Transfer to Uley (4050m)
Today post breakfast, we drive west on the road to Kargil and Srinagar, generally following the Indus River. We will pass through the small town of Nimmu – one of the most important in Ladakh, where the Zanskar river meets the Indus. After a little over an hour you head north on a road marked to Likir – one of Ladakh’s famous Buddhist monasteries. This is all Snow Leopard country. The landscape here is even bigger, more expansive and open, until you turn off onto a dirt road, winding up a narrow valley, following a stream called the Uley Chhu.
Uley village, west of Leh is an area that is only recently being developed for Snow Leopard watching. Settle in on arrival and acclimatize to the higher altitude of Uley. We will be based here over 04 nights and the advantage of Uley is that it is relatively free of tourism and the chaos that has enveloped the first Snow Leopard destination – Rumbak.