Snow Leopards & Tigers of India
A Journey in Search of the Gray Ghost of the Himalayas
Join GrassTrack Safaris on a special Snow Leopard & Tiger Safari to search for two of the world’s most elusive Big Cats. We’ll journey to the Ladakh region in the Himalayas of northern India where at this time of year the snow leopards descend from the snowy mountains to lower elevations to hunt for their prey. Along the way we may also encounter the endangered Asiatic Wild Dog, Himalayan Ibex, Tibetan Wolf and experience the stunning landscapes and Buddhist cultures. Chasing the ‘grey ghost’ in the high Himalaya is not for the impatient or faint of heart. The snow leopard has mastered its harsh and unforgiving environment and the chance to see one in its natural environment is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You’ll also have the option to extend your journey to search for the largest cat in the world – the Bengal Tiger. An animal of mythology and folklore, we’ll explore Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks, home to India’s largest population of the Bengal Tiger. We'll search the bamboo forests, grasslands, and rolling hills for tigers as well as birds, sloth bears, Langur monkeys, wild boar, and Chital, Sambar, and Barking deer.
Dan Hopkins, owner of GrassTrack Safaris, will be joining you along with a team of professional guides and naturalists. You can choose only the Snow Leopard Safari or add on the optional Tiger Safari Extension (we're working on a third option of tigers and Indian culture - details coming soon!).
Snow Leopards: Jan 31-Feb 11, 2023
Tiger Extension: Feb 10-21, 2023
Contact us soon to reserve your seat!
Join Us on Zoom
Please join Dan Hopkins, owner of GrassTrack Safaris, and Amit Sankhala, owner of Encounters Asia, for a virtual information session about The Quest for the Snow Leopard. Amit is the managing director of Encounters Asia, a family-owned travel operator with 30 years’ experience creating exclusive, luxurious journeys into the incredible nature and vibrant cultures of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. During this free information session Dan and Amit will talk in detail about the itinerary, the lodges, logistics of tracking snow leopards, and answer your questions about travel in India.
Join Us on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 @ 7pm EST for this free program!
View Snow Leopard & Tiger Extension detailed digital itinerary here.
Snow Leopard Brief Itinerary
Jan 31, 2023: Arrive New Delhi - Andaz by Hyatt
Feb 1, 2023: Fly to Leh - Grand Dragon Hotel
Feb 2, 2023: Free day in Leh- Grand Dragon Hotel
Feb 3, 2023: Drive from Leh to Ulley - Snow Leopard Lodge
Feb 4-8, 2023: Snow Leopard Safari- Snow Leopard Lodge
Feb 9, 2023: Drive back to Leh
Feb 10, 2023: Fly to Delhi - Andaz by Hyatt (If continuing on with the tiger extension, tonight will be at the Leela Palace in Delhi).
Feb 11, 2023: Departure (If continuing on with the tiger extension, today is a tour of Delhi)
Tiger Extension Brief Itinerary
Feb 11, 2023: Day tour of Old & New Delhi - Leela Palace
Feb 12, 2023: Flight/Road Transfer to Kanha National Park - Kanha Jungle Lodge
Feb 13-15, 2023: Kanha National Park- Kanha Jungle Lodge
Feb 16, 2023: Road transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park - Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
Feb 17-19, 2023: Bandhavgarh National Park- Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
Feb 20, 2023: Fly back to Delhi - Andaz by Hyatt
Feb 21, 2023: Depart
Snow Leopards: Jan 31 - Feb 11, 2023
Tiger Extension: Feb 10 - 21, 2023
HOW TO BOOK:
- Contact us to reserve your seat. We can also answer any questions or concerns you may have about the trip.
- The published rate includes a 3.7% service fee for credit card payments. If you pay by cash (check or bank transfer), this fee will be deducted.
- A 20% non-refundable deposit confirms booking
- Other terms & conditions apply
- See the detailed itinerary for a complete list of what's included and excluded.
- Included: In general, the itinerary includes all lodging, park fees, meals (drinks excl), airport transfers, domestic flights (within India), and services of driver/professional guide.
- Excluded:. Airfare to/from India, entry visas, covid tests, insurance, tipping, drinks, and personal items.
4 guests: $8215.00
6 guests: $7170.00
8 guests: $6525.00
10 guests: $6325.00
4 guests: $7285.00
6 guests: $6745.00
8 guests: $6195.00
10 guests: $6115.00
Note: All rates are per person sharing. Rate includes a 3.7% service fee for credit card payments. If paying by cash (check or bank transfers) the service fee will be deducted. Single supplement applies
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