Snow Leopard

The snow leopard (Panthera uncia), found in the high mountain regions of Central Asia, is one of the world’s most secretive and critically endangered big cats. their large, fur-covered feet work as natural snowshoes, and their thick hair keeps them warm (it comes in colours of grey to creamy yellow and is covered with greyish black dots). The legs of a snow leopard are so strong that it may make a leap of up to 50 feet. The lengthy tails of these huge cats serve two purposes: as a balancing aid and a covering from the bitter cold of the mountains. They are cautious and secretive creatures that are rarely observed in the wild. An estimated 3,920 to 6,390 snow leopards left in the wild, each having a home ranges extending up to 1,000 square kilometres due to scarcity of prey in the terrain.

The Snow Leopard Trust aims to protect this endangered cat through community-based conservation projects in China, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia and Pakistan. If you’re looking for the best snow leopard tour in India, you’re in luck! India is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes where snow leopards thrive.


Best Snow Leopard Tour Destinations in India:

  • Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh: Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary in Spiti Valley, nestled in the Trans-Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, is another excellent destination for snow leopard tours. Its remote and pristine environment provides ample opportunities to spot these elusive creatures.


  • Hemis National Park, Ladakh: Hemis National Park in Ladakh, located in the northernmost region of India, is known for its high snow leopard population and the best snow leopard tour in India.

Expert Advisory on Snow Leopard Tour

Timing and Duration:

Snow leopard is best observed during the winter months when their prey is easier to find. Expeditions usually take place between December and March when the snow cover is high.


Physical Fitness:

Snow leopard expeditions often involve trekking or hiking in high-altitude regions, which can be physically demanding. Make sure you are in good health and undertake some physical training beforehand to prepare yourself for the challenges.


Accommodation and Logistics:

We provide accommodation in traditional homestay or luxury lodge/tents, depending on the tour you choose. We will also take care of transportation, permits, and other logistical aspects of the expedition.


Wildlife Conservation:

By participating in a Snow Leopard Tour in India with us you contribute to local community directly, help in local conservation efforts and raise awareness about the challenges faced by snow leopards in the wild.


Photography and Equipment:

If you’re interested in capturing stunning photographs, ensure you have the necessary photography equipment, including a good camera with a super telephoto lens. We will provide porters to carry your photography gears during the Snow Leopard Tour.


Pack Accordingly:

Depending on the specific location and time of year, pack appropriate clothing and gear for cold weather, including warm layers, sturdy boots, gloves, and a hat. Don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle. We will offer guidance on this before the tour begins.


Safety Guidelines:

Follow the instructions and guidelines provided by your expedition leaders and guides. Respect the wildlife and maintain a safe distance from snow leopards and other animals.

What to Pack in Snow Leopard Tour

This is an Army protected sensitive area, Any satellite devices, Drones are not Allowed here.


Things to Pack

    • Thermals 2-3 Sets (Upper & Lower)
    • 1 Wind Cheater
    • Snow Jacket with Hoodie (Water Proof) guarding up to -25 Degree Celsius
    • Water Proof Pant
    • Socks 5-6 pairs
    • Water Proof Snow Shoes
    • Gloves (1 Woolen + 1 Waterproof )
    • Face Mask
    • Sunglass with UV protection
    • Winter Cap
    • Personal Towel
    • Room Sleeper ( Chappal)
    • personal medicine
    • Personal Thermos for Hot Water
    • Hand warmer (From Decathlon / Amazon) if possible, will help in Field.
    • personal Bathroom Kit ( Brush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, shaving kit etc)

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