15 day safari

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Chance to see Snow Leopards below 3000M

Best place to see Pallas Cat in Asia

Expert local guide with inside knowledge

Summer not winter weather conditions


Mongolia Snow Leopard and Pallas Cat tour

Snow Leopard tours and expeditions have captured the imagination of wildlife enthusiasts looking for the best places to see snow leopards around the world. Until recently India has dominated the scene. However, snow leopard sightings in Mongolia tend to happen at lower altitudes – especially in winter – and the incredible opportunity to see the iconic Pallas Cat has become a genuine possibility. So join us on our small group Snow Leopard and Pallas cat tour in August 2023 and give yourself a chance to see these two beautiful cats in the wild.

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Small Group

Day 1

Arrive in Ulaabaatar and overnight

On arrival into the capital at Ulaabaatar we will overnight at the Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace. Depending on the arival time of our group we will look at organising a short tour of the capital and provide a complimentary dinner at a traditional Mongolian restaurant.

Snow Leopard tour in Mongolia where we stay in Kempinski Hotel

Day 2

Fly from Ulannbaatar to Khovd Airpo

After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport to connect with the flight to Khovd. On arrival we will meet up with our camping team and drive approximately 3 hours to our beautifully located private Ger camp. The camp is situated in an area where there is an ongoing scientific conservation program to protect the resident wildlife.

Photo of Snow Leopard camp in Mongolia

Days 3-8

Six full days in search of the Snow Leopard

This is not a random process. We have a team of trackers and spotters looking after our group and they will be out in the morning long before you wake. In this way we narrow down our search zones and make the use of our 4X4 vehicles and trekking more efficient and more likely to achieve success for our group

Despite the use of vehicles it is important to note that walks of a medium length over rocky uneven terrain can be required for us to reach the best snow leopard observation points and for this medium fitness levels and leg flxibility/balance are important to ensure your safety. Extra camera bags can be carried by our porters and we have enough people on the ground so everyone walks at a pace they are comfortable with. Your safety and well being are paramount.

Searchign for Snow Leopards in Mongolia mountains

Day 9

Fly back to Ulaabaatar and transfer to Pallas Cat camp

Depending on flight schedules (summer schedule has not been released yet!) we should be able to transfer from our camp in Khovd to the Pallas cat camp in one day.

Wild Camels in Mongolia

Days 10-13

Four full days looking for the rare Pallas Cat

Pallas Cat are very distinctive medium size cats with thick coats to protect them from their cold Asian steppe habitat. They are also known as Manul, Steppe Cat or Rock Wildcat and in recent years are expert local guides have come to know about their main breeding habitats and adapted an ethical, quiet, hide based approach to photographing them in the wild.

We drive 7-30 km to Pallas’s cat spot from camp site in early morning. Tracker and Pallas’s cat watching team will search for the elusive Pallas’s cat in rocky hillsides until lunch time. After lunch, start the Pallas’s cat observation until sunset. We can watch other mammals such as Brandt’ vole, Daurian Pika, Daurian ground-squirrel, Mongolian gerbil red fox, polecat and Corsac fox.

Mongolia pallas cat tour. Photo of pallas cat in summer

Day 14

Drive back to Ulaabaatar city and overnight

We may have time for one more early morning wildlife encounter before the long drive back to Ulaabaatar where we will once again overnight at the Kempinski Hotel

Hide for Pallas Cat photography in Mongolia

Day 15

Transfer to Ulaabaatar airport to connect with your flight home

If you have an evening flight you will have time to further explore the city on your own before a final transfer to the airport to connect with your onward international flight. We also have the possibility to add a 2 night extension in Hustai national park for the re-introduced Przewalski’s horses and the chance to see Wolves.

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £5400 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for multiple dates in 2024


  • All meals at the wildlife camps
  • Breakfast in the capital
  • Return domestic flight
  • Services of expert naturalist throughout


  • Cost of international flights
  • Cost of visas and travel insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities for staff and naturalist


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