High in the Himalayas of India lives one of the most mysterious and elusive big cats, the snow leopard. Also known as the gray ghost, they are found at about 10,000 feet above sea level and upward to 18,300 feet when crossing high passes. It is said that only about 4,000 people have seen snow leopards in the wild! Safari Professionals is excited to begin offering group, private, and photo workshop conservation safaris in search of the gray ghost.
Snow leopards share their range with pastoral communities who also require healthy rangelands to sustain their livestock and livelihoods. Due to lack of monitoring of their livestock, poorly constructed nighttime pens, favorable stalking cover, and insufficient wild prey, livestock can comprise a large percentage of a snow leopard’s diet, causing human wildlife conflict. In order to protect snow leopards, we work with local communities by employing local spotters and staying at local lodges, creating an economic value for the snow leopards while educating the communities on the importance of conserving these cats.
Join Safari Professionals on this unique opportunity to experience the culture of the Himalayas and search for the snow leopard!