The essence of a Snow Leopard Expedition
Exquisite Ladakh is situated on the northern border of India and is known as Little Tibet or the Roof of the World. A dazzling region, it is here that the elusive snow leopard roams in the high valleys and across jagged mountains cliffs. Ladakh is a charming place, brimming with its own culture and identity and travellers are drawn to its awe-inspiring landscapes.
&BEYOND’s Snow Leopard Expedition sets out in search of rare and endangered animal species in a setting that features the snow-capped Himalaya Mountains, clear cobalt lakes and ever-changing sand dunes. The Ladakh region is a high-altitude cold desert, where the snow leopard survives on a prey base of bharal (blue sheep), ibex and marmots. The wildlife guests can expect to encounter includes not only snow leopard but also Tibetan antelope, shapo, Tibetan hare and exceptional bird life, with snow partridge, golden oriole, snow cock, golden eagle, horned lark and red billed chuff flying above.
Gear up for your adventure in the Tibetan city of Leh, a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. Marvel at the Royal Palace, find out more about elusive animal you will be tracking at the Snow Leopard Conservancy and visit the Thiksey Monastery, set high on a hill and boasting the largest Buddah figure in Ladakh. Travel deeper into the countryside, marveling at dramatic scenery and wildlife. Spend seven nights in remote Ulley, searching for snow leopard and getting to know this remarkable region.
The Expedition is headed by one of the region’s most experienced guides who is an authority on snow leopards and knowledgeable about the fascinating cultural heritage of the region.