The Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh is one of the last frontiers for wildlife tourism. A winter trip meets the elements head-on in a stunning and apparently bleak landscape. But within these high valleys created by folds of the Great Himalaya is perhaps the highest density of the most elusive of the great cats - the snow leopard. The very name evokes all that is most wild, mysterious and elusive in nature - for this is an animal that comes cloaked not just in the subtle beauty of its own coat but also in all the high drama of the harsh and magnificent environment that it dominates. The Ladakh region is a high altitude cold desert and for the snow leopard to survive it has a prey base of bharal (blue sheep), ibex and marmots. Wolves, foxes and wild dogs are other predators in the same area.
This is a small group, custom itinerary:
Day 1 Meet and Greet at New Delhi’s International Airport
Transfer from Delhi airport to the Hotel
01 Overnight in Trident Hotel, Gurgaon Superior Garden view Room - BB
Day 2 Early morning flight to Leh
Arrive Leh and transfer to the Grand Dragon Hotel
Rest of the day is at leisure to acclimatize
Day 3 Half day sightseeing in and around Leh
Day 4 Check out and drive 2 hrs 30 mins to the Snow leopard lodge in Ulley.
Day 5-10 Explore Ulley looking for Snow leopard and other animals found in this region
Overnights Snow Leopard Lodge
Day 11 Drive back to Leh enroute visiting Alchi Monastery
Day 12 Morning transfer to Leh Airport for flight back to Delhi
On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to the Trident Hotel, Gurgaon – Day use room followed by drive back to international airport in the evening for flight back home.