Best Time: May-July
We will visit Leh, Rumbak Valley, Puga, Tso Moriri & Tso Kar. This tour is meant for birders who are in good physical health and can walk in high altitude area. The treks and walks are moderate in nature. The bird species are special trans-Himalayan species while a lot of them are Palearctic.
Species: One can expect common rosefinch, Hume’s lesser white-throat, blue rock thrush, Eurasian hobby, common coot, booted eagle, blue throat, common tern, Hume’s short-toed lark, plain mountain finch, rock bunting, citrine and grey wagtail etc. Afternoon visit to Trisul Lake for red-crested pochard, northern pintail, common teal, tufted duck, little grebe, garganey, Tibetan snowfinch, Eurasian crag martin, northern house martin, lammergeier, white wagtail, fire-fronted serin, plain mountain finch, blue sheep etc.
One can visit monasteries of Ladakh, opt for high altitude trekking; snow leopard tour can be organized.
Stay: Hotel Pangong in Leh, Tented Camp at Rumbak Valley, Puga and Tso Kar. Nights: 10-12 days.
Recommended duration of the above trip 10-12 days
This tour may be combined with birding in Spiti, Kinnaur and Seraj Valley