Ladakh, North­ern In­dia

Action Asia - - NEPAL -

Ladakh has the high­est den­sity of snow leop­ards in the world. Still the prob­a­bil­ity of a sight­ing is small – be pre­pared to sit for hours in bit­ter cold. Snow leop­ard coun­try is west of Leh. Here most peo­ple use a home­s­tay or pitch a tent. Re­cently, a sim­ple lodge for sa­faris has opened, lo­cated in an area with many sight­ings. The eas­i­est time to travel is in late sum­mer be­fore the tem­per­a­tures drop. But there is a slightly bet­ter chance of sight­ings in the win­ter when the snows force the leop­ards to move lower to stay on the trail of their prey. All the best ar­eas for spot­ting the leop­ard are highly reg­u­lated and per­mits are lim­ited.

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