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Tracking Snow Leopard Trip in Nepal

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  • Duration13 Days
  • Meals:12 Breakfast, 10 Lunch and 11 Dinner
  • Accommodation:Norbulinka Boutique Hotel or a similar
  • Best Season: Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Overview

In Nepal’s northern regions, you have a thrilling opportunity to spot the elusive snow leopard. These magnificent creatures reside in Nepal’s protected mountain areas, like the Annapurna Conservation Area, Shey Phuksundo National Park, Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Manaslu Conservation Area, Makalu Varun National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Api Nampa Conservation Area, and Langtang National Park. Nepal is home to an estimated 350-500 snow leopards, and our tracking tour is based in the Annapurna Range, with a special focus on Manang.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, we’ll be there to welcome you at the airport. We’ll escort you to your comfortable hotel, where you can settle in. Here, we’ll provide a detailed briefing about your exciting snow leopard tracking tour. You’ll spend your first night at the hotel, ready for the adventure ahead.

Max Altitude:1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Accommodation: Norbulinka Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Journey to Besisahar

We depart Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive to Besisahar in a private jeep. As you wind your way through the picturesque landscapes, you’ll witness the changing scenery and gradually ascend to 830 meters. Our day ends at a cozy lodge in Besisahar.

Accommodation:Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - Continuing to Chame

Today, we continue our journey by private jeep, making our way to Chame. The elevation rises to 2,725 meters, and the views become more mountainous. Our lodge in Chame awaits, offering a comfortable and restful stay.

Accommodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Max Altitude:
2,725 m (8940 ft)

Day 4 - Rest Day in Manang

Arriving in Manang, a serene village at an altitude of 3,500 meters, you’ll have a well-deserved rest day. This allows you to acclimatize to the high altitude and soak in the stunning mountain surroundings. It’s an ideal opportunity to explore the local culture and landscape at your leisure.

Accommodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - 10: Snow Leopard Tracking

Over the next six days, the heart of our journey unfolds as we trek and track the elusive snow leopard in various locations. Depending on the tracking requirements, our accommodations may vary between lodges, tents, or homestays. Rest assured, our experienced guides will seamlessly manage these logistics, ensuring your tracking adventure is both thrilling and comfortable.

Accommodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Return to Besisahar

After our exhilarating tracking experience, we make our way back to Besisahar by private jeep. You’ll have the chance to reflect on the incredible moments you’ve encountered during your snow leopard pursuit. Your comfortable lodge in Besisahar will be a welcoming sight.

Accommodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Journey Back to Kathmandu

Today, we depart Besisahar and make our way back to Kathmandu in a private jeep. You’ll have some free time to explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub in the city. In the evening, we’ll come together for a memorable farewell dinner, celebrating the shared experiences of our journey.

Accommodation: Norbulinka Boutique Hotel or a similar
Meals:
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13: Departure

As your remarkable snow leopard tracking tour comes to an end, we’ll ensure you have a smooth transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Your heart filled with unforgettable memories, you’ll leave Nepal with a sense of accomplishment and adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Include

  • Airport transfers
  • 2-night stay in Kathmandu at Norbulinka Boutique Hotel or a similar establishment in a twin/double deluxe room, including breakfast
  • Private jeep transfers from Kathmandu to Manang and Manang to Kathmandu
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • One skilled guide with insurance, meals, transport, accommodation, and salary
  • One assistant guide with insurance, meals, transport, accommodation, and salary
  • One porter with insurance, meals, transport, accommodation, and salary
  • Accommodations throughout the trip in double/twin-sharing rooms in lodges, with a possibility of a few nights in homestays or tents
  • Provided meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the entire journey
  • Access to bottled or hot water during the tracking tour
  • Enjoy tea and coffee during the tracking tour, and on some days we’ll provide packed lunches
  • All government taxes are covered
  • VAT
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu

What's Exclude

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks during the trekking
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary
  • Personal gears and expenses
  • Tips to guides, porter and driver

Meals

Throughout this tour, you’ll savor a variety of culinary experiences. It all begins with a warm welcome upon your arrival at the Norbulinka Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu. Our detailed briefing, conducted in the comfort of your hotel, sets the stage for the adventure that awaits. From serene lodges to tents and homestays, these transitions are seamlessly managed by our experienced guides. After exhilarating days of tracking snow leopards, you’ll return to a comfortable lodge for reflection, and our journey culminates with a memorable farewell dinner in Kathmandu, leaving you with indelible memories and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Accommodation

Your accommodations are meticulously chosen to ensure your nights are restful during this tour. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu at the Norbulinka Boutique Hotel, you’ll find comfort and warmth to start your journey. As we journey through picturesque landscapes, you’ll stay in lodges, serene villages, and, at times, in tents or homestays—all transitions managed seamlessly by our experienced guides.

In Pokhara, you’ll find comfort at the Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar establishment. The journey concludes with a memorable farewell dinner in Kathmandu, ensuring you depart with indelible memories and a deep sense of accomplishment. For those travelers seeking a private room during the tour, a single supplement of 600 USD will apply to cover the additional costs associated with single accommodation.

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