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Ladakh Camp - An Exquisite Himalayan and Wildlife Experience

 

Destinations: Leh, Nubra, Hanle, Tso Kar
Duration: 09 Nights and 10 Days
Tour Code: 1285 V.01

Description
This nine-night and ten days tour is focused upon exploring the enchanting landscape and unique birdlife of Ladakh. During the trip, you will come across some many endangered and endemic species of Ladakh including the Black-necked Crane, Tibetan Snowcock, Ibisbill, and Chukar. Led by a knowledgeable guide and ground handler, we will make sure you are laden with a great photo album and left with lasting experiences.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Mahey or similar
Arrive in Leh. You will be met and transferred to the hotel.Rest of the day acclimatization.
Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Mahey or similar
Half day accimilization. Afternoon birding in and around Leh.
Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast in Leh and Dinner in Nubra
Accommodation: Namgail Villa Hotel
There are two routes to the fertile Nubra Valley, and we will take the highest motorable road in the world, Khardung La Pass.
We will get a chance to see Tibetan Snowcock as well as White-winged Redstart and Brown Accentor. The beautiful White-browed Tit-Warbler is our key target in the buckthorn stands amongst the sand dunes in the Nubra Valley. This area is quite different to the habitat we will encounter further east in Ladakh, and seldom visited by birdwatchers. We hope to find Pale Rose finch, recently discovered in India in this area, and other exciting discoveries are not impossible!
Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner in Nubra
Accommodation: Namgail Villa Hotel
Today is a full day to explore areas of the Nubra Valley. As well as birds we will be looking out for mammals, including semi-feral Bactrian Camels and Cape Hare, in the only place in India where it is found. Lynx occurs here also, but we would need a large dose of luck to see one.
Overnight stay.
PS: Non-birders can opt to visit Diskit monastery and camel ride.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Mahey or similar
After morning birding session in Nubra, checkout and drive to Leh. Arrive Leh, check in to the hotel.
Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast in Leh, and Dinner in Hanle
Accommodation: Hanle Guest House
Early morning we will drive to Hanle via Mahey bridge, 260 km, takes 7/8 hrs drive. Arrive Hanle by late afternoon / early evening.
Rest of the day birding in Hanle (if time permits)
Overnight stay.
Key Species: Black-necked Crane, Golden Eagle, Ruddy Shelduck, Barheaded Geese, Common Tern, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser, Black Redstart.

Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner in Hanle
Accommodation: Hanle Guest House
Another day of birding in Hanle.
Overnight stay.
Key Species: Eurasian eagle Owl, white-throated dipper, brown accenter, great rosefinch, black headed gull, mountain finch and snow finches.

Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tso Kar Eco Resort
After breakfast, check-out and drive to Tso Kar (170 km, and 6/7 hrs). Rest of the day birding in Tso Kar to look for targets. Overnight stay.
Key species: Black-necked Crane, Hill Pigeon, Little Owl, Alpine Chough, Chukar Partridge, Tibetan Sandgrouse.

Meals: Breakfast in Tso Kar and Dinner in Leh
Accommodation: Mahey or Similar
Morning birding in Tso Kar. After breakfast, check-out and drive to Leh.
Overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None
After breakfast and drive to Leh airport to connect the flight back to home.

Highlights

  • Birding
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Landscapes of Leh and Ladakh
  • Photography
  • Local Cuisine
  • Quaint Accommodation

Services Included

  • Accommodation for 05 nights in Leh
  • Accommodation for 03 nights in Hanle
  • Accommodation for 01 night in Tso Kar
  • Dedicated private vehicle for the entire tour
  • Dedicated birding guide
  • All Permits
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • All Applicable Taxes

Services Not Included

  • Any kind of Insurance / Travel Insurance, Any kind of Camera Fees, flight tickets.
  • Meals not specified, Personal expenses viz: Laundry, internet, phone calls, and gratitude.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion.

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