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Snow Leopard Trek

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Snow Leopard Trek Highlights

  • This offers you the exotic sights of snow-clad Himalayas from everywhere and never miss the chance to negotiate with the frozen pathways in your expedition to spot the rare Snow Leopards.

  • Enjoy walking around the beautiful kingdom of Ladakh where you can find architecture and nature are blended in a perfect proportion.

  • Revel in the soothing ambience created by the unique flora and fauna of the cold deserted land.

  •  Marvel at the particular Buddhist culture and preserved traditions of the town.

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Snow Leopard Trek Overview


Go on an unforgettable Snow Leopard Trekking that spans for eight days. Your journey begins in the breathtaking wonderland of Leh, surrounded by the majestic Himalayas. Starting from the gateway of Zingchen, you'll hike up to an impressive altitude of 3000 meters to reach the narrow gorge of Rumbak. Here, you'll have the chance to spot the elusive Snow Leopard and other animals that come down to lower altitudes in the winter. The expedition continues as you explore the mystical slopes of Housing, home to diverse wildlife and the majestic Argali Sheep. Hemis National Park provides the perfect backdrop for winter trekking, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot these elusive animals. Book an adventurous package of Snow Leopard trek and enjoy a journey through the snow-capped mountains where you can see the elusive Snow Leopard in its natural habitat.

Quick Info:

Altitude: 9,842 ft

Temperature: Daytime; –25°C to +6°C, Nighttime; -10°C to - 25°C 

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Starting and ending point: Leh Airport

Base Camp: Zingchen

About the Snow Leopard Trek:

  • Snow Leopard Trek Ladakh is an exciting adventure that lets you explore the raw and untouched beauty of nature.
  • It's a popular trek that takes you to the eastern part of Ladakh, situated at an altitude of 3000 meters.
  • This trek is a part of the Hemis National Park, spreading over an area of 600 sq. kilometers in the valleys of Markha and Rumbak.
  • It's a protected area, which means that spotting rare animals in their natural habitat will be a thrilling experience.
  • Not just animals but the bio-diversity of Snow Leopard Trek also includes various species of birds and insects that you won't find anywhere else.
  • You'll have the chance to spot rare and endangered species such as the snow leopard, Ibex, Shapo, Marmot, Tibetan Hare, Antelope, and more.
  • The Snow Leopard trek also offers an opportunity to see birds like Snow Patridge, Snow Cock, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff, and others.
  • Snow Leopard Trek is a favorite spot for adventure enthusiasts as well as animal lovers, and it's a popular winter trek.
  • The rugged mountains, wild stretches of greenery, and unique animals and birds make this trek a truly remarkable experience.
  • You'll get to know the stories behind the Rumbak Valley, adding another layer of excitement to your trek.
  • Snow Leopard Trek is a must-visit for those who want to marvel at the beauty of nature in its raw and unfiltered form.

Tips for Snow Leopard Trek:

  • Acclimatize properly before the trek to prevent altitude sickness.
  • Practice responsible tourism by not disturbing the snow leopard's habitat or littering.
  • Be mentally prepared for long days of trekking and the possibility of not seeing a snow leopard.
  • Keep hydrated and well-fed throughout the trek to maintain energy and avoid altitude sickness.
  • Follow the instructions of your guide at all times, especially when it comes to safety precautions.
  • Bring warm and comfortable clothing layers, including a good quality sleeping bag and thermal underwear.
  • Stay silent and avoid sudden movements when you spot a snow leopard to prevent scarring it away.
  • Bring high-quality binoculars and a camera with a zoom lens to capture sightings of the elusive snow leopard.
  • The trek involves long hikes and steep climbs, so prepare yourself physically and mentally.

How to Reach Leh:

By Train: The nearest major railway station to Leh is Jammu Tawi, which is well-connected to major cities across India. From Jammu, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Leh, which is approximately 700 km away.

By Car: If you're up for a scenic road trip, you can drive to Leh from Srinagar or Manali. The Srinagar-Leh highway and the Manali-Leh highway are both open from May to October, and offer stunning views of the Himalayas.

By Air: The easiest and most convenient way to reach Leh is by air. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is well-connected to major cities in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Several airlines operate regular flights to Leh.

Starts at
20% off
/per Adult
Snow Leopard Trek Itinerary
Arrive in Leh
Leh Local Sightseeing including Chilling
Leh- Zingchen - Rumbak Valley
Rumbak Valley - Stok La - Rumbak Valley
Rumbak Valley
Rumbak Valley
Rumbak Valley - Zingchen - Leh
Leh to onwards journey

Snow Leopard Trek Package Options

Snow Leopard Trek, Ladakh

per Adult

Snow Leopard Trek, Ladakh

Snow Leopard Trek is one of the most sought after treks in Ladakh.


Stay at The Hotel / Camps/homestays on Double/Triple sharing basis.


All Meals during trek

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing

Must Know Before You Go for Snow Leopard Trek

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be canceled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of masks is recommended.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced drivers especially for hilly terrains available.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Snow Leopard trek.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for the Snow Leopard trek
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Back pack (50-60l)
Water bottle
Fleece jackets and thermals
Hiking shoes
Warm clothes

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Snow Leopard Trek Policies

Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made 15 days or more before the date of travel, 50.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made between 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel, 75.0% of total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made within 7 days before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • Payment Terms Policy

  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking