Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary

Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It was established in 1992 and covers an area of 2,220.12 kilometres square. The sanctuary lies at an elevation of 3600-6700 metres above mean sea level. It is the only cold desert wildlife sanctuary in the country, which remains isolated for almost 5 months due to weather conditions. A number of medicinal plants and herbs also grow in the region. The months from January to March are considered to be the best time to visit the place. During this time, Snow Leopards can easily be spotted.

Dominant Flora

The sanctuary is home to a number of medicinal plants and herbs that includes Aconitum Rotundifolium, Arnebia Euchroma, Ephedra Gerardiana, Gentiana Kurroo and Dactylorhiza Hatagirea.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: Rare animals like Ibex, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Chukor, Goldfinch, Himalayan Griffin are found here.

Birds: Snow Cock and Bearded Eagle Griffons.

Reptiles: Various reptile species are spotted here.

Best time to visit

The ideal time to explore the sanctuary is from the months of January to March. During this time, Snow Leopards can easily be spotted.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is in Shimla, located about 456 Km away from the sanctuary.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Kullu, Bhuntar, located about 250 km away from the sanctuary.

Road Accessibility : Kibber can be reached by road from Kaza. A local bus from Kaza to Kibber starts at 5 pm everyday and reaches Kibber in an hour. After reaching Kibber, visitors have to walk for 3-4 km to reach the sanctuary.

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