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The spectacular landscape of the Ulley Valley is home to an array of Himalayan wildlife species, including the iconic snow leopard.

Other mammals to be seen in the area incude Siberian (Asiatic) ibex, bharal, urial, red fox and wolf. Amongst the bird highlights are chukor and Tibetan partridge, golden eagle, lammergeier, and red-billed chough. 

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: snow leopard, Siberian ibex, bharal, red fox, Tibetan partridge
  • Where: Ladakh, India

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Searching for Snow Leopards

Led by acclaimed wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt, this trip travels the remote Ulley Valley on a quest for snow leopards. Based in a comfortable homestay guesthouse, you will be accompanied by expert local trackers to maximise your chances of seeing and photographing this enigmatic mammal.

  • When to go: Feb-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Snow Leopard Homestay

In the heart of Ladakh lies this comfortable homestay, the ideal base for a snow leopard quest. The small guesthouse provides comfort at sub-zero temperatures, with the added experience of living with a Ladakhi family. With superb views across the valley, you may see ibex, bharal or even wolf.