Spiti Snow Leopard Jeep Safari
Embark on a winter safari where snow leopard descends during winter.
Spiti Valley, a place described as "A World Within A World" by no other than Rudyard Kipling. In the depths of winter, this primaeval and harsh land is often cut off from the rest of the world, and the elusive wild cat descends from the high peaks & ridges into the valleys to hunt for Bharal (Blue Sheep), Ibex and livestock of native Spitian. Snow leopards are generally found in Kibbar wildlife Sanctuary and Pin Valley National park of Spiti valley. Snow leopard has been spotted by locals around Lippa - Asrang Sanctuary.This Snow leopard trail will take you to far far away into the incredibly beautiful regions of Himachal Pradesh, into the very heart of the Western Himalayas.
- Expert regional guide
- Jeep safari and hiking through jungle
- Traditional homestays
Shimla, Sarahan, Kalpa, Nako Lake, Tabo, Dhankar, Lalung, Ki, Kibber, Gete, Tashigang, Hikkim, Langza and Komic.
Day-1: Arrive in Shimla
Report at Shimla ISBT by 7 am in the morning.
Day-2: Shimla - Sarahan (180 km - 7 hours)
Sarahan village is known as the "gateway of Kinnaur". The Bhimkali temple with a backdrop of towering mountains is the main attraction in here. This temple is more than 800 years old and is dedicated to the Goddess Durga or Bhimkali
Day-3: Sarahan - Kalpa (5-6 hours)
Kalpa is a small but beautiful town in the Sutlej river valley. Home to the Kinnuari people, the roaring Sutlej River, and a plethora of marvellous ancient temple, Kalpa is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh.
Day-4 Kalpa - Nako (6-7 hours)
Nako is a village near the Indo China border. Nako Lake, which borders the village, is one of the main attractions in here. Nako Monastery, dated to 1025, is located in the village as well as several other Buddhist Stupas.
Day-5: Nako – Gyu and Tabo (7-8 hours)
Gue is a high altitude village located deep in the Spiti Valley. The Village houses India’s only known mummy which is preserved naturally. It is the one and only Buddhist Mummy in the world.
Tabo is a small town on the banks of the Spiti River. The town surrounds a Buddhist monastery which, according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old. The village is situated at an altitude of 10,760 ft/ 3,280 meters.
Day-6: Tabo - Dhankar - Lalung – Demul – Kaza (6-7 hours)
Dhankar used to be the capital of Spiti valley. But currently, only 68 families reside in this village at the towering mountain valley. Above the village sits the local monastery - the Dhankar Gompa.
Lalung Monastery was one of the earliest monasteries founded in Spiti. The village, which has 45 homes is the largest in the Lingti valley. At some places of the village, remains of an ancient wall encircling all the monastery buildings can be found.
Demul will probably be the most astounding and marvellous place you will come across in the Spiti valley. With only a few villagers and a vast green valley before you, Demul is a place which is sure to find a place in your heart.
Kaza is a high altitude cold desert having close similarities to the neighbouring Tibet and Ladakh regions in terms of terrain, climate, and the Buddhist culture. Kaza, situated along the Spiti River is the largest township and commercial centre of the valley.
Day-7: Kaza – Hikkim – Langza –Komic. (5 - 6 hours)
Hikkim is home to the world’s highest post office and polling station!
Langza village has an ancient Lang or temple, which is regarded as the headquarters of all the Deities of the Spiti Valley. Langza Village is primarily dominated by the statue of Lord Buddha, overlooking the valley, an ancient monastery, and mud houses which are really beautiful with the backdrop of mountains.
Komic is the highest village in the world with a motorable road.You can also see that the village does have a bowl shape.
Day-8, 9, 10: Kaza – Kibber – Gete – Tashigang / Chichim (In search of the Snow leopard)
Kibber is a village high in the Spiti valley and is home to a monastery and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.
Gete is famous for its horses grazing in the green meadows and the vast valley.
Tashigang is the place where it is highly likely to spot the Snow leopard. It is also famous for the sighting of the cold desert wildlife such as Blue Sheep and Ibex.
Day-11: Kibber – Reckong Peo
Reckong Peo is a place which is believed to be the abode of Gods. The town is serene and is famous for its apple orchards. It is inhabited by Kinnauri people and has a diverse culture even in today's modern era.
Day-12: Reckong Peo - Shimla/Chandigarh
Today we'll head back to Shimla and mark the finish to our Snow Safari.
- Accommodation in hotels and homestays at twin sharing during the trip
- Any camping gear
- All vegetarian meals during the trip (breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner)
- Service of certified and expert tour guide
- Local guides from the region
- Transportation cost of 1 bag per participant
- Innner line permits for the participants
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Any kind of insurance
- Any other costs arising due to any unforeseen circumstances and situations beyond our control
- Anything not specified in "inclusions"
- Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
- Cancellation between 30 days and 10 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
- Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek — no refund.