Himalayan Snow Leopard

Regi Popelier
If there is one place on Earth where we can see the strength and fragility of raw nature, it must be here in the Himamalya. A mysterious cat reigns in this vast mountain range. Covert, powerful, legendary, and threatened. It’s the Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia). They call her the gray ghost. Expeditions lasting up to 17 days are organized from the end of December to the end of March. During this period, the animals descend to lower places in search of prey that feed on the scarce grass they find there. During this period it is a little easier to see the snow leopard. In 2017 I took part in this expedition together with an Indian friend. Kibber is a village in Spite Valley at an altitude of 4,270 meters. The trip to this hidden gem takes three days through the rugged Himalayas. It is one of the most breathtaking and difficult terrains in the world and therefore not without danger. Crumbling boulders, snow, avalanches and chasms are part of this rather bizarre ride.
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