In pursuit of the most elusive experience of your life
You have a certain taste for the extraordinary. You stand apart, you push through, you see beyond. That’s why you’re reading this, and that’s why you’ll be joining Amos on the most exhilarating adventure you can imagine—to trek across one of the world’s last truly wild places in search of an animal nobody you know has ever seen: the magnificently elusive snow leopard.
There are some 3,500 snow leopards left on the planet. They are spread out across the most remote areas of Central Asia, where they persist, but just barely, hunting ibex, marmots, deer, hare, and wild sheep. They are shy and solitary, the least aggressive of the big cats. Which is why it takes a highly aggressive human to go searching for them (cue Amos, and you). On this trip, which isn’t without luxury but mostly is, you’ll have to be fit enough to climb in high altitudes, grounded enough to endure extremes of cold and effort, and patient enough to stalk a phantom. As many like to say, but we will demonstrate—when seeking the snow leopard, the journey really is the reward.
At Big Animals Expeditions, we usually do things at sea level (actually, just below). On this trip, however, we head the other way. About 15,000 feet worth, into the Himalayan provinces of northern India, where Tibetans and Indians mix on the venerable trading routes of antiquity, and where Amos will show you how to get more pure artistry out of your camera than you thought possible. Here, the world you know falls away, waiting for your return and the stories and images you’ll bring back. All of which will be dramatic, spectacular, and life-changing; one of which may hold the rarest big cat there is.