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Snow Leopard Expedition to Spiti Valley - Ex Shimla

Apart from Stunning views of the Himalayas, the arid cold desert of Spiti is also known for the elusive Snow Leopard, as well as a diverse Wildlife. Experience a different side to this Winter Wonderland.

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Apart from Stunning views of the Himalayas, the arid cold desert of Spiti is also known for the elusive Snow Leopard, as well as a diverse Wildlife. Experience a different side to this Winter Wonderland.

Cities

-   Kalpa (1N) - Kibber (6N) - Kalpa (1N)

Hotel

-   2 Stars
Meals -   All Meals

Transport

-   Kalpa-Kibber | Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio

Transport

-   Kibber-Kalpa | Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio

Transfers

-   Transfers from Kalpa - Included
Transfers from Kibber - Included
Transfers from Kalpa - Included

-   5 Days of Leopard spotting with a professional spotter

-   Witness other Himalayan wildlife like Tibetan Wolves, Finches, Orioles, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, & Golden Eagles

-   Traverse around Kibber for the best wildlife spotting experience

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1. Operator Verified Hotel | 1 Night | 2

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2. Operator Verified Homestay | 6 Nights | 2

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3. Operator Verified Hotel | 1 Night | 2

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Day 1:

Arrival Shimla – Kalpa (225 kms)-

  • Upon arrival at Shimla, meet and greet by Classic Expeditions trip leader.
  • Followed by the drive through thick deodar forest of Shimla and charming hill station like Kufri, Narkanda and Recokang Peo.
  • Drive beside the gushing Satluj river, will fill you with the extreme thrill and adventure, and will take you to the small town of Kalpa.
  • While ascending from RecongPeo to Kalpa, we will stop to enjoy and to take pictures of sacred Kinner Kailash.
  • Kalpa is a town situated at an altitude of 2960 meters above sea level.
  • Commanding magnificent views of Kinner Kailash, the home of Lord Shiva, as per Hindu mythology, it is often referred to as the Land of the Gods.
  • Delicious dinner and overnight at Hotel/homestay.

Day 2:

Kalpa – Kibber (197 Kms)-

  • Early morning wakeup call followed by freshening up we will drive to Kibbler.
  • On the way, we will cross small villages like Spilo, Pooh, Khab, Chango, Nako, Tabo etc. 
  • Till the evening we will reach at Kaza.
  • After the tea break, we will proceed to Kibber. Kibber is located at an altitude of 4250 meters, and is a small yet charming town.
  • It is surrounded by lush fields, and the houses here are built in the traditional Tibetan style of architecture
  • Dinner and overnight in Homestay.

Day 3:

Reserve days for Snow leopard excursion trek-

  • Day 3 to 7  are completely dedicated for snow leopard excursion trek in leopard kingdom.
  • On our first day excursion, we choose Kibber.
  • It is the perfect area for a snow leopard spotting
  • Every morning, we head out with our packed lunches for full day treks.
  • Besides the cat, there are Tibetan wolves, Tibetan snow finches, Eurasian golden orioles,  red-fronted rose finches, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Snow cocks, Golden Eagles, may be, even a Wolf.  
  • With the help of our local experts and reports from nearby villages, we’ll explore the area around Kibber on these 5 days.
  • There is no fixed itinerary and we may shift base around Kibber based upon the information available.
  • Dinner and overnight in Home Stay

Day 4:

Reserve days for Snow leopard excursion trek-

  • In the morning, we head out with our packed lunches for full day treks.
  • Besides the cat, there are Tibetan wolves, Tibetan snow finches, Eurasian golden orioles,  red-fronted rose finches, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Snow cocks, Golden Eagles, may be, even a Wolf.  
  • With the help of our local experts and reports from nearby villages, we’ll explore the area around Kibber for 5 days.
  • There is no fixed itinerary and we may shift base around Kibber based upon the information available.
  • Dinner and overnight in Home Stay

Day 5:

Reserve days for Snow leopard excursion trek-

  • In the morning, we head out with our packed lunches for full day treks.
  • Besides the cat, there are Tibetan wolves, Tibetan snow finches, Eurasian golden orioles,  red-fronted rose finches, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Snow cocks, Golden Eagles, may be, even a Wolf.  
  • With the help of our local experts and reports from nearby villages, we’ll explore the area around Kibber for 5 days.
  • There is no fixed itinerary and we may shift base around Kibber based upon the information available.
  • Dinner and overnight in Home Stay

Day 6:

Reserve days for Snow leopard excursion trek-

  • In the morning, we head out with our packed lunches for full day treks.
  • Besides the cat, there are Tibetan wolves, Tibetan snow finches, Eurasian golden orioles,  red-fronted rose finches, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Snow cocks, Golden Eagles, may be, even a Wolf.  
  • With the help of our local experts and reports from nearby villages, we’ll explore the area around Kibber for 5 days.
  • There is no fixed itinerary and we may shift base around Kibber based upon the information available.
  • Dinner and overnight in Home Stay

Day 7:

Reserve days for Snow leopard excursion trek-

  • In the morning, we head out with our packed lunches for full day treks.
  • Besides the cat, there are Tibetan wolves, Tibetan snow finches, Eurasian golden orioles,  red-fronted rose finches, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Snow cocks, Golden Eagles, may be, even a Wolf.  
  • With the help of our local experts and reports from nearby villages, we’ll explore the area around Kibber for 5 days.
  • There is no fixed itinerary and we may shift base around Kibber based upon the information available.
  • Dinner and overnight in Home Stay

Day 8:

