hat Sect of Buddhism, Lamayuru Gompa consists of number of shrines and has a magnificent collection of Thankas and beautiful wall paintings. Every year on the 17th and 18th of the 5th month of Tibetan lunar calendar the monastery hosts the “Masked Dance Festival”. We invite you to join our “Lamayuru to Chilling” trek to explore this remarkable land.
Walk the road less travelled, “The Ripchar Valley” trek will leave you spell bound as spectacular landscape and the mighty Himalayan ranges of Zanskar Himalayas, Ladakh Himalayas and the Great Himalayan range unfold in the distant horizon. You will be crossing numerous high passes with magnificent views of many 6000 meter peaks all around you. Trekking through beautiful valleys you will cross ancient villages, pastures humming with birds feasting on array of flowers, cultivated fields of potatoes, barley and dwellings of nomadic herders making butter, curd and drying cheese into small white nuggets, a delicacy to be savoured for years.
The Ripchar Valley trek will give you a true insight into the Ladakhi way of life as you traverse high passes, visit ageless monasteries, interact with villagers and gaze in wonder at the hardy nomadic herder’s way of life
“Chadar" means blanket or veil of ice that covers the Zanskar River during the winters. This expedition style challenging trek takes you to the remote Zanskar valley which can only be penetrated in the long harsh winter months by walking on the "Chadar" - the frozen Zanskar River through the incredible Zanskar gorge with its stunning scenery and landscape. The rocks beneath the icy blue green water and ice and snow above make it look like artist's work. The brilliant blue skies high above stand out against the brown hues of the narrow Zanskar gorge.
This trip is truly one of the world's greatest adventures as you trek along the traditional Zanskari winter route meeting the locals and children going to School. You also get to visit the villages and stay in homes thus getting an insight into the lives of the simple Zanskari folk during the hostile winter period. The harsh climatic conditions ( minus 30 C) makes this trip even harder as you shuffle along the frozen river and sometime have to even wade through the icy waters or scramble over cliffs.
Note: Our Treks are tailor-made to suit individual preferences and are always organized on private basis.