Kishtwar High Altitude National Park )
Park is interesting for the marked variations in topography
and vegetation that occur here. Spread over an area of 400
sq.km the park contains 15 mammal species including the musk
deer and Himalayan black and brown bear.There are 50 species
: Airport Jammu (250 kms.)
Railhead: Jammu (248 kms.)
Road: Constructed up to Ikhala, but bus services are operated
up to Plamer only 20 kms. north of Kishtwar.
Area : 400 sq.kms
Altitudinal Range : 1,700 to 4,800 metres above M.S.L
Accomodation : Check with Regional Wildlife Warden.
Flora : The area is characterised by marked variations in
topography,climate and altitude as a result of which different types
of forest vegetation occur.The principal tree species are Cedrus
deodara,Pinus gerardiana, Pinus wallichiana, Quercus spp., Juglans
regia, Ulmus spp., etc. The dominant shrubs are Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana,Viburnum
spp., Desmodium tiliaefolium and Rosa spp. The major herbs include
Primula spp., Brachypodium spp., Anemone spp., Dipsacus mitis, Artemisia
Fauna : There are over fifteen mammal species; the principal
species being hangul, musk deer, markhor, goral Himalayan brown
bear, langur, leopard, etc.
Avifauna : Fifty species of birds exist here and the main
species are the Himalayan jungle crow, griffon vulture, bearded
vulture, golden oriole, paradise flycatcher, white cheeked bulbul,
Mammal viewing : ( September to March )
Bird Viewing: ( March to May )
Dress : Spring/Summer Trekking Shoes , Raincoat, and light
Winter Trekking shoes, Heavy woolens, waterproof windcheaters.