Day 1: Leh
On arrival, get an assisted transfer to the hotel. Relax. After lunch, you will be briefed by the Snow Leopard Conservancy staff. Later explore Leh and get accustomed to the high altitudes. Dinner with the Conservancy staff. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Full day at your leisure to explore Leh Market
Day 2 is booked for sightseeing of Leh. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3: Walking Tour of Leh
A guided walking- tour of Leh, covering the Leh Palace, the Victory Peak, and the old quarter. Visit the gift shop of LEDeG, a conservation organization working for preserving the environment and Ladakh’s traditional life. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Leh to Phey, Trek to Camp (approx 5-6 hrs)
Post breakfast, drive to Phey bridge. Start walking along the river Indus towards Zingchen Gorge. On an upward route is the entry to the Hemis National Park. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful view and also look for the signs of wildlife. Camp at wildlife study camp.
Day 5: Spotting Wildlife
Enjoy a full-day of tracking of wildlife in the Hemis National Park where you can view the snow leopard, blue sheep, argali, Tibetan wolf and various migratory birds. If lucky, you will be able to spot the snow leopard or look for their foot marks. In the evening, return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Spotting Wildlife
Spend another day in the national park along with a trained naturalist. Also, enjoy the views of the landscape, the open-blue sky alpine plants and much more. Overnight at the camp.
Day 7- 9: Spotting Wildlife- Visit to The Villages
Walk towards the nearby sites where snow leopard sightings have happened recently. Visit and stay in the neighboring village, Rumbak (13,500 ft). Enjoy conversation with the locals and gather information about their livestock herding and other practices such as spinning and weaving. Spend your days tracking snow leopard and other wildlife species. Overnight in a hotel or a camp.
Day 10: Trek to Zingchen- Leh
Trek down to the valley and move towards Zingchen (5 hrs). Later drive to Leh and check into the hotel! Overnight halt in a hotel.
Day 11: Leh (Departure)
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.