The spirit of Snow Leopard Lodge
Located in the remote highland village of Ulley in West Ladakh, is the perfect and exclusive snow leopard destination of Snow Leopard Lodge. Surrounded by terraced fields, snow-clad peaks and superb valley outlooks, this lodge offers a warm and comfortable base for your stay, This rustic and comfortable stone lodge consists of 4 king size suites, 3 with their own separate lounge areas. These are built separately from the main house where a Ladakhi family live. You will have your own cook and camp staff, together with luxuries like extra gas heaters, a warm shower and bathroom, portable toilet, comfortable mattresses, linen, and an assortment of warm drinks and snacks that will go a long way to alleviate the cold and the altitude. You will also have the enriching cultural experience of sharing the large and snuggy kitchen that is the heart of a Ladakhi home in winter.
In your time at the lodge, you will explore the 3 valleys of the area on foot and in SUV’s with a specialist tracker. During these thrilling snow leopard tracking excursions, you’ll encounter other signature wildlife like the urial (wild sheep) wolves, Himalayan fox, and Ibex, or the bearded and Himalayan vultures and golden eagles. These days of adventure will also expose you to the local customs, traditions and folklore. A day trip to Dal Lake is a wonderful outing, and there is also the option of a walking tour through the city of Srinagar, just 30 minutes away. This is a rare opportunity for truly unforgettable wilderness experiences, with the ever-present possibility of seeing this elusive, endangered, magnificent predator.
What we love about Snow Leopard Lodge
- Book at this lodge and you will be supporting the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust
- Look out for the sight of a horned male Ibex precariously balanced on a rocky outcrop at the edge of a precipice
- Take the opportunity to book an extension to view the brown bears in the Kargil area