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Snow Leopard Safari India

(Leh is the district of the State of Jammu & Kashmir in India. It is situated at a height of 3524 MSL and is home to many wild animals including the snow leopard. Apart from wildlife tourism Leh is visited for sighseeing and undertsasnding Bhuddsit Culture.)

Tour Package

New Delhi - Leh - Rumbak Valley - Leh - New Delhi No of Days 14 Nights / 15 Days

Best season: March to Mid April September to Mid October.

Detailed Itinerary
 
Day 1 Arrive at New Delhi International Airport. Upon arrival our staff will greet you and take you to your hotel in the city. Time permitting we will go sightseeing as an introduction to India. The capital city is like a mini India with people from all region inhabiting and working here.
Day 2 Delhi - Leh - By Flight 9W - Depart at 0630 hrs / Arrive at 0745 hrs After refreshing breakfast we leave for the airport. The flight to Laddakh is most picturesque and stunning over K2 Mount, Nanga Parbat and Gasherbrum. Stay at Mahabodhi Eco Resorts. Take a little time to rest. Acclimatize with the elevation after flying from low elevation of New Delhi to over 11,000 feet! During the afternoon, walk through the old town, under Leh Palace and get oriented to this fascinating city. Overnight in Mahabodhi Eco Resorts.
Day 3 In Leh - Visit to Leh Palace & Shankar Gompa

The morning is for getting used to rarefied air. Hence we stroll along the main bazaar enjoyomg the colorfull spectacles all around us. We amaze at the fascinating mix of Laddakhi culture as exhibited in shops and numerous counters selling curio products from this region. Engage in lively conversation with women selling fresh fruits and vegetables along the side roads. Mix with shopkeepers and buyers and discover more about the Himalayan Region.

The famed Chang Gali has a row of tiny shops that sell local wide range of products - jewelry - curios. In other direction are Tibetan markets with traders selling interesting items that have originated in the workshops of traditional craftsmen. Step into any of the eateries located in garden or on the sidewalks. They serve local Tibetan, Indian and Continental cuisine, have a go at Tibetian cuisine that is new to us. We will also visit the Leh Palace & Shankar Gompa. The small Gompa is a sect of Spituk Gompa, founded by the 1st Avtar of Head Monk Skyabje Bakula monastery at Spituk. Day end we return to Mahabodhi Eco Resorts for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4 Leh - Zingchan - By road 1 hr to Zingchan. This is gateway to Rumbak Valley - where the Snow Leopard is found. This is an elusive leopard that inhabits the higher reaches of Himalayas. At Zinghcan we interact with locals, enjoy and discover the culture and lifestyle of people of Laddakh. For the night we sleep in luxury tent accommodation.
Day 5 Zingchan - Rumbak (12,540 ft) - Trek / Approx 5 hrs. Rumbak is also a snow leopard country asn our search goes on. Searching for the big cat is hard work and if we are lucky we will chance upon it in the tour.
Overnight in luxury camp.
Day 6-12 Trek the Rumbak Valley explore with your guide in the search of the Snow Leopard. All the while we are looking for the leopard we will experience local lifestyle, customs and traditions. This is best way to enjoy the snow leopard safari in the Himalayas.
Day 13 Rumbak - Zingchan - Trek / Approx 3 ½ hrs - Leh - By Surface / Approx 1 hr. Today you trek back to Zingchan and drive onward to Leh for an overnight stay at Mahabodhi Eco Resorts. The leopard chase also brings forth the birds of the region hence we watch for the exciting avian's as we score the mountains for the elusive beast. This big cat is easily camouflaged in the snowy terrain hence we need to really look deep amongst the rocks and crevices where the animal may be sulking.
Day 14 Package Tour ends.

Leh - Delhi - By Flight 9W - Depart at 0735 hrs / Arrive at 0850 hrs.

Day 15  Departure Delhi.