India

Snow Leopard Wildlife Experience

Description

Wildlife in the Upper Himalayas

 

Ladakh which is part of Jammu & Kashmir is home to exceptional wildlife. This diversity is a result of the unique landscape and the weather conditions in the region. The fauna of Ladakh has a lot in common with that of Central Asia in general and that of the Tibetan Plateau in particular.

 

Exceptions to this are the birds, many of which migrate from the warmer parts of India to spend the summer in Ladakh. For such an arid area, Ladakh has a great diversity of birds — a total of 225 species have been recorded. Many species of finches, robins, redstarts and the hoopoe are common in summer. The brown-headed gull is seen in summer on the river Indus and on some lakes of the Changthang. Resident water-birds include the Brahminy duck and the bar-headed goose. The black-necked crane, a rare species found scattered in the Tibetan plateau, is also found in parts of Ladakh. Other birds include the raven, Eurasian magpie, red-billed chough, Tibetan snowcock, and chukar. The lammergeyer and the golden eagle are common raptors here.

 

Some key mammals to look out for in the region are the snow leopard, brown bear, Tibetan wolf, Eurasian lynx, weasels, Tibetan fox, ibex, blue sheep and yak to name a few.

 

During the time of this expedition in winters key wildlife to look for in are as follows:

Mammals: Snow Leopard, Eurasian Lynx, Pallas Cat, Himalayan Wolf, Himalayan Fox, Ibex, Ladakh Uriel, Blue Sheep, Weasel, Marmot and the Woolly Hare.

Birds: Golden Eagle, Lammergeier, Yellow-billed Chough, Red-billed Chough, Eurasian Magpie, Himalayan Snowcock, Chukar Partridge, White-capped Redstart, Horned Lark, Alpine Accentor, Robin Accentor and Ibis Bill.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive in Delhi.

  • No activities are planned for this day as participants of this group arrive from different destinations.

  • Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 2

  • This morning you take a flight to Leh in Ladakh.

  • On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Leh.

  • The rest of the day is spent acclimatizing.

  • Overnight will be at The Grand Dragon Hotel in Leh.

 

Day 3

  • This day is again spent acclimatizing.

  • We will organize some local sightseeing in and around Leh for those who feel up to it.

  • Overnight will be at The Grand Dragon Hotel.

 

Day 4

  • This morning you transfer to Ulley.

  • Your stay in Ulley will be at Above & Beyond.

  • We will spend the day trekking through the valley in search for wildlife.

  • Overnight will be at Above & Beyond.

 

Day 5:

  • This day you continue to explore the valleys for wildlife led by expert trackers and spotters accompanying the group.

  • Overnight will be at Above & Beyond.

 

Day 6

  • Explore Ulley in search of wildlife of the region.

  • Overnight will be at Above & Beyond.

 

Day 7

  • Explore Ulley in search of wildlife of the region.

  • Overnight will be at Above & Beyond.

Day 8

  • Explore Ulley in search of wildlife of the region.

  • Overnight will be at Above & Beyond.

 

Day 9

  • You continue to explore Ulley Valley.

  • In the afternoon transfer back to Leh.

  • Overnight at The Grand Dragon Hotel.

 

Day 10

  • This morning catch a flight to Delhi.

  • You have the day at own leisure.

  • Overnight will be at the Novotel, Aerocity.

 

Day 11

  • Early morning transfer to the International airport and catch you flight back home.

India

From R 31 964.00 

per person sharing

11 Days / 10 Nights

Validity : Immediately - February 2021

Including

  • Accommodation for 10 nights in India with breakfast included in Delhi. Your stay in Leh & Ulley will be on full board (inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner)

  • Transport: All transfers sightseeing & excursions by Non-Air-Conditioned Toyota Innova Car

  • Services of Himalayan Eco representative at the airport for arrival/departure transfers

  • Monument Fees

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Wildlife Fees

  • Environmental Fees

  • All currently applicable taxes

 

Excluding

  • International Flight

  • Domestic Flight (Delhi - Leh - Delhi)

  • Does not include any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc. unless otherwise specified. It is more cost effective for us to bill you for all beverages based on actual consumption

  • Any airfare or airport taxes (quoted separately above with the package cost)

  • Any camera fees. This can be added in if desired

  • Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips (except for group meals and baggage handling), laundry, telephone calls etc

  • Anything featured as optional

  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees

  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be charges extra

  • All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of not completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any non-utilized services. Any extra expense due to the same has to be paid extra

  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses

  • Any other services not mentioned above

  • Rafting charge

  • Festival Seat

  • Inner Line Permit

  • Early check in or late check out

  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

  • Visa to India

  • Insurances

  • All not mentioned above

Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

+27 (010) 035 5205

1st Floor, 65 Knoppiesdoring St, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, 2156

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