MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN CREATURE
There are only dozen peaks in the world that rises five miles high and all of them are in Himalayas. These mountains are among the most hostile places on the earth. Yet few special animals manage to live here, Snow Leopards like all the creatures of high mountains they have to adapt both their body and behavior in order to survive. Life at the extreme altitude has shaped some of the toughest animal on the planet. The snow leopard seldom seen the details of their life has long been remain mystery. They are very rare only about four of them in the forty square miles. The magnificent Snow Leopard is the most enigmatic and elusive of all the world’s large cats.
They live solitary lives.
In Ladakh we get lucky in spotting this majestic creature
- One of the very few tours to offer a realistic chance of seeing Snow Leopard
- 70% record of sighting success to date
- Spectacular Himalayan scenery in ancient kingdom of Ladakh
- Magical land of Buddhist monasteries & ancient mud palaces
- Bharal, or Blue Sheep a favorite prey of Snow Leopards
- Lammergeyer, Himalayan Griffon & Himalayan Snow cock
- Enjoy traditional Ladakhi culture & hospitality
- Accompanied by top local Snow Leopard trackers & guides
HABITAT- HEMIS NATIONAL PARK
Duration: 11 Days
Best Time: January till March
Highlight: People, Village, Wildlife and High Passes
Physical Challenge: Moderate
Day 01: Delhi – Leh (11,500 ft) By Air On arrival at Leh meet our company representative and transfer to hotel for rest. This is necessary for the acclimatisation. In the evening our expert will brief about the whole trip.Followed by welcome dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: A Complete day of visit to the monasteries (104 Km)
After breakfast drive to visit the Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight Hotel.
Day 03: Leh – Phey – Hemis National Park (12400 ft) In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Phey and from here our trek will start along the Indus River gorge, a dramatic entry to Hemis National Park. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay at the park. Dinner & overnight at tent.
Day 04: Hemis National Park In the morning after breakfast we will trek to viewing wildlife with our expert. The Hemis National Park is home to blue sheep, argali (a large horned sheep), numerous mountain and migratory birds,as well as an occasional Tibetan wolf. You are likely to see sign of snow leopard as winter is the time that they descend to lower elevations. Dinnerand overnight in tent.
Day 05 to 09: Wildlife Viewing, Visit Villages and Home stays From day To day we will trek to nearby sites where snow leopard may have been sighted recently. Visit neighboring villages, and experience a home-stay. Home stay hosts have been trained in hospitality and are members of a community conservation effort to conserve the endangered snow leopard. At home stay you will feel the culture of the Ladakhi people.
Day 10: Trek to Zingchen – Leh In the morning after breakfast we will trek to Zingchan and from here drive to Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Leh – Delhi (By Air) Early in the morning transfer to airport and from here catch a flight for Delhi.