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Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary, Kinnaur


Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary rests at an altitude of 4000 to 5022 m in the district Kinnaur. Sprawling over an area of about 30.89 sq km, this sanctuary was notified in 1962 and was again notified in 1974.

The area of the sanctuary is quite large and flat, and some of its part lies in the infertile cold desert. The forest type of the sanctuary contains dwarf juniper scrub, dry alpine scrub, western Himalayan temperate forest, coniferous forest, dry coniferous forest, and dry broad leaved plants.

Travellers can spot various animals here such as blue sheep, brown bear, leopards, ibex, musk deer, Himalayan black beer, gorals, and yaks. The months between April and October are considered as ideal for visiting this place as most of the animals can easily be spotted during this time. Tourists must avail prior permission for visiting this sanctuary.

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