Snow Leopard Photo Tour

Snow Leopard Photo Tour

Mongolia is home to the second largest population of elusive Snow Leopards on earth. Snow Leopard watching/photography tour is attracting many wildlife enthusiasts to Mongolia due to higher chances to find/photograph them at much lower altitudes (2,200-3,000m) compared to the other countries. Our Snow Leopard Photography Tours are scheduled at the dates when chances are the highest. 


Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and visit Hustai National Park to see  Przewalski's Horse and Mongolian Gazelle. 

Day 2-11. We will fly to western Mongolia and spend over a week in search of the elusive Snow Leopard in the majestic Altai Mountains. On the plain areas, we will look for endangered Saiga Antelopes.

Day 12. City tour and visit a Mongolian History Museum. 



Tour Leader: Purevsuren Tsolmonjav (Puje), one of the leading wildlife guides in Mongolia. Purevsuren was born and raised in the foothills of the majestic Altai Mountains in western Mongolia. He has been fascinated and intrigued by nature and the wonderful wildlife of the Altai Mountains since childhood. This had led him to pursue a university degree in biology and become a successful professional in his field. Purevsuren has been working on various wildlife research and conservation projects, and leading wildlife tours since 2006. He has authored and co-authored a number of research papers and recently published a Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia (in Mongolian). He will lead most of the tours.

Vehicle: Toyota Land Cruisers (4WD), there will be some long drives on paved and dirt roads to reach the destinations. We consider that the comfort of our clients is very important so that 3 passengers will sit in each car.  

Accommodation: In Ulaanbaatar we will stay in a modern hotel. Away from there we will stay in yurt camp (called as ger in Mongolia).

C​​limate: Generally, It will be cold during the tours in February and November (-20°C ~ 0°C) and a bit warmer in March and October (-10°C~ +5°C). Snow storm can be expected at almost any time. 

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Tour dates 2023

15 - 26 October ( 3 spaces available )
02 - 13 November ( full )

Tour dates 2024

15 - 26 February ( spaces available )
02 - 13 March ( full ) 

26 March - 06 April ( spaces available )
16 - 27 April ( spaces available )

13 - 24 October ( 2 spaces available )
02 - 13 November ( spaces available )

Tour Price: $4,200 per person

Single Supplement: $500

Deposit: $600

Group size: 3-5 persons

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Key species:

  • Snow Leopard
  • Saiga Antelope
  • Siberian Ibex
  • Przewalski's Horse
  • Mongolian Gazelle
  • Argali Sheep

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