In the last few years, the mountainous Spiti Valley in the state of Himachel Pradesh has become a hotspot for sighting Snow Leopards. Although a winter trip to this valley, presents serious logistical challenges and is not for the faint-hearted; the rewards are considerable - when it comes to photography of this beautiful feline. I have seen many amazing photos of Snow Leopard taken by our Indian guide in Spiti and am very confident that this trip will produce some exceptional sightings. However, it is not uncommon for there to be delays reaching the valley due to weather conditions and road closures due to landslides, so people joining this Snow Leopard safari, need to have a flexible, open mind and a real sense of adventure. Once we reach the valley, we will have a very comfortable, heated local homestay; which we will use as our base to explore the mountains. Expect a lot of long walks and the need for patience, as we try to track down the grey ghost of the mountains.
- When to go:
Best time to visit - FEB
Safari Style: BESPOKE WILDLIFE
Connect with a flight from Delhi to Chandigarh
Spectacular drive from Chandigarh to Rampur
Long drive from Rampur to Kibber
Six full days searching for the Grey Ghost
Accommodation : Kibber Homestay
Return downhill to Rampur
Accommodation : Nau Nabh Heritage
Another chance to explore Shimla
Accommodation : Toy Hotel
Fly back to Delhi
Sadly this is departure day
Pricing Info & Dates
Cost £1990 based on two people sharing and not including flights
tours taken from October 2020 to December 2022
- £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
- Breakfast at town hotels
- All your meals in Kibber
- All transfers and accommodation as described
- Exclusive services of top naturalist
- Cost of international flights
- Cost of visas to visit India
- Gratuaties for your porters
- Main tip for your naturalist/photography guide
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