Snow Leopards Expedition

Location
:Leh , Ladakh
Season
:Feb - Mar
Duration
:10 Days9 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience, Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Leh Airport
Ends
:Leh Airport

Snow Leopards Expedition

Leh , Ladakh
10 Days9 Nights

Event Overview

Snow Leopard (Scientific name : Panthera uncia) is the king of Snow capped Mountains in Himalayas. It is listed as endangered by IUCN. It is one of the most solitary, elusive, rare and endangered predator in the world and few resorts say that only a few hundred are left in wild. This spirit of mountains has adapted himself to survive in the harsh climate of Himalayas and hence casual sightings are extremely rare.

Snow leopards in heavy snowfall tends to move downwards where it can prey on local animals and hence chances of sighting one becomes more in month of Feb to April. Later in summers you will find them at the highest peaks in the snows, and hence tracking becomes difficult.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Reaching Leh
  • Take the early morning flight to Leh from New Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel located near Leh market.
  • Complete rest for the day is highly recommended as it eases the process of acclimatisation. Also sipping hot tea while stretching your legs in the lap of Himalayas is definitely not a bad way to start you trip, alternatively you can also choose to visit the local market in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
Day 2 - Leh to Ule village. Exploring Icy Zanskar River
  • Early morning we depart for Ule and stop at confluence to experience the walk on the frozen Zanskar river. Reach Ule by lunch time.Dinner and overnight stay in Ule Homestay.
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Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Mountaineering
Trekking
Wildlife

Amenities

Firstaid
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Airways , Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 08.00 AM Drop Time: 08.00 AM

Things To Carry

  • Rucksack, Sports bag or Suitcase – (Ideally this should be your check-in luggage)
  • Daypack bag (This will be useful during our treks in Hemis National Park)
  • Cap
  • Full Sleeve Thick Woolen Sweater, Jacket (preferably waterproof) and Wind Cheater
  • Thermal Inner – preferably nylon – it’s a good idea to get cotton thermals too as a protective extra layer
  • Monkey Cap, Muffler, Gloves, Socks (All woolen or fleece)
  • Fleece wearable
  • Sun Glasses (other than blue shades)
  • Cold Cream, Sun Screen Lotion, Lip Guard
  • Torch with extra cells
  • Shoes optimal for trekking (with ankle support)
  • Also would recommend spare shoes ( need not be trekking shoes, just in case )
  • Adequate T-Shirts, Trousers, Underclothing ( Would be better if you carry muted colour clothing, given that we will be in a wildlife reserve)
  • Hand Towel, Napkin, Handkerchief
  • Personal Toilet paper, Toothpaste/brush, Sanitizer, Soap, Shaving Kit and other toiletries
  • Personal Medicine Kit
  • Waist Pouch
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Chocolates/Dry fruits
  • Hot water bag / Flask for hot water
  • Small extension board to charge your electronic gadgets
  • iPod / PEN DRIVE for MUSIC (Optional)
  • Books for reading
  • Please note that the Kit List mentioned is a standard one for all our Himalayan trips, hence one can make a few changes as per personal preferences.
  • It is recommended that you carry your Binoculars during this trip.
  • Recommended – Carry Camphor or Easibreathe Inhalant Capsules for easy breathing

Policy

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in deluxe property in Leh on twin sharing basis (Heater facility)
  • 6 nights stay in homestay Ule/Rumbak on twin sharing basis (Bukhara local fireplace )
  • All meals during the trip
  • Porter charges Zinchen to Rumbak & back
  • Service of an expert naturalist & Spotter
  • Jungle Lore escort
  • Surface transfers as per plan by tempo traveler
  • Inner Liner permits, monastery fees and taxes
  • Wildlife permit fees Rs 1600/- per day per head
  • Local sightseeing/monastery
  • GST

Excluded

  • Cost for supplementary services.
  • Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums.
  • Cost for service provided on a personal request.
  • Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
  • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.
  • Difference in cost arising due to change in Taxes by the Government which will have to be collected directly ON ARRIVAL.
  • Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Terms & Conditions

Once you move to a higher altitude, the body needs rest to get acclimatized, hence the day 1 plan. On reaching Leh – You should take complete rest and drink a lot of water and black tea (Hydration is an integral part of acclimatization). This is essential so that you can enjoy the rest of your trip at ease.
No alcohol on Day 1 (on reaching Leh) and refrain from smoking, if you do smoke that is.

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