Tracking “Snow Leopard”

the Snow Leopard of Nepal

Tracking “Snow Leopard”

per person

Tracking Snow Leopard in the Mountain

Also known as, “Ghost of the Mountain” Snow Leopard Panthera uncia, is listed as a vulnerable cat. In Nepal, they inhabit alpine and subalpine regions of the country with rocky and mountain cliffs.

For this experience, we go to Nar Phu of Manang District, located on the north-east of popular Classic Annapurna trail. This trail is unique and restricted, hence the trail is not very crowded and has the essence of ancient lifestyle and culture. At the same time you will not miss the spectacular mountain views, high pass and beautiful sceneries. This trekking experience with the Snow Leopard tracking, makes it a great journey of lifetime.


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 Dolpo, Dolakha and Kanchanjunga area mainly in small numbers.

Snow Leopards area seriously threatened by poaching and their 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).

Tracking Snow Leopard! 

In Nepal, among many locations, the Nar Phu valley in Manang, is the haven for this elusive and charismatic Himalayan cat. The density of Snow Leopard, 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)


 21 Days, ex-Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Trip grade

Moderate to Strenuous

Mode of trip

Fully equipped (Tented accommodation/lodge on full board)

Trip Leader


Join us. Here’s the date for this special short trip based in Narphu, however, shorter version of this trip also available and customizable

In 2024/2025:

  • | 15 April- 05 May|, | 17 Sept- 07 Oct |, |17 Oct – 07 Nov |
  • |12 Feb – 26 Feb|, |20 Feb – 05 March|, |10 Mar-24 Mar|

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 Kathmandu airport upon your arrival and transfer to your hotel Trip orientation, followed by welcome dinner and overnight hotel
Day in Kathmandu
Day in Kathmandu for half day familiarization and heritage sightseeing tour with an expert
Travel by jeep
Travel to Koto via Beshi Sahar by private bus and jeep, overnight lodge
Trek starts
Trek to Meta Overnight lodge/camping  
Trek continues
Trek to Kyang Overnight lodge/ camping
Exploration and acclimatization day
Day at Kyang for acclimatization and snow leopard tracking. Overnight lodge/camp
Continue Trek
Trek to Phu and overnight lodge/camp
Exploration and tracking day
Tracking Snow Leopard in the first half of the day and visit and explore the ancient Monastery Gompa and village Overnight lodge/camp
Snow Leopard tracking
Start exploration and tracking Snow Leopard, overnight camping
Snow Leopard tracking
Continue exploration and tracking Snow Leopard Overnight lodge/ camping
Snow Leopard tracking
Continue exploration and tracking Snow Leopard Overnight lodge/camping
Trekking starts again
Trek back to Kyang and continue to Nar Gompa (monastery) Overnight at Monastery lodge/Camp
Trek to Nar Village Overnight lodge/camping
Acclimatization and exploration day
Day at Nar to explore and acclimatization before the Kangla pass
Kang-la and Ngawal
A big day, another highlight of the trek- Kang La pass (5320m) and down to Ngawal Overnight lodge/camping
Continue short trek  Manang Overnight lodge
Exploration day
Day at Manang exploring and tracking the snow leopard Overnight lodge
Exploration day
Day at Manang exploring and tracking the snow leopard Overnight lodge
To Besi Sahar
Travel by jeep to Besi Sahar
Travel back to Kathmandu
Trip ends and departure to onward destination Please NOTE that the itinerary can be customized 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 2023 and 2024:
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 day's 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