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Snow Leopard Photo Safari
Snow leopard range covers 2 million square kilometers; China contains as much as 60% of snow leopard habitat. The cats have already disappeared from some areas where they formerly lived, such as certain parts of Mongolia.

Much of the snow leopard's habitat is located along international borders, some of them disputed between two countries. To some degree, this situation protects the cats because sensitive border areas are often closed to all public access, making them almost de-facto protected areas. But it also adds to the difficulty of studying snow leopards and establishing their current status and distribution.

Snow leopards are usually found between 3,000 and 5,400 meters above sea level. The environment at this elevation is harsh and forbidding. The climate is cold and dry; the mountain slopes sparsely vegetated with grasses and small shrubs.

Snow leopards prefer steep, broken terrain of cliffs, rocky outcrops, and ravines. This type of habitat provides good cover and clear views to help them sneak up on their prey.

Each individual snow leopard inhabits a defined home range. However, these home ranges overlap and snow leopards do not defend them the way more aggressively territorial species do. Home range sizes vary greatly. It is thought that in Nepal and other areas where prey is abundant, cats inhabit home ranges as small as 30-65 square kilometers. In areas where there is less prey, such as Mongolia, snow leopards need more land in order to survive and their home ranges may be over 1,000 square kilometers in area.

As they move about their home ranges, the cats often travel along ridgelines and cliff bases, and choose bedding sites near cliffs or ridges with good views over the surrounding terrain.

Radio collar studies of snow leopards in the wild indicate that they usually stay in one area for several days and then move to another part of their home range--usually to another valley, where they might find another herd of potential prey. They can cover long distances in a single night, and in Mongolia they have even been docum-ented to cross over 25 miles of open desert between mountain slopes.

The Astor Markhor, Blue Sheep, Wolf and Bakbeyoro
The habitat of these animals is in the Gilgit, Skardu and Astor regions of Northern Pakistan in the valleys which branch off from the River Indus. In comparison with the Kashmir, their horns curves are wider. Like the Kashmir, the Astor is in the flare horned Markhor category. It is possible to hunt the Himalayan Ibex and the Markhor in combination.

Total duration:08 days -Trek duration -05 days
Style of Trip:Organize camping with full board meals
Maximum Altitude:2500 4200 meter
Comments:High altitude trek with average hike of 4-5 hours Breathe taking scenery, beautiful and uninterrupted view of Nanga Parbat
Recondition:Previous trekking experience will be helpful. We do Not recommend this tour to people with chronic Problems Like Epilepsy, heart disease

Day One: Islamabad -Gilgit
Early morning fly to Gilgit by PK 605, on arrival at Gilgit airport transfer to Jeep and drive to Ramghat Bunji, stop at Partabpul where one can see the three highest mountain Ranges The Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush meet, after short stop continue drive to Ramghat via Bunji, on arrival Ramghat Dass transfer to camps, afternoon fix your cameras sleeping bag and all hiking accessories, evening enjoy the Himalayan hospitality BBQ dinner and over night in luxury camps.
Day two: Ramghat- Neelidar
After breakfast we will start our 4 hour hike to Neeli dar, afternoon arrive at campsite, lunch at campsite .Evening the guide will take you to a place where you will be able to see Markhor coming to water spring, evening enjoy the most beautiful sun set on Silver saddle Nanga Parbat (World Biggest mountain in Size) Puring peak Rakaposhi, Haramosh Bargind and Dufana peak. Dinner and overnight at camps
Day Three: Neelidar - Akalo tamo Day excursion
Early morning just after you will se the silver lining on Nanga Parbat while valley is still in Dark, according Rab Makeny (National Geographic magazine) this is one of the most beautiful sun rises in the Himalayas. After breakfast hike to Akalo tamo , it's 5 hour hike explore the area ,take pictures and then trek back to campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day Four Neelidar- Micikhand
Hike to Misikhan for a day evening return to Neelidar for Dinner and overnight.
Day Five Neelidar - Ramghat Gilgit
After trek back to Ramghat, the jeeps will be waiting for, drive to Gilgit, on arrival transfer to Gilgit Serena for dinner and overnight.
Day Seven Gilgit- Islamabad
After breakfast drive to airport for flight to Islamabad.

You can count on our patient, friendly experienced local shina speaking guides to provide personal instruction and ensure your comfort, safety and with local knowledge of terrain and area.

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