The snow leopard is an elusive and solitary predator, and spotting one in the wild requires patience, skill, and a bit of luck. The snow leopard's habitat in India is located at an altitude of 3,000 to 5,000 meters above sea level. The rugged terrain and extreme weather conditions make it a challenging environment for both the snow leopard and humans. No wonder it's called the "Grey Ghost" of the Himalayas. However, the remote and pristine landscapes of the Himalayas offer a unique opportunity to experience the raw beauty of nature.
Once you arrive in Leh, acclimatization is crucial due to the high altitude. Your initial two days will be reserved for rest, hydration, and immersive cultural experiences in the region. For the next five nights, you'll get to experience the true taste of the Ladakhi lifestyle - you'll be staying at the exceptional Snow Leopard Lodge. Located in the remote highland village of Ulley in West Ladakh, this lodge is truly the perfect and exclusive snow leopard destination. Here you'll be exposed to local customs, traditions, and folklore.
You will also be directly supporting Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust’s conservation initiatives by staying at this lodge.
Besides the opportunity to spot the Grey Ghost, our guides will ensure that you also get to witness other endemic wildlife like the Himalayan wolf, red fox, bharal and urial, wooly hare, pika; predatory birds like the golden eagle and lammergeier, along with smaller birds like the horned lark, accentors, hill pigeons, dippers, amongst others.