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Snow Leopard Trekking, Ladakh By Gio Adventures
Product Code: TRSL
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Grade: Moderate +
Region: Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)
We will all meet at the hotel in Leh for breakfast. One can reach Leh by road via Manali or Srinagar or reach directly by air (1 hour) from Delhi. Today we will check into the hotel and relax. We will not exert ourselves in anyway and try to get acclimatized fast. This is paramount for this trip. We will be staying in a good quality, neat and clean hotel with all basic amenities in Leh on the first 2 nights. Overnight at the hotel.
LEH SIGHTSEEING/ACCLIMATIZATION (3500M)
Today will be at leisure and one can choose to go on a sightseeing trip, check out the local markets or just relax at the hotel. If required we can make arrangement for the sightseeing trips. Please get in touch with the trek leader for the same. Overnight at the hotel.
LEH / LATHO / ZINGCHEN ( 3350 M) / HUSING (3700 M) (DRIVE/1 HR & TREK 3 HRS)
Drive to Zingchen – the start point for our trek. Trek down to the confluence of the stream coming out of the rumbak gorge to where it joins the Indus and you will see the first signs of snow leopard scrapes and ancient petrocliffs showing snow leopards hunting Ibex. The trek up to Husing nallah takes you through a narrow gorge where you may spot your first blue sheep which are the main source of prey for the elusive cats. You will also witness fresh signs of snow leopard rock scents along this trail. The camp is located at a distance of 50 minutes from Zingchen at a junction where two side valleys meet and is surrounded by rugged broken slopes. It is a good place for sighting snow leopards. After lunch trek up Tarbung looking for snow leopard signs and possible sightings. Overnight in Husing/Tarbung junction at an altitude of 3700mts.
HUISING / RUMBAK VILLAGE (3900 M) (TREK 2-3HRS)
Trek from Huising to Rumbak Village, a walk of about 1.5 hours. The route takes you through the valley, along the river. Reach Rumbak and settle in the Homestays. The guide gather local intelligence on Snow leopard sightings from hearders in the village. Evening chats on the local folklore and adventures. Overnight in a Homestay in Rumbak village.
RUMBAK VILLAGE (3900 M) AND AROUND (TREK 6-7 HRS)
Explore the region around Rumbak for Snow leopard and the upper reaches are very good for Tibetan wolf. Overnight in a Homestay in Rumbak village.
RUMBAK VILLAGE TO HUISING TO TREK ZINCHENG TO LEH (DRIVE/ 1 HR & TREK 3-4HRS)
Trek to Huising-Zingchen. Pick up and drive to Leh and evening at leisure.
FLY OUT LEH
Early breakfast & trip ends here !!
2 Guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in a hotel/guesthouse at on single/ double occupancy. Accommodation will be in a basic but neat & clean hotel/guesthouse
High quality Camping arrangements
We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek:
3/4 season imported alpine tents.
Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
Good quality Camping Mattresses
Camping stools & tables
Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
First Aid / Medical kit
All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 9. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood): 250
Down jacket (for additional warmth): 300
Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover: 75
Warm Gloves: 50
Waterproof Trekking boots: 300
Rucksack (60 ltrs): 150
Waterproof gaiters: 50
Warm high-length woollen socks: 50
Trekking poles: 60
*Cost in INR per day
Less than 45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
<15 Days: No refund