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13-Day Spiti Valley Snow Leopard Safari

By Spiti Valley Tours

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At a Glance

At a Glance

For several years, Spiti Valley Tours has been organizing Snow Leopard sightings in Spiti Valley to provide a unique opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts and in turn help local communities. Local communities support by providing homestays, and wildlife spotters volunteer as guides. As you take in the breathtaking landscapes of this place, the tour also offers deeper and keener insights into the tough ways of life of mountain villagers. Brave the biting cold and this experience is sure to be a memorable one!
A minimum of four pax is required for this activity.

Details

13 days 12 nights
Private trip
Up to 2 persons
Strict Cancellation

Activities

Wildlife - Big cats
Culture - Homestay, Explore Villages

Suitable For

Backpackers

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You've got time and you're a wildlife enthusiast who want to explore Spiti Valley! This option provides a unique and exclusive chance to spot Snow Leopards in the area!

What's included

What's included

  • Accommodation - 12 nights at Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite
  • Guides
  • Spotters
  • Wildlife permits
  • Camera fees
  • Kibber Community Council fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch on days 1, 2, 12 & 13
  • Any medical, travel, evacuation insurance
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Shimla: 07:45am Details
  • Anywhere in Shimla: 07:45am Details

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Shimla - Kalpa

Enjoy the splendid views along the way! This route is famous for its apple growing belts and arrive on the valley floor of the Sutlej River that originates in Tibet.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite (Private)

  • 07:45am - Meet-up at Anywhere in Shimla
  • Lunch
  • Drive to Kalpa
Day 2: Kalpa - Tabo

As you make your way up, the land scape changes into the stark, trans-Himalayan deserts of Spiti. If there is time you can visit the monastery at Tabo.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite (Private)

  • Breakfast
  • Depart Kelpa for Tabo
  • Arrive at Tabo
Day 3: Tabo - Tabo / Kaza

While acclimatising in Kaza, you can take a walk to the riverside in New Kaza and spend the rest of your time exploring the Kaza Market

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite (Private)

  • Breakfast
  • Walk along the riverside in New Kaza
  • Explore Kaza market
Day 4: Tabo / Kaza - Kibber

Today you can visit the Ki Monastery and also flex some handiwork with engaging in rope twining, churn your own yak butter or cheese or learn to make your own local brew

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite (Private)

  • 07:45am - Meet-up at Anywhere in Shimla
  • Visit Key monastery
  • Partake in activities like rope twining and culinary classes.
Day 5: Kibber to Kibber

Around this area you can go on an adventure by visiting various spots around the village that are frequented by snow leopards and other wildlife during winter

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite (Private)

  • You will be staying at Kibber until day 11
Day 6: Kibber - Kalpa

Snow Leopard sightings in Spiti Valley to provide a unique opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to spot this wild cat and in turn help local communities

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite (Private)

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Day 7: Kalpa - Shimla

Today is the last day of the trip! As you make your way back you can bid your farewells to new friends you've made along the trip and have these memories last you an entire lifetime!

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Shambhala - Ensuite (Private)

  • Depart Kalpa
  • Drive back to Shimla
  • Trip ends
  • 08:00am - End at Bus Stand in Shimla

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Spiti Valley Tours

Their guides are all from the local communities and are well respected, experienced and educated.
Basic English

Spiti Valley Tours Policies

Spiti Valley Tours Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Spiti Valley Tours pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
*All foreign nationals need to obtain Inner Line Permit from Commissioner's Office in Recong Peo by submitting Visa & Passport photocopies in person on a working day. Citizens of China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan are prohibited from entering the area.
A couple of candles
At least 2 pairs of thermal
At least one light jacket
Backpack or carry bag
Bag locks (2 or more)
Camera
Caps
Clothes as per the schedule
Cold cream
DC to AC Inverter
Extra spectacles with cover
First aid
Gaiters for snow or water
Hand sanitizer
Handkerchiefs
Hard wooden stick
Heavy woolen clothing
Lip guard
Mobile
Mobile charger
Multi-plug
Plastic zip lock bags
Power bank
Rain and snow protection gear
Safety pins
Slippers
Small scissor
Snacks
Socks
Spectacles cover
Sunglasses
Swiss knife
Toiletries
Torchlight or flashlight
Towels
Trekking shoes
Twist-ties
Watch
Water bottle
Woolen hand gloves

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