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Snow Leopard Expedition

Snow Leopard Expedition…

Day 1 - Chandigarh to Shimla.

Day 2 - Shimla to Rampur.

Day 3 - Rampur to Kaza. You will only get 3 stops on this journey as it’s a really long and scenic journey you might feel tempted to stop at various corners to click photos but, we like to make sure you reach on time, so your schedule would be as follows:

  • 5:45 am – Departure from Rampur.
  • 8:45 am – Breakfast stop.
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch stop .
  • 4:30 – Tea break around 5:30 to 7:00pm arrive at Kaza, Deluxe rooms at Kaza with heaters. Kaza is the district HQ of Spiti. Kaza is where the market is located, ATM, petrol station, shops, tourist information center, bus-stop, cafes, bike rentals etc. Kaza is a bustling tourist town in summers. Most of Kaza is closed in winters.

Day 4 - Have a relaxed morning in Kaza, visit the nearby Sakya Tangyud Monastery, walk through the market, and then depart for Kibber, on the way to Kibber, you will visit the Ki- Monastery. After the monastery tour, we will go further up the road to reach our destination Kibber Village. In Kibber you will be assigned to your rooms, and given a brief orientation of the team who would be with you, on field and in the hotel. The NORLING HOMESTAY will be your home for the next few days. On this day you would be requested to take complete rest as the coming days would involve extreme trekking in snow and at a high altitude.

Day 5 - Today you acclimatize well, you will be given a guided cultural tour of the high altitude village. After the village tour, a basic body warming exercise session to keep you flexible and pumped up for tomorrow, when you actually start tracking the snow leopard.

Day 6 - Trek Day 1: Start your day early morning, after breakfast you leave hotel, to explore nearby regions. The entire region surrounding the village is snow leopard territory. In this region you have high chances of observing and spotting other wildlife such as Bharals, Ibex, Red Fox, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Griffons, a lot of different bird species. On all of your trekking days your warm lunch will be brought on field.

Day 7 to Day 12 - Tracking the Himalayan Ghost “The Snow Leopard”.

Day 13 = Kibber to Rampur, take rest tonight as you have had an adventurous experience in the higher Himalayas. Spend the rest of the night relaxing at rampur, enjoying delicious food and celebrating.

Day 14 - Rampur to Shimla Drop.