Rakcham Chitkul Wild Life Sanctuary

Duration 4-6 Hrs | Charges Rs. 500 Per Person (Min Group of 4 Needed)

Located at a height of around 5500m, Rakcham Chitkul Sanctuary is a popular attraction in Kinnaur. It is situated between Sangla Valley and Chitkul and counted among the few popular wildlife reserves of Himachal Pradesh. The reserve forest is spread over an area of 34 square kms and tends to be a heaven for the trekkers and nature lovers.

Several trekking routes pass through this sanctuary among which Lamkhanga Pass is the most famous as it connects Kinnaur with the Gangotri Glacier of Himachal Pradesh. The sanctuary does not experience monsoon as it lies under the dry zone and that is why travelers can explore this reserve forest all through the year. The vegetation covering the forest is mostly of dry deciduous category. The wildlife includes Leopard, Blue Sheep, Goral, Musk Deer, Himalayan, and Black Bear. Several trekking camps are arranged by the tour operators in and around this sanctuary.

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