Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari

Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari

Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari

Prices

From $3,037USD

$1,650USD off $4,672USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels and camping

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Highlights

Admire the exotic wildlife of India

Discover tigers, snow leopards, blue sheep, and more exotic, elusive animals scattered across an array of national parks.

Spend a collection of nights tenting and trekking amid across the mystical, remarkable Himalayas in Hemis National Park.

Embark on a Jeep safari in three national parks—Pench, Tadoba, Kanha—encountering wildlife dotting the land en route.

Catch a glimpse of the colourful, vibrant culture of the mountainous Ladakh region by checking out Thikse and Likir Gompas.

Admire how snow leopards and tigers thrive in their natural habitat—in the thick of the Himalayan snow-laden mountains and some of central India’s national parks—on the exotic, mystical, rugged Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari. This safari has you camping and trekking amid and around the soaring Himalayas at Hemis National Park, where the snow leopards roam freely. An expert wildlife guide will lead you to the secret, sacred spots holding the elusive animal. But the striking, rare sightings don’t stop here!

The Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari will take you to an array of national parks—Pench, Tadoba, Kanha. At these parks, you’ll ride in a Jeep and marvel at the myriad of tigers scattered across the land. The combination of outdoor adventure, cozy hotel stays (on nights when you’re not tenting in the wild), and pointed animal findings make the Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari a magical, unforgettable, and unique experience!

Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari

Day 1 Arrive in Delhi

Fly into Delhi and meet a tour representative at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Opt to embark on a sightseeing tour of Old and Delhi—if time allows. Enjoy a relaxing night at your hotel before the alarm sounds early in the morning.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Delhi (216m / 709ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Fly to Leh

After waking up early, you will head to the airport for your short trip to Leh. Be sure to admire the Himalayas blanketing the land below as you fly—if you're not sleeping, of course! Expect to arrive in Leh, the joint capital of the Ladakh region, around 7:05 am. Transfer to your hotel and bask in a relaxing rest day at your leisure to acclimatize. Do note that you've just landed at 3,500m above sea level! You can always opt to walk around Leh market in the afternoon, which sells jewelry, antiques, and souvenirs. Admire how the Leh Palace casts a shadow over the bustling bazaar.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Check out the Thikse Gompa and Likir Gompa

Get ready to catch a glimpse of northern India’s culture! Wake up just before sunrise and head to the Thikse Gompa. When the sun paints the sky in pink, orange, and golden hues, the monks assemble for a prayer ritual (Puja). You’ll continue to the Likir Gompa. From the 27th-29th of the 12th month on the Tibetan calendar, the winter festival occurs. After appreciating the Likir Gompa, you’ll transfer back to Leh.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 The trek begins in Zinchen

After breakfast, hop into the car and drive 31 km to Zinchen. Upon arrival, load the ponies with your gear and begin the short trek to Using. The trail takes you to Rumbak Gorge in the Rumbek valley in Hemis National Park. This area is where you’ll start your search for snow leopards and blue sheep. Enjoy a night in the wild!

Overnight Location
Camping at Using (3,962m / 13,000ft)
Distance
2-3 hours, 7 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5-8 Search for snow leopards

Spend the next few days exploring and looking out for snow leopards and blue sheep in and around the Rumbak Valley. Your wildlife guide will determine the best way to spend your days here! They will know the best spots to locate the elusive snow leopard and other wildlife inhabiting this area. The cold weather forces the snow leopard to descend from the high altitudes, making this an excellent place to spot them.

Overnight Location
Camping at Using (3,962m / 13,000ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Hike back to Zinchen

After a delicious breakfast, you’ll hike back to Zinchen. Hop in the car and start your drive to Yangthang—another notable area for spotting snow leopards. En route, stop for a visit at the Alchi Monastery and admire how it sits precariously atop a stony mound. Upon arrival, check into your homestay or guesthouse for the night.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Yangthang (3,630m / 11,909ft)
Distance
2-3 hours, 7 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Seek out snow leopards

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on a hiking adventure that has you seeking out more snow leopards. Follow the path that crosses the lower valley until the end of the ridge for a heightened chance of spotting the exotic animal.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Yangthang (3,630m / 11,909ft)
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 Travel back to Leh

Before you drive back to Leh after lunch, spend the morning searching for the snow leopard. It’ll be your last glimpse of the elusive animal on this tour!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Fly to Nagpur

Get ready for a big travel day! First, you’ll fly to Delhi from Leh, and then you’ll fly from Delhi to Nagpur. Expect to arrive in Nagpur just before 5 pm. After you meet the tour representative, you’ll transfer to Tadoba—one of India’s best tiger reserves—and camp here for the next two nights.

