Jungle Sutra is offering a rare chance to journey into the Himalayas in search of the elusive snow leopard and other exceptional wildlife.
The 11-day safari is scheduled for Nov. 8-18, 2019 in the Ladakh region of northern India.
Ladakh’s unique high-altitude landscapes and weather conditions — as well as its location on the edge of Central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau — gives the region an incredible diversity in wildlife.
Among the mammals who call the region home are the highly camouflaged Snow Leopard, Eurasian Lynx, Pallas Cat, Himalayan Wolf, Himalayan Fox, Ibex, Ladakh Uriel, Blue Sheep, Weasel, Marmot and the Woolly Hare.
Ladakh is also blessed with a great variety of birds. Among the region’s 225 recorded species are the Golden Eagle, Lammergeier, Yellow-billed Chough, Red-billed Chough, Eurasian Magpie, Himalayan Snowcock, Chukar Partridge, White-capped Redstart, Horned Lark, Alpine Accentor, Robin Accentor and Ibis Bill.
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi. Spend the day at your own pace. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Morning flight to Leh, capital of the Ladakh region. On arrival, transfer to The Grand Dragon Hotel. The rest of the day is spent acclimatizing to the altitude and weather conditions.
Day 3: Local sightseeing in and around Leh, for those who feel up to it. Overnight at The Grand Dragon Hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Ulley village, our base for the wildlife safari. Afternoon trekking in the valley. Overnight at Snow Leopard Lodge.
Day 5-8: Continue searching the valley for wildlife, accompanied by expert trackers and spotters. Overnight at Snow Leopard Lodge.
Day 9: Morning trek in Ulley followed by afternoon transfer to Leh. Overnight at The Grand Dragon Hotel.
Day 10: Morning flight to Delhi. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Aerocity.
Day 11: Early morning, transfer to the International airport for homebound flights.
Tags: Himalayas, Ladakh, North India safari, Snow Leopard