The Snow Leopard Trekking Expedition
Tracing the elusive Snow Leopard through the mountaineous trails of Leh-Ladakh is among the most memorable adventures that mustn’t be missed by a true travel connoisseur.
Travelling is the one thing that brings peace to my being – I ensure that we are on a vacation with family and friends at least a couple of times every year. Sometimes it is extremely important to take a step back from daily routine to think of where one is headed. There is no better place to do this than to be in the embrace of nature. This time around, I am thrilled to tell you that I checked off one of the greatest adventures on my list. During the beginning of March, I embarked on one of the most exciting adventures of my life, trekking in Leh Ladakh. In my company were Voygr Expedition and some dear friends from Entrepreneurs' Organisation. We took up the challenge of the snow leopard expedition, keen to spot one. Despite them being territorial and shy, and the area being home to only nine of them, we were hopeful and determined.
Travelling is an activity that requires immense energy but somehow, this journey seemed to be one that relaxed my soul. In fact, for all my co-travellers, it was a welcome break from the chaos and monotony of our daily lives. While travelling together, we realised how much we had in common, just as a result of our love and appreciation for exploring the unexplored. The trip had beautiful views, wonderful paths and, of course, a sighting of the elusive snow leopard – but more than that, travelling is something that rejuvenates my body and mind. The sheer quiet, distance and isolation from everything we know is refreshing. The thought of a group of people, from different walks of life, coming together to be immersed in nature and the wild, is beautiful to me. In the beginning, I didn't know what signing up for this trip would entail, I did not think about how extreme the trip would be. My only motivation was that I wanted to push myself to do something new. This adventure seemed perfect for it, and, of course, the possibility of sighting the snow leopard was extremely exciting for me. My journey looked a little like this: