Snow Leopard Trek

Snow Leopard Trek

Departure Date

01th of every month

Duration

9 days

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Review Ratings

5/1

Maximum Seats

10

Why This Trek?

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.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 12400 ft.

  •  BASE CAMP : Leh.

  • DURATION : 9 Days 8 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : Pre & Post Mansoon

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 39750

Trek Cost: Rs 39750 + 9% GST (Leh to Leh)

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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.

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping & Guest House Stay)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Camping Equipment
  • Permits
  • 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

Here’s a short itinerary of Animal Pass Trek:

Day 1: Arrive at Leh and Rest for Acclimatization
Day 2: Drive to Zingchen & Trek to Rumbak
Day 3: Trek from Rumbak to Yurutse Via Stok La
Day 4-7: Snow Leopard Trail Exploration Days
Day 8: Drive back to Leh
Day 9: Return Flight to Delhi

 

Detailed 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.

Ladakh - Best for Snow Leopard Trek

Day 2: 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: 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 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.

Snow Leopard Trek

Day 8: 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

Fitness Required for Snow Leopard Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Snow Leopard Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness

Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.

Fitness Required: The Snow Leopard Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Snow Leopard Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Snow Leopard Trek?
Snow Leopard Trek is a easy  high altitude trek done primarily during the months of February  and March. It is a trek for photography enthusiasts . The trek is situated in the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir.

When is the best time to go to for the Snow Leopard Trek?
The best time for Snow Leopard Trek is the months of February and March.

How difficult is the Snow Leopard Trek?
Snow Leopard Trek is considered by comparison a easy  high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek. Please check the preparation section to get a better understanding of this.

What are the temperatures during the Snow Leopard Trek?
During the Snow Leopard Trek temperatures vary between-10 to 20 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-9 Kms each day and it takes around 6-7 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 strips
Gauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray
Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it. Please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the trekking groups?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can refer to the section things to carryfor this information

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the Snow Leopard Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How many trekkers will be in one tent?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Snow Leopard Trek. This is a trek which can be done by a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

What type of vehicles are used for transportation?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kitsand oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker.Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Snow Leopard Trek?
Yes Snow Leopard Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing atleast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Getting There Snow Leopard Trek

Leh
Ladakh in summer is a great tourist destination for adventure junkies and leisure  travelers. This is the best time to go to Ladakh when the weather is pleasant. During summers the main Manali – Leh Highway and the Leh -Srinagar highway is open.

Reaching Leh by Flights
Leh Airport is situated in Leh. All flights to Leh in the Summer are in the morning.

Reaching Leh by Road
There are two ways Leh can be reached by road.

Manali-Leh Highway
This is a picturesque highway which connects Himachal and Ladakh with some of the worlds highest passes. It takes 2 days to reach Leh from Manali with a break in Jispa or Sarchu.

Srinagar-Leh Highway
This is a better road then the Manali -Leh highway. This journey can be easily completed in a day but you can also stop over at Kargil for the night and continue to Leh the next day.

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AVAILABLE DATES

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Animal Pass Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Bhuntar to Tosh Village and Trek to Buddha Ban (3020m – 5 hours)
Day 2: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m – 5 to 7 Hours)
Day 3: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m – 4 to 5 Hours)
Day 4: Trek upto Animal Pass Lake and return Sharam Thach (3505m 6 to 9 Hours).
Day 5: Trek from Shamshi Thach – Tosh and drive to Bhuntar (6 hours ).

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