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Grey Ghost Of Himalayas - 18 Days

Grey Ghost Of Himalayas
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Have you ever imagined yourself exploring a serene area at 4000 m altitude or walking through thick snow with the temperatures dropping to -30 °C? Ever dreamt of searching for wildlife in these areas which you probably have never heard of, or catching a glimpse of the elusive yet mystical Snow Leopard?

Yes, this 18-day expedition takes you on a journey through the thick snow, cold temperatures and some adrenaline rush! A journey to witness a number of species like Wooly Hare, Red Fox, Blue Sheep, Ibex, Tibetan Wolf, Golden Eagle and the highlight of the tour, "The Ghost Of The Mountains", the Snow Leopard. Kiss your lucky charms, gather all your best wishes and come with us on an epic journey that will leave you enchanted forever!

Day 1
Day 1 - Delhi

Arrive in Delhi as per respective flight. Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel in Delhi for overnight stay.

Meals: NA

Day 2
Day 2 - Delhi – Leh

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport as per the flight schedule to board the flight for Leh. Transfer to hotel. Rest and acclimatization for the whole day. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Day 3 - Leh – Khardung La – Leh

Today, post breakfast, leave for Khardung La. This is the highest motor-able road in the world. Spend some time at the top and return back to Leh. Rest and acclimatization as we prepare for our quest! Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Day 4 - Leh – Pangong – Leh

Leave for Pangong early in the morning. Today we pass the Chang – La which is at an altitude of 17,350ft. It is the third highest motor-able road in the world. Enjoy the snow-capped mountains en-route. Spend time at the frozen Pangong lake and return to Leh by evening. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Day 5 - Leh – Hemis National Park

Today we start our journey in search of the snow leopard. A one hour journey by road and a 45 minutes hike up the hill gets you to the campsite, which will be your home for the next few days. Stay in tented camps. Overnight stay at the campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
Days 6 to 9 - Hemis National Park

Post early breakfast, spend the entire day in wildlife viewing with the local guides. Hike up the mountains can bring in some luck. Enjoy the thrilling experience of tracking down a snow leopard in the wild. Overnight at the campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10
Day 10 - Hemis Nation Park – Ulley Valley

Today, post breakfast; we will explore a different part of this region which is famous for Snow Leopard sightings. Spend the whole day in search of the Snow Leopard with the help of local guides. Overnight at home stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11
Days 11 & 12 - Ulley Valley

Post breakfast, full day wildlife viewing in the different areas in search of the Snow Leopard. The area supports a healthy population of snow leopards and other Himalayan wildlife. Overnight at home stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13
Day 13 - Ulley Valley – Nyoma

Post breakfast proceed to our campsite in Nyoma, it is one of the most beautiful, enchanting, calm and soul losing places. Visit the local monastery which offers some great aerial views of the whole village that is home to about 1000 people. The views from the top of the monastery are just breath-taking. We set camp here to search for the elusive Pallas cat. Overnight at the campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14
Days 14 & 15 - Nyoma

Post breakfast explore the beautiful vista of Himalayan foothills. Another day in the wild, explore the Himalayan foothills for the elusive Pallas Cat. Look out for the Lynx, Kiang (Tibetan Wild Ass), Tibetan Wolf and other Himalayan wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16
Day 16 - Campsite – Leh

Post breakfast leave for Leh. On arrival check in at Leh. Evening at leisure. Overnight at resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17
Day 17 - Leh – Delhi

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport as per the flight schedule to board the flight for Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18
Day 18 - Delhi

Whole day at leisure. Transfer to the airport as per scheduled flight.

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel.

The main attraction is the elusive grey ghost of the Himalayas the Snow Leopard. With this, you will also be able to see some endemic animals like Pallas’s Cat, Bharal (Blue Sheep), Urial, Himalayan Tahr, Kiang, Red fox, Tibetan Wolf and birds like the Lammergeier, Golden eagle, Himalayan Griffon, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Tibetan Snowfinch, Tibetan Partridge, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Black-necked Crane etc.

What is included?

  • Accommodation
  • Internal Transfers
  • All Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Bottled Water in Resort
  • Tents, Sleeping Bags and Mattresses
  • All Sightseeing, Land Transfers and Inter-Hotel Transfers
  • Inner Line and Wildlife Permits
  • Drivers/Tolls/Fuel Charges
  • All Applicable Taxes

What is not included?

  • All Airfares & Visa Fees
  • Insurance
  • Porters During the Entire Journey
  • Laundry & Telephone Charges
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Things which are Not Mentioned in Inclusions
  • Any Cost Arising Due to Natural Calamities During Entire Tour

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What to expect on the expedition?

As the name suggests, the main intention of the expedition is about tracking the Snow Leopard. With this, you will also be able to see some endemic animals like Bharal (Blue Sheep), Urial, Himalayan Tahr, Red fox, and birds like the Lammergeier, Golden eagle, Himalayan Griffon, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Snow Partridge, Tibetian Snow Cock, etc.

How is the climate?

The expedition can only be done during the winters and early summer season during which the temperatures here are extreme. One must be ready to live in harsh climatic conditions. We will give you a detailed list of things to be carried before the expedition.

Does this tour demand any specific fitness level?

Good fitness level is a must for this expedition as most of the expedition is carried out on foot. Due to the difference in altitude one needs to have good endurance and stamina to successfully complete the expedition.

What is the usual sharing for accommodation?

This trip will have you stay in hotels as well as tents. During hotel stays the accommodation will be always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. The stay in tents though will be on sharing basis with 4 persons in one tent.

Is it safe?

All expeditions conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. We respect the wild animals and their comfort and keep adequate distance while photographing them. However it is worthy of noting that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.

Is internet and network connectivity availaible?

Connectivity will only be available during our stay in Leh. Postpaid cards of Airtel and BSNL work here. Once at the campsite, there will be no network connectivity.

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18 Days

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Total USD 4,446
This tour is operated by: Go Wild

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Tour Facts

  • North India
  • Set Departure
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Mammals
  • 8 to 12 Pax
  • 18 Days
  • December to March
  • 15+ Years
  • Challenging
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi