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Winter Snow Leopard watch trek - 1

Destinations: Leh/ Jingchan/ Rumbak/ Urutse/ Leh
Trip Duration: 11 Nights 12 Days
Best Time: October to March
Winter Snow Leopard watch trek - 1

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Day 01,  Fly Delhi to Leh. Early morning transfer to the Delhi domestic airport for a spectacular flight to Leh, capital of Ladakh (3500m). The dramatic views of this high altitude desert are punctuated by sharp snowy peaks. Transfer to your hotel where you’ll receive welcome tea. Rest till noon. After lunch, join our local crew and the Snow Leopard Conservancy staff for a briefing, then free time to explore Leh on your own. It is important to rest on these first few days at high altitude. Welcome dinner with the Conservancy. O/N Hotel

Day 02, Acclimatize day.Full day at your leisure to explore Leh Market: Leh is full of small lanes with hidden treasures – take the time to explore, or rest up as you are still acclimatizing to the elevation. O/N hotel.

Day 03 acclimatize and excursion Leh:Full day visit to monasteries (104 Kms) After breakfast, drive for full day of sightseeing to the Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries and Stok Palace Museum. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Return to Leh in the evening. O/N Hotel.

Day 04 Leh to trek Phey to Jingchan camp:After  breakfast, drive to Phey Bridge, and start walking along the Indus River towards Zingchen Gorge. Continue up the gorge, a dramatic entry to the snow leopard’s high altitude home in Hemis National Park. Enrooted, watch amidst the cliffs and at the base of rocks where they mark their turf for sign of snow leopard, and other wildlife. At wildlife study camp. Trekking time: approx 4,5 hrs O/N Camp Elevation: 3300m

Day 05 Wildlife watching:Proceed for full day of tracking snow leopard and its wildlife prey. Hemis National Park is home to blue sheep, argali (a large horned sheep), numerous mountain and migratory birds, as well as an occasional Tibetan wolf. You are likely to see sign of snow leopard as winter is the time that they descend to lower elevations. If lucky, you’ll actually see one perched high in the rocks or balanced on a near vertical ridge. Return to camp for some warming tea and share tales of the day Camp elevation 3300m.

Day 06 Wildlife watching:Spend another day for watching snow leopard and its prey. The views of this stark landscape, the sky pierced by upward tilted strata and – on snow-free days -- the ground adorned with hardy alpine plants, provides constant fascination Camp elevation 3300m.

Day 07/ Jingchan Camp to Rumbak Villages: Trek to Rumbak, and experience a home stay hosts have been trained in hospitality and are members of a community conservation effort to conserve the endangered snow leopard. Learn about their livestock herding practices and try your hand at winter pastimes (spinning, weaving, and turning a tale). Spend the days tracking snow leopard and wildlife, and overnight in a home stay or camp. Elevation 3500m

Day 09/ wildlife watching around Rumbak and Yurutrse. Spend another day for watching snow leopard and its prey. Spend the days tracking snow leopard and wildlife walk up to Yurutse village and overnight in a home stay or camp. Elevation 3500m

Day 10/ wildlife watching around Rumbak . Spend another day for watching snow leopard and its prey. Spend the days tracking snow leopard and wildlife and overnight in a home stay or camp. Elevation 3500m

 Day1 1 Trek to Zingchen, and Return to Leh: Say goodbye to your hosts and hike down-valley past familiar snow leopard haunts and piles of carved Tibetan prayer stones to the road head at Zingchen; 5 hrs. Drive to Leh, and check into a hotel for your first real bed in a week! O/N hotel.

Day 12 Leh to Delhi: Early morning transfer to Leh airport and fly to Delhi. Ful day Delhi sightseeing old Delhi, evening transfer you to International airport and fly with sweet memory.

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