Kashmir & Ladakh Tour

Code: # 520
15 Days

Description

Kashmir and Rajasthan are two regions in India with rich histories and fascinating people and cultures. They are also great birding destinations for those wanting to increase their life list. This tour takes you to some of the best wildlife sites of Rajasthan and Kashmir, each with something
unique to offer. Our tour starts in Delhi, the capital of India. From here we move to the royal city of Jaipur, where we will proceed for jeep safaris in the nearby Jhalana Safari Park to look for Leopards and birds. From Jaipur and Jhalana, we move to the city of Ajmer and the Sonkhaliya grasslands, one of the best places to spot an endangered beauty: Lesser Florican. The grasslands are also home to other dry-habitat species such as Rock Bush and Rain Quails, and Painted Francolin, to name a few. After exploring Rajasthan, we move via Delhi to the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir, namely the areas around Srinagar, Dachigam, Gulmarg, and Sonmarg. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay in a traditional Kashmiri houseboat while you explore the area for your targets. These areas are home to a wide variety of bird species, such as Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Blue Whistling Thrush, White-capped Redstart, and many more. From Kashmir, we move even higher to the region of Ladakh, also in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ladakh lies in the rain shadow of Himalayas on the Tibetan Plateau, more than 300m above sea level. As you wander into Leh, the capital of Ladakh, expect to see some of the unique species here like Eurasian Magpie. Along the stream in winter look for Solitary Snipe and White-throated Dipper.
Other birds found in this region are Red-billed Chough, Robin and Brown Accentors, and Red-fronted Serin.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi
DEPARTURE TIME
INCLUDED
All accommodation on double / twin sharing basis Dedicated private vehicle for the entire tour
Birding in Delhi, Jaipur, Sonkhalia, Kashmir and Ladakh 01 Jeep safari at Jhalana Leopard Sanctuary
Asian Adventures birding guide the entire trip All permits and entry fees at Jhalana Safari required
Delhi – Srinagar flight tickets Leh – Delhi flight tickets
All Applicable Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Any kind of Insurance / Travel Insurance, Any kind of Camera Fees..
Personal expenses viz: Laundry, internet, phone calls, and gratitude.
Anything not mentioned in inclusion.

Highlights

  • Birding
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Jungle Safari
  • Leopard Sighting
  • Landscapes of Leh and Ladakh
  • Photography
  • Local Cuisine
  • Quaint Accommodation

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: Delhi to Jaipur
Day 03: Jaipur to Ajmer to Sonkahlia to Ajmer
Day 04: Ajmer to Sonkahlia to Ajmer
Day 05: Ajmer to Delhi to Srinagar
Day 06: Srinagar
Day 07: Srinagar
Day 08: Srinagar
Day 09: Srinagar to Kargil
Day 10: Kargil to Leh
Day 11: Leh to Tso Kar
Day 12: Tso Kar
Day 13: Tso Kar
Day 14: Tso Kar to Leh
Day 15: Leh to Delhi

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