Snow Leopard Spotting In Spiti -

8 days, 7 nights
Visit : Rekong Peo, Kibber

Journey into a different wild. One where the mountains make pathways for unimaginable beings. Where the big cats leap in sublime anonymity and catch the best of snow covered trails. The land between Tibet and India, this is where the valleys unfold their deepest secrets. Meet the indigenous in their wonderland.

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  • Includes : Accomodation Insurance

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • Spiti in the winters is a whole different ball game altogether. The weather is going to be cold and hostile. The trek to the vantage spots is going to be difficult. You should sign up for this trip if you are a total wildlife enthusiast and have a burning desire to spot these elusive animals in their natural habitat.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Trekking at Kibber to spot the elusive snow leopard
  • Spot the snow leopard
  • Comfortable home stays
Start of Tour

Kibber

End of Tour

Rekong Peo

  • Day 1Shimla - Rekong Peo
    • The middle lands are calling all those who seek it. The base-camp for all wonders above, Shimla will prepare you for the adventure ahead. Arrive at Shimla from Delhi on an overnight journey and head directly towards Rekong Peo. The long day will melt away into the surrounding beauty. While the roads like challenging your grit, the accompanying Satluj River will make the trip worthwhile. Bring your day to a close in the cozy comfort of local home-stay equipped with delicious savouries.

    • Meals - Dinner
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  • Day 2Rekong Peo - Kibber
    • Start your day in the midst of mesmerizing mountains as you make your way towards Kibber. Another day of glistening snow, rocky roads and panoramic views will quench your thirst for adventure. Evening will find you victorious at Kibber. Bask in the glory of a warm home-stay. Your journey continues tomorrow.

    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 3Kibber
    • Having reached heights anew, it's time to get acclimatized to this new world around you. Spend the day at leisure indulging in some local sight-seeing at Kaza.

    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 4Kibber
    • Charge the slopes early this morning. Armed with lip-smacking delicacies, noon will be upon you in no time. Explore the local sights and uncover the mysteries of the valley before you head back to your home-stay in the evening. Night will find you sleeping content.

    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 5Kibber
    • Its time to look for the elusive mystery of the valley today. Set out on the trail of the enigmatic snow leopard. The slopes might just gift you a glimpse. Enjoy a packed lunch in the home of the big cats and then set out to see the valley. Evening will bring you back to the warmth of your home-stay.

    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 6Kibber
    • Its another day tracking the paw-prints of the Snow Leopard. This time we begin before dawn. Spend the day patiently looking for any signs of these majestic creatures. A lunch in the valley will keep your hunger at bay. Sightseeing will take up the remainder of the day. Return to your homestay in the evening and let the valley breeze sing you a lullaby.

    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 7Kibber - Rekong Peo
    • Your last day on the trail will see you content in the findings of your remarkable adventure. A day's journey will take you back to Rekong Peo.

    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 8Rekong Peo - Shimla
    • On the last day of the journey, you will be dropped back to Shimla by evening. You could choose to stay back for a few days in the beautiful hill station or catch the overnight bus to Delhi. The middle lands wish you the very best.

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Inclusions

  • 07 night's accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All official paperwork and permissions related to the trek.
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Sanctuary fee.
  • Professional guide.
  • Camp staff.
  • Cook.
  • Porterage of upto 12 kg of personal baggage.
  • All common camping equipments.
  • Travel Insurance.

Exclusions

  • Any transportation to / from Shimla. Your tour price starts Ex Shimla.
  • Optional activities.
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 31 Dec 2020

Hub Twin Sharing Accommodation
Ex Shimla 38,000
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

We will stay in comfortable homestays throughout the trip. Toilets maybe shared but will be well maintained and clean. Using water is very uncomfortable at such low temperatures. We request you to carry a roll of toilet paper. Considering it can get really cold at nights, we recommend to carry a sleeping bag rated -10 degrees or below. That being said, blankets will be provided in the homestays as well so that you can keep yourself warm at nights.

