Snow Leopard Trek in Hemis National Park gives you the best opportunity for Snow Leopard Photography and ideal months are February and March. Snow Leopard the most elusive cats can be spotted throughout the Hemis National Park and near Rumbak there are several spots famous for Snow Leopard Photography. Snow Leopard Trek in Ladakh gives you an opportunity of spotting other famous wildlife of Ladakh like Nyan, Tinetan Argali, Himalayan Blue Sheep (Bharal), Napo, Uriel, Asiatic Ibex, Red Fox, Tibetan Wolf and many others.
Snow Leopard Trek – Photographers Delight
SNOW LEOPARD TREK ITINERARY
- Day 1 Snow Leopard Trek: Arrive at Leh and Rest for Acclimatization
- Day 2 Snow Leopard Trek: Drive to Zingchen & Trek to Rumbak
- Day 3 Snow Leopard Trek: Trek from Rumbak to Yurutse Via Stok La
- Day 4-7 Snow Leopard Trek: Snow Leopard Trail Exploration Days
- Day 8 Snow Leopard Trek: Drive back to Leh
- Day 9 Snow Leopard Trek: Return Flight to Delhi
TREK DURATION: 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS
What’s Included :-
- Accommodation (Camping & Guest House Stay)
- Meals while on trek (Veg)
- Camping Equipment
- First aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced guide and support staff.
- Transport from Leh and return (as per Snow Leopard Trek itinerary)
What’s Not Included :-
- Porters to Carry Personal Gear
- Foreigner Permit Fee
- Airport Transfers
- Mineral Water & any kind of beverages
- Batch1: 20th February 2016
- Batch2: 5th March 2016
Snow Leopard TrekCost: Rs 39750 + 3.6 Service Tax (Leh to Leh)
Snow Leopard Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Leh and Rest for Acclimatization
Arrive at Leh & transfer to your hotel after the welcome tea. Rest for acclimatization and after lunch join our local crew for a briefing session and after that you are free to explore Leh market on your own but please ensure that you keep it physically light. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2 Snow Leopard Trek: Drive to Zingchen & Trek to Camp
We drive on Leh Manali Road and after crossing the bridge at Phey start the snow leopard trekking towards the Zingchen Gorge. This gorge forms the entry gate to the Snow Leopard’s high altitude home in Hemis National Park. Enroute the snow leopard trekking trail once can see pug marks and signs of other wildlife. Camp at wildlife study camp. Trekking time: approx 5-6 hrs. Elevation: 12,400′
Day 3 Snow Leopard Trek: Wildlife Viewing
During the winter months snow leopard descend to lower altitude so there are high chances that you will see signs of Snow Leopard during today’s full day tracking of snow leopard. Hemis National Park is home to other wild life of Ladakh like Blue Sheep, Argali, Ibex, Tibetan wolf and other migratory birds. After the full day exploration we return to camp share our experiences over the hot cup of Tea and Snacks. Overnight Camp.
Day 4-7 Snow Leopard Trek: Snow Leopard Trail Exploration Days
We will be trekking to nearby sites where Snow Leopard have been sighted recently and visit village Rumbak and stay overnight in cosy Ladakhi Homestays.
Day 8 Snow Leopard Trek: Trek to Zingchen and drive back to Leh
It’s time to say goodbye to the superb hospitality of Ladakhis and trek down to same snow leopard trail to the road head drive back to Leh. In the evening we will meet at bonfire to share our experiecens and feedback. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 9 Snow Leopard Trek: Return Flight to Delhi