Trip reference number: 16123

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Snow Leopards Of Ladakh

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Mysterious and beautiful, the snow leopard epitomises the remote and rugged wilderness of the Himalayas. Staying in a comfortable lodge, we join expert local trackers in search of this elusive cat.

For many years the only option available to anyone who wished to see a snow leopard was a rugged trekking and camping trip. However, working in conjunction with an expert local operator, we have developed a less demanding alternative that stays at a simple yet comfortable lodge located in the Ulley Valley, making our tour considerably easier and more comfortable. 

Working closely with a team of local trackers from the Snow Leopard Conservancy, renowned for their ability to locate these cats, we follow in vehicles which allow us to move easily between locations and get as close as possible to any sightings before setting out on foot.

Our tour begins in Delhi where we overnight before flying to Leh, the capital of the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh. Here we have our first introduction of Himalayan wildlife as we spend two days exploring the surrounding area. Wildlife sightings we hope to enjoy include blue sheep, golden eagle, red-billed choughs, Tibetan partridge, chukar partridge, ibex and bearded vulture. We then continue by road to Ulley and begin our search for the mysterious snow leopard. During the course of the week, we may also be rewarded with other wildlife sightings including ibex, urial, Himalayan fox, wolf, Himalayan griffon and bearded vultures, and golden eagle.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Delhi
  3. Day 3: Fly to Leh
  4. Days 4-5: Explore the surroundings of Leh & search for Himalayan wildlife
  5. Day 6: Drive to Ulley Valley
  6. Days 7-12: Searching for Snow Leopard in the Ulley Valley
  7. Day 13: Drive to Leh
  8. Day 14: Fly to Delhi
  9. Day 15: Fly to the UK

Please note: The price of this tour includes a donation of US$200 to the Snow Leopard Conservancy.

  • Available*: Mar to Apr
  • Group size: 9
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,995 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,445 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Delhi & Leh
    • 6 nights hotel accommodation
    • 10 nights lodge accommodation
    • Most meals (breakfast only in Delhi, full board elsewhere)
    • Transfers
    • Services of a local naturalist leader
    • Park fees
    • US$200 donation to the Snow Leopard Conservancy
  • Activities available:
    • Culture
    • Nature drive
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

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