Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Snow Leopard Expedition Day 3

Flew at 9am to Leh and what a spectacular flight. On arrival we met our local guide Ganesh and went to the Lotus Hotel, which turned out to be a very nice, cosy hotel. We talked about the tour programme and decided on having 7 nights in Hemis National Park and 2 nights at Tso Kar. Must admit i'm disappointed to find out we haven't been able to arrange a professional Leopard tracker like everybody else gets - apparently there are none available, despite us being the only group going there right now! So that doesn't bode well!!!! Anyway, whilst talking in the garden a Mountain Chiffchaff appeared in the flower bed next to us – LIFER! 

A typical house in Leh

We then had a nice siesta after lunch before taking a walk around the town. It’s important to rest upon arrival here as its 3500m and you need to acclimatise by taking it easy, but we had itchy feet! We didn’t see much really apart from Masked Wagtail (very common here), Cinereous Tit, Common Magpie etc.

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