Snow Leopard Safari

Snow Leopard Safari

 

Snow Leopard Safari

This is a unique tour that gives you a chance to experience Snow Leopards in the Wild.

Snow Leopards are some of the most difficult animals to spot in the wild. They usually live at altitudes over 15,000-16,000ft in summers and prey mostly on Bharals or Mountain goats, Ibex, Himalayan Thar and Markhors. During the winters, all their prey come down to lower altitudes in search of grass and with them the Snow Leopards too start coming down. That is the best chance for us to sight them. India has approximately 500 – 600 Snow Leopards. Along with the Snow Leopards you also get to witness the Buddhist civilizations of Key Monastery and the winters of Spiti Valley.

 In recent times, Kibber Wildlife sanctuary has been a great spot to find Snow Leopards, the Himalayan Red Fox, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Ibex and other mammals. It is also an abode to several species of birds like the Golden Eagle, different species of vultures and many migratory birds. Being on the move on the Snow Leopard Trek in Ladakh, one encounters surprises at each turn. The trek allows one to get acquainted with the folklore of Rumbak Valley. It thus brings one to an indigenous territory astir over the savage breath in the midst of the cold desert and gust of freezing wind.

 

Itinerary

 

New Delhi Upon arrival in New Delhi you will be transferred to Hotel Lemon Tree. Overnight at hotel.
New Delhi – Rampur Early morning 1 hour flight to Chandigarh. Upon arrival at Chandigarh we will travel towards Rampur. Breakfast and lunch on the way. Reach Rampur Hotel Nav Nabh Heritage by 4 pm. Rest and relax your evening at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Rampur – Tabo Today we will leave for Tabo after breakfast. We will halt at Rekong Peo for the inner line permits since Spiti Valley is a restricted area. The journey is a bit long and adventurous. We will take regular stops to avoid making the journey hectic. Reach Tabo Home Stay by 6 pm. Dinner and overnight at Home Stay in Tabo.
Tabo – Kibber Proceed towards Kibber after breakfast. Reach Norling Home Stay Kibber for lunch. Rest and relax your day in Kibber to get acclimatized to the height.
From 7 to 12 March: At Kibber, we will meet for breakfast at 8am each day. Our scanners will be on the lookout for the Snow Leopards from early morning. As we get any news we will proceed towards the location to see the Mountain Ghosts. We would travel in a vehicle as close to the location as possible and then walk / hike to get the best view. We will be assisted by guides and porters who will carry all camera equipment.

Sometimes you may have to walk just over 10 minutes or other times you may have to walk 3 hours to reach the destination. It really depends on where the cats are spotted. On days when the Snow Leopards are not seen, we will concentrate on other animals and birds like the Red Fox, Himalayan Ibex, Blue Sheep, Bearded Vulture, Golden Eagle etc. We will also visit the Key Monastery and do a village walk on one of the days.

Kibber – Rampur Today we will leave for Rampur at 5 am. This will be the longest journey of our tour (12 hours). Reach Rampur Hotel Nav Nabh Heritage by 5 pm. Rest, Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Rampur – New Delhi We will proceed towards Chandigarh after breakfast. Lunch on the way. Reach Chandigarh airport late afternoon from where you will take a flight to New Delhi. Reach New Delhi by 7pm. Check into Hotel Lemon Tree Premier.
On 15 March we fly Out You will be transferred to the Airport according to your International Flight timing.
 

Dates & Rates:

 

Dates:
03 – 15 March 2021

Rates:
$5400 per person sharing

 

More Information
  • Maximum 3 guests
  • 30% deposit secures your spot

The average day temperature on the Snow Leopard expedition will be -5 degree C and it can drop down to -20 degrees C in the night. The rooms of the home stay in Kibber are wood heated making it warm and comfortable.

All guests must take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses.

Guests with medical history of breathing or Heart related diseases are advised to consult their doctor and will need to present a Doctor’s certificate.

The itinerary of the Snow Leopard expedition will be flexible and might change due to heavy snowfall or unavoidable circumstances.

