Pallas's Cat in Hanle, Pallas's Cat expedition to Ladakh Hanle

Pallas's Cat / Manul Expedition to Wild Changthang

Leh; Indus River; Kharu; Upshi; Chumathang; Mahe bridge; Nyom; Loma Bend; Rongo; Lal Pahadi; Hanle; Buk shado; Astrophysics hill; Nunnery Hanle; Hanle Palace
Trip Duration:
7 Nights - 8 Days
Best Time:
Nov - March
4600 m
Pallas's Cat / Manul / Tibetan Sand Fox / Eurasian Eagle Owl / Tibetan Wolf / Himalayan Red Fox
Leh, Indus belt , Hanle, Anley, Nyoma, Loma, Rongo, Hanle basin
Hard - need good physical health to bear with server winter cold weather
Price Available on Request



Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus manul) or Manul called Ribilik / Tak Shan or Sukthung locally is one of the very rare small wild cats found in Ladakh, India. Of the three wild cats found in Ladakh, Manul is the smallest and most difficult to spot. Their numbers are unknown and no much data about their habitats and numbers are available. The other two wild cats of Ladakh are Eurasian Lynx (lynx lynx) and Snow Leopard (Uncia panthera).

Wildlife Photographers visit Ladakh, specially Hanley/ Hanle or Anley Basin Wildlife Reserve in eastern Ladakh to try their luck. Wildlife tourism in Ladakh is on the rise and very soon, Ladakh will be one of the hot destinations for wildlife of the himalayas like Tibetan Wolf/ Himalayan Wolf, Tibetan Sand Fox, Himalayan Red Fox, etc.  Ladakh, especially Hanley in eastern Ladakh / Changthang is becoming a great destination of Pallas's Cat photographers.

Besides Hanley, there are other hotspots where Pallas's Cats in Ladakh are also recorded and photographed. Serious Wildlife Photographers and Wildlife enthuisists visiting Ladakh can contact Ancient Tracks for Pallas's Cat Tour to Ladakh. Our Team of Widllife experts, naturalists, wildlife guides and spotters try their best to let you spot Manul / Pallas's Cat or in its habitat in Ladakh Himalaya.

Ancient Tracks is also engaged is wildlife conservation and founder Mr. Lobzang Visuddha is one of the founder members of Wildlife Conservation and Birds Club of Ladakh (WCBCL). He also co-authored the first book on Birds of Ladakh by Indian organizations and authors. He is also one of editor of JUNGWA magazine published by WCBCL, Leh.

Manul Photography Tour to Ladakh / Manul Expedition to Ladakh / Pallas's Cat Expedition to Changthang Ladakh can be a flexible program. Best time spot Manul in Ladakh is in the winter months. Pallas's Cat can also be spotted in summer months, but more days are needed to spot.

Ancient Tracks is also planning to conduct practical field trips into the wild habitats for "Signs and Tracks" study and volunteers can join us to conduct such field trips.

Depends on number of person joining this Expedition. Till 3 pers 01 SUV Car, 3+ guests 02 SUV cars. 

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Day01: Arrive at Leh Airport and transfer to Hotel at Leh. Full day at leisure to for acclimmitization. Evening easy walk to the Leh Main Market. Hotel, Leh

Day02: Around Leh - Birding around Indus Belt from Stakna to Spituk or Monastery Tour of Shey, Thiksay and Spituk and Leh Market. Hotel, Leh

Day03: Drive (270 km / 7 hrs ) to Hanle (4250 m / 14000 ft). The drive along the indus river in itself is a great experience. Lunch on the way at Nyoma, Block  HQ of Changthang region.

Day04 - 06 Wildlife Expedtition drive and walk around around Hanley basin for Pallas's Cat / Manul and other rare wildlife of there region, including a trip to KTT for Tibetan Gazelle (only 100 odd individuals in the region. 

Day07- Drive back to Leh. Hotel at Leh

Day08 Trasfer to Leh airport and flight back home.



Contact for details Itinerary and pricing for individual or group booking

WhatsApp # +91-9419862542


Special Permit / Ecology Fee 

Services of a Wildlife / Nature Guide with Spotting Scope and Binox

Transportation by SUV from airport to airport as per Itinerary

Accommodations (twine sharing)  Hotel at Leh and Homestay at Hanley

Travel Assistances


Air Tickets

Insurances of any sort

Single Suplement

Personal specific needs like Medicines, etc.

What is NOT mentioned in INCLUSIONS