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Snow Leopard Trek

Hemis National Park Ladakh

This epic adventure takes you to Hemis National Park in Ladakh, India's best-protected area for Snow Leopards and a good place to sight this magnificent cat. Being whitish-grey in color (tinged with yellow) and patterned with dark grey rosettes and spots, the Snow Leopard exhibits superb camouflage for its mountain environment of bare rocks and snow. It is on account of its reclusive nature that it is often referred to as the Grey Ghost of the Himalayas.

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Custom Group
    Homestay Trek
  • Activity Level Easy
    4/10
  • Group Size Medium
    4/12
All about Snow Leopard Trek

This epic adventure takes you to Hemis National Park in Ladakh, India's best-protected area for Snow Leopards and a good place to sight this magnificent cat. Being whitish-grey in color (tinged with yellow) and patterned with dark grey rosettes and spots, the Snow Leopard exhibits superb camouflage for its mountain environment of bare rocks and snow. It is on account of its reclusive nature that it is often referred to as the Grey Ghost of the Himalayas. Since Snow Leopards are generally found at elevations between 3000-4500m, the trek takes you through stunning Himalayan alpine and sub-alpine zones where vegetation is sparse and temperatures are extreme. Snow Leopards are most active at dawn and dusk and show a strong preference for cliffy habitat with moderately to very broken terrain, rocky outcrops and ravines. They are opportunistic predators and are known to take prey up to three times their own weight, though a large part of their diet comprises of small prey like marmots, pika, hare, birds and domestic livestock.
Accompanying us are expert naturalists and local trackers whose local expertise in this harsh terrain and their intrinsic training to look for the minutest evidences like pugmarks, scrapes and scats to track this elusive cat, is unmatched. While the sighting of this mysterious cat can in no way be guaranteed, the Snow Leopard Trek offers a unique opportunity to understand this amazing specimen and its habitat while trekking through some spectacular scenery.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trek (Includes) Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
Whats not included in this trek (Excludes) Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  1. Day 1 Arrival at Leh airport

    Arrival at Leh airport to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Lunch will be served at 2.00 PM, after lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame and Shanti Stupa. Overnight Mahey Retreat.

  2. Day 2 Full day visit to monasteries (104 Kms)

    Full day visit to monasteries (104 Kms) After breakfast, drive for full day of sightseeing to the Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries and Stok Palace Museum. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight Mahey Retreat.

  3. Day 3 After breakfast drive to Zinchen (Start) of Our Trek.

    After breakfast drive to Zinchen (Start) of Our Trek. Zingchen to Rumbak (8km; 4hrs) This is very amazing walk through narrow gorge crisscrossing many times icy stream which is coming from Stok Kangri range. Night stay in Rumbak. Camping

  4. Day 4 Wildlife viewing (Full day)

    Wildlife viewing (Full day) After the breakfast proceed for full day wildlife viewing along with a trained local guide. Wildlife viewing possibilities are; Blue sheep, the Great Tibetan sheep or the Argali, various mountain and migratory birds, high altitude flora and occasionally a Tibetan Wolf or a Snow leopard if extremely lucky. Overnight Camping.

  5. Day 5-6 Explore inside the valley

    We will explore inside the valley for better changes of wildlife viewing. Our Snow leopard guide will take us towards Gonda La. Camping.

  6. Day 7 Trek back to Zinchen

    After breakfast we will trek back to Zinchen and drive to Leh. Stay in Mahey Retreat.

  7. Day 8 Final departure

    06.00 am. Transfer to airport and fly back to Delhi with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.

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Overall Rating 5/5
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Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia
Reviewed on 10 April 2006
5/5

Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia (2006) We sincerely recommend Adventure Trips India to women alone, families as well as mixed groups. Childern are not only welcomed, but appreciated. Safe adventurous travel is their passion. Risks are not taken. The food was fantastic and more than we would eat. However we look forward to the future and bringing friends and spouses to India to enjoy trekking with Adventure Trips India.

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Ravi and Sheela Shankar,
(Principal Yoga Teachers at Yoga Nidhi, Chennai)
Reviewed on 20 September 2010
5/5

Have done treks with Adventure Trips India & Kundan, to Tapovan, Kuari Pass and Tungnath we would strongly recommend him to anyone wanting to organize a trek in the Himalayas. He has a great team and is a very good organizer. His knowledge of the areas trekked, his quiet confidence that keeps you reassured and his ability to adjust to the capacity of the group are qualities that make him the person we keep coming back to all our treks..

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