One of our most adventurous holidays! This 10 day, private adventure will take you far away from the comfort of the cities of Rajasthan or the beaches of the south and up into the wilds of winter in Ladakh. You will meet and camp with local snow leopard experts who are actively involved with research, and stay with the communities who remain in this beautiful region throughout the year.
10 days from £1,690pp
Fly from Delhi to a very chilly Leh where you will spend a gentle first two days exploring the local monasteries and stupas. Visit the monasteries at Shey and Thiksey, and explore the palace at Stok, staying at the extremely comfortable Golden Dragon. Drive along some of the most dramatic roads in the world and visit one of Ladakh’s famous winter festivals.
You can extend your stay in Delhi and explore the bustling markets of Old Delhi – contact us on 020 7622 5120 for more information.
Husing – 2 nights
Spend two days learning to track snow leopards with local experts. Learn about pugmarks, scrapings and rock sand, and find out how the local communities have learnt to identify the habits and movements of the snow leopard and camp out in one of their last real strongholds. Watch out for golden eagles and ibex.
Rumbak – 2 nights
Your camp will be moved by your support team while you move into more traditional homestay accommodation. Still deep in snow leopard territory you’ll learn how the families you’re staying with have become actively involved with conservation efforts in the ‘Snow Leopard Capital’. Visit ‘machans’ – vantage points used to try and spot snow leopards and their prey.
Return to Leh and on to Delhi
Return to Leh and enjoy a cosy night with a big meal and a well-earned glass of single malt! After a full day to relax and pick up a souvenir or two, you will fly back to Delhi. We include this spare day in this itinerary in case of bad weather.
From £1,690 per person, excl. international flights.
Porter and guide, all meals on your trek, all camping equipment, all equipment hire, all trekking permits.
Other ideas for your India holiday
Want to warm up after the mountains? Head to Kerala for a week in the backwaters and on the beach. A 7 night beach extension starts at £730 per person.
Or… head to the heart of India and try and spot tiger in Kanha and Bandhavgarh. A 7 night tiger safari extension starts at £870 per person.