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Snow Leopard trek
Snow Leopard trek
Snow Leopard trek
LADAKH TREKKING
Snow Leopard trek

Get Into the Heart of the Himalayan Mountains With Snow Leopard Trek

Excited to be around the mysterious cats of the Himalayas and snow leopards? The journey of the Snow Leopard trek in Ladakh is less of a traditional hike and more of a wildlife spotting trip. This requires less endurance from trekking but more enthusiasm, perseverance, and good fortune to see the species in its native form, Rumbak Valley. Numerous wildlife experts, nature lovers, and animal freaks all around the world are passionate about the snow leopard Trek tour.

Don’t worry! Snow Leopard Trekking in Ladakh is not led by a trek leader but instead by a Trek expert who takes you inside the snow-covered Himalayan regions to see unique and exciting animal species like the snow leopard. WhileHimalayan cat has a reputation for being extremely shy and difficult to locate. Therefore, a keen eye, patience, and good fortune are all very important in this Trekking.

This Snow Valley Trek has three most well-known locations – Rumbak Village, Hussing Point, and Tarbung Valley. There are multiple snow leopard crossing routes between these three sites, where the animals meet for breeding and hunting. Each location also has a special platform where hikers and other visitors may take a break and spend hours taking in the breathtaking scenery. 

Despite snow leopards and cats, there’s a chance you’ll see rare and endangered animals that can only be found in the chilly desert. Some of the more unusual ones like ibex, shapo, marmot, Tibetan hare, and antelope. The birds such as Red-billed Chuff, Horned Lark, Snow Patridge, and Snow Cock, among others. If you’re ready to join us on the journey of Snow Valley Trek, book your snow leopard trek tour with us today!

Highlights of the Snow Leopard Trek Tour:

  • Watch the famous snow leopard in addition to other endangered Himalayan species including blue sheep, Himalayan wolves, and several species of high-altitude birds.
  • Visit traditional villages, and engage with hospitable Ladakhi people to lose yourself in the rich local culture.
  • Explore historic monasteries hidden behind a landscape of snow-capped peaks.
  • The Snow Leopard Trekking tour offers a chance to travel through beautiful snowfields, sparkling mountain lakes, and stunningly beautiful scenery. 
  • With our knowledgeable guides and wildlife specialists, learn the area’s flora, animals, and rare snow leopard to ensure a safe and educational journey.

Snow Leopard Trek Tour Package Policies

When booking your Snow Leopard Trekking Tour Package with us, please check the below policies to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Confirmation Policy

Within 24 hours of the successful booking, the customer receives an email confirmation voucher.

If the customer’s selected times aren’t available, a new confirmation voucher will be emailed to them along with a schedule that reflects their preferences.

As an alternative, the customer can decide to cancel their reservation and receive a complete refund before confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

If in case you wish to cancel your bookings within 15 days previous to the departure date, 50% of the total booking amount will be deducted as cancellation penalties. 

If you cancel your bookings within 7 days previous to the departure date, 75% of the total booking amount will be deducted as cancellation penalties. 

If you cancel your bookings less than 7 days previous to the departure date, the whole booking amount will be deducted as cancellation penalties. 

Snow Leopard Trek Tour Package: Important Details To Check!

Places to Visit: Leh| Chilling | Zingchen | Rumbak Valley|Stok La| Tarbung Valley | Husing Point

Trip Duration: 7 Nights 8 Days

Best Time to Visit: Winter months

Grade: Moderate

Altitude: 4400 m

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Leh

Our representatives will meet you when you arrive at Leh Airport. Once you get to your hotel, you can take a break and rejuvenate yourselves. Lunch, snacks, and warm drinks will be provided at the hotel.

You’ll get an opportunity to see the beautiful Shanti Stupa as the afternoon comes to an end. You’ll have a brief tour of the Leh Palace after seeing the sunset over the city. You can later explore Leh’s local markets.

Following these adventures, you’ll head back to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s sleep.

