Ladakh lies along the Tibetan Plateau, a region like no other in India. Not only is the landscape a contrast to the rest of India, but so is the wildlife. This six nights and seven days tour focuses upon exploring the enchanting landscape and unique birdlife of Ladakh. The journey will kickstart in Leh followed by two nights stay in Tso Kar and one night stay in Tso Morari. During the trip, you will come across some many endangered and endemic species of Ladakh including Black-necked crane, Tibetan Snowcock, Ibisbill, and Chukar. Led by a team of a knowledgeable guide and ground handler we will make sure you are laden with a great photo album and left with lasting experiences.
Arrive at Leh. You will be met by an Asian Adventures representative. Transfer to the hotel. The hotel environs will showcase many common birds such as House Sparrow, Western Yellow Wagtail, Tickell's Leaf Warbler, Sulphur-bellied Warbler, Common Chiffchaff, Mountain Chiffchaff, Barn Swallow, Wire-tailed Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Common House Martin, Black Redstart, Large-billed Crow, and some raptors.
Today, your guide will take you for a birdwatching session around Leh. We will have ample opportunities for birding, as well as visiting some sites around Leh. You will return to the hotel with a lovely photo album.
Key Species: Water Rail, Corn Crake, Spotted Crake, Baillon's Crake, White-breasted Waterhen, Eurasian Bittern, Little Bittern, Solitary Snipe, Upland Buzzard, Pine Bunting and Reed Bunting.
Today proceed to Tso Kar (153 km / 4 hr.). Reach Tso Kar. Check in into the Hotel. Later, go for birdwatching. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay.
Key Species: Plateau Pika, Ladakh Pika, Woolly Hare, Little Owl, Red-necked Phalarope, Himalayan Snowcock, Tibetan Snowcock, Black-necked Crane, Ibisbill, Brandt's Mountain Finch, Great Rosefinch
Full day birdwatching at Tso Kar area.
Key species: Blue Sheep, Tibetan Gazelle, Kiang, Eurasian Magpie, Ground Tit, Eversmann's Redstart, White-crowned Penduline Tit, Horned Lark, Red-throated Pipit.
Today proceed to Tso Moriri (88 km / 3.5 hr.) for bird watching and photography. Return to Tso Kar in the evening.
Key species: Bar-headed Goose, Greylag Goose, Red-crested Pochard, Northern Pintail, Little Gull, Upland Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Saker Falcon, Eurasian Bittern, Lesser Grey Shrike, Western Jackdaw, Common Rock Thrush, White-throated Dipper, Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Eversmann's Redstart
Today proceed to Leh (153 km / 4 hr.). We shall be stopping en route for bird watching and photography. The landscape is breathtaking as your cross high mountain passes.
Key species: Chukar Partridge, Alpine Chough, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Little Owl, Black-necked Crane.
Today proceed to Leh Airport for your connecting flight back home. Tour Ends.
- Accommodation for 03 Nights in Leh Accommodation for 03 Nights in Tso Kar
- Meals as per itinerary Dedicated transportation for 07 Days
- Asian Adventures guide for the entire tour All applicable taxes
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