In Search Of The Snow Leopard Holiday


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Trip Code: TGL
Region: Asia
Countries visited: India
Activities: Mountains, Point-to-point, High Altitude Trekking
Duration: 15 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: 7 days winter walking with full porterage. Altitude maximum 4550m, average 3800m.
Meals: All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners included.
Accomodation: 7 nights hotels, all en suite, 6 nights full-service camping and homestays.
Group: Normally 6 to 16, plus leader and appropriate local staff.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

An exciting new trip in search of Snow Leopards in Ladakh.

Thikse Monastery in snow, Winter in Ladakh

Snow Leopards are one of the world's most elusive mammals but in winter they descend from the high Himalayan peaks in search of food. This beautiful, enigmatic cat inhabits some of the most remote and mountainous regions of Central Asia. Our adventurous trip takes us into the far north western part of India, to Ladakh (or Little Tibet). Cut off from the rest of the world in winter the only way in is a spectacular flight over the Himalaya. After a few days acclimatising to the altitude and exploring isolated monasteries, we trek into the heart of this mountainous region in search of this magnificent animal. This trip gives us chance to experience a blend of rare high altitude wildlife, as well as isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities. Each itinerary has been timed to visit one of the monastic masked dance festivals. 

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Delhi.Show detailed information

Day 3: Fly across the Himalaya to Leh. Afternoon orientation walk around Leh.Show detailed information

Day 4: Visit Shey, Tikse and Stakna monasteries.Show detailed information

Day 5: A full day at Spituk or Matho Festival.Show detailed information

Day 6: Drive to Spituk and trek to Zingchen.Show detailed information

Day 7-8-9-10-11: Trekking in and around the Rumbak Valley in Hemis National Park searching for Snow Leopard as well as various other mammals and birds. There is no fixed itinerary for these days, each day our expert guide will decide on the best route to take to maximiseShow detailed information

Day 12: Return to Leh.Show detailed information

Day 13: Fly to Delhi.Show detailed information

Day 14: Free day in Delhi for individual sightseeing.Show detailed information

Day 15: Fly to London.Show detailed information

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