"Snow Leopard Trek of 34 Days" is a wildlife Tracking Package where our experts are going to be a helping hand in this journey. You can gain knowledge not only about the snow Leopards but also various other wildlife of these particular region. It will be exciting thing to know about the natural habitats of the animals and their way of living in the wild. Such treks has always been helpful to the students of Zoology but also to all the animal lovers.
Dolpa: Shey Gompa, Vijer and Saldan
Our expedition travel- searching for the Ghost of the Mountains in Upper Dolpa (Shey-phuksundo National Park) and Annapurna circuit Trek (Annapurna Conservation Area)- with expert Wildlife Biologist Bikram Shrestha and explore hill-top monasteries and experience the traditional Buddhist culture
Our Responsible Travel award winning snow leopard tour is offering the chance to "track the elusive snow leopard on foot". The sole goal of this trek is to seek out the snow leopard, one of the planet's most elusive - and endangered - creatures. This trek is offering a few adventurous travelers a fascinating insight into upper Dolpa and Annapurna circuit, an area famous for snow leopard research, photography and filming. Marron Trek is one of the first Nepal operators to access the area, with a great success rate of sightings - the picture shown here was recently taken by the expert.
Our tours are led by expert Bikram Shrestha in snow leopard core habitat. Mr. Shrestha completed his M.Sc. in 2004 and then he has been actively involved in snow leopard research work in different mountain region of Nepal. Based in a comfortable, fully serviced campsite, this trip not only allows you the opportunity to track one of the world’s most elusive animals, but also to explore one of Nepal’s most beautiful regions. Our tours are designed to visit the picturesque Buddhist villages and monasteries. You will have the chance to meet the amazingly hardy mountain people in the region and will come to understand a little of the Buddhism they practice.
Whilst the snow leopard is the main focus of the tour, the region has a surprising array of fauna for such a seemingly wild and desolate landscape. Blue sheep or Nawar, the staple of snow leopard diet are found in large numbers, with wolves, wild yaks and even brown bears found in the remote valleys, whilst the brilliant blue skies are patrolled by golden eagle, bearded vultures and Himalayan Griffons who soar above the snow capped mountains.
Dolpo is the most remote and least developed region of Nepal. This region consists of the highest land of human inhabitation in the world which is situated between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Due to the inaccessibility of transportation, this area is still unexplored and untouched by outsiders. The entire region was permitted for the tourism while Mathesons stepped his footprint at this mystic land in 1989 for the exploration of The Snow Leopard and Snell grove.
Upon glancing through the geography, Dolpo has the largest national park and Conservation area of the nation. This national park has sustained an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard. It is also home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. The tough highlanders take their yaks onto the Tibetan Plateau for grazing and exchange barley for Tibetan rock salt.
We commence this wonderful adventure from Juphal Village encountering with interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron. The trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numala pass at 5,400m till we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park".
As our mission is to entrap the wildlife including Snow Leopard in your eyes, the trip highlights its habitant at Shey Gompa , Vijer and Saldan. Besides this, we won’t miss to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Phoksundo Lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjirowa Himalayan range, isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery.
The first time Oscar Award nominated movie from Nepal in foreign Language “The Caravan” or “The Himalayan” was also choreographed in this very land, which got a grand success in the world.
Please be noted the following conditions:
Our prime concern is to keep every effort to execute exactly the above stated itinerary taking in the mind of your Physical fitness whenever you book your holidays with Marron Treks
. But Marron Treks
has authorized its leader or guide to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is inevitable due to safety concerns. However, we are doing an adventure travel in remote mountain region the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. So, the unpredictable mountain weather, your health condition, other unexpected natural casualties, health condition of the members, unexpected natural disasters etc can affect too. We cannot guarantee unexpected natural disasters etc which can enforce us to change your itinerary. The leader or guide will try their best to implement their trip as per the plan, but you are requested to be flexible in those conditions which are beyond our control.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu .
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu .
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj .
Day 04: Fly to Juphal .
Day 05 to 31: In the days that we’ve not given the outline itinerary .
Day 32: Fly to Kathmandu .
Day 33: Free day in Kathmandu .
Day 34: Final departure .
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu .
Arrival day in Kathmandu. (1300m)
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu .
Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation.
Day 03 Fly to Nepalgunj .
