Trek to Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard Trek

Often termed as the Grey Ghost of the Himalaya with a long tail, white-gray coat spotted with large black rosettes, Snow Leopard is a sight to behold and barely seen. Including Ladakh, snow leopards can be seen in eleven other countries including China, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, and Mongolia. And wherever their prey can be seen such as sheep, argali, ibex, marmots, pikas, and hares. Snow leopards are found in many places but Ladakh is the best to spot because of their regular occurrence.

To spot the enigmatic snow leopard roaming freely in its natural habitat, Peak adventure has come up with the snow leopard trekking package. Organized only in winters, snow leopard tour will take you to all the remote and mountainous regions of Hemis National Park and neighboring areas where snow leopard sighting is prominent. It will take you at elevations between 10,000 and 15,000 feet, and pass through the Himalayan alpine and sub-alpine zones. Apart from wildlife spotting, snow leopard trek also includes free time to explore the monasteries of Leh and meet the Himalayan Buddhist communities.
With over a decade of experience in providing the finest and well-planned trekking tours in Ladakh, Sikkim, Garhwal, Himachal, and Kumaon, Peak adventure is amongst the trustworthy adventure companies of India. They specialize in offering trekking packages with a twist of unusual and exciting activities that offer ultimate fun and experience. Also, you can ask the travel experts of peak adventure to customize your trekking package, and they will create exactly what you have dreamt of. Accommodation in tents or hotels; daily meals; necessary permits, and gears will be included in the package. They lay importance on a friendly, efficient and positive approach to all aspects of organizing holidays. For any further information, request, and suggestions feel free to contact us; a marvelous trekking tour in India is waiting for you!

Region: The Land of high Passes; Ladakh
Altitude: 4090 mts - 4580 mts
Duration: 13 Days
Season: Mid-November – Mid-March
Grade: Moderate - Challenging

Highlights of the trip
• Make new records by passing through some of the highest passes
• Experience the exquisite culture of Ladakh by monasteries
• Catch the glimpses of rare and beautiful snow leopard
• Meet and greet local people, who have contributed to the conservation of elusive snow leopard.
• Trekking in Hemis National Park to see snow leopard, blue sheep, wild horse, yak and birds
• Lose yourself in frozen Ladakh's incredible beauty

ITINERARY

Delhi - Leh Sightseeing Day 1   Delhi - Leh (11500 ft)
In the morning catch spectacular flight towards Leh. On arrival in Leh, you will be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day will be free for leisure, you can choose to either relax in the hotel and acclimatize yourself to high altitude or explore the market. Overnight stay in the Leh hotel.

Day 2  Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis
In the morning after breakfast we will take a full day sightseeing of Leh monastery including Shey Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of the most beautiful structures in Ladakh and the famed Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3   Leh – Phey – Hemis National Park (12400 ft)
On the second day, you will first drive to Phey, a village in the Leh district. From Phey, you will start trekking along the gorges of Indus River to reach Hemis National Park. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the camp where dinner will be also served.

Day 4  Hemis National Park
Post breakfast at the camp, you will go for a short trek to explore Hemis National Park where you might catch the sight of snow leopards, Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, argali, Himalayan marmot, mountain weasel and the Himalayan mouse. After exploring Hemis National Park, come back to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5    Day 11 Wildlife Viewing, Visit Villages and Home stays
From 5 to 11, you will have 7 days at your disposal to catch the sight of the iconic and rare snow leopard. The travel guide will take you to all the places where snow leopard sightseeing is prominent. During these eight days, you will be touching quite high altitudes. Along with snow leopards, you can spot blue sheep, argali, Tibetan wolf, Eurasian brown bear, Himalayan marmot, mountain weasel and Himalayan mouse hare. Dinner will be served in the camps.

Day 12  Hemis National Park - Zingchen – Leh
In the morning after breakfast, we will trek to Zingchan and from here drive to Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13   Leh – Delhi
In the morning, you will catch a flight to Delhi from Leh airport. Your arrival in Delhi marks the end of trekking expedition.

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Snow Leopard Trek
  • Duration:12 Night/13Days