Snow Leopard Expedition

Led by Ismail Shariff - the Snow Leopard Man of India




Difficulty Level

14 days


4,400 m

Highest Altitude


Group Size


Price (excl GST)



To brave the biting cold of Spitian winter to catch a glimpse of this elusive feline is absolutely worthwhile

Spiti is a natural haven for the elusive Snow Leopard - the foremost Himalayan predator. As the landscape transforms during winter, this feline follows its prey down to lower altitudes, making the harsh Himalayan winter the best time to spot this majestic creature. Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, situated between the quaint villages of Kibber and Chicham in Spiti, will be our base while we go out scouring ridges, valleys, and streams. This expedition is led by Ismail Shariff, popularly known as the Snow Leopard Man of India. Ismail is an internationally-featured nature and conservationist photographer from Hyderabad, India. Ismail also works with the Snow Leopard Trust to further the cause of this keystone species' survival.

Please Note: This expedition does not require you to have the fitness levels of an athlete or those required for some other Himalayan treks.

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What’s Included

Accommodation for 13 nights on twin share

All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 14

Transportation as per itinerary

Experienced and qualified staff, and high-quality service

Private porter for each client on safari

Safety communication devices like walkie talkies and satellite phones

First aid and support, including oxygen cylinders

What’s Not Included

Transportation till starting point

Travel and accident insurance

Flight tickets

Alcoholic beverages

Personal expenses incurred during the trip

Single room supplement

Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances

The quoted price is valid for Indian Nationals only. For Foreign Nationals the cost will be 25 % higher.

Is this for me?

This expedition is for anyone wanting to see the hidden treasures of the Indian Himalayas at their coldest. It does not require you to have the fitness levels of an athlete or that required for some other Himalayan treks. For photography enthusiasts, it truly is a dream come true as wildlife and culture come together in one journey.