Ladakh - Hemis National Park: Snow Leopard Trail
Trek to Hemis - the highest National Park in India
- An opportunity to spot the Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Wild Horse, Yak and birdlife
Once-in-a-lifetime experience to spot a Snow Leopard in the largest national park of South Asia
- A blend of rare high altitude wildlife and isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities
Visit the Thiksay and Shey Palace monasteries
Camping in the forests of Hemis National Park
Watching the elusive snow leopard is now a real possibility in the Hemis National Park, but success is by no means guaranteed. The experience of traveling through the lunar landscape of Ladakh is by itself an enriching one, and to witness the culture and nature in this unique eco-system make this a must-do.
About Hemis National Park
Hemis National Park is called the “Snow Leopard Capital of India” and is a high altitude national park in the eastern Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.The Park is situated at an altitudinal range of 3,300 to 6,000 m, and is the largest high altitude protected reserve of India. The Hemis National Park offers nature lovers a varied landscape, the mountains of various shapes and sizes, vast flatlands, cold deserts and more. The mostly barren habitat supports an amazing variety of Indian Wildlife, including some of the most rare and endangered species. The major attraction of this Park is the Snow Leopard. Around 200 snow leopards have been recorded, especially in the Rumbak catchments area. Watching this wild cat roam in this picturesque surrounding is an experience of a lifetime. Apart from this elusive beast one can also get to see bharal or blue sheep, wolf, Himalayan fox, marmots, Urial and Shapu etc.