Snow leopard trek takes you to the remote area of Dolpo which is located in the western region of Nepal. In 1973 a travel writer, Peter Matthiessen published the book ‘The Snow Leopard’ after traveling to one of the remotest and least accessible districts of Dolpa. This snow leopard trek in Nepal is based on the writer's experience of getting to see the snow leopard in Nepal.
Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia), a giant cat native to the mountainous part of South Asia is a very rare species of a leopard that is on the verge of extinction and listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
These leopards are mostly found in the Himalayan region of central Asia and protected in 8 conservation areas: Annapurna Conservation area, Shey Phuksundo National Park, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, Manaslu Conservation Area, Makalu Barun National Park, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Sagarmatha National Park,and Langtang National Park.
Dolpo, which is located in western Nepal, provides an opportunity to travel the ancient village Dho Tarap, where people practice centuries-old traditions and customs, trail meander around the woods of pine, oak and juniper which homes the endangered animals like Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep and snow leopard.
Snow leopard trek in Nepal takes you to the place of far behind reach of modern facilities and development, Dolpo. 'Dolpa' which is geographically largest and remotest district in Nepal that lies in mid-western Nepal. It consists of unexploited and the diversity of flora and fauna.
Before, the entry to the upper region of this district was restricted for foreigners but it has changed now. You can get an special permit to explore the nature. The snow leopard is the endangered big cat found in Himalayan region. It is considered as the most dangerous and aggressive animal but instead it is very shy in nature.
Furthermore, snow leopard trek in Nepal is designed to fulfill the desire to observe snow leopard in its natural habitat. Through this trek, you will get to know more about the importance of this endangered animal for the ecosystem and the need for its conservation.
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5221 m/ 17129.3ft
Trek based on the book ‘The Snow Leopard’ takes you to the remotest part of Nepal, Dolpo, towards the altitude of 2500 to 5190m. Snow Leopard is a very rare and beautiful species which you can see exclusively in Dolpa.