Advertising: Snow Leopards in India’s Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary
You might remember Simon Steiner’s report last week – Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, 2020 – with its superb pictures of Snow Leopards and other mammals in the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.
Simon’s guide Tanzin Dorje will run more Snow Leopard trips next year and details of a sample 10 night itinerary are here largely based out of a homestay in the village of Chicham.
The Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, in India’s Himalayas, is 3,600–6,800 m above sea level and winter is extremely cold, temperature can go as low as -30° Celsius.
Its a great spot to see Snow Leopards. The BBC documentary ”Big Cats”, the Netflix series “Animals” and other movies were filmed in the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.
Beside the big cat it has many more animals to spot like the Ibex, Bluesheep, Red Fox or even a Wolf. Also, many birds like the Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, Himalayan vulture and Snow Cocks live there. During the winter months the possibility to spot Snow Leopards is much better because their prey leaves for lower altitudes and the predator follows it. Tracks in the snow also helps to find the very well camouflages Snow Leopard.
As you can see from Simon’s report he has only good things to say about Tanzin’s operation. Many thanks to Simon for generously supporting his guide with the cost of this advert.