Venture by 4x4, horseback and on foot to track and spot one of the planet’s most elusive and beautiful animals: the snow leopard. On our specially tailored 10-day expedition, you’ll work with local park rangers to travel between remote camp locations in Sarychat Reserve. There are more snow leopards per square mile in Sarychat than anywhere else in the world, so the chances of seeing a snow leopard are excellent. Aside from snow leopards, there's an extremely high chance of seeing wolves, bears, argalies, ibex, vultures and golden eagles. You'll meet conservation champions from organisations to individuals who have dedicated their lives to protecting the species.
Be warned, this tour is not for the faint hearted. You'll need to be physically fit and robust enough to tackle one of the most extreme environments in the world. You'll be well looked after by our expert team, but be prepared for high altitudes, journeying on horseback over tough terrain and some dicey temperatures. We promise you it'll be an adventure of a lifetime.
Arrive in Bishkek - you'll meet everyone on the expedition and get briefed on the journey ahead. We’ll conduct kit checks and safety briefs.
You'll travel 500km into the park to Ak-Shirak, a small isolated village at the foothills of the park. You'll experience Kyrgyz hospitality at its best and stay overnight.
Snow leopard spotting begins. You'll be taken by 4x4 to a valley frequented by snow leopards and other wildlife. You'll learn about snow leopard behaviour, how to use spotting scopes effectively and how we'll be working as a team to track and spot them.
You'll travel further into the park by 4x4 and to our expedition base camp. There are no roads from this point so you’ll be travelling by horseback and on foot to surrounding valleys and ridges. You'll be working in teams with rangers to track, spot and identify wildlife.
We have several locations you may visit depending on the time of year, weather and previous sightings. Some of our locations are extremely remote and there’s a good chance you’ll spot other wildlife like wolves, argali, ibex and golden eagles.
After an epic adventure, you'll help to pack up camp before returning to Bishkek for onward travel.
New dates coming for 2023 soon.
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