Kibber – Kalpa ( 197 kms)-

  • Today we return back to Kalpa from this thrilling adventure of Snow Leopard and stay in hotel or homestay which will be operational during that time.
  • Proceed to Kalpa.
  • Overnight in Kalpa

Day 9:

Kalpa - Shimla (225 kms)-

  • Today we will drive the last leg of our 08 days winter expedition.
  • While driving back to Shimla you can have a bath in natural hot water spring at Jeori.
  • In the evening we will be at Shimla & our driver will drop you at ISBT where you can board overnight Volvo to Delhi.
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Transport
Any City to Kalpa - No Transport | Shimla To Kalpa Transport By Non Ac Suv
Kalpa to Kibber - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio
Kibber to Kalpa - Exclusive Private Vehicle | Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio
Kalpa to Any City - No Transport | Kalpa To Shimla Transport By Non Ac Suv
Kalpa - Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio
Kibber - Trek
Kalpa - Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio
Kalpa - Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio
Kibber - Trek
Kalpa - Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio
Any City - Not Included

All Meals

 

Inclusions-

  • Accommodation: 1 Night in Kalpa + 6 Nights in Kibber + 1 Night in Kalpa
  • Transfers: 4X4 vehicle- Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio
  • Sightseeing: 4X4 vehicle- Mahindra Bolero/ Mahindra Camper/ Mahindra Scorpio/ Trek
  • Meals: All Meals (basic vegetarian food)

Other Inclusions-

  • Ground transportation during the tour to and fro from Shimla only
  • Accommodation throughout the trip in a well-appointed hotel at Kalpa and Basic home stays elsewhere on twin sharing basis
  • All meals  (basic vegetarian food) from Lunch from Day 1 till Lunch on last day
  • All permits and fees.
  • One Spotter from Day 03 to Day 07.
  • Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel, and inter-state toll.
  • Water bottles & refreshments on daily basis.
  • Packed lunches will be served during the trip.
  • Certified outdoor instructor throughout the trip. Certified in first aid, CPR and Mountaineering from ABVIMAS Manali. 

Additional information-

Weather conditions and essentials to carry:-

  • Winter is a perfect time to see local life in Spiti as it has existed for centuries. Winter in Spiti is extremely harsh the air in Spiti is very thin due to high altitude and no vegetation in this rouged terrain. It gets really frigid in winter and temperature often drops to -30 °C. It is advised check with your doctor and takes required medication if required.

Packing List:-

  • Backpack (70 - 90 liters please avoid carrying luggage bags) and 1 Day sake about 35 ltrs. for day treks/hiking
  • Trekking Boots – High ankle support boots.
  • Trek Gaiter – To prevent snow/moisture seeping inside the boot.
  • Trekking Pole
  • Down Jacket – Thick, windproof material, fleece and feather based recommended.
  • Trek Pants – (at least 3 Trek Pants), no Jeans. Synthetic, Quick Dry fabric based Trek Pants are ideal.
  • Full sleeve woolen/fleece – (at least 2)
  • Full sleeve T-Shirts – (at least 4)
  • Thermal Inner – (for Lower and upper body at least 2)
  • Balaclava, Hand gloves
  • Sunglasses – Is a must for the snow hike. UV rated ones.
  • Socks – (3 pair of woolen and 4 pairs of cotton socks)
  • Water bottle – (1 water bottle 1 thermos, each 1 liter). Avoid plastic drinking bottles.
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen – SPF 60+, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm/chapstick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue, Hand Sanitizer, Toilet Paper
  • Headlamp/LED Torch
  • Energy bars/dry fruits. Very essential for surviving the winters in Kinnaur & Spiti
  • Personal Medicine Kit
  • BSNL Prepaid / Postpaid SIM Card
  • Request you to carry only one backpack per person.

Regions Covered:-

  • Shimla, Narkanda,  Kalpa,, Nako , Tabo, Lalung, Ki, Kibber, Gete, Tashigang, Hikkim, Langza and Komic.

 

  • GST @ 5.0%
  • Professional guide
  • Medical/ Travel Insurance
  • Personal equipment and rescue operation in case of emergency
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of weather, landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver.
  • Extra baggage/ camera equipment’s to be carried by guide/porter
  • Any Insurance.
  • Any Non-Veg Meal.
  • Additional food/snacks, bottled water or other beverages ordered
  • Anything else that is not part of the includes lists above

To be confirmed at the time of booking.

  • Our tour starts and ends in Shimla
  • If you need help with accommodation in Shimla on the day before the tour starts and ends, please let us know and we'll arrange a room for you in a good hotel.
  • Vegetarian food will be easily available. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know we will try our best to make the required arrangements (if possible because of winter).
  • Shimla is easily accessible by road/rail/air from New Delhi
  • In addition to the above, please budget for expenses towards procuring cold weather gear that is required for traveling to Spiti in winter. We will help you with the list of warm clothing that you need to carry for this tour.
  • The itinerary mentioned it is subject to favorable weather and road conditions. In case of bad weather and inaccessibility to the destination, we will do our best to make alternate plans. The tour price or any part of it will not be refunded in the event of unfavorable conditions anytime during the tour days.
  • Wildlife sightings depend on various factors, including weather, availability of food and the animal showing up in our vicinity (in the vast mountain landscapes).
  • No refunds will be made if a participant is unable to complete the tour owing to medical conditions or any other reasons, after starting the tour.
  • All participants would have to sign a Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk & Arbitration Agreement before joining the tour.
  • Our cost is based on 04 Paying Pax somehow people will be less in departure then the said cost will attract supplement over on quoted price.

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