On arrival at Leh airport meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Leh. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Remainder of the day will be for rest, to acclimatize.
Since you are reaching an altitude of 4000 mtrs approximately from 200 mtrs in just one hour's time, you may be excited and would want to explore everything on your very first day. However, it is your body which needs to get acclimatized to such height and climate. We sincerely suggest that you rest on the first day for body acclimatization.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit the splendid Sham Valley. A visit to this place is often an overwhelming experience as this place was constructed by the Indian Army to commemorate soldiers who lost their lives during Indo-Pak wars. It brings you up, close and personal with the sacrifices of our soldiers. Later, visit the Kali Mata Mandir followed by famed Buddhist monastery, the Spituk Gompa - an 11th-century structure. After that visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib built by the Lamas of Leh to honour Guru Nanak Dev's visit in 1517. Also visit the Magnetic Hills, to experience the optical illusion where the downhill road actually looks like an uphill road, further driving through a picturesque landscape we reach the confluence of The Indus and Zanskar River. Later drive back to the hotel for overnight stay.
This day marks the commencement of the Snow Leopard Trek. Today, we have to make our way to Zingchen after having an early breakfast. You are advised to carry extra water as it may take many hours to find a source of drinking water during the complete day's trail. Amidst the drive to Zingchen, you will come across the guards of Hemis National Park.
The trek on foot will begin from Zingchen, and we will head towards Rumbak valley, over a mild, gradual trail that climbs uphill. We will maintain a steady pace today, as the trail is mostly ascending. It's important to observe meticulously, for your first sighting of the Snow Leopard will most likely be here in Rumbak valley. Overnight stay will be arranged in camps. After having some fun sessions and gulping the delicious dinner, we will retire to the tents for a good sleep.
After the breakfast at the hotel explore around the Rumbak Valley. Overnight stay will be arranged in camps. After having some fun sessions and gulping the delicious dinner, we will retire to the tents for a good sleep.
After breakfast explore in and around Rumbak valley. They promise high chances of leopard sightings. Late afternoon back to Leh. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to your home or onward destination.
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