• From USD 6,911
  • 11 Nights

Snow Leopard Expedition

An unmissable opportunity to meet Asia’s “mountain ghost” whilst travelling to a selection of India’s most iconic destinations

Delhi, Leh, Ulley, Leh

JOIN A GROUP OF MAX 8 GUESTS ON ONE OF FEW LIMITED EDITION SET-DEPARTURES

PRIVATELY GUIDED & HOSTED BY AN EXPERT AND SKILLED GUIDE

SEEK OUT THE elusive snow leopard, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT IT'S CONSERVATION

TREK THE HIMALAYAS IN SEARCH OF OTHER WILDLIFE SUCH AS WOLF, AND IBEX

Spend seven nights living with a Ladakhi family understanding their unique lifestyle

SURYA RAMACHANDRAN – SPECIALIST GUIDE

Surya is an engineer from the south-Indian city of Chennai who later pursued his passion into the wild. His jungle journey commenced in the forests of Satpura at Forsyth Lodge, where he started as an intern and then later turned into a full-time naturalist. His interests vary to all types of life forms, especially the lesser fauna of the region and their microhabitats. His vehement enthusiasm led to pioneering Central India’s first walking safari, canoeing, wilderness camping, and night drives at Satpura. Satpura, having been a less tiger-centric park, gave him the chance to explore other activities other than just Jeep safaris. His love for wildlife, and eagerness to learn led him to explore India’s special and rare mammals, birds, reptiles, and butterflies. Surya enjoys the idea of guiding and explaining the little secrets of the jungle to people rather than just seeing it for himself.

Your journey at a glance

Truly a once-in-a-lifetime photographic and wildlife experience, &Beyond’s Snow Leopard Journey offers an unmissable opportunity to meet Asia’s “mountain ghost” whilst travelling to a selection of India’s most iconic destinations.

The Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, known as ‘Little Tibet’, has been hailed as one of the last frontiers for wildlife tourism. This incredible 12-day winter expedition meets the elements head-on, in an awe-inspiring landscape in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, in search of the elusive snow leopard and other incredible Himalayan wildlife.

1 night Delhi | 2 nights Leh | 7 nights Snow Leopard Lodge in Ulley | 1 night Leh

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What we love about this journey:

  • Caters for a maximum of just 8 guests, which guarantees flexibility and exclusivity.
  • Led by an expert snow leopard guide who offers incredible insight into the region’s cultural heritage and wildlife.
  • Set out in search of the elusive snow leopard, and explore three valleys, which are also home to other unique wildlife including ibex, Tibetan antelope, blue sheep, shapo, marmot, pika and the Tibetan hare.
  • Visit the Snow Leopard Conservancy and learn about the efforts made by the local authorities, and community, to conserve this endangered species.
  • Spend seven nights living with a Ladakhi family, understanding their unique lifestyle.
  • Explore the Thiksey monastery, the most beautifully situated monastery in Ladakh, perched high on a hill above the Indus River.
  • Venture out on foot, and by 4×4 vehicle, and gain insight into the region’s fascinating folklore, customs and traditions.
  • Travel to the ancient Alchi Gompa monastery, located on the south bank of the Indus River.

*A USD 1,500 group donation will be going to the Snow Leopard Conservancy in Leh, an initiative that fights for the survival of the species.

TOGETHER, WE ARE LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE...

As of March 2021, an estimated USD 11 000 has been generated for the Snow Leopard Conservancy from both set departures and customised itineraries.

Limited departures | 12 Days From USD 6,911 per person

Set departure dates:

1 Dec/12 Dec 2022

25 Feb /8 March 2023

11 March /22 March 2023

06 April/17 April 2023

2023: PER PERSON SHARING

4 Guests

USD 7,999

6 Guests

USD 7,273

8 Guests

USD 6,911

What's included
  • All meals
  • Internal flights in economy
  • Day 1 in Delhi on Bed and Breakfast
  • All Activities in Ladakh
  • Entrance fee of monasteries
  • Transportation for snow leopard sightings
  • Donation fee for snow leopard conservation
  • Services of a Tour leader from: Day 2-12 in Ladakh
What's not included
  • Any expenses of personal nature including alcohol, laundry, gratuities etc.
  • International airfares
  • Medical / Travel Insurance
  • Any expenses arising due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any change in tax structure
  • Travel Insurance is not included. However, should you be interested, we can introduce you to our recommended partner, Global Rescue.
  • Read MoreGlobal Rescue has been operating across the globe for a number of years, and is an independent service provider to &Beyond, with no legal affiliation to our company. Should you wish to procure travel insurance products through Global Rescue, such services or products will be governed by terms and conditions solely determined by Global Rescue. It is wholly your responsibility to be fully acquainted with Global Rescue’s terms and conditions contained on its website regarding the use of its services or its products prior, to, and after, your purchase.
Conditions
  • The rate is valid for the below dates mentioned;
    • 27th Feb - 10 March 2022
    • 13th March - 24 March 2022
  • The rate is based on a minimum of 4 guests travelling and a maximum of 8 guests. Should the number of guests be less than 4, we would need to re-quote.
  • Check in time at the hotels is 13:00 hrs and check out time is noon.
  • The quote is per person and based on sharing the same room.
  • Single room will attract a single room supplement .
  • Transport in Delhi and Leh will be in Toyota Innova car.
  • Air fare for internal flights is based on present schedule fare in economy class and is subject to increase .
  • This offer only applies to the hotels specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Rates are subject to change
  • &Beyond trading terms apply

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