Seek a Snow Leopard

Seek a Snow Leopard

February 9-21, 2014

(12 nights 13 days)

Known throughout the world for its beautiful fur and shy, elusive behavior, the endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is found in the rugged mountains of Central Asia. Snow leopards are perfectly adapted to the cold, barren landscape of their high-altitude home, but human threats have created an uncertain future for the cats. Despite a range of over 2 million km2, there are only between 4,000 and 6,500 snow leopards left in the wild.

Itinerary

  • Day 1:  Chandigarh- Thanedar- 6 hrs
  • Leave from Chandigarh between 1100-1200 hrs and drive to Thanedar. Reach Thanedar at around 1800hrs. Check into retreat and rest.
  • Day 2:  Thanedar- Kalpa- 6 hrs
  • Leave for Kalpa after breakfast. Drive along River Sutlej for most of the way. Reach Kalpa in the evening. Check into the hotel for the night. Kalpa is famous for its apple and chilgoza plantations and offers an unparalleled view of the Kinner Kailash. Night stay in hotel.
  • Day 3:  Kalpa- Kaza- 8-9 hrs
  • We leave early in the morning after breakfast and head to Kaza. Here the landscape changes from lush green to complete barren. Reach Kaza in the evening. Stay the night in a local homestay.
  • Day 4:  Kaza- Kibber- 1 hr
  • Day for acclimatization. Also meet the Nature conservation foundation to gather information on snow leopard. Night stay in a homestay.
  • Day 5:  Kibber- Tashigang- 6 hrs hike
  • We leave for Tashigang after breakfast.
  • Day 6:  Tashigang- Dinam- Rongolon
  • we spend next 6 days tracking snow leopard in Tashigang, Dinam and Rongolon area of Spiti.
  • Day 11:  Rongolon- Kibber- Tabo- 3 hrs hike and 2 hrs drive
  • Day 12:  Tabo- Narkanda- 9-10 hrs
  • Day 9:  Drop at Kalka/ Chandigarh- 5-6 hrs
  • Day 7:  Tashigang- Dinam- Rongolon
  • Day 8:  Tashigang- Dinam- Rongolon
  • Day 9:  Tashigang- Dinam- Rongolon
  • Day 10:  Tashigang- Dinam- Rongolon

Cost

Cost per person on twin share: INR 67000 per person

Cost includes: 
1. Accommodation on twin / triple share as per details below.
2. Transport from Chandigarh- Chandigarh.
3. Trekking arrangements for 5 nights 6 days with kitchen and trek support and staff.
4. All applicable taxes.
Booking

Features

Start From

Start From

Chandigarh Rail Station or Airport

End At

End At

Kalka Rail Station or Chandigarh Airport

KM Covered

KM Covered

1200 Kms

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude

Kibber (4205M)

Meals

Meals

lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 14

Permits

Permits

Permits are required for foreigners

Grade

Grade

Moderate - Strenuous

Trekking days

Trekking days

6 Days

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