Snow Leopard Trek in Hemis National Park gives you the best opportunity for Snow Leopard Photography and ideal months are February and March. It can be spotted throughout the Hemis National Park and near Rumbak there are several spots famous for where they have been spotted over the years. Also spot other famous wildlife of Ladakh like Nyan, Tinetan Argali, Himalayan Blue Sheep (Bharal), Napo, Uriel, Asiatic Ibex, Red Fox, Tibetan Wolf and others.
We walk the world’s wildest trek around the most amazing winter landscapes of Ladakh in search of the elusive snow leopard. Experience a true Himalayan life, monasteries, homestays, mountains and magic.
Day 1: Arrive at Leh and Rest for Acclimatization
Arrive at Leh & transfer to your hotel after the welcome tea. Rest for acclimatization and after lunch join our local crew for a briefing session and after that you are free to explore Leh market on your own but please ensure that you keep it physically light. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2 Snow Leopard Trek: Local sightseeing
Visit to Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Stok Palace, Sindhu Ghat and Shanti Stupa.
Overnight at Leh.
Day 3 Snow Leopard Trek: Drive to Zingchen & Trek to Camp
We drive on Leh Manali Road and after crossing the bridge at Phey start the snow leopard trekking towards the Zingchen Gorge. This gorge forms the entry gate to the Snow Leopard’s high altitude home in Hemis National Park. Enroute the snow leopard trekking trail once can see pug marks and signs of other wildlife. Camp at wildlife study camp. Trekking time: approx 5-6 hrs. Elevation: 12,400′
Day 4 Snow Leopard Trek: Wildlife Viewing
During the winter months snow leopard descend to lower altitude so there are high chances that you will see signs of Snow Leopard during today’s full day tracking of snow leopard. Hemis National Park is home to other wild life of Ladakh like Blue Sheep, Argali, Ibex, Tibetan wolf and other migratory birds. After the full day exploration we return to camp share our experiences over the hot cup of Tea and Snacks. Overnight Camp.
Day 5-8 Snow Leopard Trek: Snow Leopard Trail Exploration Days
We will be trekking to nearby sites where Snow Leopard have been sighted recently and visit village Rumbak and stay overnight in cosy Ladakhi Homestays.
Day 9 Snow Leopard Trek: Trek to Zingchen and drive back to Leh
It’s time to say goodbye to the superb hospitality of Ladakhis and trek down to same snow leopard trail to the road head drive back to Leh. In the evening we will meet at bonfire to share our experiecens and feedback. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 10 Snow Leopard Trek: Return Flight to Delhi
|Accommodation on half board at ” A ” class | 03 star category (centrally heated) in deluxe category and hotel Grand dragon in luxury section|
|All sightseeing and transfers by Nac Innova | Aria or similar|
|Welcome drinks on arrival with Traditional scarf | Hotel Ladakhi Tea|
|Back up jeep ( Bolera camper ) for drop and pick for all gears and trekking gears|
|Two men tents|
|Cook | Helper|
|Wild life fee|
|Homestays when needed.|
|Personal gears (Photography equipments like spotting scope, camera, binoculars)|
|Tips, personal drinks|
|Anything which is not mentioned in inclusion|
|Insurances if any…|
|Note: All gears are available at per day rent basis .|
|Travel Period : January and February 2017|
|First Batch : 16th January 2017
Second Batch : 23 rd January 2017Third Batch : 20Th Feb 2017 Fourth Batch : 25th Feb 2017
|Homestays amidst the Himalayas.|
|Catch the glimpses of the fascinating Snow Leopards.|
|Wildlife and Hiking .|
|Trekking in the most beautiful regions of the planet.|
We expect you to carry your personal luggage on your own. If you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter/Mules, but you have to informe us in advance and have to pay Rs. 600/- extra per day per bag.
Group size :
Minimum no. of people in a group – 6
Maximum no. of people in a group – 12
When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 14-10 Days :- 50% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days :- No refund