Trip Overview

Snow Leopard Trek

“Trace the footprints of elusive snow leopard in the snow covered trails to Dolpo and imagine to encounter these beautiful creatures in their home- Snow Leopard Trek”

The Snow Leopard Trek is an exhilarating and challenging adventure that takes you into the heart of the snow leopard’s habitat in the Himalayas. Spanning 25 days, this trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the remote and rugged landscapes of the high-altitude regions while seeking glimpses of the elusive and majestic snow leopard.

The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Leh, the capital of Ladakh in India. From there, you’ll venture into the snow leopard’s natural habitat, trekking through breathtaking valleys, high mountain passes, and picturesque landscapes. The trekking routes are carefully designed to maximize the chances of spotting these elusive creatures while minimizing disturbance to their natural habitat.

Throughout the trek, you’ll be accompanied by experienced guides and local trackers who possess invaluable knowledge of the snow leopard’s behavior and habitat. They will share their expertise, increasing your chances of encountering these elusive cats and providing insights into their conservation efforts.

In addition to the snow leopard, the region is also home to other rare and endangered wildlife, including the Himalayan blue sheep, ibex, and various bird species. The trek offers opportunities to spot these remarkable creatures and appreciate the biodiversity of the Himalayan ecosystem.

The journey also presents a unique cultural experience as you pass through remote villages inhabited by indigenous communities. You’ll have the chance to interact with the locals, learn about their traditional way of life, and witness their rich cultural heritage. This cultural immersion adds depth and authenticity to the trek, creating a well-rounded adventure.

The Snow Leopard Trek requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization due to the high altitudes involved. Camping in tents and basic accommodations in local guesthouses along the route provide a rustic experience and a closer connection to the natural surroundings.

Itinerary of the Trek

Day01:Arrival in Kathmandu

Day02:Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight

Day03:Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal and Juphal to Dunai (3hrs trek)

Day04:Dunai to Chhepka

Day05:Chhepka to Polam

Day06:Polam to Phoksundo

Day07:Phoksundo Rest day

Day08:Phoksundo to Sallaghari

Day09:Sallaghari to Nangdalo Base camp

Day10:Nangdalo Base camp rest day.

Day11:Nangdalo base camp to Shey Gumpa

Day12-13:Shey 2 days rest

Day14:Shey to Tata

Day15:Tata to Vijer village via Shyamling Gompa

Day16:Vijer to Nengla High Camp

Day17:Neng La High Camp to Saldang

Day18:Saldang to Rakyo (Chhore gaon)

Day19:Rakyo to Jyanta La pass camp

Day20:Jyantala pass camp to Dho Tarap

Day21:Dho Tarap to Lang village

Day22:Lang village to Thajam

Day23:Thajam to Tarakot

Day24:Tarakot to Juphal

Day25:Fly back – Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides,
  • potters for carrying goods and supplies,
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) basis during the trek
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed & Breakfast) on Twin Sharing Basis.
  • All accommodation on Tent during the trek on sharing Basis.
  • All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
  • Transportation to and from trail head by Private and Sharing Transport 
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and
    equipment for the staffs.
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Trekking staffs wages etc.
  • Welcome dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
  • All Government and local Taxes
  • International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
  • Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
  • Domestic Flights 
  • Domestic Flights for Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.  

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfares,
  • Travel/Trekking Insurance,
  • Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in domestic flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
  • Tips for The staffs.
  • Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
  • Meals during stay in the Kathmandu
  • Extra Domestic Ticket  of Jomsom, Pokhara etc.
  • Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara