Snow Leopard Trek Rumbak

Snow Leopard Trek


Hemis National Park is a high altitude national park, which is home to the exotic Snow Leopards and some rare birds. In winters, these wild cats and other animals come down from their hideout and can therefore be spotted on this trek.

This trek is a combination of many experiences in one. We get to explore Leh with snow-covered mountains in the background, life and challenges of village people in winters, the Buddhist culture while visiting the monasteries along with spotting Snow Leopard, the blue sheep, Ibex and many more.


Snow Leopard Trek

Day 1 & 2: Acclimatization Day
Land in Leh and check into Hotel or a Homestay. We will rest today and let our body acclimatize to the altitude as well as the weather,

On day 2, we can go for a short sight-seeing tour towards Thiksey Monastery, Shey Monastery or alternatively to Spituk Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahab and the Hall of Fame.

Snow Leopard Trek

Day 3: Leh to Zingchen to Rumbak
Post breakfast, we will drive to Zingchen from Leh. Take a quick break at Zingchen and get ready to trek to Rumbak. Through gradual ascends, we will make our way up to Rumbak.

While trekking to Rumbak, we will also continue to look for the Snow Leopard. Our guides will help you understand the signs.

Snow Leopard Trek

Day 4: Rumbak to Stok La to Rumbak
The route today is the one that is famous for the Snow Leopard spotting. Post breakfast, we will head out towards Stok La. We will have to be alert today as there is a high possibility of Snow Leopard spotting.

Once at the Stok La, we will enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain ranges and take a break here.

We will then return to Rumbak.

Snow Leopard Trek

Day 5 & 6: Rumbak Valley
Both the days are kept for explorations. We will continue our spotting. Our guides will follow some common trails known for Snow Leopard spotting. We will also be exploring other valleys that are known for spotting of a snow leopard like Tarbung Valley, Husing Valley and Kharlung Valley.

We will also be spending time experiencing the winter life of local ladakhi village people in these two days.

Day 7: Rumbak to Zingchen to Leh
Today, we will retrace our steps to Zingchen. Post breakfast, we will start at ease making our way back to Zingchen. We will be back in Leh by evening and check into our Hotels or Homestays.

1) Meals - All the meals from Leh to Leh
2) Accommodation - 1st, 2nd and 7th night in home-stay/ hotel in Leh
3) Transport
Day 3 – Drive from Leh to Zingchen
Day 7 – Drive from Zingchen to Leh
4) Camping/ Homestay on double/ triple sharing basis
5) A Certified wilderness first aid responder for any medical emergencies with fully equipped medical kit. Oxygen cylinders are not required for this trek however we still carry for emergencies
6) An experienced and certified skilled mountaineer as guide
7) All our guides and trek leads are professionally trained/ skilled and have many years of relevant experience in guiding and leading treks.
8) Clean sleeping bags
9) Camping Mattresses
10) Toilets – clean and hygienic (traditional cat pit style)
11) Camping & trekking permits and permissions from the local administrations/ authorities

1) Service tax 5% (as per the current in GST)
2) Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bags/ offloads
3) Any meals/services not mentioned above
4) Any costs in accommodation & food arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
5) Insurance
6) Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
7) Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
8) Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.