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Brown Bear Photography Tour

Suitable for

Serious trekkers who want to experience extremely cold temperatures


Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.


Sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes

Price on Request

+5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Leh airport to Leh airport | included transport

Pick up and centrally heated room included

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8 Days



The Himalayan Brown Bear thrives exclusively in the Himalayas and stands as the sole subspecies of Brown Bear found in this region. Displaying an omnivorous diet, these bears retreat to hibernation dens during the winter months. Despite the Brown Bear species being categorized as "Least Concern" by the IUCN, this particular subspecies faces grave endangerment, with dwindling populations. Its status teeters on the edge of critical endangerment in the Hindu Kush, while in the Himalayas, it is considered endangered. Over time, the

Nepalese term "Dzu-Teh" has become intertwined with the legend of the Yeti, commonly known as the Abominable Snowman.


Consequently, confusion and misidentification have arisen between the Himalayan Brown Bear and the elusive Yeti. In 2017, a DNA analysis conducted on a mummified animal believed to represent a Yeti revealed it to be a Himalayan Brown Bear. Embark on an extraordinary journey with WWE's expedition team to the breathtaking Drass Valley, nestled amidst the rugged peaks of the Himalayas, where we will unveil one of the region's most imperilled and magnificent creatures—the Himalayan Brown Bear. This species is

renowned for its size and scarcity. While these bears traditionally hibernate for a brief period during winter, the fortunate can witness their splendour throughout most of the year.


While our main expedition focus centers around the Himalayan Brown Bear, the region offers abundant opportunities to spot the Tibetan Wolf, Red Fox, Long Tail Marmot, Asiatic Ibex, and diverse mammal species. Additionally, the area serves as a haven for bird enthusiasts, with its rich variety of warblers, finches, and raptors. Join us in Drass, Western Ladakh, renowned as the second coldest inhabited place on Earth, for a rare opportunity to encounter the Himalayan Brown Bears. This location in India is widely regarded as the ultimate destination for observing the grandest mammals of the Himalayas—the DzuTeh. Our team of dedicated wildlife enthusiasts tirelessly operates within the region year-round, utilizing advanced scanning technology and camera traps to track and document the Brown Bears' movements and behaviors. During our expedition, we will

find accommodations at a comfortable Lodge or Homestay in Drass.


  • Embark on an early morning flight from Delhi to Leh, where the first day will primarily involve hotel check-in and acclimatization to the local weather. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

  • To ensure your well-being and adapt to the high altitude, it is crucial to spend the day acclimatizing at the hotel with minimal physical exertion. Your body will undergo physiological adjustments, and maintaining proper hydration and rest is essential to prevent illness and fully enjoy your time in Ladakh.

  • It is advisable to continue resting on this day. Alternatively, you can explore local attractions such as shopping or visit monasteries like Shey and Thikse.

  • Indulge in an early morning breakfast at around 7 AM. Departure for our onward journey to Drass via Nimu, Lamayuru, Kagil at 7:30 AM. The journey spans approximately 6-7 hours, with a lunch break en route. Upon arrival, check-in at the designated accommodation in Drass. Our proactive local team, including experienced spotters, will be ready to guide us to prime locations in the evening for optimal chances of spotting the Himalayan Brown Bear. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner at the lodge/homestay.

  • Commence the day at 6:30 AM as we embark on our quest for the elusive Himalayan Brown Bear. Our journey will take us to the Mushkoo valley or other strategically chosen locations based on real-time bear and wildlife movement. Depending on our plan, breakfast and lunch arrangements can be made at the sighting locations, ensuring convenience and flexibility throughout the day.

  • The routine for the following days will be similar to the previous day. We will commence early in the morning, around 6:30 AM, for our Brown Bear sightings, accompanied by our experienced team. Depending on our schedule, we may carry packed breakfast and/or lunch or return to our lodge/homestay for a brief respite. Additionally, during one of these days, we will have the opportunity to visit the Kargil War Memorial in the afternoon, a significant site honoring the Indian Army. Another highlight will be a visit to Manman, offering landscape photography enthusiasts a breathtaking bird's-eye view of Drass, including a clear sight of the renowned Tiger Hill. Conclude each day with a delightful dinner at the lodge/homestay.

  • Following our morning scanning and Brown Bear sightings, we will enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on our return journey to Leh. Along the way, we will make stops to admire any wildlife sightings we encounter. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to visit the renowned Lamayuru monastery during our return trip. Lunch will be arranged during the journey. In the evening, we will reach our hotel in Leh, where a satisfying dinner awaits.

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Cancellation Terms

25% advance (Non Refundable), to be deposited at the time of the booking confirmation.
50% within 7 days from the date of the start of the Tour.
100% within 48 hours from date of starting Tour.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay, on account of flight cancellation, ill health, road blockages, uncalled-for-incidences/natural calamities and or any factors beyond control.


Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport by Altitude Adventure's representative & traditional welcome at the Hotel/Guesthouse.
Transportation as per the programme.
All camping arrangements with all meals, crew, ponies for luggage.
Return to the airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by non-ac Vehicle as per the program.
Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas.
Currently applicable taxes and service charges.
Any future taxes / services / costs levied will be charged extra.


Airfare to and from Leh.
Travel insurance.
Any kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
 Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the tour as per the Itinerary.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head "Price Includes".


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