This National Park in the western part of the Himalayan
Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is
characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests.
The 90,540 ha property includes the upper mountain glacial and snow
meltwater sources of several rivers, and the catchments of water
supplies that are vital to millions of downstream users. The GHNPCA
protects the monsoon-affected forests and alpine meadows of the
Himalayan front ranges. It is part of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot
and includes twenty-five forest types along with a rich assemblage of
fauna species, several of which are threatened. This gives the site
outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation.