Hemis National Park is a high altitude national park, which is home to the exotic Snow Leopards Trek and some rare birds. In winters, these wild cats and other animals come down from their hideout and can therefore be spotted on this trek.
This trek is a combination of many experiences in one. We get to explore Leh with snow-covered mountains in the background, life and challenges of village people in winters, the Buddhist culture while visiting the monasteries along with spotting Snow Leopard, the tracks of Eurasian Brown Bear, herd of Blue Sheep, Ibex, the Tibetan Wolf and many more.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Land in Leh and check into Hotel or a Homestay. Today is to take rest and let your body acclimatize to the altitude as well as the weather,
On day 2, we can for a short sight seeing tour towards Thiksey Monastery, Shey Monastery or alternatively to Spituk Monastery, GurudwaraPatharSahab and Hall of Fame.
Our day today will be an easy one. Post breakfast, we will drive to Phey from Leh. Take a quick break at Phey and start our trek along the Indus River to get to the Hemis National Park. Reach the camping site (or homestay) and relax.
Start the day at ease. Post breakfast, we will leave for our exploration. Our guides are seasoned spotters and they will understand every trail and help us spot the elusive cat.
Generally, the snow leopards like to stay at higher altitudes and that is why are not easy to spot. However, in the winter months, it comes down to lower altitudes for its kill and is repeatedly spotted in the area.
We will also utilize the day to experience the ladakhi hospitality, the local dances and the local cuisines.
Today, we will trek to Zingchen post breakfast. We will star early to Zingchen to get to Leh in time. At Zingchen, we will board the cab and get to Leh.
At Leh, check into the Hotel/Homestay and relax. Later, we can step out to explore the local markets and cafes.