Snow Leopard Lodge

Ladakh, India


A truly authentic homestay high in the Himalayas, Snow Leopard Lodge is in one of the optimal locations to glimpse a snow leopard. While on the search for these notoriously elusive creatures, you’ll see an array of other remarkable wildlife before returning to a cosy stay with delicious traditional food.

Key Features

  • Intimate two-bedroom guest lodge
  • Personal guide and tracking expert
  • Activities include wildlife tracking, hiking, historical, and cultural visits
  • Communal dining and lounge area in an authentic setting

Perched at the head of the Ulley Valley, Snow Leopard Lodge provides you with the rare and privileged opportunity to track this elusive creature. Situated at 13,000 feet, the lodge commands extensive views over the jagged snow-capped peaks. With your private guide's local expertise providing bespoke explorations, navigating this remote landscape where few others venture.


Return to the intimate homestay decorated with traditional technicoloured fabrics and ornaments and experience living with an authentic Ladakhi family sharing the large kitchen at the heart of their home. This low stone-built building is nestled amongst the towering mountains, offering you cosy warmth and the simple comforts craved at the end of a day’s excursion in the rugged landscape.


Discover the traditions and culture of the local Buddhist communities and visit monasteries formerly visited by the Dalai Lama that hug the stark hillsides. The vast barren landscape of the trans-Himalaya is home to many remarkable species (think herds of wild antelope and yak to brown bears, wolves and Himalayan foxes). Your hilltop vantage point gives you views of shore-footed ibex and Urial scrambling high on the sheer rocky outcrops, whilst bearded and Himalayan griffon vultures and golden eagles sore amongst the rugged skyline. Snow Leopard Lodge offers you a truly unique experience and an unpretentious way of life.

Why we love it

With fewer than 4000 Snow Leopards remaining in the wild, this is a truly unique chance to contribute to a continuing conservation project. This secluded landscape of the Ladakh region, translating to ‘the land of high peaks’, was the site of Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II, where his crew managed to record the first-ever footage of snow leopards mating in the wild.

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