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TRACK SNOW LEOPARDS IN NEPAL WITH LEGENDS OF THE WILD
Industry: Adventure       

A new trekking adventure to help preserve one of the rarest animal species in the world

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - January 12th, 2016 -

TRACK SNOW LEOPARDS IN NEPAL WITH LEGENDS OF THE WILD

Combine trekking in spectacular mountain surroundings with the opportunity to actively contribute to the conservation of one of the rarest animal species in the world on a two-week expedition tracking snow leopards in Nepal, the newest adventure from Legends of the Wild.

The expedition will explore the upper Dolpo valley in Western Nepal, one of the highest inhabited territories in the world, steeped in pure Tibetan culture.  This is a rugged mountainous region offering a varied landscape of high passes, turquoise lakes, fortified villages and Buddhist monasteries.  It is home to blue sheep, wolves, and snow leopards, an endangered species considered a good indicator of the ecological health of the high altitude ecosystem.

Leading a small group of six to eight travellers will be Prabin Shreshta, a naturalist guide from Nepal’s Ministry of the Environment, who will be conducting research on the local snow leopard population by setting up camera traps to assess their habitat use and prey abundance in the Shey Phoksundo National Park.  Helping Prabin with his research, participants will be able to come close to these magnificent creatures and learn more about their habits and the dangers they face.

After flying to Juphal from Kathmandu, the group will embark on an exhilarating 10 day trek in the Himalayas, stopping at the stunning Phoksundo Lake before crossing the Saldang Pass (5,010 m.) to the area that has the greatest potential for snow leopard habitats.  Here they will stay for four days while they carry out the camera trap study, a transect survey and snow leopard prey assessment, before trekking back to Juphal via Shey Gumba.

The snow leopard expedition will take place in May/June 2016 (exact dates to be confirmed shortly), when the conditions will be optimal with the snow in the passes melted, clear skies and long days.  

While the trek is challenging and demands a good level of fitness and stamina, Legends of the Wild is fully committed to the safety and comfort of participants, providing porters, satellite communication devices, accommodation in tents using state of the art equipment, and tasty meals prepared in advance and cooked along the route.

Price starts from US$5,000 (£3,465) per person and includes all meals, guides and porters, domestic flights and accommodation (including two nights in a five star hotel, at the beginning and end of the expedition), but excludes international flights to Kathmandu.  Money will go towards funding the snow leopard conservation programme in Nepal.

Legends of the Wild is an American tour company that offers trekking expeditions in some of the most remote areas of the world, where participants can witness and participate in vital research projects aimed at the conservation of endangered animals.

For more information and reservations email info@legendsofthewild.com or go to www.legendsofthewild.com.  Legends of the Wild will also be at The Adventure Travel Show at Olympia in London on 23-24 January 2016.

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For further information and to discuss press trip opportunities please contact Cristina Cunchillos at Latina Marketing on 0207 7048485 or email cristina@latinamarketing.com.

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