Upper Himalayas – Ladakh
The expedition takes place in Ladakh, home to exceptional wildlife. This diversity is a result of the unique landscape and weather conditions in the region. The fauna of Ladakh has much in common with that of Central Asia in general, and in particular that of the Tibetan Plateau.
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.
Key mammals which could be spotted include the snow leopard, brown bear, Tibetan wolf, Eurasian lynx, weasels, Tibetan fox, ibex, blue sheep, marmot, Pallas cat, woolly hare and yak to name a few.
Arrive in Delhi. There are no special activities today, as we wait for all guests to arrive. Spend the day at your own pace. Overnight in Delhi.
Take the morning flight to Leh in Ladakh. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Leh. The rest of the day is spent acclimatising. Overnight at The Grand Dragon Hotel, Leh
Spend the day acclimatising to the altitude and weather conditions. We will organise some local sightseeing in and around Leh, for those who feel up to it. Overnight at The Grand Dragon Hotel.
Drive down to the quite village of Ulley, which will be our base for the upcoming treks in the area. Spend the day trekking through the valley in search of wildlife. Overnight at Snow Leopard Lodge, a comfortable homestay.
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Continue to explore the valley for wildlife, led by expert trackers and spotters accompanying the group. Overnight at Snow Leopard Lodge.
Day 6, 7 and 8
Continue exploring Ulley in search of the wildlife of the region. You’ll see other wildlife besides the spotted cat including 255 species of birds and the woolly hare. Overnight at Snow Leopard Lodge.
Explore the valley in the morning, and in the afternoon transfer back to Leh. Overnight at The Grand Dragon Hotel.
Catch the morning flight to Delhi. You have the day at leisure. Overnight at the Holiday Inn, Aerocity.
Early morning, transfer to the International airport and catch your flight back home.
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