Great Himalayan National Park
The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area is an undisturbed habitat in the ecologically distinct Western Himalayas.
It holds diverse flora with greatest concentration of medicinal plants known for all of the Himalayas. It is the habitat of 4 globally threatened mammals such as Snow Leopard and Himalayan Brown Bear, and 3 globally threatened birds including the Western Tragopan pheasant.
The park lies in the Himalayan mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The site covers Great Himalayan National Park plus the Tirthan and Sainj Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Map of Great Himalayan National Park
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Full name: Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
Unesco ID: 1406
Criteria: 7 10
- 2014 - Inscribed
- 2013 - Referred
The site has 6 connections.
- Greatest Altitude Variations: "Starting from an altitude of 1,700 metres above mean sea level, the highest peak within the park approaches almost 5,800 metres" (Nom File pdf page 275)
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