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Snow Leopard Expedition - Feb 2020

The Snow Leopard photo expedition is in Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary , a part of Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

The Kibber village is in the fringes of Sanctuary, during summer a scenic place with less than 500 inhabitants and surrounded by picturesque mountains, barren landscape, and green meadows.

It is also place for many snow-dwelling animals such as Ibex, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Tibetan Woolly Hare, Himalayan Wolf, Lynx, Tibetan Wild Ass, and Snow Leopard.

The Expedition

Being the fact that Kibber is at the height of 14,000ft,In the month of Feburary this village is covered with snow and this also a good time for spotting this Himalayan Ghost.

The spotting of the Snow Leopard in the vast mountains is like searching the needle in the haystack. The expedition may involve moderate level of trekking(though where ever possible,reach by vehicle is the first choice)

The Weather

The weather is harsh in the mountain ranges in this season. The morning weather would be between -10 deg C to 0 deg C and night temperature going even down by -25 deg C added to that is low oxygen level due to high altitude.

Fitness levels and Ground rules

Being the fact that weather is in one of the extremities, we expect our participants to be fit to manage the harsh weather. If you have asthma

or wheezing or heart-related ailments, it is better to get an opinion from doctor before joining the trip.

The expedition require moderate trekking in a extreme cold weather conditions.Hence a regular fitness workout like daily jogging (5 kms) for at least a month before the start of the trip would help oneself to manage the physical terrain.

You would need multi-layer dressing to manage the cold.We provide the recommendations at the time of enrollment.

In our trips, it is a strict no to alcohol and smoking (cigars or weeds or such similar stuffs). The participants who don’t adhere to our policies/ground rules shall not be allowed to take part and we may send them back out of the

expedition at their own cost.

Travel Days

Reach Chandigarh on Feb 3rd,2020

We come back to Chandigarh after the expedition on Feb 13th evening.

For more detailed itinerary and pricing, please send mail to info@saltree.in

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