Day 2

Explore Local Sight Seeing in Leh including Chilling

After having an early breakfast, we will drive to the Zanskar and Indus River crossing. There will be stops at all of the significant Ladakhi landmarks along the route.

We will make stops at the Spituk Gompa, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh Hall of Fame, and Magnetic Hill en route to the Zanskar-Indus crossing.

To get to Chilling, we take the road that runs counter to the crossing and heads toward the Zanskar River. This route truly crosses the Zanskar River; it is a part of the well-known Chadar Trek, which takes hikers from Padum in the Zanskar Valley to Leh by walking across the Zanskar River while it freezes in the winter.

We spend the night in Leh.

Day 3

Leh to Rumbak Valley

Today, we will start the Snow Leopard Trekking journey. After having breakfast, we check out from the hotel and take a car to Zingchen, where our hike begins.

The trek route will travel from Rumbak Valley to Zingchen. You’ll need to test your stamina today as the trek involves a moderate incline.

You can see Snow Leopard in Rumbak Valley, so when you’re here, keep a look out for those magnificent animals.

We will spend the night in the homestay or campgrounds.

Day 4

Rumbak Valley to Stok La

We will hike from Rumbak Valley to Stok La and back throughout the day. Be cautious as there have been several reports of snow leopard sightings along this section of the trail. 

We will also climb to the Stok La Pass, where you can capture the breathtaking scenery and enjoy the beautiful and cosy environment. 

We will spend the night in the homestay or campgrounds.

Day 5

Trekking to Tarbung Valley

After an early inspection session, our knowledgeable spotter will lead us to the first viewing location. We will initially wait at Tarbung Valley, which is about a kilometre from our campsite, for the whole of the day.

To stay informed, our group will use walkie-talkies to communicate. The day’s lunch and refreshments will be delivered right to our location.

Day 6

Trekking to Husing Point

On day 6, we will head to Husing Point to capture the stunning views and snow-capped mountains. With the assistance of our trek expert, trekking will be easier and you won’t feel difficult while climbing. 

By early nightfall, we will explore the area for evidence of the grey ghost’s presence and movement before returning to our campground.

Day 7

Back to Rumbak Valley

Today, we will get back to Rumbak Valley, which is 3 km away and takes around 2 hrs of trekking. We will spend the whole day in Rumbak Valley and explore the stunning viewpoints to capture.

We can visit local markets, enjoy delicious food, and watch snow leopard trails as well as their footprints.

We will spend the night in the homestay or campgrounds

Day 8

Rumbak Valley to Zingchen

Today, we will return to Zingchen from Rumbak Valley. On the way, you will find numerous sights where you can take pictures, and enjoy the local culture, markets, and more. 

We will also make a stop at the famous Spituk monastery. Before night, we will reach Leh. 

Here, we will have a good night’s sleep at the hotel.

Day 9

Leh to Onwards Journey

After early breakfast, our representatives will drop you off at the Leh Airport from where you will catch a flight to get back home.

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FAQ

Frequently Ask Questions

The eligibility for the Snow Leopard Trek depends on various factors such as age, physical fitness, trekking experience, and integration to high altitudes. So, participants are required to be in good physical condition.

Winter is usually the greatest time to do the Snow Leopard Trek in Ladakh since it increases the likelihood of seeing snow leopards. The prime season for the Snow Leopard Trek is from December to March.

Snow Leopard trek is moderate, therefore careful packing guarantees a secure and enjoyable journey. Here are the things to pack for the Snow Leopard Trek Tour:

  • Lightweight and comfortable clothes
  • Rain Gear
  • Head Protection
  • Hiking boots
  • Personal toiletries
  • Cash
  • ID Proofs

On average, it can cost you up to 45,300 rupees per head.  For clear details, It is best to talk with our experts to know the entire fee structure of the Snow Leopard Trek tour.

Snow leopards are mysterious, quiet animals who prefer to live alone. Scientists refer to the peak activity times for these cats as a "crepuscular activity pattern," which occurs between dawn and sunset. Snow leopards have hundreds of square kilometres of home range that they explore regularly.

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