Interesting snow leopard tracking tour in Indian Himalayas
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Tour overview

Snow leopards are the most unusual animal anyone has heard of. Back in the old times, it was difficult to spot these beautiful creatures named as, snow leopards. But not anymore, with the rise in technology and tourism, the tracking of snow leopards has become the most invigorating and adventurous holidays task to experience in Indian Himalayas. In this wildlife trip to Ladakh, you will get a chance to explore Tarlung, Hysing, and Karlung valleys inside the Hemis High Altitude National Park which is known to have the highest population of snow leopards. This trip will also take you to Ullay valley, where you can spot some more snow leopards. The activity of finding these elusive cats is done mostly at night.


Tour highlights

  • Explore the city of Delhi.

  • Roam around the beautiful town of Leh.

  • Sightseeing in Leh. Visit the Leh Palace, Victory Peak, and Buddhist stupas.

  • Visit the She Marshes for some birdwatching.

  • 8 to 9 days of spotting snow leopards in the Hemmis National Park.

  • Visit the Rumbak and Ullay Valleys.

  • Return to Delhi for some fun activities.


Itinerary

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Day 01

Delhi - arrival

On your arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel by our representative. You will be accompanied by a zoologist escort who will brief you about the tour. This day is free for you to relax and you can indulge in some leisure activities. You can refresh yourself to begin for a thrilling vacation.

Day 02

Delhi - Leh

In the morning, you will be taken to the airport to board a flight for Leh. Welcome to the Buddhist state of Ladakh. Here, you will be welcomed by a local guide and will be transferred to your hotel which is going to be your accommodation for the next three days. Today, you can explore the beautiful town of Leh with your zoological escort who will guide you to explore better.

Day 03

Leh - sightseeing

Today will be the day for you to prepare yourself for the trek. You will be taken to the local market for sightseeing and gather foodstuff for the trek. This day is mainly to prepare you to adapt to the climate of high altitudes so that you do not go through any illness during the journey. You can visit the Leh Palace, Victory Peak, and a couple of Buddhist Stupas to pass you time. These genius pieces of architecture encircle hillsides. In the afternoon, you will be taken to She Marshes, which is an hour’s drive from Leh. It is a great birding site where you can find some exotic species of birds.

Day 04

Leh - sightseeing

Today will be the day for you to prepare yourself for the trek. You will be taken to the local market for sightseeing and gather foodstuff for the trek. This day is mainly to prepare you to adapt to the climate of high altitudes so that you do not go through any illness during the journey. You can visit the Leh Palace, Victory Peak, and a couple of Buddhist Stupas to pass you time. These genius pieces of architecture encircle hillsides. In the afternoon, you will be taken to She Marshes, which is an hour’s drive from Leh. It is a great birding site where you can find some exotic species of birds.

Day 05

Hemis National Park - trekking and snow leopard tracking

Post breakfast, you will pack up your luggage and begin your journey in the park on foot to explore things for yourself. You can take the help of mules and porters to carry your luggage. Today you will start discovering some marks of the snow leopards like occasional prints, snow leopard faeces. You will be accompanied by your local guide and your zoological escort who will provide you with some breathtaking information about the rising uplands. Keep yourself ready to spot the snow leopard at any moment as you are in the region of these camouflaging cats. Throughout the journey, you will be continuously reminded about the wild nature of these snow leopards and your guide will repeatedly notify you with the different features of these animals. After reaching your camps, you can unpack your luggage and relax after the long and tiring walk. Our guides will visit the nearby valleys and find about the existence of snow leopards in the last couple of days. You can catch sight of some snow leopards this afternoon.

Day 06

Hemis National Park - snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 07

Hemis National Park - snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 08

Hemis National Park – snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 09

Hemis National Park - snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 10

Hemis National Park - Snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 11

Hemis National Park - snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 12

Hemis National Park - snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 13

Hemis National Park - snow leopard tracking

These 8 days are dedicated to the quest of snow leopard. The local guides will leave the camp before sunrise and position themselves on the best viewing slopes. These guides are proficient at plying in mountainous regions and they can cover a lot of ground in the search of snow leopards. After a lot of research, they will return and brief you that where you will base yourself for the rest of the day. The regions of Tarlung, Karlung, Hysing, and Rumbak are the main areas where you can find snow leopards. Our guides and zoological escorts will accompany you from the camp to the spotting slopes to and fro. You can continue your search if you want as one guide will continuously be spotting the snow leopards throughout the day. In the afternoon, our camp cook and assistant will prepare lunch for you and carry it up to wherever you are. We will switch to different locations and after sunset, we will begin spotlighting. In the search of snow leopards through spotlighting we will come across many red foxes, stone martens, and Bharals. On one night, we will trek towards the small village of Rumbak to explore the local Buddhist community. Here, you will get a chance to know about Buddhist culture and traditions. Here, you can spot some unusual birds, hares, mountain weasels, frozen glens, and paddocks. Now, we will travel to Ullay Valley where we will find Asiatic ibex. Snow leopards’ prey on these Asiatic ibexes, so here you can find some more snow leopards.

Day 14

Hemmis National Park - trekking and snow leopard tracking

Today after breakfast we will trek back to the entrance of the park. During our trek, we will continue to spot snow leopards. This day we will drive back to Leh and during our journey, we will find some endemic Ladakhi Urail which is a large reddish colored sheep. On your arrival in Leh, you will be transferred back to the same hotel where you can relax after the long and tedious trek.

Day 15

Leh - Delhi

In the morning, we will arrange a smooth ride for you to the airport where you can catch a flight to Delhi. On your arrival in Delhi, you will be taken to your hotel so that you can relax and get used to the busy schedule after diving into the wilderness of hillsides.

Day 16

Delhi

This day is free for you to indulge in some leisure activities in the city. You can visit some major tourist attractions of Delhi or just relax in your hotel and de-stress yourself. You can visit the local markets and buy stuff as these markets are humongous, offering some amazing and good quality products at a very low price. You can visit the old and new Delhi.

Day 17

Depart Delhi

Post breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight for your home destination.


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