SNOW LEOPARD QUEST IN HIMALAYAS

Leh, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir

Rs.78000 (Price Per Person: Rs.78000)

Leh

Duration: 10 Night 11.00 Days

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Your Experience

The snow-clad ranges and hostile slopes of the Himalayas have mesmerized man for centuries. Few have tried to conquer the heights, even fewer have succeeded and most of the areas of these enthralling mountains remain unexplored. Even more mystifying are the treasures of the living world that these mountains house. The strikingly beautiful Snow Leopard is one of the most mysterious cats in the world, seldom glimpsed in the wild. These endangered species are one of the rarest living cats, and are as beautiful as they are enigmatic. With their thick coats and furry tails and paws, these tough cliff-dwelling predators have withstood a struggle against the changing environment. This winter, we set off on a quest to find this elusive creature in its own world, a world few humans have dared to visit. On our quest, we hike through the Rumbak valley, discovering the stark beauty of Ladakh. The scarce sub-alpine vegetation also houses the Asiatic Ibex, the Lynx, the Tibetan wolf, and the Bharal that we hope to spot. With captivating locations and the possibility of spotting the almost mythical creature, the ‘ghost of the mountains’, the Snow Leopard Quest is an experience beyond words, beyond wild.

What's Included:

  • Airport transportation in Leh(to-fro)
  • 3 nights stay in Leh at a centrally heated hotel
  • 10 nights in alpine-grade tents
  • Snow Leopard trackers services
  • 1 porter/2 members for the expedition

You Should Know

  • Delhi-Leh- Delhi airfare and other airport taxes
  • Anything that is not specified is chargeable
  • Carry neccesities (water bottle, comfortable clothes, shoes etc)
  • Carry valid ID proof
  • Subject to weather conditions

More Information

Day 1
Departure from Delhi and arrival at Leh.

Day 2
We begin our journey by getting acclimatized to the climate and the altitude, discovering the local markets and the village.

Day 3
We drive to Zinchen and hike through the picturesque valley, where we pitch camp.

Day 4,5
Camped up in Zinchen, we set off on our quest at the break of dawn. Early morning and late evening hikes are optimum for spotting the elusive creature. During the day we discover the villages and scenic locations around.

Day 6
We hike to Rumbak valley, discovering the Ladakhi landscapes and the snow-clad slopes of Hemis National Park.

Day 7,8
Four days into our quest, hopefully we would have spotted the predator and its prey by now. The beauty of Ladakh is such that the scenic landscapes never get old, and we continue our journey over the next two days.

Day 9
We set off on our final hike to Rumbak valley, hoping to spot the Snow Leopard for one last time, to bid farewell.

Day 10
We drive back to Leh, concluding our Snow Leopard quest.

Day 11
Departure from Leh and arrival at Delhi. Journey ends.
nclusion :
1) Airport assistance in Leh - pick up and drop.
2) Accommodation for 3 nights in Leh at a centrally heated hotel (Lotus).
3) All meals ex-Leh.
4) 10 Nights of camping in alpine-grade tents.
5) Local transports by Innova.
6) Expert guide, cooks, helpers and ponies for luggage transport.
7) Single-member tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, warm sleeping bags, kitchen paraphernalia and all other camping equipment.
8) Services of 2 of the best ‘Snow Leopard trackers’ in the world.
9) Hemis National Park entrance fees.
10) 2 spotting scopes for the entire group.
11) 1 porter per 2 members during the expedition.
12) All taxes.
13) Cost if incurred due to extra transportation from one place to another place (like this year, as snow leopard was spotted in a different valley and we went).
14) Homestay (optional, but cost is included. On these days we cancel the camping and stay in the homestay). 
Exclusion : 
1) Delhi-Leh- Delhi Airfare and airport taxes.
2) Camera fees.
3) Any extra meals not mentioned in the itinerary/ drinks.
4) Any personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, Internet services.
5) Any kind of loss/theft of personal belongings.
6) Cost incidental of any changes in the itinerary.
7) Stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather.
8) Extra costs due to ill health, road block and any factor beyond our control.

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