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Asian Adventures

B-9, Sector-27

Noida 201301 (UP)

India

Ph: +91 120 4222797, +91 9266519519

Email: info@asianadventures.in

Website: www.asianadventures.in; www.asianadventures.co.in

Big Cats of India

Snow Leopard in Ladakh, Tiger in Corbett National Park; Asiatic Lion and common Leopard in Gir NP
33 nights and 34 days
Best season: mid March-mid May


Day 01: Delhi-Leh
Meals: lunch, dinner
Fly Delhi-Leh in the morning. You will be met and transferred to the hotel. Day to acclimatize. Overnight stay.

Day 02: Leh
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Another day to acclimatize. One can visit Shey marshes for birds. Overnight stay.

Day 03: Leh-Zingchan
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Afternoon drive to Zingchan (3 hours). This is the entry point to Rumbak Valley - the home to Snow Leopard. Overnight stay in a camp.

Day 04: Zingchan-Rumbak
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Morning trek to Rumbak (3-4 hours). Rest of the day explore the area with the guide. Overnight stay in a fully serviced camp.

Day 05-19: Rumbak Valley
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Explore various areas on foot with your guide to look for Snow Leopard. Overnight stay in a fully serviced camp.

Day 20: Rumbak-Zingchan-Leh
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Trek back to Zingchan in the morning. The vehicle will take you back to Leh. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 21: Leh-Delhi-Corbett National Park
Meals: breakfast on flight, dinner
Fly back to Delhi in the morning. You will be met and transferred to Corbett National Park (6 hours). Overnight stay in Tiger Camp.

Day 22: Corbett National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Morning and afternoon safaris in a 4WD for tiger-tracking and animal viewing. Overnight stay in Tiger Camp.

Day 23: Corbett National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Morning elephant ride for tiger tracking. After lunch, drive onward for Dhangarhi gate for entry to Dhikala tourism zone. Visit the Interpretation Centre. Jeep safari through the stately dense Sal jungle and the wildlife adventure of Corbett begins. Jeep Safari by the lower jungle track along the Ramganga River accompanied by an expert guide.

A great opportunity for viewing wildlife, especially the tiger in its natural habitat. Cross the river at Gethia Rao Bridge for the Kanda Range, where Jim Corbett shot the famous Kanda man-eater. Arrive at the main tourist complex, Dhikala - check in. Relax in the serene, lingering quietness of the park and capture the panoramic expanse on your camera. Visit one of the best wildlife libraries of India. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 24 & 25: Corbett National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Morning elephant safari through the open chaurs (grasslands) and dense forests by an unconventional route. This is the best mode of transport for wildlife viewing. Return at 0900 hr. for breakfast and then again drive by jeep to the scenic lake area - wait a while for a chance to sight the marsh crocodile basking in the sun. Visit the Jhirnajhali area for viewing the famous gavial - fish eating crocodile.

Lunch and rest. Option of spending the afternoon on a watchtower overlooking a water hole. Jeep safari on a track along the periphery of the core area. An exciting drive through the unforgettable, sylvan beauty of the Khinanauli range offers wildlife viewing in plenty and a chance sighting of the elusive tiger. Return to the to tourist complex. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 26: Corbett National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Morning safari in the grasslands to look for the tiger. Drive to Tiger Camp after lunch. The drive is a safari in itself. Arrive at Tiger Camp for dinner.

Day 27: Corbett National Park-Delhi
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Morning safari in Bijrani Range Forest for tiger tracking. Afternoon drive to Delhi (6 hours). Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 28: Delhi-Gir National Park
Meals: breakfast in flight, lunch en route & dinner
Fly to Ahmedabad in the morning. You will be met and transferred to Gir National Park (6 hours). Overnight stay in Gir Birding Lodge.

Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1412 sq km tract of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub, evergreen and semi-evergreen flora and grasslands, fed by rivers and streams. Among the many water-bodies in the reserve is the Kamleshwar Dam, known for its birdlife and for its large crocodile population.

This reserve is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and is also known for its leopard population. Other mammals of Gir are sambar (India's largest deer), chital (spotted deer), chousingha (the world's only four-horned antelope), nilgai (bluebull antelope), chinkara (Indian gazelle), wild boar, langur, jackal, jungle cat, rusty-spotted cat, striped hyena and black-naped hare.

Day 29, 30, 31, 32, 33: Gir National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning & afternoon safari into the park for lion tracking and animal viewing. Overnight stay in Gir Birding Lodge.

Day 34: Gir National Park-Ahmedabad-Delhi
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Drive in the morning from Gir NP to Ahmedabad (6 hours) to fly to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi in the evening. Tour Ends.

Please let us know the number of people travelling on this tour and we will send you the total cost. We also specialize in customizing the tour. Should you need any changes we would be happy to modify the itinerary.

The tour may include arrangements such as accommodation, travel, meals, permit, guides, activities etc. or services as required by the client.

How to book

The booking of this itinerary is with Asian Adventures,
Asian Adventures
B-9, Sector-27
Noida 201301 (UP)
India
Ph: +91 120 4222797, +91 9266519519
Email: Info@asianadventures.in

To confirm your booking please send a 25% deposit by wire transfer to Standard Chartered Bank, Account No 52805001839 which is in the name of "Asian Adventures", using Swift Code "SCBLINBBDEL". Branch address: M-1 NDSE Part I, New Delhi-110049. India. Or you can send a cheque payable to Asian Adventures B-9, Sector-27 Noida 201301 (UP) , India

Cancellation charges are 30 days before arrival date 25%, 21 days before arrival date 50%, 15 days before arrival date 90%, 7 days before arrival date 100% of the total itinerary cost.

Remaining balance to reach Asian Adventures at least 30 days before tour commencement by wire transfer (to bank account stated above) or by sending a cheque made payable to Asian Adventures to the above address. Alternatively you can pay the balance in cash upon arrival.


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