Situated in Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the Kibber village. The sanctuary was established in the year 1992.
Kibber Village is the highest motor-able village of the country, and arguably of the world. The beautiful view of the Spiti basin from this village is mesmerizing. And the highest ‘Jhoola-Bridge’ of the world is in the Chicham Village, five kilometers from the Kibber Village.
Spread over an area of 1400 sq km, the sanctuary is very famous among the tourists all over the world. It is divided into outer buffer zone and inner protected area. Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary is the only sanctuary in the country that is situated in the cold desert area.
The sanctuary lies over a summit of limestone rock. There are three monasteries located inside the sanctuary area namely Kye, Tangyud and Dhankar.
Due to its high elevation and cold desert topography it has sparse vegetation.
The sanctuary is extensively studied by the botanists from world over due the presence of abundant species of medicinal plants in the sanctuary.
Some of the rare medicinal plants found in the region are Aconitum Rotundifolium, Arnebia Euchroma, Ephedra Gerardiana, Gentiana Kuroo etc.
Fauna found in the region include Ibex, Himalayan Wolf, Tibetian Wild Ass, Himalayan Wolf, Tibetan Woolly Hare, Lynx Pika, Snow Leopard, Bearded Eagle, Griffons etc.
The tourists can enjoy the view of Chau Chau Khanamo and Chau Chau Khang Nilda peaks from the sanctuary premises.
There are many government as well as private guest houses situated in and around the sanctuary for the tourists.