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Snow Leopard Expedition

Ladakh
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Duration

8 Day 7 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Snow Leopard Expedition

This epic photography adventure takes you to Hemis park , Ladakh – India’s most protected ounce area – with adventure travel photographer and expedition doctor, Andrew Peacock.

With Andrew sharing his expert knowledge on wildlife and travel photography in conjunction with expert trackers available to trace the cats’ scents, trails and markings, this journey will keep the heart beat racing as you follow every sign of their movements whilst exploring a number of the world’s most spectacular scenery.

This ounce tracking expedition offers you the prospect to ascertain these ‘ghosts of the mountains’ as they track their prey through the spectacular high altitude terrain of the park .

 

It’s a special opportunity to witness these stunning cats in their natural environment – and to capture all this through your optical lens .

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Leh
you are going to be met upon arrival at Leh’s Airport and transferred to your hotel for sign up where the rest of the day is yours at leisure to acclimatise.

Leh is found at just over 3500m, and it's not uncommon to suffer from a touch hypoxia , whether it's a headache, breathlessness or dizziness. make certain to drink many ginger tea, remain well hydrated and remember, no strenuous exercise while acclimatising.

Overnight at The head or similar

Day 2

Leh
We have allowed two more days in Leh to acclimatise before starting your trek.

If you're feeling up thereto , over these two days, you'll even be ready to visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace also as a number of the local monasteries. Shanti Stupa is 5km from town and overlooks Leh city, offering a bird's eye view of the encompassing snow-capped mountains. the situation of Shanti Stupa is visible from everywhere Leh city.

Leh Palace, though during a dilapidated condition, is filled with old worldly charm, and therefore the adventurous journey one has got to undertake to succeed in the palace makes it even more special. inbuilt the 17th century by King Singe Namgyal because the royal residence, it had been deserted within the mid-19th century after the family shifted to Stok. A visit here for several people seems like a glimpse into the window of Tibet.

In the evening, we've planned an interaction at the hotel with the ounce Conservancy, where you'll be ready to study the large cats and other wildlife of the region, the landscape, folks that inhabit the landscape and therefore the various challenges faced by wildlife within the region along side the conservation work that's happening within the region to guard the wildlife and educate locals on the longevity of conservation. (B,L,D)

Overnight at The head or similar

Day 3

Leh to Ulley Valley
Awake feeling acclimatized and refreshed as you create your thanks to Ulley Valley to commence your look for the elusive ounce . Ulley is really not even a village, it's a cluster of 5-7 families that live amongst Himalayan wilderness. a couple of years ago, one among the families realized the importance of the wildlife that was all round the m and began promoting wildlife visit the region to showcase the elusive grey ghost to boost awareness around conservation and therefore the got to educate people around the importance of protecting the ounce . The drive to Ulley is about 2.5hrs, however quite scenic. Arriving around noon, enjoy lunch on arrival before setting off to explore the encompassing area in search of the ounce . The region is additionally home to Wolf, Himalayan Fox, Ibex, Ladakh Uriel, Aquila chrysaetos and Lammergeiers. (B,L,D)

Overnight ounce Lodge or similar

Day 4

Ulley
Continue exploring the valleys and mountains around Ulley in search of wildlife. Please note this is often often not clique trekking – this is all about checking out wildlife and can happen a cushty pace for the group accompanied with expert trackers and naturalists.

Distances covered and therefore the level of activity will depend upon wildlife sightings and the way strenuous you would like to form the journey. you're likely to ascertain signs of the ounce , as winter is that the time that they descend to lower elevations. If you're lucky, you'll see one perched high on the rocks or balanced effortlessly on a sheer vertical ridge.

Snow leopard sightings are a game of patience. Your schedule on lately is subject to previous sightings of the snow leopards, and your guide will collect information from locals and other guides on a day to day to work out the movement of your day. you'll either follow on from the previous day’s route, or trek and explore nearby areas, waiting and expecting the gracious Snow Leopards employing a scope.

The moment you witness these beautiful and stylish cats, your breath are going to be removed . Everything will seem silent as you watch, captivated by their beauty. Soft padding paws, brush like powerful tails. Every move planned and executed with precision. this may truly be one among the foremost awe inspiring moments of your journey.

Watch as they scavenge and look for prey. Camouflaged so perfectly into the snow covered rocky terrain. the sole sounds to be heard are your gasps of amazement and therefore the click of camera shutters. you'll always remember this moment.

All meals are going to be at the lodge unless you opt to trek the entire day – during which case a packed meal are often carried with the team. (B,L,D)

Overnight ounce Lodge or similar

Day 5 And 6

Ulley
Our explorations continue for 3 more days. within the evenings, enjoy interactions with the naturalists and trackers or enjoy a wildlife documentary on the wildlife diversity of the Indian Subcontinent. (B,L,D)

Overnight ounce Lodge or similar

Day 7

Ulley to Leh
After spending the morning checking out the ounce , enjoy a restful lunch before you come back to Leh. the rest of the day is yours at leisure. (B,L,D)

Overnight at The head or similar

Day 8

Departure
This morning you'll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Guide
  • Professional and experienced wildlife Guide whilst in Hemis park
  • Meals
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days except arrival and departure days
  • Additional Services
  • English speaking local guides
  • Naturalists and trackers whilst within the park
  • Entrance fees, park fees and trekking permits as per itinerary
  • Transport
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transportation in an air conditioned vehicle
  • Flights
  • Flights before and after the tour aren't included within the tour price. you'll organize your flights separately at any point.
  • Insurance
  • Full Comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory for this tour
  • Additional Services
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • All services, meals aside from those indicated above
  • Any changes to the proposed and confirmed program.
  • All items of a private nature e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc
  • Personal trekking equipment and other special clothing items

Durations

7 to 10 Days

Tour's Location

Ladakh

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