The Home Stay in Tabo and Kibber are basic but comfortable and hygienic. They are one of the best available options in both destinations considering the remoteness of the area. We will provide maximum possible luxury and comfort on the Snow Leopard expedition.

For Photographers, a minimum of 600 mm lens is recommended for the Snow Leopard Expedition.

Accommodation :

  • New Delhi: Hotel Lemon Tree Premier
  • Rampur: Hotel Nav Nabh Heritage
  • Tabo: Home Stay
  • Kibber: Norling Home Stay

Included:

  • Legend Safaris Photographic guide
  • Photographic tutoring
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast in New Delhi
  • All meals at all other destinations
  • All airport transfers, internal transfers
  • Premium Economy class airfare from New Delhi to Chandigarh and back. Excess luggage (Total weight 25kg check in + 7kg cabin luggage per person)
  • Bottle Drinking water during Transfers and Safari
  • All Applicable taxes
  • All gypsy charges, Entry charges, Guide fees for Safaris. Village fees, Inner line permits, Wildlife fees and camera charges for Snow leopard expedition
  • 1 porter per person on the Snow Leopard expedition at Kibber to carry luggage
  • Hiking Sticks and Gaiters for Snow Leopard expedition
  • Portable Oxygen cylinder and basic first aid kit in Kibber

Excluded:

  • Any personal expenses, extra meals, beverages, alcohol
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Travel Insurance, International Airfare and Visa charges
  • Anything not mentioned in “Inclusions”
  • Any extra charges due to cancellations, Heavy Snow Fall/ roadblocks or unavoidable circumstances

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Tigers and Wildlife of Ranthambore

Tigers and Wildlife of Ranthambore

Tigers and Wildlife of Ranthambore Safari

Deriving its name from the pictorial fort inside, the Ranthambore National Park is one of India’s most renowned national parks. Located where the Aravali Range and plateau of the Vindhyas meet, Ranthambore National Park was once where the royals of Jaipur hunted. The national park is also considered a prominent heritage site due to the ancient ruins found inside.

The town of Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to the national park with a thriving biodiversity set among ancient religious structures, several man-made lakes and aesthetically-crumbling cenotaphs.

Although flanked by the Banas River to the north and the Chambal River to the south, the many lakes inside are not fed by either of the rivers’ waters. Having been declared a national park in 1980 with focus on protection of the endangered tiger, adjacent forests were merged with the Ranthambore National Park a little more than a decade later. The Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Kaldevi Sanctuary became part of the tiger reserve, making the national park at Ranthambore one of India’s largest.

You are bound to be enthralled to watch the splendid tiger roam about in its natural habitat, in the wild! Alternating between dry deciduous forests and swathes of grasslands, the Ranthambore National Park is recognised as one of the best places in the country to spot tigers. Today, sprawling across a little more than 1300 square kilometres including core and buffer area, the Ranthambore National Park is every wildlife enthusiast, photographer and a spirited traveller’s haven.

Itinerary

From Jaipur we  proceed  towards Ranthambore after breakfast. Check in Ranthambore lodge Sawai Vilas.  Afternoon drive at 3 – 6 pm (Exact time will be informed closer to the date) . Back to lodge after the drive for dinner and overnight stay.

All Meals at the lodge.

Morning drive at  6 – 9 am (Exact time will be informed closer to the date). Back to the lodge after the morning drive for Breakfast and lunch. Rest for a while and proceed for the  evening drive at 3pm. Back to the lodge after drive.

Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

Early morning 12th drive at Ranthambore and back to the lodge by 9.30 am. Check out lodge after lunch and travel to Jaipur ( 3.5 hours drive) from where you will take a flight to you further destination .

