Jan 28, 2024
Chandigarh to Rampur Bushahr
Around 10 am, we depart Chandigarh and drive on the windy hill roads towards Shimla, Kufri, Narkandha and over to our final destination – Rampur Bushahr. Enroute, we will make a stop for lunch.
On arrival, we will check-in at a beautiful heritage hotel for a good night’s rest.
Jan 29, 2024
Rampur Bushahr to Kaza
Today, yet again we make an early start after breakfast towards Kaza. Enroute, we will stop at Recong Peo to process inner line permits for our non-Indian tour participants and then proceed to Kaza. The landscape would gradually change from green forests to snow clad mountains.
As you ascend to Kaza, the landscape just keeps getting better and more scenic with each turn as the mercury slowly begins to dip below 0 degrees.
At Kaza, the rest of the day is spent acclimatising in the hotel.
Jan 30, 2024
Kaza to Kibber WLS
We leave Kaza after breakfast towards Kibber, the most awaited part of the Snow Leopard tour has finally arrived. After a quick stop at the world’s famous Key Monastery, we expect to reach Kibber around 12 noon.
Depending on Snow Leopard sightings, we will either start our short trek or walk around Kibber village to get acclimatised to the high altitude.
We settle in our cozy homestay and rest for the night to prepare for the forthcoming days of our Snow Leopard Expedition.
Jan 31-Feb 5, 2024
Snow Leopard Photography and tracking
Over the next 6 days, our itinerary will remain flexible. Each day, we will leave our homestay after a hearty breakfast and visit locations that our expert Snow Leopard Spotters have been scanning in search of Snow Leopards.
On certain days, we will make an early start to visit some vantage points to also see and photograph some of Spiti Valley’s other wildlife like Asiatic Ibex, Blue Sheep (Bharal), Red Fox, Lammergier, Chukkar Partridge etc.
Not to forget the incredible landscapes of Spiti Valley too.
During our time in the homestay, we will have sessions to review images and post process our photos from the tour. In addition, there will be sessions to discuss and learn new techniques in wildlife photography.
Feb 6, 2024
Kibber to Rampur Bushahr
On our last day, we depart Kibber and drive back to Rampur Bushahr via Kaza and Recong Peo. Along the way, we will make a few stops to photograph the landscapes or any interesting subjects that we may come across.
In the late evening, we arrive back at the beautiful heritage for the last night of the expedition.
Feb 7, 2024
Rampur Bushahr to Chandigarh
Today, the group will depart Rampur Bushahr and head back to Chandigarh.
On arrival in Chandigarh, the tour ends.