Snow Leopard Tracking in India's Himalayan frontier.

14 day adventure in Ladakh, India

Journey to the Himalayan frontier of India for tracking snow leopards and other rare wildlife. Be guided by a seasoned team of regional experts with an all-inclusive itinerary with every night spent along a well-thought-out itinerary for the best chances of seeing the wildlife of your dreams, in the wild. 

  • Tune into the wisdom of the incredibly rich Ladakh region of northern India. 
  • Discover the Buddhist history of this ancient land, home to ancient, sacred monasteries.
  • Enjoy tracking rare, high-altitude species such as the Snow Leopard, Ibex, Tibetan Wolf, Red Fox, Urial, Argali Male, and other rare wildlife.

Feast your eyes with views of India’s Western Himalayas. Wedged between Tibet and Central Asia, is India’s evocatively named district of Ladakh aka Land of high Passes.

Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram in the north and the Great Himalaya in the south. Ladakh is traversed by two other parallel chains, the Ladakh Range and the Zanskar Range which was once a powerful independent kingdom encompassing much of present-day Western Tibet, Ladakh’s landscapes lay on one of the many important subsidiaries routes of the Silk Road.

Set intentions with your fellow travelers and enjoy incredibly meaningful bonding experiences with loved ones that will create memories of a lifetime.

Overview

  • Starting At Price: $ 7,745 per participant.  
  • Capacity: Ideally 8 participants. 
  • Duration: 14 Days 13 Nights.  
  • Dates: Customized subject to availability. 
  • Activity Level: Challenging. 
 

Health & Safety

Please follow this link for more information on eTourist Visas for India. There is NO fee for one month e-Tourist visa. 

Arrivals into India will require the following. 
  1. Submit complete and factual information in self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details. 
  2. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report* (The test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey) or Certificate of completing full primary vaccination schedule of COVID-19 vaccination**.

14 days, 13 nights

Daily Schedule

Welcome to India! Upon your arrival, a private transfer to Pullman will be arranged. Spend some time to relax and have lunch at the hotel, you will be spending the evening to rest as you have an exciting couple of days coming ahead.

In the morning, a private transfer to the airport will be arranged. Your flight will depart from New Delhi and arrive at Leh before lunch. the Upon arrival at Leh Airport, a private transfer to Grand Dragon will be organised. Spend the rest of your day at leisure, acclimatizing to the high altitude and rarefied air is very essential. Leh is situated at an altitude of 11400 feet and a flight up from the plains means that you have to acclimatize gently without exerting yourself. The 2 1⁄2 days scheduled here is the minimum required time to acclimatize before going to a higher altitude and doing some fair amount of walking. Over the next few days in Leh, you will get an opportunity to meet a representative from the Snow Leopard Conservancy for a briefing on the history of snow leopard conservation in Ladakh. This will help you get some insight into the current threats to snow leopards and the strategies adopted to combat these threats.

subsidiaries routes of the Silk Road.

A route which was connecting the important Central Asian trading posts of Kashgar and Yarkhand with Northern India. The capital Leh was itself a substantial trading town, where silks and brocades, tea, salt, fine wool, and other items were bought and sold. Despite the advent of the globalized age and the presence of an enormous military base, the Leh bazaar – dominated by the enormous old palace – retains a flavor of its old trading roots. There’s a cheerful bustling atmosphere about the place, a surprising range of goods many of which are suitably exotic, and that immediately apparent ethnic mix of people and costumes that you would expect of a trading town perched at 11000 feet at the cusp of High Asia.

In the morning, a private transfer to the airport will be arranged. Your flight will depart from New Delhi and arrive at Leh before lunch. the Upon arrival at Leh Airport, a private transfer to Grand Dragon will be organised. Spend the rest of your day at leisure, acclimatizing to the high altitude and rarefied air is very essential. Leh is situated at an altitude of 11400 feet and a flight up from the plains means that you have to acclimatize gently without exerting yourself. The 2 1⁄2 days scheduled here is the minimum required time to acclimatize before going to a higher altitude and doing some fair amount of walking. Over the next few days in Leh, you will get an opportunity to meet a representative from the Snow Leopard Conservancy for a briefing on the history of snow leopard conservation in Ladakh. This will help you get some insight into the current threats to snow leopards and the strategies adopted to combat these threats.