Dates & Rates:

Dates:
23 – 29 November 2021

Rates:
$3500 per person sharing

More Information
  • Maximum 3 guests
  • 30% deposit secures your spot

Included:

  • 11 AC Toyota cab for transfer from Jaipur to Ranthambore and back
  • 6 nights’ accommodation with all meals for at Sawai Vilas Ranthambore
  • 12 Safari drives in a private gypsy to the best zones of the park
  • Visit to the Ranthambore fort
  • Fixed guides for the drives
  • Legend Safaris photographic guide
  • Photographic tutoring

Excluded:

  • International Airfare and visa
  • Any extra meals and beverages
  • Anything not mentioned under Inclusions
  • Gratuities to staff

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Tigers and Wildlife of Bandhavgarh and Kanha Safari

Tigers and Wildlife of Bandhavgarh and Kanha Safari

Tigers and Wildlife of Bandhavgarh and Kanha Safari

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the World. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. This forest has produced many famous Tigers like “Charger” and “Sita” (Documentaries based on them are often aired on National Geographic).
Kanha, also located in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is an evergreen forest with picturesque landscapes. Apart from the Keystone Species, The Bengal Tiger, these forests are home to other mammals including the Indian Leopard, Wild Dogs (Indian Dhole), Sloth Bear, Gaur (Bison), Nilgai (Blue Bull), Jackal, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cats, Sambar Deer, Spotted and Barking Deer etc. Kanha is famous for a very rare and endangered swamp deer species called “Barasingha” and also the Indian Vulture. Apart from these there are various reptiles and over 250 species of Birds.

Itinerary

New Delhi – Bandhavgarh Land in New Delhi from your destination. You will be received at the airport, transfer to New Delhi hotel. Rest after the long flight. Post lunch you will proceed towards the domestic airport from where you will take a flight to Jabalpur at 3 pm.
Reach Jabalpur by 5 pm. Travel towards Bandhavgarh (3.5 hours drive). Reach Bandhavgarh lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

 

Early morning drive at Bandhavgarh (5.45 – 11 am). Here you will have great chances of seeing Tigers, leopards, sloth bear along with a variety of other mammals and birds. Bandhavgarh has one of the highest densities of Tigers in India. Enjoy your packed breakfast inside the park. Back to the lodge by 11.15 am. Rest, have lunch and get ready for evening drive (4 – 7 pm). Back to the lodge post safari for dinner and overnight stay.
Kanha Early morning 7th Safari at Bandhavgarh and back to the lodge by 11.15 am. Check out Bandhavgarh Lodge after lunch and travel towards Kanha (3.5 hours drive). Reach Kanha by evening. Rest and leisure at lodge. Screening of Tiger documentary before dinner. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Early morning drive at Kanha (5.45 – 11 am). Here you will have great chances of seeing Tigers, leopards, sloth bear, Wild dogs, the endangered swamp deer “Barasingha” along with a variety of other mammals and birds. This park has beautiful landscapes. Enjoy your packed breakfast inside the park. Back to the lodge by 11.15 am. Rest, have lunch and get ready for evening drive (at 4 – 7 pm). Back to the lodge post safari for dinner and overnight stay.
Early morning 14th Safari at Kanha. Back to the lodge. Check out Kanha lodge post lunch from where you will travel to Nagpur (4.5 hours drive). Flight to New Delhi at 8pm. Reach New Delhi by 9.30 pm and transfer to New Delhi Hotel Lemon Tree Premier. 
Fly Out You will be transferred to the Airport according to your International Flight timing.

Tour Ends.

Dates & Rates:

Dates:
15 – 24 March 2021

Rates:
$4000 per person sharing

 

More Information
  • Maximum 3 guests
  • 30% deposit secures your spot

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals at forest lodges. Only Breakfast in New Delhi
  • All airport transfers and internal transfers in Air condition Taxi
  • Economy class airfare from New Delhi to Jabalpur and Nagpur to New Delhi with extra 5kgs
    check in weight (Total 20 kg check in + 7 kg hand luggage)
  • 14 safari drives in a private gypsy to the best zones of the park. 2 Gypsys for 3 guests
  • Legend Safaris photographic guide
  • Photographic tutoring
  • Bottled drinking water during transfers and safaris
  • All applicable taxes

Excluded:

  • International Airfare and visa
  • Any extra meals and beverages
  • Anything not mentioned under Inclusions
  • Gratuities to staff

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