Snow Leopard Quest 2017

BeyondWildPondicherry : 23-02-2017 to 05-03-2017 : Delhi - Leh
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Day 1

Departure from Delhi and arrival at Leh.

Day 2

We begin our journey by getting acclimatized to the climate and the altitude, discovering the local markets and the village.

Day 3

We drive to Zinchen and hike through the picturesque valley, where we pitch camp.

Day 4,5

Camped up in Zinchen, we set off on our quest at the break of dawn. Early morning and late evening hikes are optimum for spotting the elusive creature. During the day we discover the villages and scenic locations around.

Day 6

We hike to Rumbak valley, discovering the Ladakhi landscapes and the snow-clad slopes of Hemis National Park.

Day 7,8

Four days into our quest, hopefully we would have spotted the predator and its prey by now. The beauty of Ladakh is such that the scenic landscapes never get old, and we continue our journey over the next two days.

Day 9

We set off on our final hike to Rumbak valley, hoping to spot the Snow Leopard for one last time, to bid farewell.

Day 10

We drive back to Leh, concluding our Snow Leopard quest.

Day 11

Departure from Leh and arrival at Delhi. Journey ends.

Charges - Single Person: Rs 78,000 per person 

Couple: Rs 75,000 per person 

Other Dates - 02 TO 12 MAR , 16 TO 26 MAR

The snow-clad ranges and hostile slopes of the Himalayas have mesmerized man for centuries. Few have tried to conquer the heights, even fewer have succeeded and most of the areas of these enthralling mountains remain unexplored.  Even more mystifying are the treasures of the living world that these mountains house. The strikingly beautiful Snow Leopard is one of the most mysterious cats in the world, seldom glimpsed in the wild. These endangered species are one of the rarest living cats, and are as beautiful as they are enigmatic. With their thick coats and furry tails and paws, these tough cliff-dwelling predators have withstood a struggle against the changing environment. This winter, we set off on a quest to find this elusive creature in its own world, a world few humans have dared to visit.

On our quest, we hike through the Rumbak valley, discovering the stark beauty of Ladakh. The scarce sub-alpine vegetation also houses the Asiatic Ibex, the Lynx, the Tibetan wolf, and the Bharal that we hope to spot. With captivating locations and the possibility of spotting the almost mythical creature, the ‘ghost of the mountains’, the Snow Leopard Quest is an experience beyond words, beyond wild.  

For further deatils and queries please contact Johannah Singh - 9087061325 or write to us at pondi@beyondwild.in