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.Nepalgunj is the city established in the Banke District.
Day 04 Fly to Juphal .
Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal & trek to Dunai, 2-3 hrs.
Day 05 to 31- In the days that we’ve not given the outline itinerary .
In the days that we’ve not given the outline itinerary, we will be trekking in order to conduct our snow leopard tracking.
Day 32 Fly to Kathmandu .
Fly from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
Day 33 Free day in Kathmandu .
Leisure at Kathmandu.
Day 34 Final departure .
Departure from Kathmandu.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
NOTE: On adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
Please contact us for detail Package and price details.
While in Trekking route, you will be accomodate in tents at best Camp sites available. We will ensure you get the best service possible to keep your trek enjoyable.
During Snow Leopard Trek in Dolpo we arrange the best quality food for all trekkers. Basically we recommend you local community foods of Far Western Region
so that you could enjoy the culture, the way of living of local people and also promote the locally available resources of organic food
. Other than that many kind of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisine like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available in most of the places based upon your requirement.
Porter and Staff Care
We ensure that all the porters and other staffs going into high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipment. They are the backbones for the accomplishment of the trek.
The best season for Snow Leopard Trek in Dolpo is during
September to end of November and February to late June. click here
During Snow Leopard Trek the guides play a very active role. Marron Treks has experienced and helpful treking guides who make your trip enjoyable as well as successful. To make our visitors journey fruitful, the team of MarronTreks has got number of guides who have good knowledge about the culture, language, location and each and every little things of Far Western Region
which would help our trekkers to enjoy the full potential of the trail and communicate easily with the people along the trail.
Before starting your journey with MarronTreks it is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip save and hassle free.
Following are the cost details that have been provided to you for your convinience. If you want to get more, then please dont hesitate to contact us
Airport pick-up and drop service
Applicable Airfare as per the itinerary
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB basis as per itinerary
All transportation costs according to itinerary
Farewell dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
All trekking accommodation costs according to itinerary
Crew for camp treks: Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and necessary porters
Personal insurance for crew members
One assistant guide for groups of more than 4 pax
All applicable tourist fees and permits for the trekking, conservation fees, Special permit fees, TIMS fees and any other required permits or official documentation.
Entry fees and other expenses for sightseeing in Kathmandu
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch & dinner expenses arising before or after the trekking period
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Bar bills & beverage
Other personal expenses
Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above
Clothing and equipments Accessories for Tea House and Camping Treks
The equipments and clothing list below is for a relatively longer trek involving a cold high altitude destination in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
If you are doing a short trek to a relatively lower altitude you may not need all these. The list below is for a guideline alone, you may have your own check list as well. Duffle Bag and a good sleeping bag
will by provided by Marron Treks P.Ltd,
which you should return after completion of your trip. Please note that most of the trekking items are easily available for buying or renting in Nepal and you are suggested not to bring unnecessary items with you.
- Cap for sun protection during trek
- sunscreen lotion/sun balm
- T-shirts and long sleeved shirts
- fleece or thermal shirts for colder areas
- fleece jumper/sweaters
- Down jacket
- wind /water proof outer garment
For leg and hand
- Casual troussers for walking
- Water proof trouser
- Thermal legging for colder areas
- Hand gloves
Trekking Shoes For foot
- woolen and cotton socks
- Trainer or casual shoes
- Waterproof hiking boot
- Gaiter for rain and snow
- Day sack to carry personal goods
- Personal medicines and first aid kit
- water bottle and iodine tablets
- Torch (better head torch)
- Camera and extra batteries
- toiletries and towel
- Large handkerchief
- compass, binoculars, altimeters,
- Playing cards , books, guide book
For Peak climbing we suggest the following gears except above mentioned accessories.
Suggested Climbing Gear
- Climbing boots, Crampons.
- Ice axe, Harness.
- Rock pegs, Helmet (crash hat).
- Warm climbing trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts.
- Waterproof climbing jacket, Gaiters.
- Sun hat, Light cotton athletic socks and wool.
- Climbing socks, long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts.
- T-shirts, Wool long underwear.
- Down high altitude, Sleeping bag.
- Down jacket/ trousers/vest, climbing sunglasses.
- Sunscreen, Lip salve.
- Lightweight fleece, Fleece/wool for climbing.
- Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves.
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