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In Search of the Snow Leopard

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Trekking + walking
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Destinations: New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2648
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  • At a glance
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  • What's included
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  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Wonderful winter walking in Ladakh
At a glance
7 nights hotels, all en suite, 5 nights full-service camping and 1 night homestay
A chance to see the rare and elusive Snow Leopard
Snow leopards are one of the world's most elusive mammals but in winter they descend from the high Himalaya in search of food. Inhabiting some of the most remote and mountainous regions of Central Asia, the mission to see this enigmatic cat is really more of a pilgrimage. Other rare high altitude wildlife and isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities only add to this quest's allure.

PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary varies slightly by departure date to fit in the different festivals. Please see the Trip Notes for full details.

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Delhi

2
Day 2
Fly across the Himalaya to Leh (3500m); afternoon visit Dosmoche Festival.

3
Day 3
Visit Shey, Tikse and Stakna monasteries.

4
Day 4
Drive to Jinchen; trek to Husing (3700m).

5
Day 5
Five days trekking in and around the Husing and Tarbuns Valley in Hemis N.P. searching for Snow leopard as well as various other mammals and birds. There is no fixed itinerary: each day our expert guide will decide on the best route to maximise the chance

6
Day 6
Second day tracking Snow leopard in and around the Rumbak Valley.

7
Day 7
Third day tracking Snow leopard in and around the Rumbak Valley.

8
Day 8
Fourth day tracking Snow leopard in and around the Rumbak Valley.

9
Day 9
Fifth day tracking Snow leopard in and around the Rumbak Valley.

10
Day 10
Return to Leh.

11
Day 11
A full day at Stok Festival.

12
Day 12
Fly to Delhi.

13
Day 13
Free day in Delhi for individual sightseeing.

14
Day 14
End Delhi.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Hotels, Camping & Homestay
In Delhi we use a simple hotel, which has air-conditioned rooms with bathroom en suite. In Leh we stay in a simple hotel with bathroom en-suite. Please note that in Ladakh in winter the water pipes in the hotel may be frozen and water (hot and cold) sometimes is provided by bucket. All accommodation is on a twin share basis.
On trek we use spacious two-person tents, with a mess tent and toilet tent.
Home stay - we will spend one night in a traditional Ladakhi house. The house will be basic and you may well be sleeping in a sleeping bag on a mattress on the floor. There will be a basic local toilet and dining room. Food will be cooked by the local family.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Tue 21 Feb 17 - Mon 06 Mar 17

 

Dosmoche Festival

 

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,155
Sat 04 Mar 17 - Fri 17 Mar 17

 

Stok Festival Led by Valerie Parkinson

 

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,155
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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