Accommodation During the Search
I led a Mammoth Safaris expedition for a week to spot a snow leopard. The tents are small and of the “crawl in” design and are thus quite cramped, but provide much-needed shelter from the biting winds and gently falling snow. Any bigger and the loss of heat would be too significant. Comfortable mattresses and a welcoming hot water bottle make them a very pleasant place to retire to after a busy day of spotting and hiking. The encampment is a cluster of these tents, all pitched closely together – the closeness provides further communal protection against the elements. The facilities and ablutions, while very basic, are more than adequate for a fairly comfortable stay. Given the altitude, biting cold, and sometimes relentless snow, one shouldn’t expect to be comfortable all the time – there is an expected amount of discomfort to be endured to enjoy the privilege of glimpsing one of the rarest sights in the natural world amidst some of the most incredible scenery. For more information on how to book your Mammoth Safari to search for wilderness, adventure, and that elusive snow leopard, contact [email protected]mothsafaris.com and visit www.mammothsafaris.com for more information.