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13-Day Spiti Valley Snow Leopard Safari by Spiti Valley Tours

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices

Description

Private trip
13 days 12 nights
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.

Meet your guide

SVT

Spiti Valley Tours

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

Prices

Prices start from USD$975.24 per person Prices start from INR67,725
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
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.

  • Pick up at 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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!

  • Depart Kalpa
  • Drive back to Shimla
  • Trip ends

What's included

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Spotters
  • Wildlife permits
  • Camera fees
  • Kibber Community Council fees
  • Accommodation at Shimla
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch on days 1, 2, 12 & 13
  • Any medical, travel, evacuation insurance

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Twin Beds
  • Double Bed
Amenities
  • Heating
  • Hot Shower
  • Cold Shower
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
07:45AM
Pick-up Point
Hotel in Shimla
Drop-off Time
08:00AM
Drop-off Point
Bus stand or hotel in Shimla

What to bring

*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
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

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 20 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 04 Nov 2019
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Adventure
USD$3,900.96 x 1

Total
USD$3,900.96
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Prices from USD$975.24
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