Snow Leopard Tracking Tour - 15 Nights Trekking

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Start and end in New Delhi! With the Trekking tour Snow Leopard Tracking Tour, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Snow Leopard Tracking Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Arrive Delhi

    Namaste! Welcome to the fascinating country that is India! You will be met upon arrival at New Delhis International Airport and transferred to your hotel for check in. India & s capital, Delhi, is a contemporary, bustling metropolis successfully combining its ancients folds with the modern world. Beneath its spiraling skyscrapers are the remnants of a bygone time with many monuments standing as silent reminders of the regions ancient legacy. The hustle and bustle of Delhi takes a little getting used to, so allow yourself to be swept up in the mayhem and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this fascinating city. Upon arrival at your hotel, you will be welcomed with traditional warm Indian hospitality. Your forehead will be anointed with the traditional red tikka & (vermillion) which is considered good fortune. Welcoming guests in India is an age old tradition where the belief is Atithi Devo bhava & treat your guest as if he were God. This evening you will meet your group and discuss your exciting itinerary that awaits you! (D) Overnight at Shanti Home New Delhi or similarStart point International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • Delhi Sightseeing

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning before beginning a busy day of sightseeing. Drive to Old Delhi and start exploring the galis of Shahjahanabad, the capital city built by Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658) and from where PT. JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, the first Prime Minister of Independent India was married. Our discoveries while wandering the streets inspires you to feel hungrier that we call flavour of Delhi. Old Delhi Bazaars have colourful and interesting street food and is crowned with the oldest shops where some of the worlds delicacies originated. The best of the best chat can be enjoyed here Chat Papri, Laccha Tokri, Guliya, Desi Ghee Tikki, Moong Pakori, Kulche Chole, Dahi Bhalla, Bedwee Aloo and Kachori Alu are just lip smacking. You can also try Samudra Kee Chat, Brown & White fresh milk cake, Kulfi, Ice creams, Hot Kadai Milk, Halwa Nangori etc. You can choose to taste some of this incredible local food if you wish. The area is also home to several small temples, shrines, old mosque and protected monument sights. Cows wander the streets, small dharmshalas (rest-houses) and pyaus (water-stations) attest to the pious contributions of local merchants. A special treat then awaits you take a ride through this busy market on tricycle rickshaws in Old Delhi. Experience the delicious street food of Old Delhi as the locals do, and lunch today will be at Master Ji Ki Haveli with a local family (Only traditional Indian vegetarian food will be served). After lunch, drive back to your hotel.Remainder of the day is at leisure. (B, L, D) Overnight at Shanti Home New Delhi or similar

  • Delhi to Leh

    In and around LehThis morning following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Leh, Ladakh. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is yours at leisure to acclimatise. Framed by the jagged snow-capped Himalayas, the city itself sits on the historic Silk Road. Dotted with humbling monasteries, stupas and crumbling mud houses, this enchanting city is very easy to fall in love with. Leh is located at just over 3500m, and it is not uncommon to suffer from a little altitude sickness, whether it be a headache, breathlessness or dizziness. Be sure to drink lots of ginger tea, remain well hydrated and remember, no strenuous exercise while acclimatising. (B,L,D) Overnight at Hotel Singee Palaceor similar

  • - 5: Leh

    We have allowed two more days in Leh to acclimatise before starting your trek. If you are feeling up to it, you can participate in some conservation work in local schools, supporting the work done by the Snow Leopard Conservancy Trust. This includes assisting with environmental education, research, campaigns and direct action. This program works in conjunction with a handful of Government schools and was founded on the belief that a country can develop meaningfully only if ecological sustainability and social equity are guaranteed. Over these two day, you will also be able to visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace as well as some of the local monasteries. Shanti Stupa is 5km from town and overlooks Leh city, offering a panaoromic view of the surrounding snow capped mountains. The location of Shanti Stupa is visible from all over Leh city. Leh Palace, though in a dilapidated condition, is full of old worldly charm, and the adventurous journey one has to undertake to reach the palace makes it even more special. Built in the 17th century by King Singe Namgyal as the royal residence, it was deserted in the mid 19th century after the family shifted to Stok. A visit here for many people feels like a glimpse into the window of Tibet. (B,L,D) Overnight at Hotel Singee Palace or similar

  • Leh to Rumbak

    In and around RumbakThis morning after breakfast you will drive an hour to the entrance to the Hemis National Park. From the road end it is a short hike on a good trail for an hour or two to our base camp in the park. Hemis is home to a number of rare species including the bharal, and of course the snow leopard, and has been identified as a Snow Leopard reserve under a project launched by the Central Government aimed at conserving the species, its prey base and its fragile mountainous home. Base camp is where you will have your dining, kitchen, toilet, bathing, and sleeping tents (dome tents). Your cook and helpers also stay at base camp and provide you with freshly cooked breakfasts and dinners daily in the dining tent. For breakfast, you can expect an array of food; eggs made to order, pancakes, cereal (corn flakes and porridge), local bread, butter, jam, marmalade, juice, coffee & tea. Lunch is packed every day for you. Dinner is a 4 or 5 course meal every night, made up of a variety of sumptuous Indian, Continental, Chinese, Tibetan, and Ladakhi food. Accommodation here is rustic and basic. (B,L,D) Elevation: 3800m Overnight Base Camp Hemis National Park

  • - 12: Hemis National Park

    You will have five full days to trek and explore the National Park. Distances covered and the level of activity will depend on wildlife sightings and how strenuous you wish to make the trek. You are likely to see signs of the snow leopard, as winter is the time that they descend to lower elevations. If you are lucky, you may see one perched high on the rocks or balanced effortlessly on a sheer vertical ridge. Snow leopard sightings are a game of patience. Your schedule on these days is subject to previous sightings of the snow leopards, and your guide will collect information from locals and other guides on a daily basis to determine the movement of your day. You will either follow on from the previous days route, or trek and explore nearby areas, waiting and watching for the gracious Snow Leopards using a scope. The moment you witness these beautiful and elegant cats, your breath will be taken away. Everything will seem silent as you watch, captivated by their beauty. Soft padding paws, brush like powerful tails. Every move planned and executed with precision. This will truly be one of the most awe inspiring moments of your journey. Watch as they scavenge and search for prey. Camouflaged so perfectly into the snow covered rocky terrain. The only sounds to be heard are your gasps of amazement and the click of camera shutters. You will never forget this moment. Although Snow Leopards are the main attraction, Hemis National Park is also home to blue sheep, argali (a large horned sheep), numerous mountain and migratory birds, as well as an occasional Tibetan wolf. At the end of each day, you will return to camp for some warm food and hot tea and exchange tales of your sightings. (B,L,D) Overnight Base Camp Hemis National Park

  • Rumbak to Leh

    Following breakfast this morning, it is time to leave camp and hike back to the road, where you will be met and transferred back to Leh. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure. (B,L,D) Overnight at Hotel Singee Palace or similar

  • Leh to Delhi

    This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening you will have a farewell dinner with your group. (B,L,D) Overnight at Shanti Home New Delhi or similar

  • Depart Delhi

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you are met and transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)End point International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusion

  • Anything not mentioned under ?Package Inclusions?
  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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