Meadows in the core park zone
Ropa village, one of the villages in the ecozone of the park
Great Himalayan National Park area in Kullu. Photos by writer
- The park is home to 377 documented species of fauna. The Wildlife Institute of India has identified 832 plant species belonging to 427 genera and 128 families of higher plants. Of these, 794 are angiosperms, 11 gymnosperms and 27 ferns.
- Himalayan musk deer (listed as near threatened); the vulnerable Himalayan tahr; the endangered snow leopard; Himalayan black and brown bears; and western tragopan (on red list of threatened birds) inhabit the park.
- Its forests consist of extensive stands of oak, blue pine, west Himalayan silver fir, spruce, and Himalayan cedar; broad-leaf forests contain horse chestnut, rhododendron arboretum, and pure patches of birch at higher altitude, yew, a rich variety of shrubs and patches of ringal bamboo, shrubs, juniper, berberis, cotoneaster, vibernum, rosa (at 3,700 m) and alpine flora above 4,000 m.