Our trans Himalayan Ladakh birding tour will take you to some of the remotest corners of Ladakh region, where you will get to explore nature in all its glory and richness, these are the locations still untouched by the civilizations and among the last true wilderness of the Indian subcontinent. Experience the Himalayan wildlife at a up-close and personal level and you will be surprised by the diversity of life that abounds in these rugged hardy mountains.
Full day are rest for acclimatization to high altitude. Leh is situated at 3500 m above sea level. Guests are suggested to take complete day rest/ leisure for aclimitization to the high altitude. Meeting with Birding Tour Guide/Escort at Hotel and detail explaination of the Itinerary the following days.
After a morning cup of Tea/Coffee, drive along the Indus River for Birding ( highlight - look out for Ibis bill ) packed breakfast during the morning birding session somewhere along the Indus River. Return for Lunch at Hotel in Leh. After lunch again drive along the Indus River for Birding. Tea/Coffee and snacks during the Birding. Return to Hotel for Dinner.
Same birding schedule with a different route as per the local Birding guide's suggestion and recent sighting records.
After an early breakfast Drive to Nubra Valley. Unline other cultural trips, there will be many stops for Birding along the road crossing the highest motorable road in the world. Pack Lunch on the way for convenience of proloning the drive on spotting interesting species of Birds such as Himalayan Snowcock, Yellow Billed. Reach Hotel in Nubra for dinner.
After a Cup of Tea or Coffee, Drive ( 120 km) to Panamik, Sumoor and Deskit for Birding. Packed breakfast during the morning birding session somewhere on the way and Packed Lunch. Return to Hotel for Dinner. Days target species will be White-browed Tit Wabler, Scalley belly woodpecker among others.
After an early breakfast drive along the Shayok River to the North-East to Pangong Lake. Packed Lunch on the way for convenience if interesting species spotted and journey delayed. Reach Pangong Lake for Dinner and o/n stay. Hightlight Himalayan Wolf, Finches and Larks.
After an early breakfast drive to Hanley/Anley via Tsaga la pass, Loma Bend, Rongo and Lal Pahari. Packed Lunch on the way for convenience if interesting species spotted and journey delayed. Reach Pangong Lake for Dinner and o/n stay. Highlight Black-necked Crane, Golden Eagle, Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, White-capped Redstart among others
Kalak tartar only Habitat of Tibetan Gazelle. It is about 35km from the Home stay at Anley situated at 4350 m and Kalak Tartar at 4800m. After Tea or Coffee, drive to Kalak Tartar plateau at around 5:00 am. Packed Breakfast on the way. Return to Home stay for Lunch and evening around the Astrophysics Hill for spotting Golden Eagle, Eurasian Owl and if lucky then the most elusive Pallas Cat. Return to Home stay for Dinner.
After an early breakfast drive along the Tsomoriri Lake via Nyoma and Mahe Bridge. Packed Lunch on the way for convenience if interesting species spotted and journey delayed. Reach Korzok/Tsomoriri Lake for Dinner and o/n stay. Highlights – Woolly Hare, Raven, Wolf, Red fox.
After an early breakfast drive along the Tsokar Lake via Puga hotspring Valley. Packed Lunch on the way for convenience if interesting species spotted and journey delayed. Reach Thukjay Hotel for Dinner and o/n stay. Highlight – Tibetan Snowcock, Tibetan Patridge, Himalayan Wolf, Black-necked Crane, Finches, etc.
After an early morning Tea/ Coffee start a round trip of the Tsokar Lake Basin with Packed Breakfast and Packed Lunch. Breakfast and Lunch at convenient place while birding along the the bank of the Lake Basin. Reach Hotel for dinner o/n. Highlights – Tibetan Argali, Black-necked Crane, Humme’s Ground Pecker, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Kiang, Little Owl, Great Rosefinch, etc.
After an early breakfast drive via Taklang La pass, Rumstsey Valley to Leh via Upshi. Packed Lunch on the way for convenience if interesting species spotted and journey delayed. Reach Leh for Dinner and o/n stay. Highlights – Himalayan Griffon, Saker Falcon, Blue-sheep, etc.
Early morning after breakfast, check-out from Hotel and Depart for airport for your onward Journey.
|Tour Validity||Valid From||Valid Upto|
|Season||Price Category||2 pax||4 pax||6 pax||Ex. Adult||Child w. Bed||Child w/o Bed||Single|
|Summer Season||Standard||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.|
|Deluxe||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.||On Req.|
|Spotter Scope||Rental for the entire itinerary||12 days||
5,000 / Per Scope
|Camouflage||Camouflage jackets for getting up close to wildlife||12 days||
3,500 / Per Person
|Hiking Shoes||Ideal for the Rugged Mountain trekking||12 days||
2,500 / Per Person