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The GHOST - Ladakh Snow Leopard Expedition

This winter, join India’s leading wildlife experts in search of the elusive snow leopards of Ladakh, the "Land of High Passes.” Experience the unparalleled opportunity to explore new vistas and observe rare wildlife in one of the world's most beautifully austere landscapes.


This winter, Scaly Trails travels to Ladakh with a group of adventurers who are just as passionate about wildlife as you! Scaly Trails' Winter Snow Leopard Expedition features custom winter wildlife viewing opportunities accompanied by expert naturalists from the Snow Leopard Conservancy (India Trust)—the same experts who guide BBC and National Geographic documentary filmmakers into the remote regions of Ladakh and Zanskar. During the day, we will trek through austere Ladakhi winter landscapes for prime snow leopard viewing. At night, we’ll warm up with a hot cup of tea and a bowl of delicious thukpa (traditional Ladakhi vegetable stew) as we settle into hospitable homestays. With insight from Snow Leopard Conservancy naturalists and our local hosts, we’ll learn more about rare Ladakhi animals and ecosystems, and meet other adventurers who share your passion for wildlife. 


TRIP HIGHLIGHTS


  • Snow leopard tracking with wildlife experts from the Snow Leopard Conservancy (India Trust)
  • Camera trapping to document elusive wildlife
  • Easy-to-moderate trekking in a rugged winter climate
  • Home stays with hospitable Ladakhi families

WILDLIFE CHECKLIST

(Participants might observe)



MAMMALS

Snow Leopard, Lynx, Pallas’s Cat, Wolf, Red Fox, Yak, Tibetan Wild Ass, Tibetan Gazelle, Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, Ibex, Tibetan Argali, Ladakh Urial!


BIRDS
Golden Eagle, Lammergeier, Tibetan Snowcock, Raven and both Red and Yellow billed Chough and many more!