Snow Leopard Watching Tour

We are excited to announce you an adventurous mammal watching tour whilst visiting some spectacular landscapes of Mongolia, one of the very few true wilderness areas of the world.

Formerly this species was placed in the genus Uncia but it is now assigned to Panthera according to genetic analysis. It is most closely related to the tiger Panthera tigris, having diverged over two million years ago. The Snow leopard I assessed as Vulnerable because the global population is estimated to number more than 2500but fewer than 10000 mature individuals, and there is an estimated and projected decline of at least 10% over 22.62 years (3 generations). The range of the snow leopard extends from the Himalaya in the south, across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the mountains of Central Asia to the mountains of southern Siberia in the north. Although Snow Leopards may occur in relatively flat or rolling areas, within their habitat, they favor steep, rugged and broken terrain and rocky outcrops. Mountain ridges, cliff edges, and well-defined drainage lines serve as common travel routes and sites for the deposition of signs, including scrapes, cat, and cent marks.  

However, our time strong focus on trying to see snow leopard, we also possible to watch their free species argali sheep (Ovis ammon), Siberian ibex (Siberian ibex) and other species such as goitered or black-tailed gazelle (Gazella ubgutturosa), saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) and Altai snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus).  

 

Tour Detail

Thursday 14th – Monday 25th February 2019 (Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar) Full

Wednesday 13th- Friday 22th March 2019 (Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar) Full

Friday 21th -Sunday 30th June 2019 (Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar) Still Place

Monday 26th, August -Thursday 5th September 2019 (Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar) Full

Tursday 17th- Friday 27th September 2019 (Ulaanbaatar to Ulaanbaatar) Still Place

Minimum Number required for trip to run: 5 people
Maximum Group Size: 10 people

Key mammals: Siberian marmot, Argali sheep, Ibex, saiga antelope, goitered or black-tailed gazelle and etc.

Key birds: Altai snowcock, black vulture, bearded vulture, Henderson’s ground jay, Pallas’s sandgrouse

Trackers will search for the elusive snow leopard so that you can, fingers crossed, get that perfect shot! Whilst they do, you’ll be led by photographer to the best photo-spots in the area so that you can capture the magical scenery forever.

Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia- Hotel.) 

Day 02: Flight to Mongol Altai in early morning. After 3 hours flight, we will drive to camp site (Mongolian ger camp).  

Day 3-9. Searching for snow leopard with binoculars or telescope in mountain (lunch pack or go back for lunch)

Day 10. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

We will have a team of drivers, cooks and assistants in a convey of a Toyota Land Cruiser so 3-4 people in a car. We will camp in traditional ger camp and there are camp shower and loo for men and woman. If you have special preference for food, please tell us.

You will be in ger camp during the field trip. If you want order this trip or ask more, please contact us!