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Family Adventures

Snow Leopard Adventures offers special adventure packages tailor made for individual travellers or families. If you want to go out for an active vacation exclusively organized for yourself or with your family, we can make it happen. Whether a multi-adventure trip to the foothills of the Himalayas, a rafting getaway to the Ganga river, a trekking tour to Ladakh, a gorilla tracking tour to Rwanda or an active trip to Kerala, Snow Leopard Adventures can organize a safe trip for small groups giving attention to the smallest of details.

Ladakh Adventure / Itinerary

Ladakh, with its awesome landscape and colourful people, is an amazing place to visit. This ethereal cold desert, known as “The Last Shangri La” or ”The Little Tibet”, seldom fails to impress. Flanked by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, Ladakh lies athwart two other mountain ranges i.e. the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.

BEST TIME July to September

Duration 10 days/ 9 Nights

Adventure & Culture in Orchha / Itinerary

Orchha, in Madhya Pradesh, has the distinction of being the capital of the Bundela dynasty, one of the largest and most powerful dynasties of pre-independence India. The name Orccha literally translates to “hidden”. True to its name, Orccha lies obscured from sight amidst lush green dark woods along the River Betwa. The Betwa River and the picturesque terrain, along with the magnificent ruins make it an adventurer’s paradise. Betwa is a beautiful river that starts from the Vindhya Range and empties itself into the Yamuna river. The river is wide and its placid flow is intermittently broken by Grade I to Grade II rapids. The river is ideal for those looking for some easy rafting.

BEST TIME October-March

Duration 3 days/ 2 nights

Bhutan: The Land of Thunder Dragon / Itinerary

Bhutan is known the world over as “The Last Shangri La”. A visitor to this land of incredible natural beauty can sense the serenity and harmony of the country and its people as soon as you land.The Government of Bhutan recognizes that tourism is a worldwide phenomenon and an important means of achieving socio-economic development. However, it also understands that the indiscriminate growth of tourism would be a disaster both environmentally and socially. Therefore the Government has adopted a very cautious approach to growth of tourism since 1974, when Bhutan was opened to tourists. The Bhutanese tourism industry is based on principle of sustainability and on the principle that tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable.

BEST TIME Late February- June & September – December

Duration 11 Days & 10 Nights

The Everest Base Camp Trek / Itinerary

Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia,  is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. Nepal, which recently became a republic, is a country of diverse geographical features, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including the highest, Sagarmatha, known in English as Mount Everest. It contains over 240 peaks more than 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level.

Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the hospitality of its inhabitants, the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and provides you with opportunities to take in some truly amazing views from the roof of the world. The Everest Base Camp trek also gives an insight into the lives and culture of Sherpa people who are local to the area and closely linked to the Tibetans on the other side of the summit.

BEST TIME May – Early June & Mid September to October

Duration 16 Days/ 15 Nights

Expedition to Kailash Mansarovar / Itinerary

With an average altitude over 3,500 m, Tibet is often referred to as “the roof of the world”. Lying north to the great Himalayan Range that separates it from its neighbors India, Nepal and Bhutan, much of Tibet is high altitude desert. With its spectacular mountain scenery, Buddhist culture and the strong Chinese presence in the area, Tibet is a remarkable place to visit.

The visit to Mount Kailash & Lake Mansarovar, is considered to be the most sacred pilgrimage by the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains & Bonpos. Mt. Kailash is known as Ghang Rinpoche “Jewel of Snow” to Tibetans and they consider it as the “Naval of the world”. For Buddhists, Mt. Kailash is the “Abode of Arhats” (those who have attained paradise). Bonpos consider, Shanrab their founder, descended from the heavens on this mountain. The Hindus consider Mt. Kailash as the “Centre of the universe” & the abode of Lord Shiva & Parvati.

South of Mt. Kailash, there are the two lakes at the base of Mt. Gurla Mandhata, viz Lake Mansarovar & Rakshas Tal. Rakshas Tal, the smaller lake, is considered to be inauspicious & Mansarovar is considered most sacred. Hindus believe that Gods descend from heaven to have a bath in this holy lake. Buddhists believe that Queen Maya had a bath in this holy lake before giving birth to Lord Buddha. The glaciers of Mt. Kailash & Mt. Gurla Mandhata feed both these lakes.

