The Gangotri National Park is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is spread in a massive 1,563 sq. kms area and provides some of the most magnificent views of the coniferous forests that surround it. The forest of the park is mostly temperate and the vegetation consists of chirpine, deodar, fir, spruce, oak and rhodendron.
The Gangotri National Park falls under the biogeographical zone and is located at an altitude of 1,800m to 7,083 metres above sea level. The park consists of some high ridges, deep gorges and some beautiful cliffs as well. The landscape of the park is mainly dominated by alpine scrub, although one can also find oak and betula as well.
The park contains more than 15 species of mammals and 150 species of birds. This also includes some of the rare and beautiful species like the Snow Leopard, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, or Bharal, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Monal, Koklass and the Himalayan Snowcock. It is also home to the Ibex, Himalayan Barbet, Tigher, Thar, Serow, Pheasants, Partridges, Doves, Pigeons, Parakeet, Bulbul, etc.