Leaders: Nick Bray & local guides
Ground Price: £tba - Delhi/Delhi
Airfare: £500.00 - £650.00 (Approx) - UK / UK
Single supplement: £TBA
Included in cost: All Accommodation in hotels as above, then camping in two person tents, Homestay if you wish this option (see below), domestic flights Delhi - Leh/return, all meals from dinner on 25th Feb to breakfast on 11th March, all park entrance fees, transport throughout, all drinks including water, services of a team of 6 including cooks, assistants and spotters, top Leopard spotting guide,and Zoothera leaders.
Not included: International airfare, insurance, tips, and items of a personal nature.
Accommodation: All accomodations as stated above.
Tour Code: This tour is focussed on looking for Snow Leopard with a lot of additional mammals and birds to see along the way. This tour has a few demands such as walking several kilometres at altitude, we do this at a slow pace and also allow time in Leh before we trek to camp to acclimatize. You will need to be prepared for cold weather during the vnights in particular and it can get down to minus 25 degrees. Please make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing to allow for this. We will provide a pack list so as you can prepare properly. In the hotel in Leh you will have a very comfortable room with heating at night, but the shower and sink will not have any running water as its still too cold and their pipes would freeze causing all sorts of problems. Instead they will provide large containers of hot water to use in your bathroom. Our ground crew while camping will provide hot water bottles and hot drinks are available all the time. The food is outstanding and prepared to suit western tastes. For those opting for a homestay this will involve possibly a 5 - 10 minute walk from the camp. All meals will be in the camp dining tent and you will just be using the homestay to sleep. The homestay are basic with you having a room for either 1 or 2 persons. There will be matresses on the floor and plenty of thick warm blankets. Each room has a log fire which will be lit in the evening to warm the room, and warm water is provided in buckets and bowls to wash in, as is the case with camping. The tiolets are also basic with a toilet tent and hole in the ground for camping and a seperate room in the home stay but also a hole in the floor. Note that we now provide where we can a western type toilet seat on legs to make life a little more comfy. During the day the temperature rise and can even be warm with no real need for a jacket. The daily walks are done slowly and may be up to 3 - 4 kilometres from camp. It is option whether you take the daily walks or just hang around camp which can be equally good for seeing Snow Leopards. This tour should be treated as an adventure, there may be a few hardships not nirmally assosiated with a wildlife tour, but note you are in a very remote part of the world looking for something very few people have ever seen. We feel the benefits outway the slight discomforts. I mean Wow what a story it is to tell everyone that you have been to the high Himalayas in search of Snow Leopard !