BEST TIME Mid May - September

Duration 16 days/ 15 Nights

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda and Uganda / Itinerary

This exciting trip apart from gorilla tracking offers an opportunity to track chimpanzees and golden monkeys, game drives as well as cultural visits to local communities. Hiking is a popular pursuit in this region.

BEST TIME Through the year

Duration 7 days/ 6 nights

Antarctica Expedition Cruise / Itinerary

This expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula by a cruise ship offers one of the most dramatic sceneries and the biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica region. The cruise ship sails to carefully chosen places in the Antarctic and serves as a comfortable hub for active passengers to allow wide ranging activities such as mountaineering, hiking, camping and kayaking. The cruise also offers special photo workshops for wildlife photography.

BEST TIME November-March

Duration 12 days/ 11 nights

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Tibet: Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar

Trip Date August 06 – 21, 2017

No. of days 16 Days (Sunday – Monday)

Pilgrimage to Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar, is considered to be the most sacred by the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains & Bonpos. For Buddhists, Mt. Kailash is the “Abode of Arhats”. Bonpos consider, Shanrab their founder, descended from the heavens on this mountain. The Hindus consider Mt. Kailash as the “Center of the universe” & the abode of Lord Shiva & Parvati. Since ages many hermits & pilgrims have been undertaking journeys to this sacred place because of religious & mythological importance.

Nepal: The Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Date September 2 – 17, 2017

No. of days 16 Days (Saturday – Sunday)

Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks, the Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and provides you with opportunities to take in some truly amazing views from the roof of the world. The trek also gives an insight into the lives and culture of Sherpa people who inhabit the area. The views of the sunrise on the snow capped peak above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kalla Pathar.

Nepal: The Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Date April 8 – 20, 2018

No. of days 13 Days (Sunday – Friday)

Once a restricted area, Mustang is an independent kingdom within Nepal. The people are very much like Tibetan and practice a sophisticated culture and economy. Mustang is rich in Buddhist culture similar to Tibet and is an alternate way to experience the Tibetan culture and Landscape. Tourism to Upper Mustang is regulated and visitors need to obtain a special permit to enter the region.

Bhutan: The Land of Thunder Dragon

Trip Date May 11 – 21, 2018

No. of days 11 Days (Friday – Monday)

Known to the world as “The Land of Thunder Dragon”, Bhutan still retains all the charm of the old world and travelers experience the full glory of this ancient land as embodied in the monastic fortresses, ancient temples, monasteries and stupas which dot the countryside, prayer flags fluttering above farmhouses and on the hillsides, lush forests, rushing glacial rivers, and perhaps most important of all the warm smiles and genuine friendliness of the people. Each moment is special as one discovers a country, which its people have chosen to preserve in all its magical purity.

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda and Uganda

Trip Date July 2 – 8, 2018

No. of days 7 Days (Monday – Sunday)

This trip apart from gorilla tracking offers a wide range of activities like chimpanzee and golden monkey tracking, games drives as well as cultural visits to local communities, villages, workshops and to the several projects supported by the VSPT. Hiking is a popular pursuit over the impressive mountains and hills that feature some impressive calderas and tracks.

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Skiing in Gulmarg

Trip Date January 14 – 21, 2017

No. of days 8 Days (Saturday – Saturday)

Known for its unparalleled beauty, Gulmarg (8955 ft) is a premier ski resort in the country. The ski resort in Kashmir is surrounded by dense forests of tall conifers and snow capped mountains of the Himalayas and offers slopes for both beginners and experienced skiiers.

In Search of the Snow Leopard

Trip Date February 4 – 12, 2017

No. of days 9 Days (Saturday – Sunday)

Established in 1981 to protect the decreasing population of Himalayan wildlife, Hemis National Park, in Ladakh, is called the “Snow Leopard Capital of India”. Spotting this wild cat roam in its natural habitat is an experience of a lifetime.