Overnight Location
Luxury camping in Tadoba National Park
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Jeep safari in Tadoba

Before breakfast, hop in a Jeep and prepare to spot some tigers and other wildlife. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at the camp before getting back in the jeep for an afternoon safari!

Overnight Location
Luxury camping in Tadoba National Park
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Head to Pench National Park

Enjoy breakfast before hopping in the 4x4 and travelling to Pench National Park, another tiger reserve. You can even go water rafting in this park! Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. If you’re up for it, you can always join the activities provided by the hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pench National Park
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Jeep safari in Pench National Park

Get ready for another day of tiger and wildlife sightings! Spend the morning and afternoon aboard the Jeep, snaking through Pench National Park.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pench National Park
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Drive to Kanha National Park

After breakfast, transfer to the park that inspired the Jungle Book's scenery, thanks to its bamboo groves, verdant meadows, and ravines! This park is also home to a collection of exotic wildlife: Royal Bengal tigers, Barasinghas, leopards, Indian wild dogs, and sloth bears. Check into your hotel upon arrival and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kanha National Park
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 Jeep safari in Kanha National Park

Spend the morning and afternoon looking out for wildlife on a safari!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kanha National Park
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 Fly to Delhi

After a tasty breakfast, head to Nagpur airport, where you’ll connect with your flight to Delhi. Expect to arrive in Delhi around 7 pm. Upon arrival, meet someone from the tour and transfer to your hotel near the airport.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Delhi (216m / 709ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19 Depart Delhi

Transfer to the international airport and connect with your flight departing Delhi. Safe travels home!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari Price and Dates

This guided wildlife watching tour in India is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the size of your group. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $5,675USD per person -

    Now $3,695USD per person

  • Guided Groups of 3: $4,795USD per person -

    Now $3,125USD per person

  • Guided Groups of 4-6: $4,675USD per person -

    Now $3,050USD per person

  • Guided Groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari

This tour will have you staying in a combination of hotels and alpine tents at overnight campsites. When you’re not camping, expect to stay in 2-4-star hotels. The hotels provided come with modern amenities that elevate your comfort. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can always upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $795USD to have a private room in a hotel. It’s also possible to match single travellers up.

Night 1-18

Hotels and alpine tents in Ladakh

This incredible wilderness tour in Ladakh combines nice hotels and campgrounds in the remote corners of Ladakh.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari?

Meals

18 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 18 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 18 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for transfers to the different locations, pick-up, and drop-off spots throughout the tour. The safaris are also included. Please note that transfer flights on this tour are not included but can be added during the booking process.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees to special areas
  • Trekking arrangements: tents, cook, ponies, helpers, one-inch mattresses
  • Toilet tent
  • Dining tent

Not included

  • Accommodations before and after the tour in Delhi
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes and laundry
  • Local transfer flights during the tour
  • Sleeping bag

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Delhi before or after the tour
  • Domestic flights
  • Sleeping bag rental – around $25USD per day

Frequenty Asked Questions about Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari

How hard is the Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari tour?

This tour is rated as a 4 / 5. The high altitude paired with the nights camping in the wild may be challenging for some. However, most nights are spent in hotels or guest houses.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari?

18 breakfasts, 16 lunches, and 18 dinners are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Delhi to start this tour?

You can fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, where you will be met by your guide.

Is the Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari in English?

Yes, the tour guide speaks English.

Where does the Snow Leopard and Tiger Trekking Safari tour end?

The tour ends in Delhi, where you will be taken to the airport for your flight home.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to India?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for India?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to India for this tour?

The best time to travel to Ladakh in India for spotting snow leopards and tigers is from January to March. The weather will likely be very cold, but this is when your chances of seeing a snow leopard are highest. Bundle up!

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Prices

From $3,037USD

$1,650USD off $4,672USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels and camping

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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This tour is rated as a 4 / 5. The high altitude paired with the nights camping in the wild may be challenging for some. However, most nights are spent in hotels or guest houses.

Local guide

Rajiv

New Delhi, India

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