Tracking “Snow Leopard”

the Snow Leopard of Nepal

Tracking “Snow Leopard”

per person

Snow Leopard is the Ghost of the Mountain

Also known as, “Ghost of the Mountain” Snow Leopard Panthera uncia, listed as a vulnerable C1, an almost endangered species, is a charismatic animal of the world. In Nepal, they inhabit alpine and subalpine regions of the country with rocky and mountain cliffs.

They are seriously threatened by poaching and habitat loss. Bringing more people to protect is the aim, we all should do, so that they can live naturally. Tourism, does have some impacts but can also help in awareness and education. Tourism is very important for livelihood of the local community of the area and can contribute in their conservation.  Snow Leopard also, truly deserve to be here along with human! Let’s go admire this beautiful being and spread the word to protect them, not just for present but for future generations to come (human and Snow Leopard).

The valley of Nar Phu is a haven for this, elusive Snow Leopard, where the density is 6 individual per 100 square km. The main wild prey, Blue Sheep’s density is 8 individual per square km. So far, this valley is known as, having the  highest density of Snow Leopard, in the country and hence the chance of encounter rate is 90%, that no other parts of the country has. (Source- Thapa et al.2012 and Weggi et al. 2012)

Why this trek!

It’s not just a normal trek, we are offering  with name tag, but truly a trip of lifetime to explore and track this, one of most liked and valued animal of our planet Earth. Among few countries in the world, Nepal is proud to have in our mountains. In Nepal, they are also found in Manang, Dolpo, Dolakha and Kanchanjunga area mainly in small numbers.

For this experience, we go to Nar Phu of Manang District, located on the side of classic Annapurna trails. The spectacular mountain views and beautiful sceneries with the Snow Leopard tracking trek, makes it a great journey of lifetime.

Benefit sharing with the local community- engaging and creating citizen scientist, income generation, support Snow Leopard Conservation Committee, Gompa (Monastery) Conservation, Mother’s Group and supporting local school

Duration: 21 Days, ex-Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Trip grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Mode of trip: Fully equipped (Tented accommodation/lodge on full board)

Leader: Kamal Thapa, Ecologist and PhD Scholar in Snow Leopard

Join Kamal Thapa with little cost during his survey trip in summer or winter. Here’s the date for this special short trip in this late summer 2020:

  • In 2021:  | 27 Sept- 06 Oct| 02 Oct – 11 Oct | 15 Oct- 24 Oct|
  • In 2022: | 30 Mar- 08 April | 02 May – 11 May| 27 Sept- 06 Oct| 02 Oct – 11 Oct | 15 Oct- 24 Oct|
  • In 2023: |12 June- 21 June |25 June-04 July| 17 Sept- 26 Sept| 02 Oct – 11 Oct | 15 Oct- 24 Oct| 27 Sept- 06 Oct| 02 Oct – 11 Oct | 15 Oct- 24 Oct|

Please check us out for the dates. For booking and more information, here’s our contact email as : [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket
Arrive Kathmandu
Meet in the airport upon your arrival and transfer to your hotel Trip orientation, followed by welcome dinner and overnight hotel
In Kathmandu
Day in Kathmandu for half day heritage sightseeing tour
Journey starts
Travel to Koto via Beshi Sahar by private bus and jeep, overnight lodge
Trek starts
Trek to Dharmasala Overnight camping  
Trek continues
Trek to Kyang and overnight camping
Day at Kyang
Day at Kyang for acclimatisation and snow leopard tracking. Overnight camp
Trek to Phu and overnight camp
Exploration day
Explore Gompa and village tour, overnight camp
Snow Leopard tracking
Start exploration and tracking Snow Leopard, overnight camping
Snow Leopard tracking
Continue exploration and tracking Snow Leopard, overnight camping
Snow Leopard tracking
Continue exploration and tracking Snow Leopard, overnight camping
Trek back to Kyang and track Snow Leopard
Trek to Nar Gompa, and overnight camping
Trek to Nar Village, overnight camping
Snow Leopard tracking
At Nar village  and continue Snow leopard tracking
Trek to Ngwal, overnight camping
Trek to Chame, overnight camping
Trek to Tal/Jagat, overnight camping
To Kathmandu
Travel back to Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu
Trip ends and departure to onward destination Please NOTE that the itinerary can be customised according to your time frame. The tour can also continue to the classic Annapurna Circuit trail and to Jomsom. Do ask or let us know!



Departures in 2021 and 2022:
07 Feb - 27 Feb and 17 April - 05 May | 11 Oct- 30 Oct and 07 Nov- 27 Nov
Cost US$5150/person on twin sharing basis
  • Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Half days guided heritage sightseeing tour
  • All meals including lunch, dinner, breakfast and cookies with hot drinks (tea/coffee)
  • All camping gears and kitchen utensils
  • Snow Leopard/wildlife expert leader
  • Staffs (Guide and support staffs, local wildlife tracker from the community)
  • Special permits, nature conservation fees and any community entrance fees
  • All private land transportation
  • Staffs insurance coverage
  • Govt tax
Cost Does not include
  • Anything that is not mentioned in included section
Note: For more information and trip booking contact this email or call