Uttarakhand: Alaknanda Rafting Expedition

Trip Date March 11 – 15, 2017

No. of days 5 Days (Saturday – Wednesday)

India has a range of rivers ideal for multi-day river expeditions. The Alaknanda river, originating in the heart of the Himalaya, merges with the Bhagirathi river at Devprayag and becomes the Mighty Ganges, which is by far the most popular river for rafting in India. The expedition down the Alaknanda river introduces you to the grand panoroma of the Garhwal Himalaya, its interesting temples, its fascinating culture and its warm, friendly people.
Ultimate Adventure in the foothills of the Himalayas

Trip Date April 08 – 16, 2017

No. of days 9 Days (Saturday – Sunday)

This trip offers a sampler of adventures possible in Uttrakhand at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. The trip starts with a trek through a forest followed by biking on mountain trails and rafting on the Ganges. This trip also introduces you to the culture and traditions of local villagers.

Himalayan Shepherds’ Trek

Trip Date May 14 – 20, 2017

No. of days 7 Days (Sunday – Saturday)

This trip, based out of Dharamshala, offers an opportunity to explore the tranquility of Buddhist culture and the old-world charm of British architecture. The trek takes us past villages of shepherds (“gaddis”), who migrate each spring with their flock from the foothills of the Kangra valley to the rich grazing areas of Lahaul and Spiti.

Ladakh: Little Tibet Trek with Lamayuru Festival

Trip Date June 15 – June 23, 2017

No. of days 9 Days (Thursday – Friday)

Flanked by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, Ladakh, with its awesome landscape and colourful people, is an amazing place to visit. The dates of this trek offer an opportunity to attend the festival at the Lamayuru monastery near Leh.

The Last Shangrila with Phyang Festival

Trip Date July 19 – August 03, 2017

No. of days 16 Days (Wednesday – Thursday)

This 16-day visit to Ladakh, often referred to as the Last Shangri La, gives you an opportunity to trek to high altitude villages, interact with Ladakhi villagers, drive across high passes and also to visit the ethereal lake, Pangong Tso. The dates of this trip coincide with the festival dates at Phyang monastery in Leh.

LAHAUL- SPITI JEEP SAFARI

Trip Date 11-20 Aug 2017

No. of days 09 Nights / 10 Days (Friday – Sunday)

Enjoy a driving holiday on India’s wildest, most rugged and most spectacular roads. Drive to the highest road-connected village in the world (4205 mt), cross the high passes of Kunzum La (4550 mt) & Rohtang La ( 3980 mt) and spend a night camping by the tranquil and enigmatic Chandra Tal or the moon lake. Experience remote, untouched areas of unadulterated outdoors, lush foliage to stark terrain and star filled skies at night, this route shows you nature in its grandest form.

Ladakh: Markha Valley Trek

Trip Date Aug. 13-24, 2017

No. of days 12 Days (Sunday – Thursday)

Markha Valley trek is one of the most popular treks in Ladakh region. The trail begins from Jingchen located deep inside the valley close to Leh and crosses several remote picturesque villages with two passes en route – Ganda La (4920 M) and Kongmaru la (5150 M). En route we get impressive views of the Ladakh range, the Zanskar range and the Karakoram Rang

Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari with Ladakh festival

Trip Date September 12 – 21, 2017

No. of days 10 Days (Tuesday – Thursday)

This Trans Himalayan jeep safari takes you from the pleasant hospitable hill town of Manali to the high altitude, exotic desert region of Spiti, Lahaul & Ladakh, located at the India – Tibet border. The journey takes you over 5 Himalayan passes including Kunzum-La at 14, 930 ft in Spiti and Tanglang La at 17,000 ft before reaching Leh. The dates of this trip give you an opportunity to attend the popular Ladakh festival.

Kali Sarda Rafting Expedition

Trip Date December 3 – 10, 2017

No. of days 8 Days (Sunday – Sunday)

Sandwiched between India and Nepal’s western boundary, Kali Sarda is one of the important rivers of the Himalayas. An expedition down this river provides some classic Grade III/ IV rafting thrills. The river flows through remote, unspoilt regions and the pristine wilderness is definitely a highlight of the trip. The region is also known for some phenomenal bird life.


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