Explore Pin Valley National Park


Lahaul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Core Area:

675 square kilometres

Buffer Area:

1150 square kilometres


Notified as a National park on 9th January, 1987 as

Geographical coordinates:

Latitude: 31° 6’ 40″ to 32° 2’ 20″ N

Longitude: 77° 4’ 21″ to 78° 6’ 19″ E


1500-5810 meters above sea level (MSL)


Forest Department, Himachal Pradesh


Pin Valley National Park is part of the Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve. In this arid region, rainfall is scarce, mainly occurring as snow or fog,


Winters: October to March, the weather is very cold and snowy. Temperatures can drop as low as -20°C to -5°C

Summers: June to September, average temperatures 5°C to 15°C. As the snow melts, the valley transforms with lush greenery and wildflowers blooming.


Over 400 plant species have been found in this area.

Palm Tree

Myricaria Shrubs are eaten by Snow Leopard during crucial winter season.


The park is famous for the protection is the endangered Snow Leopard, with an estimated population of about twelve.

Things to do: 

01. Explore Kungri Monastery: A Glimpse into Ancient Nyingmapa Buddhism:

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02. Explore Mud Village: The last settlement on the Indo-Tibet Border.

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03. View Spiti-Pin river confluence from Dhankar village

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04. Explore Pin River’s Hanging Bridge near Mikkim Village

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05. Explore the Pin-Bhaba Pass Trek:

Best time to visit

April, May, November, and early December for animal sightings.

July & August for those interested in plants and geology.

During winter season (December to March) heavy snowfall occurs in the valley

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