Snow Leopard Tour
Delhi - Leh - Rumbak Valley - Leh - Delhi
No of Days 14 Nights / 15 Days
Best Season Mid May - Mid May
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Day 2 Delhi - Leh (3,500 m) - By Flight
9W - Depart at 0630 hrs / Arrive at 0745 hrs
After an early breakfast you are transferred to the domestic
airport for your flight to Ladakh. This must be one of the
most sensational flights in the world. On a clear day from
one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the
peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side
of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach
out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Mahabodhi Eco
Resorts. You would take a little time to settle in and acclimatize
since you have gone from a relatively low elevation in New
Delhi to over 11,000 feet! During the afternoon, you can
walk through the old town, beneath the Leh Palace, to allow
you to get oriented to this fascinating city. Overnight
in Mahabodhi Eco Resorts.
Day 3 In
Leh - Visit to Leh Palace & Shankar Gompa
The morning is at leisure to acclimatize to the rarefied
air. You may choose to stroll along the main bazaar - observing
the varied crowds. Looking into curio shops is an engaging
experience. A particularly attractive sight is the line
of women from nearby villages sitting along the edge of
the footpath with baskets of fresh vegetables brought for
sale. Behind the main bazaar, Chang Gali is less bustling
but has interesting little shops selling curios and jewellery.
Further on are the labyrinthine alleyways and piled-up houses
of the old town, clustering around the foot of the Palace
Hill. In the other direction, down the bazaar, are the Tibetan
markets where one can bargain for pearls, turquoise, coral,
lapis lazuli and many other kinds of semi-precious stones
and jewellery, as well as carved yak-horn boxes, quaint
brass locks, china or metal bowls, or any of a whole array
of curios. When tired of strolling, one can step into any
of the several restaurants; some of them located in gardens
or on the sidewalks and serve local Tibetan, Indian and
Also walk to the Leh Palace & Shankar Gompa, which belongs
to Gelukspa school of Tibetan Buddhism. This small Gompa
is a branch of Spituk Gompa, founded by the first incarnation
of Skyabje Bakula (head monk of Spituk monastery). Return
to Mahabodhi Eco Resorts for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 Leh - Zingchan - By Surface
/ Approx 1 hr
Drive to Zingchan in the afternoon. This is the entry point
to Rumbak Valley - the home of the Snow Leopard. You will
have the opportunity to be interacting with the locals of
the area and gain a good insight into their culture. Overnight
in a tented camp.
Day 5 Zingchan -
Rumbak (12,540 ft) - Trek / Approx 5 hrs
Today you trek into the interiors of Snow Leopard country.
Overnight stay in a tented camp.
6 - 12 In Rumbak Valley
Explore the area on foot with your guide to try and spot
the Snow Leopard. In the process there will also be plenty
of opportunity for you to get enthralling insights into
local folklore, as well as learn about their customs and
Day 13 Rumbak - Zingchan
- Trek / Approx 3 ½ hrs - Leh - By Surface / Approx
1 hr Today you trek back to Zingchan and drive
onward to Leh for an overnight stay at Mahabodhi Eco Resorts.
Day 14 Leh - Delhi - By Flight 9W
- Depart at 0735 hrs / Arrive at 0850 hrs
Day 15 Departure Delhi
In case of bad weather the flights may get cancelled, the
guests will have to bear additional expenses of boarding
and lodging in Leh or Delhi.
of this itinerary is with Asian Adventures, F-313,
Lado Sarai, New Delhi - 110030. Phone: (+91 11) 44128785
. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To confirm your booking
please send a 25% deposit by wire transfer to Standard Chartered
Bank, Account No 52805001839 which is in the name of "Asian
Adventures", using Swift Code "SCBLINBBDEL".
Branch address: M-1 NDSE Part I, New Delhi-110049. India.
Or you can send a cheque payable to Asian Adventures at
F-313, Lado Sarai, New Delhi - 110030. India
Cancellation charges are 30
days before arrival date 25%, 21 days before arrival date
50%, 15 days before arrival date 90%, 7 days before arrival
date 100% of the total itinerary cost.
balance to reach Asian Adventures at least 30 days before
tour commencement by wire transfer (to bank account
stated above) or by sending a cheque made payable to Asian
Adventures to the above address. Alternatively you can pay
the balance in cash upon arrival.