SNOW LEOPARDS EXPEDITION TO KIBBER IN SPITI VALLEY

SNOW LEOPARD EXPEDITION TO KIBBER IN SPITI VALLEY

The elusive snow leopard, Ibex , Blue Sheep , Red Fox and high altitude birds are the main focus for this tour. 

INFORMATION

The snow leopard tour to Kibber in Himachal Pradesh is operated from Mid December to first week of April. The main focus of this tour is to spot and photograph the beautiful snow leopards, Ibex, Blue Sheep, Red Fox , Lynx, Pika, Red Fox, Tibetan wooly hare and more..

Kibber is a village situated at an altitude of 4270 metres in Spite Valley. The jibber wildlife sanctuary has an area of 2220 sq. km and the elevation ranges from 3600 to 7600 M above msl. 

We have flexible departure dates available and can be tailor made to suit your requirement. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This tour operates at high altitude and it is important to know beforehand about going to high altitude and what can be the effects of high altitude and necessary precautions and remedies. The tour operates in the winter months when the vegetation become sparse at higher altitude and all animals move to lower altitude enabling a golden chance to see them in their natural wild. 

The temperature can vary from plus 09 degrees to minus 15 degrees Celsius. Proper gear is important for the tour. It is also advised to bring your own inner for the sleeping bag. Also a portable water purifies is handy during camping or water purification pills. Warm clothes for sub zero temperatures, good insulated sleeping bags, binoculars, torch with extra battery, good walking shoes, sun hat, water bottles, gloves are must for this tour.

ITINERARY

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi and stay the night at a pre-booked hotel in the city.

We will receive you at the International Airport arrival hall and transfer you to your comfortable night stay.

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 02 - Delhi to Shimla by train

Transfer to the train station in Delhi to board a broad gauge train to Kalka and later transfer to a narrow gauge which goes all the way up to the queen of hills "Shimla"

Day 03 - Shimla to Sarahan

After breakfast leave for Sarahan and on the way stop for lunch and enjoy the scenery on route. Sarahn is home to the massive Bhimakali temple, after check in to the hotel visit the temple and enjoy the village and meet the locals. Overnight at the hotel in Sarahan.

Day 04 - Sarahan to Tabo

An early start to the day and we start climbing the hills to serious altitudes. Leaving the tree line behind we enter the Spiti Valley. Lots of stop to take in the scenery and we will stop for lunch and later continue to Tabo. We will also stop to get the necessary permission to enter the Spiti Valley. On the way today at couple of places we will need to show the permission and your ID cards. Upon arrival at tabor's transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Tabo. Tabo is situated at an altitude of 3280 Metres.  Tabo houses one of the most prominent Buddhist monastery founded in 996 CE.

Day 05 to Day 10 at Kibber

An easy start of the day and spend the morning visiting the Tabo Monastery and walk the village and meet the locals. There is always scarcity of water at these altitudes in winter months as most of the source freeze over. Later we will drive towards Kibber village but first stop at Kaza village to eat lunch. 

When we leave from Kaza towards Kibber, we will get to see the famous Key monastery, situated at an altitude of 4166M. Spend some time at Key village and later continue to drive towards Kibber. Kibber village is situated at an altitude of 4270 metres. Kibber village is situated amongst the famous Kibber wildlife sanctuary. Kibber wildlife sanctuary established in the year 1992 and has an area of about 2221 sq KM. and houses many of the famous species like Snow Leopard, Ibex, Blue Sheep, snow cock, bearded eagle griffon.

Day 06 to Day 10 At Kibber

We will visit different areas to sight the wildlife and have different routine and timings which will be shared with clients on daily basis. We employ local field guides to work with us on these tours.

Day 11 - Kibber to Kalpa

We leave after breakfast and drive to Kalpa. A beautiful hill town in the mountains. On a clear day we can see the famous Dinner Kailash from here.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in kalpa. 

Day 12 - Kalpa to Shimla

Leave for Shimla after breakfast. Upon arrival in Shimla transfer to the hotel for night stay.

Day 13 - Shimla to Delhi

Transfer from Shimla to Chandigarh train station and board the Shatabdi train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to a hotel in the city.


Day 14 - Leave Delhi

Timely transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination or if you are joining one of our extension tours then the arrangements will be made accordingly.

 

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