One for the wildlife lovers, this expedition takes you into the high mountain passes of Ladakh in search of the elusive snow leopard. Teaming up with specialist local guides, venture to the remote Uley Valley, back-dropped by jagged cliffs, dramatic snow-capped mountains and the occasional gold-hued gompa (Buddhist monastery); this area that has only recently been developed for viewing these magnificent creatures. Well off the tourist trail, this is prime snow leopard country. There are only 200 living in the region (and only an estimated 6,000 to be living in the wild across the world), so sharp eyes – and binoculars – are essential; other animals likely to be spotted are Ibex, Tibetan antelopes, Blue sheep, Shapo (a type of wild sheep), marmots and the Tibetan Hare. This unique wildlife expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Highlights

Search for elusive snow leopards in the wilds of Ladakh

Explore Leh and immerse yourself in the local culture

Visit spectacular local Gompa's and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of Buddhism in the region

Live with a local Ladakhi family and learn about folklore, customs and tradition

Spot incredible wildlife, such as Ibex, Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, Snow Partridge, Golden Oriole and the magnificent Golden Eagle