Today you set out for an extraordinary drive east heading towards Taglang La and the villiges of Gya, Lhato and Meru. It’s a fantastic drive taking you away from the valley of the Indus up a subsidiary valley to an extraordinary area even by Ladakhi standards that marks the line where the Indian mainland collided with and drove under Asian land mass. There is some dramatic scenery here and you have a chance of sighting wildlife including Blue Sheep, Golden Eagles and Bearded Vultures. Rafts of Red-Billied Choughs perform synchronized aerobatics and in the fallow fields you have the chance of seeing the very beautiful Tibetan Partridge and the more common Chukor Partridge.

This will be exciting day as you get to visit Ulley. Post breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive west on the road to Kargil and Srinagar. You pass through the small town of Nimmu – one of the most important areas in Ladakh and where the Zanskar river meets the Indus. After an hours drive from here, you head north on a road marked to Likir – one of Ladakh’s famous Buddhist monasteries. The road ahead of Likir is all a part of the snow leopard country. The landscape here is even bigger, more expansive and open, until you turn off onto a dirt road, winding up in a narrow valley, following a stream called the Ulley Chhu. Smaller valleys intersect and the guides have their heads craned all the time, scanning the hill sides and the skyline for any silhouette. Upon reaching Ulley, check in at the lodge and spend the rest of your day to relax and acclimatize.

This will be exciting day as you get to visit Ulley. Post breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive west on the road to Kargil and Srinagar. You pass through the small town of Nimmu – one of the most important areas in Ladakh and where the Zanskar river meets the Indus. After an hours drive from here, you head north on a road marked to Likir – one of Ladakh’s famous Buddhist monasteries. The road ahead of Likir is all a part of the snow leopard country. The landscape here is even bigger, more expansive and open, until you turn off onto a dirt road, winding up in a narrow valley, following a stream called the Ulley Chhu. Smaller valleys intersect and the guides have their heads craned all the time, scanning the hill sides and the skyline for any silhouette. Upon reaching Ulley, check in at the lodge and spend the rest of your day to relax and acclimatize.

Post breakfast a private transfer to Leh will be organized and check-in at Grand Dragon. Rest of the day will be for resting or last minute exploring the local market of Leh.

Early morning a private transfer to Leh airport will be organized, for your onward flight to New Delhi. On arrival, a private transfer to Pullman will be arranged.

Early morning a private transfer to Delhi airport will be organized, for your onward flight.

Inclusions

  • Arrival meet & greet at pre-designated facility for 2-night parking.
  • Shuttle transfers, meals as listed. 
  • No hassles with all logistics planned, special activities, reservations, and excursions as listed in your itinerary. 
  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anywhere, anytime. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • A consciously-designed itinerary intentionally made to manifest your greatest desires for your journey.
  • Our Process that includes:
    • Pre journey interview (1-hr). 
    • During journey practices & support. 
    • Post journey reflection (1-hr). 
  • Complimentary Travel with H.E.A.R.T. gift packages before departure (includes over $50 worth of travel goodies and printed essentials for your journey!)
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fee are included.

PACKAGE PRICING

Please note that all booking are subject to availably during the time of deposit. 

13 Nights

For 2 Guests
$ 10,600
Per Person
  • Private Departure

13 Nights

For 4 Guests
$ 9,900
Per Person
  • Private Departure

13 Nights

For 6 Guests
$ 8,200
Per Person
  • Private Departure

13 Nights

For 8 Guests
$ 7,745
Per Person
  • Private Departure

What's not included.

  • Transfers that are not listed. 
  • Medical (field rescue), security and/or cancellation insurance. 
  • Any items of personal nature such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tips (ask for guidelines), laundry, telephone calls etc. 
  • Expenses incurred due to flight delays, road-blocks and any circumstances beyond our control. 
  • Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

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