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Snow Leopard Trail
Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary Trek

Cats have always fascinated humans since eons and none as much as the high altitude cats. Uncia Uncia Panthera commonly known as the Snow Leopard is definitely the Holy Grail of cats. Most wildlife enthusiasts consider spotting one as their lifetime dream.

The Spiti valley in India is one of the very few places which is

home to these elusively enchating creatures. The Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and the Pin Valley National park are the two wildlife zones where one can spot these cats.

As is common knowledge, leopards are very shy animals and subsequently very hard to spot. And amongst all the leopards the Snow Leopard definitely takes number one spot in the shy list. Whereas one has to be extremely lucky and thoroughly blessed to spot the Snow Leopard in the spring, summer and autumn months – the chances of spotting this elusive carnivore are quite good in the winters (as good as 80-90%).

This trek takes you into the highlands of the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary region where this cat reigns supreme. Our field experts and guides have been observing these cats for many years and are sure to give their 100% in enabling you to spot the same. However, there are no guarantees that you shall be lucky enough to spot the cat so keep your spirits high and enjoy the serene whiteness suspended in a sphere that exudes mysticism.

TRIP ESSENTIALS

Category: Wildlife Trek
Grade - Extreme
Duration – Days
Mode of Travel – Trek & Jeep
Highest Point – 4600 mts
Weather – 5 degree centigrade to minus 20.
Accommodation – Wilderness Camping, Guesthouse / Traditional Homestay
Season – December to February.
Route – Delhi - Shimla – Kinnaur – Spiti – Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary – Kinnaur – Shimla - Delhi

PLEASE NOTE

Since this is a winter trek the weather conditions are erratic and extreme. Nights will be extremely cold and conditions would be harsh.

The road to Spiti via Kinnaur is prone to closures during periods of snowfall and in the event that the route is completely closed for a few days – we shall either walk or wait.
 
 
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