In Search of the Snow Leopard

In Search of the Snow Leopard

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In Search of the Snow Leopard

14 Days Starting and ending in Delhi

Visiting:

Delhi

,

Himalayas

,

Leh

,

Ladakh

,

Shey

,

Thiksay monastry

,

Stakna

,

Rumbak

,

Yurutse

,

Hemis National Park

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Moderate

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TGL

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

16 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
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$4007 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

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Tour Overview

Snow leopards are one of the world's most elusive mammals but in winter they descend from the high Himalaya in search of food. Inhabiting some of the most remote and mountainous regions of Central Asia, the mission to see this enigmatic cat is really more of a pilgrimage. Other rare high altitude wildlife and isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities only add to this quest's allure. The itinerary varies slightly by departure date to fit in the different festivals. 18 February & 6 March 2022 departures (Flight inclusive) led by Valerie Parkinson

Highlights

  • Visit ancient monasteries and attend a colourful monastic festival with masked dancers

  • Wonderful winter walking in mountainous Ladakh - when it is cut off from the rest of the world

  • Chance to see the rare and elusive Snow leopard

  • Enjoy a homestay night and traditional meal with a friendly Ladakhi family

  • Look out for Blue sheep, wolves, lammergeyers, Red fox, Himalayan Griffin Vultures and Golden Eagles

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Delhi.
Location:

  Delhi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


The group flight will arrive into Delhi in the morning and we will transfer
to our hotel. Those who have made their own flight arrangements will join us
at the hotel during the day. You are free today to explore Delhi or rest
after your flight; rooms may not be available until noon but it is often
earlier than this. There is usually a welcome briefing in the hotel lobby
this evening.
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 2 : Fly across the Himalaya to Leh (3500m).
Location:

  Himalayas, Leh


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Usually we have a very early start today for the flight to Leh. We may have
to leave the hotel at around 2am and drive to the airport for the very early
morning but highly spectacular flight over the Himalaya to Leh. Incredibly
beautiful in winter we fly over the huge expanse of snow-capped peaks.
Landing in Leh the temperature will drop dramatically and we will need our
down jackets at the airport. If the weather is good and the flight goes on
time we should be in Leh for breakfast. The rest of the day is free to relax
and acclimatise to the altitude (3,500m). In the morning we rest and catch up
on some sleep and in the afternoon there will be a gentle orientation walk of
Leh and its bazaars.
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 3 : Full day at a monastic festival.
Location:

  Ladakh


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Once a year every monastery in Ladakh has a festival where the monks dress in
elaborate brocade and silk costumes and re-enact century old stories of the
Tibetan Buddhist religion. People come from all over Ladakh to the festivals
and these are a great social as well as religious occasion.  We are still
waiting for advice from monasteries on festival dates for 2021

The whole day will be spent at the festival and in the evening we return to
our hotel in Leh. 

*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 4 : Visit Shey, Thikse and Stakna Monasteries.
Location:

  Shey, Thiksay monastry, Stakna


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we visit some of the most important monasteries in the Indus Valley.
First we drive just over half an hour to Shey, once the residence of the
Ladakhi royal family. Below the old palace ruins is a small temple containing
a two-storey gilded statue of Buddha. From Shey we walk across the fields to
Tikse, spotting for birds en route. Set on a hill it is one of the most
impressive gompas in Ladakh, It has several temples, one of which contains a
superb statue of the Future Buddha. We then drive on to Stakna, a small but
friendly monastery perched atop a huge rock. In the late afternoon we return
to Leh.
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 5 :  Drive to Jinchen;  trek to Rumbak Sumdo (3800m)
Location:

  Rumbak


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we leave Leh and we drive across the Indus towards Jinchen. We follow
the road past Phe to the entrance of the impressive Rumbak Gorge. We leave
the cars near a bridge and our trail takes us up into the narrow gorge and we
start our search for evidence of Snow leopard and Blue Sheep. We camp tonight
at our base camp at Rumbak Sumdo (3,800m)

*Full-service Camping*

icon Day 6 - 10 : Five days wildlife spotting  in and around the Rumbak, Yurutse, Husing and Tarbuns Valleys in the Hemis National Park searching for Snow leopards and other mammals and birds.
Location:

  Yurutse, Hemis National Park


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The next five days will usually be spent in and around the Rumbak, Yurutse,
Husing and Tarbuns Valleys in the Hemis National Park. There will be no fixed
itinerary and our days will be decided on by our expert wildlife guides -
this is to maximise the chances of seeing a Snow leopard. Our days will be
spent searching for Snow leopard and other animals which inhabit this area.
The extreme cold of winter forces the Snow leopard and other animals down
from the high altitudes they normally inhabit. Ladakh is situated at an
altitude range of 3,300m - 6,000m and hosts an incredible amount of wildlife.
It is full of endangered species including Snow leopard, Tibetan Ibex, Bharal
(Blue Sheep), Wolf, Red Fox, Ladakhi Urial and Lynx. We usually spend most of
the time at our base camp at Rumbak Sumdo, and day walks will take us into
the Rumbak Valley and further towards Yurutse and the Ganda La. We can also
explore the Husing and Tarbuns Valleys, all well-known haunts of the Snow
leopard. In 2018 the group had five good sightings of Snow leopards in this
area and in 2019 the group saw 2 Snow Leopards together from the camp at
Rumbak Sumdo. A good pair of binoculars is recommended to scan the slopes in
and around camp. We have experienced wildlife spotters (1 per 5 clients), who
will carry spotting scopes, which they will set up at camp and on ridges on
the day walks. They will also go out in the early mornings and late evenings
to search for evidence of any animal movement.
Overnight we will use a mixture of camping and home stays. Five nights will
be spent camping. We will have a full trekking crew with us including guides,
assistant guides, cook, kitchen assistants and porters. At our base camp we
have two person tents with foam mattress, dining tent with tables and chairs,
solar lights and gas heaters. There are local long drop toilet facilities. At
night hot water bottles are provided. You just need to carry your daypack
whilst out spotting. Lunch and hot drinks will be brought to us by our camp
crew. If you have a heavy camera bag it is possible to hire a private porter
to carry this for you. One night will be spent in Rumbak village, where we
will stay in a Ladakhi home stays. These are basic but comfortable local
houses. The bedrooms have thick mattresses and you can take your sleeping bag
from the camp. The dining room and bedrooms have small wood burning stoves.
The houses have a local long drop toilet. Food at the home stay will be
traditional local food and you will get chance to interact with the villagers
in their day to day life.

