Pin Valley National Park

This quaint and picturesque national park is a cold desert with a variety of natural landscape features. Located in the quiet and serene districts of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, this location is perfect for you If you appreciate the quiet and tranquility of nature and have a taste for natural beauty.

This national park’s striking array of landscape elements is enough to pique the interest of any visitor. The valley is surrounded by the lovely and green Kullu district valley and bare and brown mountains that become stunning during the snowfall season.

The neighborhood is mostly influenced by conventional Buddhist Tibetan culture and was founded on January 9, 1987. It is well known that the park’s high altitude and near-extreme temperatures result in sparse vegetation and provide a natural habitat for several endangered creatures such as the snow leopard and Siberian fox. Along with an unusual array of flora and animals, the region also has a number of medicinal plants, some of which have been designated as endangered. This site is breathtaking, spanning 675 square meters and sitting at an elevation of 3300 – 6632 meters. 

How To Reach

To reach the Pin Valley National Park, use a road or plane route from Chandigarh to Shimla and Kullu, a distance of 272 kilometers. From July to October, the path is open. You must take a bus from Kullu to Kaza via Manali, passing across Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass, a distance of 260 kilometers. To go to Mikkim, which is 32 kilometers away from Kaza, use a bus or a vehicle. From Mikkim, you can walk for the next 10 kilometers to get to the park. 

Shimla and Tapri are two alternative options for getting to the national park. Arrive at Shimla and take the bus to Tapri. Take the bus from Tapri to Kaza. The Pin Valley National Park is 32 kilometers above and 10 kilometers away from Kaza, and will be covered on foot. This route is still operational from October to May.

The nearest train route is at Shimla, and the nearest airbase is in Kullu. You’ll discover plenty of local help to take you through each of these locations. 

Best Time To Visit

From July until October. The weather is fairly pleasant at this time. The month of August is one of the best times to visit during this time because the weather is mild. From November to March, the area experiences heavy snowfall and cold weather. It may not be the most opportune moment for people to visit this national park. From April to June, the weather is warm, but the crowds are still light. Rainfall is quite unusual in this parched region. 


Nearby Attractions

Tayul monastery

Tayul monastery, also known as Tayul Gompa, is thought to be the oldest monastery in the Northern region. In the midst of the majestic mountains, the monastery stands tall. It is located in the Bhaga Valley of Lahaul and Spiti at an elevation of 3900 meters above sea level. Satingri hamlet is home to the Tayul Gompa, which is accessible via a difficult footpath from Upper Keylong.

Komik Village

The Lundup Tsemo Gompa Buddhist Monastery is well-known in Komik Village. It is thought that the monastery has a ‘Matrey Buddha,’ or ‘the future Buddha,’ who cares after the residents of Komik Village. It is also well-known for being the highest motorable monastery in the world, and it attracts bikers and travelers from all over the world. The 14th century monastery features a fortified castle composed of sloping mud walls that depicts murals, scriptures, and arts from the time period.


‘Udaipur’ in Himachal Pradesh is a scenic town nestled on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River in the Himachal Pradesh region of Lahaul and Spiti. It is famous for the historic Mrikula Mata Temple, which attracts both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It is named following King Udai Singh of Chamba and is located at an elevation of 2,742 meters above sea level. Previously, the area was known as Markul due to the temple’s dedication to Markula Devi, a reincarnation of Goddess Durga.

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Frequently Askee Questions

This park is especially well-known for its preservation of the endangered Snow Leopard, which has an estimated population of twelve. Other species include Ibex, Bharal, Red Fox, Marten, Himalayan Chough, golden eagle etc.

It is mostly known for its Pin Valley National Park and the snow-covered, unknown higher peaks such as Pin-Parvati Pass and Pin-Bhaba Pass. Compared to other villages in Spiti Valley, Pin Valley has a lot more flora and fauna.

The first route involves the Manali—Rohtang Pass—Kunzum La. This route is available from July to October. The second one is the Shimla-Tapri-Kaza route, which is available from March to December. The park is only accessible by foot, and the nearest bus terminus is in Mikkim.

The park remains open for visitors from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days. However, it is closed on national holidays.

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