Pallas Cat Hanle

Destinations: Hanle, Leh
Trip Duration: 7 Nights - 8 Days
Best Time: April to October
Altitude: 14500 ft
Highlights: Pallas Cat, Lxyn
Villages: Chumathang, Hanle, Leh
Grade: Easy
Passes: Khardungla pass
Price From: Price Available On Request

Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus manul)  Ribilik local nameis found in eastern Ladakh between 3000-4800m. This  cat appears in a compact body structure, low limbs, short rounded & widely patted ear set low on the sides of the broad head. The color of the body is silver grey. The fur on its under parts & tail is comparatively  longer than that on the rest of the body. Pallas's cat feed on the small mammals like pika and rodents. It also feed on birds sometime and the male is slightly heavier than female. The cat attains sexual maturity after a year. The weights between 3-4 Kg & Recorded longevity is up to 10-11 years

We organize Pallas's cat trip in Ladakh and it is always a special trip of wildlife to spot  the Pallas's cat , the most elusive cat in Ladakh region,  Full moon night  could be  very good time to spot Pallas's  Cat as  most of the time; this cat movement and activities in the night time. We have spotted this cat very recently during the sun rise period while  the Pallas's cat basking at the sun  .Kindly check our itinerary for spotting Pallas's Cat in Ladakh.

 

 
 

     
     
     
   

Itinerary

Day 01 :Delhi to Leh

Receive you at the Leh airport and transfer to accommodation and rest/ Free day.

Day  02 : Lower Indus tours (Confluence-Likir Monastery-Alchi Temple-Lamayuru-Leh) 130Kms drive/4Hrs

After breakfast drive to one of the most beautiful sights along the Indus river. You will be following the river Indus and come to see the confluence of Indus & Zanskar rivers at Nimoo village. You will stop for pictures and stretching legs and then drive further to visit to Likir monastery, landscape and huge image of Future Buddha “Maitreya” can be seen outside, apart from a nice monastic school for novices and then visit to different shrines. Enjoy a cup of black tea with this little novices and see their activities at this school. Later on visit to Alchi, the most ancient site, more than 1000years old fresco painting, huge images with fresco on it, Alchi is also referred as the “Ajanta of North India. You are driving on the National Highway one NH1 (Leh-Srinagar via Kargil Highway). Drive back to Leh in the late afternoon. Overnight at Gueshouse at choglamsar. Leh

Day 03 :  Leh to Hanle 4500m/14764 ft & 254 Kms/5 Hrs drive.

After breakfast drive to Hanele in Changthang region of ladakh is one of the most beautiful enchanting, calm place in Ladakh. Hanle has a ancient monastery with old Castle offering some great aerial views of the whole area, The views from the top of the monastery is breathtaking and Hanle village house an Indian Astronomical Observatory;  which is the world’s highest observatory in the world at a staggering height of 4500 Mtrs/14764 ft. The Hanle Observatory is operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru and currently the second highest optical observatory in the world, with an installed telescope of about 2.01 meters (6.5 feet) diameter. Overnight stay at Homestays.

Day 04: Day at Hanle

Day 05 : Day at Hanle

Day 06: Day at Hanle

Day 07 : Day at Hanle/ Return back to Leh

Day 08: Fly back. End of the Pallas's Cat trip-Ladakh-Himalayas!

 

Inclusion

INCLUDSIVE OF THE COST :

1.   Airport assistance at Leh

2.  Guesthouse on Twin sharing with breakfast and dinner.

3.  Transportation with fuel and driver

4.  Protected Area Permit & wildlife permit with Environment and other related fees and monuments fees

5. Local English to Hanle

 

 

Exclusion

THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:

Airfare/airport taxes

Any kind of extra meals other than mentioned in the itinerary/Drinks

Kind of personal expenses, Any Kind of loss/misplaced/theft of  personal belonging

Any kind of cost which is not mentioned at “the cost includes” Head.

Cost incidental of any changes in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, Due to ill health, road block and any factor beyond our control.

Tip to guide, driver and hotelier staff.

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