When the temperatures are between -20 to -10 degrees, in the cold winter months of Ladakh, we provide you a unique opportunity to see the elusive and endangered snow leopards. A team of seasoned snow leopard spotters and naturalists will guide you into the inner world of snow leopards. We take you to the Hemis High Altitude National Park (Stok Valley) and sham villages, one of the best snow leopard habitats in Ladakh.

Come and experience the last of the wild frontier... In search of Snow Leopard.
NOTE: Due to the nature of this trip and the uncertainty of the path a snow leopard may take on any particular day, the day to day itinerary must remain flexible. The group should move according to the information of the staff and the local community informants gather on the sign of movements of the snow leopard. Weather conditions may also affect the placement of camp and daily movement. The following itinerary remains subject to alteration in the field as information and opportunities become available. The number of trekking days will remain the same, barring weather or other unusual circumstances that require a change.

Accommodation For Snow Leopard Expediton

Typical Day

Day 1 : In Leh
Fly to Leh: Arrive in Leh, the capital of Ladakh (3500 mts/11,500 ft). Transfer to your hotel. Rest the entire day in hotel for acclimatization. In the evening we will give you briefing about the snow leopard expedition tour.
Overnight Hotel

Day 3 : Hemis National Park : The search begins
Day 3 : Hemis National Park : In search of Snow Leopard
Day 4 : Hemis National Park : In search of Snow Leopard
Day 5 : Hemis National Park : In search of Snow Leopard
Day 6 : Hemis National Park : In search of Snow Leopard
Day 7 : Visit other surrounding areas
Day 8 : Visit other surrounding areas
Day 9 : Return to Leh
Day 10 : Tour Ends

Shaan : The White Ghost

Age range, type of group

Above 18 years
Extra care is required for low temperatures and high altitude

At Home

Sleeping and meals

Meals are included ( Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner)

When in field the lunch would be take in the field
In Leh the accommodation is in hotels and in the field it would be tents

Snow Leopard Country

Policies & Restrictions

Minimum two days are required to acclimatize before the expedition would begin.

Other Information

Following is the check list of items to be carried
The following three specialist items are particularly noteworthy..
i) Down sleeping bag �" get the best 4-season one you can. Add a silk liner for extra warmth.
ii) Down jacket �" should be roomy, comfortable, of high quality
iii) Walking boots �" stout, winter-rated, walking boots, capable of taking two pairs of quality socks comfortably. Ensure you have walked a few miles in them (at least) before bringing them!
1. Plus..
a. Gloves, mittens, and hand warmers
b. Warm hat, plus a 'peaked hat'/'baseball cap'
c. 4+ pairs thin thermal socks
d. 4+ pairs thicker thermal socks
e. 2x thermal base layer (top and bottom)
f. 2x thermal mid layer (top)
g. 2 pairs Hiking trousers (usa = pants!)
h. Fleece jacket
i. Thin down jacket/vest (optional, in addition to the down jacket above)
j. Lightweight/micro weight 'windbreaker jacket' eg single skin Gore-tax
k. Lightweight/micro weight 'windbreaker over trousers' (usa= rain pants) eg single skin Gore-Tex
l. Small flashlight/torch, with hook/strap to hang from roof of ten
m. Spare batteries for anything electrical (Lithium are best in cold temps)
n. Binoculars(if possible SWAROVSKI)
o. Telescope & tripod(if possible SWAROVSKI)
p. Sunscreen
q. Essential medications for at least one week longer than the intended duration of the trip
r. Personal Toiletries -
s. Water bottle-
t. Good quality of sun glass-
u. High neck -
v. Crampon
w. Walking stick

The cost will included following services:
1. Airport transfer
2. Hotel in Leh ( first two night and last one night) Total 3 night
3. Transportation target areas- INNOVA
4. Hemis National Park and Ulley permit
5. Pony
6. Food
7. Staff: Guide/ snow leopard spotter, cook, helper
8. Camping equipment’s:
a) Client’s tent
b) dinning tent
c) kitchen tent
d) toilet tent
e) mattress
f) extra blankets
g) pillow
h) Hot water bottles etc.
9. Home stayulley/ Saspotsey
10. Kitchen truck
11. Generator
12. Heating in dinning
13. Monastery fee
14. Camping fee
15. Bird watching along the Indus river

Cost does not include:

1. Personal life insurance
2. Flight tickets
3. Beverage
4. Tips for staff

Starting at:
USD $1800 per trip pp
Reservations & Information
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