Search for the elusive Snow Leopard amidst the snowy mountains of Ladakh
Snow Leopards are one of the world's most elusive mammals but in winter they descend from the high Himalayan peaks in search of food. This beautiful, enigmatic cat inhabits some of the most remote and mountainous regions of Central Asia. Our adventurous trip takes us into the far north western part of India, to Ladakh (or Little Tibet). Cut off from the rest of the world in winter, the only way in is a spectacular flight over the Himalaya. After a few days acclimatising to the altitude and exploring isolated monasteries, we trek into the heart of this mountainous region in search of this magnificent animal. This trip gives us a chance to experience a blend of rare high altitude wildlife, as well as isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities. Each departure has been timed to visit one of the monastic masked dance festivals.