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In Search of the Snow Leopard

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In Search of the Snow Leopard - Exodus Travels
In Search of the Snow Leopard - Exodus Travels
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10 reviews
Starts
New Delhi
Destinations
+5
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

Start and end in New Delhi! With the adventure tour In Search of the Snow Leopard, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. In Search of the Snow Leopard includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Adventure, Camping, Hiking & Trekking
Operator
Exodus Travels

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Delhi.
  2. Day 2: Fly across the Himalaya to Leh (3500m).
  3. Day 3: Full day at a monastic festival.
  4. Day 4: Visit Shey, Thikse and Stakna Monasteries.
  5. Day 5:  Drive to Jinchen;  trek to Rumbak Sumdo (3800m)
  6. Day 6-10: Five days wildlife spotting  in and around the Rumbak, Yurutse, Husing and Tarbuns Valleys in the Hemis National Park searching for Snow leopards and other mammals and birds.
  7. Day 11: Return to Leh.
  8. Day 12: Fly to Delhi.
  9. Day 13: Free day in Delhi for individual sightseeing.
  10. Day 14: End Delhi.

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10 Reviews

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Average
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  • VH
    Written on July 15, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A memorable winter holiday, superbly organised and led.  We went for the winter walking, the Buddhist monasteries, Leh out of season and of course the snow leopards, but even had we seen none of the latter this holiday would have been a delight.What was the... Read more

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  • AD
    Written on March 21, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A very rewarding trip to one of the more remote parts of the Himalaya, with great scenery, a great crew, and overall a great experience!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Hearing first-hand about the work of the Indian Wildlife Service, and... Read more

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  • ST
    Written on March 20, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    I'd wanted to go in search of snow leopards and experience a major Tibetan Buddhist festival since reading Peter Mathiesen's The Snow Leopard while in Lhasa in 1984. This trip exceeded my expectations in every way!What was the most inspirational moment of... Read more

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  • CD
    Written on March 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    the trip is amazing, hard going but so rewarding.Valerie parkinson 's abillity and personallity are fabulous and she makes the trip easier in some respects,her organisation and easy going nature are a credit to her, and i would say, probably the best guide... Read more

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  • LF
    Written on March 3, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a trip into a remote area in the winter to search for what we all thought was unattainable. We expected cold,  camping at altitude and rough walking. We got all of that but we did not expect hot water bottles every night!!What was the most... Read more

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  • LF
    Written on March 3, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a trip into a remote area in the winter to search for what we all thought was unattainable. We expected cold,  camping at altitude and rough walking. We got all of that but we did not expect hot water bottles every night!!What was the most... Read more

    Review collected by Exodus Travels
  • RA
    Written on February 28, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very hard, very demanding, very cold, VERY REWARDING. The first view of a snow leopard, like my first encounter with a tiger, was highly emotional and, unashamedly, induced tears !  What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?That first sighting... Read more

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  • HA
    Written on February 28, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very hard, very demanding, very cold, VERY REWARDING. The first view of a snow leopard, like my first encounter with a tiger, was highly emotional and, unashamedly, induced tears !  What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?That first sighting... Read more

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  • RW
    Written on March 10, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    My overall rating would have been a 5 'starrer', if we had seen a snow leopard. However, despite recent signs (pug marks, scrape areas and scats) all round our camp, we did not see one of these secretive cats. Anyway I had a great time. What was the most... Read more

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  • RW
    Written on March 10, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    My overall rating would have been a 5 'starrer', if we had seen a snow leopard. However, despite recent signs (pug marks, scrape areas and scats) all round our camp, we did not see one of these secretive cats. Anyway I had a great time. What was the most... Read more

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Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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Location
Start and end in New Delhi.
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For any tour departing before 4 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 4 November 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,523 km.
  • New Delhi (India)
  • 617 km
  • Leh (India)
  • 13 km
  • Shey (India)
  • 13 km
  • Leh (India)
  • 132 km
  • Hemis Shukpachan (India)
  • 132 km
  • Leh (India)
  • 617 km
  • New Delhi (India)

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