Snow Leopard safari in Ladakh
13 days from £3590*
Snow Leopard safari holiday for clients who prefer a minimum level of comfort.
Specifically designed for clients with low to medium fitness
Comfortable Homestay, with proper beds, gas heaters and western toilets.
Some of the highest density of Snow Leopards in Ladakh
Chance to see Himalayan Wolf and Ibex
Can be linked to a pre-trip extension to see Himalayan Brown Bears
We have been lucky enough to visit Ladakh on two seperate locations in 2012 and 2013 to track and photograph the 'Grey Ghost' of the mountains. During that period there were far fewer visitors and we would put up with the relative hardship of 6 nights camping in Hemis national park; so we could then trek for Snow Leopards each day. We did also visit Ulley for short stays, looking for both Snow Leopards and Himalayan Wolf, but the focus was more on Hemis national park. Now Ulley has become a hotspot for seeing these spectacular cats and also a great place to see Wolf and Ibex. We have also worked hard with our fantastic local teams, to design homestays with a good level of comfort; that include proper mattresses, gas heaters, western toilets and of course great local food and hospitality. This tour will also be led by one of the most respected wildlife guides in India and a man who has a huge passion for the wildlife and people of Ladakh.
This is a Small Group Tour
Arrive in Delhi and be transferred to the Lemon Tree Aerocity for your overnight accommodation
Flight to Leh and overnight at the Grand Dragon. Rest of the day to acclimitise to the 3300M altitude of Leh.
Full day to acclimitise; short walks and moderate activity. With visits to local markets, Shanti Stupa and Thiksey Gompa
After breakfast you will drive 3-4 hours (with stops) to Ulley, where you will overnight in a comfortable homestay
Six full days focused on finding Snow Leopards; patience required for the hours of scanning mountains and moderate trekking required - although this very much depends on where the Snow Leopard are located.
Drive back to Leh and again overnight at the Grand Dragon
Fly back to Delhi and overnight at the Lemon Tree Aerocity
When appropriate you will be transferred to Delhi international to connect with your flight home.
Cost £3590 per person based on two people sharing and not including international flights
Breakfast in Delhi and all meals included in Ladakha during the Snow Leopard safari
Single Supplement: £1350
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights