Snow leopard trek takes you to the remote area of Dolpo which is located in the western region of Nepal. In 1973 a travel writer, Peter Matthiessen published the book ‘The Snow Leopard’ after traveling to one of the remotest and least accessible districts of Dolpa. The snow leopard trek in Nepal is based on the writer's experience.
Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia), a giant cat native to the mountainous part of South Asia is a very rare species of a leopard that is on the verge of extinction and listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Dolpo, which is located in western Nepal, provides an opportunity to travel to the ancient village Dho Tarap, where people practice centuries-old traditions and customs, trail meander around the woods of pine, oak, and juniper which homes the endangered animals like Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep and snow leopard.
Snow leopard trek in Nepal takes you to the place far behind the reach of modern facilities and development, Dolpo. 'Dolpa' is geographically the largest and remotest district in Nepal that lies in mid-western Nepal. It consists of unexploited and the diversity of flora and fauna.
Up until some time in the past, entering the upper region of this district was restricted for foreigners but it has changed now. You can get a special permit to explore nature. The snow leopard is considered the most dangerous and aggressive animal but instead, it is very shy in nature.
Furthermore, the snow leopard trek in Nepal is designed to fulfill the desire to observe snow leopards in their natural habitat. Through this trek, you will get to know more about the importance of this endangered animal for the ecosystem and the need for its conservation. In addition, you’ll enjoy the Tibetan landscapes and meet locals who follow centuries-old traditions.
Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle
Deluxe/standard rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast and dinner
Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu on a private vehicle;
Accommodation during the trek or camping
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
Authorized local trekking guide along with porters for the trek (15kg per porter)
All applicable government tax
All expenses for all staffs – meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation;
All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Circuit Trekking Permit, Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
International flights; Nepalese visa fee
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), cook, porter(s) and driver(s)