Enthusiastic wildlife photographers are invited to join on this extraordinary ten-night photography holiday in the Himalayan regions of . Take in the dramatic landscapes as we track & photograph the wildlife of the Himalayas.


With the assistance of local guides & spotters, we hope to be able to capture images of the Blue Sheep, Golden Eagle, Lammergeier, Leopard, Red Fox, Siberian Ibex, Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolf, Wolf & more!

With the help & advice of , you should be able to capture fantastic wildlife images against the backdrop of the majestic snow-capped mountains.

will be available throughout the ten-night trip to provide assistance, advice, & guidance on improving your photography skills.

Where is the Ulley Valley?


The Ulley Valley in the Himalayan region of is considered a haven for photography. Located around 6,400 feet above sea level, the Ulley Valley is a lush, mountainous environment with large herds of magnificent wild animals. Its unique landscape, sheltered by the surrounding hills, offers photographers unparalleled opportunities to capture some of India's most impressive species, including the endangered snow , the rare Himalayan , wild yaks, & .

The valley also serves as a breeding ground for numerous species of birds, including the endangered Himalayan Monal pheasants, making Ulley Valley a top destination for wildlife photographers.

What wildlife lives in the Himalayan regions of India during winter?


The Himalayan region of India is a diverse & beautiful landscape, home to various wildlife species. During the winter, this region becomes even more varied, with multiple mammals, birds, & reptiles taking refuge in the area. During winter, the most common mammals living in the Himalayas include the Himalayan , goral, markhor, snow , wild yak, bharal, & Tibetan Argali. These animals are found in the high altitudes of the Himalayas, where the climate is much colder than in the lower parts of India.
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Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Indira Gandhi International Airport - transfer to Leh - overnight Leh
  • Day 2 - Visit Shey Palace & Monastery. Late afternoon visit to Shanti Stupa for sunset - overnight Leh
  • Day 3 - A second day in Leh visiting the local monuments - overnight Leh
  • Day 4 - transfer to Ulley Village visiting Likir monastery en-route - overnight Ulley
  • Day 5 - Searching for the wildlife of the Himalayas within the Ulley Valley - overnight Ulley
  • Day 6 - Searching for the wildlife of the Himalayas within the Ulley Valley - overnight Ulley
  • Day 7 - Searching for the wildlife of the Himalayas within the Ulley Valley - overnight Ulley
  • Day 8 - Searching for the wildlife of the Himalayas within the Ulley Valley - overnight Ulley
  • Day 9 - Searching for the wildlife of the Himalayas within the Ulley Valley - overnight Ulley
  • Day 10 - transfer to Leh - overnight Leh
  • Day 11 - transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Ladakh is a photographer's paradise & home to some of the world's most elusive & endangered species.
  • The star attraction of this tour is the majestic snow leopard, a big cat that is rarely seen in the wild but can be found in the high-altitude regions of Ladakh.
  • Additionally, the tour also offers the chance to spot other rare & exotic wildlife, including Tibetan wolves, ibex, & blue sheep.
  • With the assistance of expert guides & trackers, you should have the opportunity to track & photograph snow leopards in their natural habitat.
  • The base for the tour is the picturesque village of Ulley, which is located in a valley that is a prime snow leopard habitat.
  • Accommodation is in a comfortable, eco-friendly lodge that is located in a strategic position for wildlife viewing.
  • This tour also offers the opportunity to experience the unique culture & traditions of Ladakh, including visits to ancient monasteries & traditional villages.
  • Ladakh is a destination comprised of stunning landscapes, fascinating culture, & rare & exotic wildlife.
  • Stay for ten-nights on a full board, non-shared basis
  • Guided by David for NaturesLens
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Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas

What will we be capturing images of?

Please note that we cannot guarantee that any photography subject matter or specific behaviour will be present at any given location or time this is the nature of wildlife photography.

What Is Included & Excluded on the Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday?

If you have any questions about the following, please contact us prior to making a booking.

What Is IncludeD In The Cost Of This PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

What ExcludeD FROM THE COST OF THIS Wildlife PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

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Our Accommodation in the Ulley Valley in the Himalayas

Located in the heart of the Ladakh region, the Above & Beyond lodge, which provides the central accommodation for this trip, is surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. At the lodge, guests can enjoy comfortable bedrooms & a communal lounge area. Due to the altitude of the lodge, guests have previously been known to spot Tibetan wolves, Asiatic Ibex, Golden Eagles, Himalayan Griffon Vultures & many more right from the comfort of the lodge itself.

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Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

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Spend ten-nights exploring this remote region of India photographing the wildlife of the Himalayas

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday is a ten-night duration event, that costs £8249 & takes place in New Delhi in India, between the dates of 25th February - 7th March 2025. It is ideal for photographing wildlife of the Himalayas . This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 4, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday starts & ends at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Transfers are included between Indira Gandhi International Airport & New Delhi then onwards to Kibber.

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday requires a deposit of £1650 to secure a place.

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday is a ten-night duration event, that costs £8249 & takes place in New Delhi in India, between the dates of 25th February - 7th March 2025. It is ideal for photographing wildlife of the Himalayas . This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 3 participants & a maximum of 4, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday starts & ends at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Transfers are included between Indira Gandhi International Airport & New Delhi then onwards to Kibber.

The Snow Leopards & other wildlife of the Himalayas photography holiday requires a deposit of £1650 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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