Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains are home to snow leopards, the scimitar-horned ibex, and the world’s largest wild sheep, the Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon poli), first described by the famous explorer of Central Asia. This tour is specially designed for our guests who want to sight the Ghost of the Hills at close quarters. Our trained guides will start to track these animals two months before our departure. his will enable our guests to click pictures from the day of arrival. The the hunting lodge where we would be staying is much more comfortable than the tents used at Kiber and Spiti.
Best Time to visit
Mid-winter months from January to March
Day 01 (Feb 15th, 2020) :
Airport pick-up and direct transfer to Zhigar hunting camp. The drive is very smooth and lasts 5 hours. Four 4x4 cars will be organized, 3 passengers per car. The first day usually consists of driving and adjusting to the host destination and will include hiking on nearby trails. Local guides will take our clients in small groups to an easy hike where they will collect camera traps. In the evening we will all together watch pictures from the camera traps to make sure in which valleys snow leopard is wondering around. This will give us great ideas where we should be heading out in search snow leopard in following days.
Day 02-05 (Feb 16th-19th):
Following 4 days we will track snow leopard!
Day 06 (Feb 20th):
Transfer to Dushanbe and guests will be dropped off at their hotels. A small tour of Dushanbe will be organized before going out for dinner.
Day 07 (Feb 21st):
Our guides will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport. We will make sure each client goes through check process before we leave you at the airport.
ACCOMMODATION AT THE ZIGHAR HUNTING LODGE
We have two hunting lodges in Zighar Conservancy, which offers modest accommodation for toursit. We have both single bedrooms and shared bedrooms in our both lodges.
Options:Central Asia cousin offers a variety of foods: meat, rice-based dishes, different bbq and vegetarian options too. Here in our hunting lodge, we try to a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Usually, we ask also what are the preferences of our guests and try to accommodate their wishes with our offers. It would be great to know ahead what options our guests prefer meat or vegetarian!
ACCOMMODATION IN DUSHANBE
We try to book some of the excellent hotels in Dushanbe for our guests. You can see below some pictures of the hotels available to our guests, which we reserve. We look forward welcoming you in Dushanbe!
only 12 seats offered for this tour, write to email@example.com to book.
PER PERSON COST: $ 2400 per person all-inclusive except visa and flights costs.
(Additional 9% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).
Pench National Park is situated in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the National park from north to south dividing the park into almost equal western and eastern halves- the well forested areas of Seoni and Chhindwara districts respectively.It was declared a sanctuary in 1977 but raised to the status of National park in 1983. Later it was established as Tiger Reserve area in 1992. Park is famous for water rafting, only national park. In year 2011 park won the Best Management Award.
Summer (April to july): 35^C to 45^C Winter (November to March): 12^C to 25^C.
Best Time to visit
February to June & October to February.
As per Itinerary
Arrive at Nagpur on or before 9 AM. Our vehicles would be ready to pick you up and then drive to Pench. Check into the resort by 12 noon. Lunch is served at 1 PM. At 2.30, head to jungle to enjoy your first drive into the Pench wildlife sanctuary. After safari, we would have a ice breaker session with our Mentor. Dinner and rest at the resort. Most of the pench resorts are well maintained are tourists friendly.
Wake up early morning. Tea is served at a common place. Proceed to the morning drive into the jungle.Early mornings are pleasant and there are chances to get the glimpse of the Royal Bengal. Summers does get hot in Central India, so there one needs to carry Sun screen lotion and neck covers to protect from the Sun. Return to the resort after the morning drive for breakfast. We would have a small session by our Mentor on wildlife photography before lunch. After lunch, proceed to the afternoon safari. This evening, we would have a review of your pictures. Dinner and rest at the resort.
Wake up early as usual and after tea, proceed to the jungle safari. This being the last safari of the tour, one should concentrate to make the best use of it and make memorable pictures. After breakfast, check out and proceed to Nagpur to catch your respective flight back home.
PER PERSON COST: INR 24,999 /- onwards.
(Additional 5% of the tour cost would be charged as GST).