- 2 Fly Delhi to Leh.
Leh; visits to Shev and Thikshev.
Drive to Latho; trek to Zingchen, Hemis National Park.
Seaching in Snow Leopard country.
Return to Leh via Zingchen.
Fly Leh to Delhi.
Sightseeing in Delhi.
Fly Delhi to London
Many species of finches, robins, redstarts (like the Black Redstart) and the Hoopoe are common in summer. The Brown-headed Gull is seen in summer on the river Indus, and on some lakes of the Changthang. Resident water-birds include the Brahminy duck also known as the Ruddy Sheldrake, and the Bar-headed Goose (Ladakhi: ngangpa). The Black-necked Crane (trhung-trhung) is a rare species found scattered in the Tibetan plateau, and is also found nesting in summer in parts of Ladakh. Other birds include the Raven, Red-billed Chough (chungka), Tibetan Snowcock and Chukar (a partridge, srakpa) . The Lammergeier and the Golden Eagle are common raptors here. A list of the bird species recorded is as follows:
The ibex Bharal or "blue sheep Tibetan Urial sheep Tibetan Argali sheep are common and easly find in Ladakh region. Ladakh.
The Tibetan Antelope, is endangered animal also found in Ladakh.
The Tibetan Wild Ass is one animal that visitors can expect to see from the comfort of a vehicle, if they take a jeep tour on the Changthang.
About 200 Snow leopards, an endangered species, are believed to live in Ladakh
The Snow Leopard (Ladakhi: shan) once ranged throughout the Himalaya, Tibet, and as far as the Sayan mountains on the Mongolian-Russian border; and in elevation from 1800 m to 5400 m. They are extremely shy and hard to spot, and as such not well known. It is believed there are about 200 in Ladakh. Other cats in Ladakh are even rarer than the snow leopard: the Lynx (ee), numbering only a few individuals, and the Pallas's cat, which looks somewhat like a house cat. The Tibetan Wolf (shangku) is the greatest threat to the livestock of the Ladakhis and as such is the most persecuted. There are only about 300 wolves left in Ladakh. There are also a very few brown bears (drenmo / tret) in the Suru valley and the area around Dras. The red fox is common, and Tibetan Sand Fox has recently been discovered in this region (both: watse). Among smaller animals, marmots (Ladakhi: pheya) are common; you can even sometimes see them from the road, although they do not look very different from the marmots common to other mountainous areas of the world. There are also plenty of hares