Start and end in New Delhi! With the Trekking tour Snow Leopard in Ladakh, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and Leh, . Starting from 0.00, Snow Leopard in Ladakh is 100% cheaper than the average 7-11 day tour through India.
In and around LehArrive Leh (11500 ft) ex Dellhi by a spectacular flight over the Himalayas. The dramatic views of this high altitude desert are punctuated by sharp snowy peaks. Transfer to your hotel where youll receive welcome tea. Rest till noon. After lunch, join our local crew and the Snow Leopard Conservancy staff for a briefing. Then free time to explore Leh on your own. It is important to rest on these first few days at high altitude. Welcome dinner with the Conservancy. Overnight at the hotel.
Full day at your leisure to explore Leh Market: Leh is full of small lanes with hidden treasures take the time to explore, or rest up as you are still acclimatizing to the elevation. Overnight at the hotel.
Take a guided walking tour of Leh town, including a visit to Leh Palace, Victory Peak, and the old quarter. Visit the gift shop and headquarters of LEDeG, a conservation organization working to preserve the environment and Ladakhi traditional ways of life. Overnight at the hotel.
After a hearty pre-trek breakfast, drive to Phey bridge, and start walking along the Indus River towards Zingchen Gorge. Continue up the gorge, a dramatic entry to the snow leopards high altitude home in Hemis National Park. Enroute, watch amidst the cliffs and at the base of rocks where they mark their turf for sign of snow leopard, and other wildlife. Camp at wildlife study camp. Trekking time: approx 5-6 hrs. Elevation: 12,400
Proceed for full day of tracking snow leopard and its wildlife prey. Hemis National Park is home to blue sheep, argali (a large horned sheep), numerous mountain and migratory birds, as well as an occasional Tibetan wolf. You are likely to see sign of snow leopard as winter is the time that they descend to lower elevations. If lucky, youll actually see one perched high in the rocks or balanced on a nearvertical ridge. Return to camp for some warming tea and share tales of the day. Camp.
Spend another day on the look-out for snow leopard and its prey. The views of this stark landscape, the sky pierced by upward tilted strata and on snow-free days -- the ground adorned with hardy alpine plants, provides constant fascination. Camp.
Trek to nearby sites where snow leopard may have been sighted recently. Visit and overnight in a neighboring village, Rumbak, and experience a homestay. Homestay hosts have been trained in hospitality and are members of a community conservation effort to conserve the endangered snow leopard. Learn about their livestock herding practices and try your hand at winter pastimes (spinning, weaving, and turning a tale). Spend the days tracking snow leopard and wildlife, and overnight in a homestay or camp. Elevation 13,500
Say goodbye to your hosts and hike down-valley past familiar snow leopard haunts and piles of carved Tibetan prayer stones to the road head at Zingchen; 5 hrs. Drive to Leh, and check into a hotel for your first real bed in a week! Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning transfer to Leh airport and fly to Delhi