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Snow Leopard Trip and Mammals in Ladakh

Duration:  13 Days

The Snow Leopard (Ladakhi Shan) which is endangered once found throughout the Himalaya, Ladakh,Tibet and as far as the Sayan mountains on the Mongolian-Russian border about an elevation from 1800m to 5400m. They are extremely shy and hard to spot, and as such not well known. It is believed that there are about 190 snowleopard in Ladakh. Other cats in Ladakh are even rarer than the snow leopard: the Lynx (ee), numbering only a few individuals, and the Pallas's cat, which looks somewhat like a house cat. The Tibetan Wolf (shangku) is the greatest threat to the livestock of the Ladakhis and as such is the most persecuted. There are only about 300 wolves left in Ladakh. There are also a very few brown bears (drenmo / tret) which is found mainly in the Suru valley and the area around Zanskar region. The red fox is common, and Tibetan Sand Fox has recently been discovered in this region.
Among smaller animals, marmots (Ladakhi: pheya) are common; you can even sometimes see them from the road, although they do not look very different from the marmots common to other mountainous areas of the world. There are also plenty of hares (Ribong) found in Ladakh region.

Day 1:   Delhi - Leh

Day 2:  Leh for acclimatization

Day 3:   Visit Shey palace, Thiksay, Hemis monastery and Stok Palace

Day 4:  Drive to Zingchen, Hemis high altitude National Park( area 600 sq. km)

Day 5 to 09:   Trek/Searching for Snow Leopard

Day 10:   Return to Leh

Day 11:  Day free for shopping and other activities

Day 12:   Leh - Delhi

Day 13:   Delhi depart

Morning after an early breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport to board flight to Delhi. You will receive at Delhi airport and proceed for sightseeing. Post sightseeing transfer to International Airport to board flight for the onward destination.