Things to Carry

    • Trekking boots
    • Camp shoes
    • Socks (at least 3 pairs)
    • Waterproof jacket (down)
    • Rain jacket
    • Fleece/down pants
    • Trekking shirt
    • Trekking pants
    • Warm jumpers
    • Underwear (3 to 4 pairs)
    • Warm hat (has to cover your ears)
    • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens.
    • Towel
    • Sun hat
    • Bandana
    • Sleeping bag (optional but recommended)
    • Sleeping bag liner (optional but recommended)
    • Day pack (25-30 litres bag to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, a warm layer, a rain jacket, camera etc.)
    • Trekking poles (optional but recommended)
    • Sunglasses (100% UV protection)
    • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens.
    • Water bottle / hydration bladder/ pee bottle
    • Head torch and extra set of batteries
    • Sunblock (SPF 50)
    • Personal medication if any
    • Water purification (to purify mid-day bottles filled in a stream)
    • Camera (you will be able to charge your camera several times during the trek on solar unit when staying in villages. Direct payment basis)
    • Wash bag and toiletries
    • Snacks (chocolates, dry fruit, energy bars etc.)

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    Your breakfast will include bread, eggs, tea/coffee, jam, butter, corn flakes, porridge, etc. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options will be available in camps for dinner. Lunch will be mostly vegetarian. Dinner will be served with 4-5 dishes in mix like dal, vegetable curries, chicken or mutton, rice & chapatis and Chinese food as well.

  • Clothes to carry

    • Trekking boots
    • Camp shoes
    • Socks (at least 3 pairs)
    • Waterproof jacket (down)
    • Rain jacket
    • Fleece/down pants
    • Trekking shirt
    • Trekking pants
    • Warm jumpers
    • Underwear (3 to 4 pairs)
    • Warm hat (has to cover your ears)
    • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens.
    • Towel
    • Sun hat
    • Bandana

  • Equipment Checklist

    • Sleeping bag (optional but recommended)
    • Sleeping bag liner (optional but recommended)
    • Day pack (25-30 litres bag to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, a warm layer, a rain jacket, camera etc.)
    • Trekking poles (optional but recommended)
    • Sunglasses (100% UV protection)
    • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens.
    • Water bottle / hydration bladder/ pee bottle
    • Head torch and extra set of batteries
    • Sunblock (SPF 50)
    • Personal medication if any
    • Water purification (to purify mid-day bottles filled in a stream)
    • Camera (you will be able to charge your camera several times during the trek on solar unit when staying in villages. Direct payment basis)
    • Wash bag and toiletries
    • Snacks (chocolates, dry fruit, energy bars etc.)

  • Our Crew

    Experienced trekking staff will be assisting you on this journey. This includes cooks, helpers, ponies as per the group size and an experienced snow leopard trek guide. Apart from the local guides, you will also have a Trip360 certified Outdoor Experience Leader (OEL) and an experienced wildlife photographer adding to the value of the trip.

  • Flight Information

    You need to arrive in Shimla early morning on day 1. If you think this will be difficult, you could arrive in Shimla a day or two prior. It's a beautiful place to explore on your own and there are loads of options to stay at. We will meet you on the morning of day 1 at a common point which will be communicated with you a few days prior to the trip.

  • Medication & First Aid

    We keep an emergency medical kit with us. We also carry an oxygen cylinder in case of any emergency. Please carry personal medicines as advised by your doctor.

  • Altitude considerations

    Altitude can and does affect everyone differently. No two bodies react the same and indeed even the same person can react differently at altitude depending on circumstances. Being fit helps your body to recover from the long hikes quickly thus allowing your body to acclimatize faster. Coupled with this, walking slowly all the time is another sure way of giving you the most comfortable experience at high altitude. All treks will carry with them oxygen cylinders and other treatments necessary for helping you if you develop symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Luggage Info

    We will use ponies or porters to carry your luggage on this trek. Your main luggage should be carried in a duffel bag or rucksack. Avoid trolley bags or suitcases at all costs. Please restrict your luggage to 10 kg per person. You will have to carry a day pack with you - to carry things that you will need during the day, such as your camera, water bottle, sweets, an extra jacket etc.

  • Books to Read

    • In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall chronicles the author's adventures with wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. Goodall is a world-renowned primatologist, humanitarian and conservationist who set up a chimpanzee reserve in Tanzania.
    • Mr. Myombekere and His Wife Bugonoka, Their Son Ntulanalwo and Daughter Bulihwali by Aniceti Kitereza is a love story depicting the history of the Kerewe through three generations.

  • Approximate Group Size

    8 to 10 people

  • Money to carry

    INR 8000 - 10000.

  • Tipping

    While tipping is optional it will be highly appreciated if you can factor in some money for tipping.