Snow Leopard Trek - 12 Days


This epic adventure takes you to Hemis National Park in Ladakh, India’s best-protected area for Snow Leopards and a good place to sight this magnificent cat. Being whitish-grey in color (tinged with yellow) and patterned with dark grey rosettes and spots, the Snow Leopard exhibits superb camouflage for its mountain environment of bare rocks and snow. It is on account of its reclusive nature that it is often referred to as the Grey Ghost of the Himalayas.

Since Snow Leopards are generally found at elevations between 3000-4500m, the trek takes you through stunning Himalayan alpine and sub-alpine zones where vegetation is sparse and temperatures are extreme. Snow Leopards are most active at dawn and dusk and show a strong preference for cliffy habitat with moderately to very broken terrain, rocky outcrops and ravines. They are opportunistic predators and are known to take prey up to three times their own weight, though a large part of their diet comprises of small prey like marmots, pika, hare, birds and domestic livestock.


Day 1
Arrive Delhi

Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Delhi Airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2
Delhi - Leh (Flight)

Early morning transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to Leh. Arrive Leh and transfer to hotel. Complete rest to get acclimatize to the height of Leh. Overnight: Hotel

Day 3
Leh Sightseeing

Full day visit Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries around Leh.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4
Leh - Hemis National Park

Morning drive to Zingchen and trek to Husing Nallah. Evening walk around to trace the signs of the Snow Leopard.
Overnight: Tents.

Day 5
Hemis National Park

Full day explore Husing Valley. Overnight: Tents

Day 6
Hemis National Park

Morning continue trek towards Rumbak Valley. Afternoon explore the Rumbak village and the surroundings looking for the mammals of the region. Overnight: Tents

Day 7
Hemis National Park

Morning explore the valley and later in the afternoon hike around Kharlung. Overnight: Tents

Day 8
Hemis National Park

Morning depart on a day return trek to Ganda La to look for highly endangered Tibetan Argali. Overnight: Tents

Day 9
Hemis National Park

Morning explore the surrounding area. Later continue return trek to Rumbak valley. Overnight: Tents

Day 10
Hemis National Park - Leh

Morning continue return trek to Zingchen and drive back to Leh. Arrive Leh and check in at hotel.

Day 11
Leh - Delhi

Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12
Delhi Departure

In time departure to international airport of Delhi to board the flight to your onward destination.

Tour and Services ends here

The Itinerary Includes : 

  • Stay in chosen hotel / guesthouse / Camp
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary including toll, tax, parking and driver
  • Arrival / Departure assistance at chosen station
  • Necessary railway station transfers
  • Trekking: Complete Trekking arrangements with English speaking guide, porters/ponies to carry your baggage (10 kg each), Tent for sleeping with mattresses, kitchen tent & utensils, toilet tent and All Meals during trek (Chinese, Indian & continental)
  • Trekking permit, camping & wildlife fees & Current government taxes.

Does not Include :

  • Tips to trekking staff
  • Air Fare, & Travel insurance
    Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, telephone & Laundry etc
  • Personal equipment for trek
  • Expenses due to bad weather, Land Slide, Road block and any other natural reason beyond our control.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Snow Leopard Trek

Trip Facts

  • Hemis - Leh
  • Delhi - Leh - Hemis - Leh - Delhi
  • Tents / Hotels
  • Wildlife / Desert Safari / Camel Ride / Trek
  • Min. 6+ Pax
  • Easy

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