Snow leopard posing in the snowy outdoors
Snow leopard in winter scene
Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)
Snow leopard posing in the snowy outdoors

Snow Leopard Expedition


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The Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh is one of the last frontiers for wildlife tourism. A winter trip meets the elements head-on in a stunning and apparently bleak landscape. But within these high valleys created by folds of the Great Himalaya is perhaps the highest density of the most elusive of the great cats – the snow leopard.

The very name evokes all that is most wild, mysterious and elusive in nature – for this is an animal that comes cloaked not just in the subtle beauty of its own coat but also in all the high drama of the harsh and magnificent environment that it dominates.  The snow leopard lives on the high mountains of the Himalayas and is definitely one of the most desirable wildlife to photograph in the world today.

The Ladakh region is a high altitude cold desert and for the snow leopard to survive.  It has a prey base of bharal (blue sheep), ibex and marmots. Wolves, foxes and wild dogs are other predators in the same area.

An attractive contrast also lies between these stone-hard mountain people and the gentle and compassionate Buddhism that they practice. You will have time to visit some of their great monasteries as well as their picturesque villages. Small settlements of Tibetan farmers and their livestock occupy isolated villages on the valley floors.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Safari, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Extreme
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Snow Leopard Expedition.


  • The isolated barren wilderness of Ladakh with the snow-capped Himalayas mountains, bright blue water lakes, ever-changing sand dunes reminds that you are on the “Roof of the World”.
  • Enjoy the company of one of the most seasoned Snow Leopard Guide on the entire trip.
  • Opportunity to see animals like Snow Leopard, Ibex, Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, Shapo, Tibetan Hare.
  • The isolated barren wilderness of Ladakh with the snow-capped Himalayas mountains, bright blue water lakes, ever-changing sand dunes reminds that you are on the “Roof of the World”.


This trip has been rated with a difficulty level of “Extreme“.

Extreme – High Altitude trekking above 11,000 feet (3,500 metres) with the possibility of difficult terrain and conditions. May include up to 8 or more hours a day of trekking. Requires a high level of fitness.

Note: Please note that this tour is priced in USD (US Dollars), and would need at least 2 person to travel on the set departure date.

As a value-added offer to our distinguished guests who signed up for a trip with TopLiners Club, complimentary use of professional camera equipment (Camera bodies and lenses of various ranges) can be arrranged for the duration of their trip.  However, please note that this is currently restricted to Canon, Nikon & Sony users only and is subject to availability.  An equipment indemnity form would require to be signed for the arrangements.

Note the following important info:

  • This package is specially tailored for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, and is a collaboration between TopLiners Club and AndBeyond South Asia.  All tours are run by our operating partner, AndBeyond South Asia.
  • TopLiners Club will not be assigning any Photo Masters to accompany for this trip.
  • Minimum 2 persons to travel in a group, and prices vary according to the final number of guests travelling together.
  • Please do note that the trek route is one that is based on experience of your leaders and they have full discretion to change it or alter it as per their wish. The weather will also be a crucial factor in deciding which places will eventually be visited and what will be dropped from the program.
  • The majority of time in Ladakh is spent at elevations of 11,800 feet or higher, with the highest sleeping altitude at 13,000. Anyone with a history of medical. problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before considering this trip. We always require a release of liability and medical certificate from our clients.
  • The terms and conditions are provided by AndBeyond South Asia and is listed as follow:
  • Prices are subject to change as per change in Government / Hotel / Airline policy without prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned in our proposal only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • Hotel Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. The due increase or decrease will be communicated accordingly.
  • Until such time as confirmation of services is received from AndBeyond South Asia this is a Quotation only and is subject to availability as no reservations have been made.
  • The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning, should there be any increases in Park Fees, Fuel, Sales Tax or VAT, third party services, or any other circumstances beyond our control in the regions featured in this quote/booking.
  • All guests must take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation and curtailment.
  • In order to comply with international insurance requirements all airline tickets must clearly show the passenger’s title, surname, name and initial (as indicated in their passport). As this applies to both scheduled and charter flights we would be grateful if you could provide us with this information at the time of confirmation. Your internal flights have been organized by us. While we take the maximum care to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for you AndBeyond South Asia is not responsible for the fitness of the carriers or the safety standards of the carrier company.
  • In order to comply with International Insurance requirements &Beyond South Asia can only reserve seats, be it on a provisional or confirmed basis, on both domestic/scheduled or charter flights.
  • Please note that airfares may increase between time of booking, time of payment and the ticket being issued. Any costs incurred due to amendments will not be borne by AndBeyond South Asia.
  • AndBeyond South Asia cannot be held responsible should airlines discontinue flights on certain routings or change scheduled timetables, resulting in missed connections etc. Should an amendment in a routing or itinerary be necessary we will re-quote you accordingly.
  • Dietary Requirements: All dietary requirements can be catered for. When making your reservation, please advise us of any specific dietary requirements that you may have and these will be communicated through to the respective establishment.
  • Gratuities: Tipping is at your discretion. However management of the establishment will be able to assist with guidelines.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

–  Meals as mentioned in itinerary
–  Internal flights in economy (Baggage Allowance 15 Kgs per passenger)
–  Note: Guest can pre-purchase excess baggage on request at an extra cost
–  Day 1 in Delhi hotel on Bed and Breakfast
–  All sightseeing activities in Ladakh as mentioned
–  Entrance fee in monasteries
–  Transportation for snow leopard sightings
–  Donation fee for snow leopard conservation
–  Services of a Tour leader from Day 2-11 in Ladakh only
–  Visit to Snow Leopard Conservancy

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

–  Any International Airfare / Airport taxes
–  Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff
–  Any expenses of personal nature including alcohol, laundry, gratuities etc
–  Medical /Travel Insurances
–  Any expenses arising due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control