• Snow Leopards of Ladakh

SNOW LEOPARDS OF LADAKH

10TH – 19TH FEBRUARY 2025

Something interesting happens in India’s Himalayan foothills in February. Heavy snowfall in the high Himalayas forces Ibex, Bharal and other wildlife into the low country…and the Snow Leopards follow!This is a unique opportunity to view this most remote of the feline carnivores.

Upon your arrival at IGI, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to The Suryaa Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 1 – Delhi to Chandigarh

After our breakfast, we drive to Chandigarh by bus. Upon arrival check-in to our hotel, followed by some sightseeing later after lunch.

Overnight at : Park Plaza or similar

Day 2: Chandigarh–Narkanda

After our breakfast, we drive to Narkanda and we cover about 6 hours on the road with a couple of stops for photos.

Overnight at : Hotel Little Panda or similar

Day 3: Narkanda–Ralli, Kinnaur

After our breakfast, we drive to Ralli. You will only get couple of stops on this long and scenic journey, arriving on time will be a priority.

Overnight at : Homestay

Day 4: Ralli–Kibber

After our breakfast in Ralli, we depart for Kibber, we will visit the Kee Monastery on route, then reach our destination, KIBBER Village. Upon arrival we check-in and get a brief orientation of the team who will be with us in the field. This will be the day to rest as the next days will involve exploring this snowy region for its unique wildlife.

Overnight at : Homestay

Day 5,6,7, and 8: Kibber and looking for Elusive Himalayan Ghost

The Snow Leopard

These 4 days, we will be seeking the elusive snow leopard around Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. We will arrive early at spotting places like Rong Nala in Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. Snow Leopard tracking guides and porters will lead you to the spot. In this formidable landscape, we will also come across wildlife such as Bharals, Ibex, Red Fox, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Griffons, and more. We will need to move quickly to the sightings as soon as we hear from our spotting guides. All your trekking days, warm lunch will be served in field.

Overnight at : Homestay

Day 9: Kibber–Rampur Bushahr

An early morning start from Kibber, to reach Rampur the evening. (10 hours drive and covering about 320 km.)

Overnight at : Nau Nabh Heritage Hotel.

Day 10: Rampur Bushahr–Chandigarh

After our breakfast we drive to Chandigarh (Aprox 7 hours) and to the airport to catch our flight to Delhi 19:00/20:00. Upon arrival either stay in Delhi over night to continue with the main Essential India itinerary the next day or board your connecting flight home.