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Jennifer Nandi

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Jennifer Nandi has been a Naturalist, trekker and guide with extensive field experience in Ornithology for the past three decades. Her main work has been to conduct Nature Workshops Nationwide with the Public Schools of India that include field work with audio-visual aids on Natural History Subjects.

An exceptional guide is the first essential component of a successful snow leopard holiday and in Jennifer Nandi, Steppes Travel is confident we have found just that. In conjunction with her local tracker, Jennifer has an intimate knowledge of the Ulley Valley and the movements of its snow leopard inhabitants. While a comprehensive understanding of snow leopard behaviour is critical, a good relationship with the local community is equally important. Local shepherds and farmers will know where snow leopards have been most recently spotted and so Jennifer and Tchewang Norbu (chief tracker) have developed a strong bond with the community of Ulley, taking full advantage of hundreds of local pairs of eyes and ears on the ground.

Snow Leopard, Ulley, India
Ulley, India

India – On the Trail of Snow Leopards

As one of the only animals that have eluded Sir David Attenborough, snow leopards are highly endangered and only found in the mountainous areas of Central and Southern Asia. Our snow leopard group tour works with the Snow Leopard Conservancy Trust India in Ladakh and is accompanied by its team of expert trackers. Spend four full days exploring the Ulley Valley searching for ‘The Ghost of the Himalaya’.

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