Ghosts of the mountain' they are called. Elusive but ferocious, they rule the higher reaches of the Himalayas. This trip offers an excellent chance of spotting snow leopards in their natural habitat. The stark mountains of Ladakh towards the North West of India are its most famous hunting grounds. With less than 2 people per square kilometre, Ladakh is truly remote and very sparsely populated. Buddhists of Tibetan origin, in their small mud huts, are the only few people you'll come across while you are on the trail of the snow leopard. Domestic yaks, horses and goats graze the sparse vegetation by day, but every evening they must return to fenced enclosures to avoid nocturnal predation by the omni-present snow leopards and wolves. Camping in remove valleys across the length of this expedition will be as exciting as following the trail of the ghost cat.
Check in: 27 Apr Check Out: 08 May
- Transfers to and from Leh airport.
- Hotel in Leh and shared room in home stay on extension.
- Camping fees, Wildlife fees, tents-two person or single.
- 3-inch mattresses, dining tent, toilet tent, carriage of personal baggage to and from camp using horses or mules.
- Excursions as described.
- Three meals per day until breakfast on last day, tea, coffee, potable water, services of camp cook, camp staff.
- Local guides or spotters.
|Date/Location||Suggested Activities||Suggested Accom|
|Day 1 Jammu and Kashmir||Arrival in Leh||Hotel Mahay Palace|
|Day 2 Jammu and Kashmir||Drive to Thiksey Monastery and Birding Near Indus River||Hotel Mahay Palace|
|Day 3 Jammu and Kashmir||Drive to Zingchen and Hike to Campsite||Camps|
|Day 4 Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard Tracking-Day 1||Camps|
|Day 5 Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard Tracking-Day 2||Camps|
|Day 6 Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard Tracking-Day 3||Camps|
|Day 7 Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard Tracking-Day 4||Camps|
|Day 8 Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard Tracking-Day 5||Camps|
|Day 9 Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard Tracking-Day 6||Camps|
|Day 10 Jammu and Kashmir||Snow Leopard Tracking-Day 7||Camps|
|Day 11 Jammu and Kashmir||Hike to Zingchen and Drive to Leh||Hotel Mahay Palace|
|Day 12 Jammu and Kashmir||Departure||Checkout|