In Search of Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard, close upClients with researchersClient in Indus ValleySnow Leopard Client photoLadakh Lady and ChildValleyTsomorirri LakeSnow Leopard and kill

With trembling hands...I clutched the spotting scope for my first view of the ghost of the Himalaya's - with only 5 hours into the trek, this must be a record?

Bob Wilkin

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  • Responsible Travel Award winning tour with 8 days searching for Snow Leopard
  • Led by snow leopard experts who have helped BBC and National Geographic film crews
  • Stay in mountain villages and visit colourful winter festivals in remote monasteries
  • Includes a donation to the WWF-India with whom we work
  • Dedicated tour leader accompanying the group from Delhi

Group Price

£2,995 per person excluding international flights

Group Dates 2014
8 November - 21 November

Group Size
Maximum 8 People

Group Trip Summary
With TWO SNOW LEOPARD SIGHTINGS on our most recent trip, our Responsible Travel award winning snow leopard tour is one of our flagship programmes. It offers adventurous travellers a fascinating insight into Hemis National Park, Ladakh, an area famous for snow leopard research, photography and filming.

Steppes Discovery were the first UK operators to access the area, with a great success rate of sightings over the last 14 years (the pictures shown here were recently taken by our clients.). Our tours are led by experts  and supported by WWF- India, the wildlife charity which this trip supports, who have been involved in much of the famous BBC and National Geographic filing in recent years.

Our tours are also designed to visit the picturesque Buddhist villages and monasteries at a time when the communities are celebrating their winter festivals, with traditional costumes, music and masked dances - far removed from the tourist led events held in the summer. You will have the chance to meet the amazingly hardy mountain people in the region and will come to understand a little of the Buddhism they practice, by spending time in traditional homestays and experience firsthand the warmth and hospitality of the people who call this wilderness home.

Click on the following link to hear all about Chris's most recent adventure and the incredible sightings - read his blog.

IN THE PRESS: Read Nigel Richardson's Telegraph Article: Chasing the snow leopard

Working in support of WWF India Save Our Snow Leopard.

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