Our guides will be in touch with other guides and if Snow leopards have been
spotted in other areas of Ladakh we will need to be flexible and move the
camp.

*Full-service Camping*

icon Day 11 : Return to Leh.
Location:

  Leh


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we trek back to Jinchen, where we will meet our transport and drive
back to the relative comforts of our hotel in Leh.

*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 12 : Fly to Delhi.
Location:

  Delhi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


An early start for the flight back to Delhi. The rest of the day is free in
Delhi for individual shopping or sightseeing.
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 13 : Free day in Delhi for individual sightseeing.
Location:

  Delhi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


A free day in Delhi in case of any delays in the flight from Leh. If we fly
to Delhi on schedule then today is free for individual sightseeing. You may
want to visit Old Delhi with the magnificent Red Fort and Jami Masjid.
Humayun's Tomb (a forerunner to the Taj Mahal) is worth a visit. In New Delhi
there is India Gate and Parliament House to see; and of course Delhi has a
wealth of interesting shops and markets.  An optional day trip to Agra to
see the Taj Mahal can be arranged by your leader who will provide details and
prices. (not available on Fridays as the Taj Mahal is closed)
*Standard Hotel*

icon Day 14 : End Delhi.
Location:

  Delhi


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The tour ends after breakfast today. Those travelling on the group flights
will be transferred to the airport for the daytime flight back to London. The
group flights depart around lunchtime and will arrive in the UK the same day.
**

What's Included

  • Specialist wildlife guide

  • All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners

  • All transport and listed activities

  • All accommodation 

  • Arrival and departure transfers

  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

  • Tour leader throughout

  • Meals

    9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners.

What's Not Included

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • Visas or vaccinations

  • Travel insurance

Food

All breakfasts are included and in Ladakh all food is included. In Leh the food will be a mix of Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and Continental. On trek we provide a full breakfast including porridge, cereals, eggs and toast and a choice of hot drinks. Lunch will be a packed hot lunch consisting of rice and chapattis, vegetables, tuna and cheese, which will be carried for us. Dinners will be mostly pasta, rice or potato based and a mixture of Indian, Continental and Chinese style. In the afternoon hot drinks and biscuits are served and in the daytime our camp staff will bring us hot drinks whilst we are out spotting.

Accommodation

In Delhi we use a good standard hotel, which has en suite air-conditioned rooms. In Leh the hotel is simple but all rooms have en suite bathrooms. Please note that in Ladakh in winter the water pipes in the hotel may be frozen and water (hot and cold) is usually provided by bucket. Electricity in Leh can also be temperamental, although many hotels now have back-up generators and lanterns and candles are provided in case of power cuts. The trek itself is on a full-service camping basis, meaning that our camp staff will erect and dismantle the tents for you, cook, and do all of the camp chores for you. You need only carry your day pack. We use two-person tents which have enough room inside for your kitbags. We also have a dining tent complete with table and folding chairs, and at least one toilet tent (usually two) for use during the evenings. No running water is available whilst camping. The camp staff will collect stream water or melt snow to provide bowls of warm water (to wash with). We spend one night in a traditional Ladakhi house. The house will be basic and you may well be sleeping in a sleeping bag on a mattress on the floor. There will be a basic local toilet and dining room. If you require a single room whilst in Delhi and Leh and a single tent whilst camping there is a supplement, From £400 payable at the time of booking. Please note that single rooms will not be available in the homestay.

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Arrival and departure transfers

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

16+ age people can go on this tour.

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

16+ age people can go on

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

How long has the tour company been trading?

Exodus has been trading since 1974

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews

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IN SEARCH OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

My overall rating would have been a 5 'starrer', if we had seen a snow leopard. However, despite recent signs (pug marks, scrape areas and scats) all round our camp, ....more

My overall rating would have been a 5 'starrer', if we had seen a snow leopard.

However, despite recent signs (pug marks, scrape areas and scats) all round our camp, we did not see one of these secretive cats.

Anyway I had a great time.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

This was a trip into a remote area in the winter to search for what we all thought was unattainable. We expected cold,  camping at altitude and rough walking. We ....more

This was a trip into a remote area in the winter to search for what we all thought was unattainable.

We expected cold,  camping at altitude and rough walking.

We got all of that but we did not expect hot water bottles every night!! less....


IN SEARCH OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

I'd wanted to go in search of snow leopards and experience a major Tibetan Buddhist festival since reading Peter Mathiesen's The Snow Leopard while in Lhasa in 1984. This trip ....more

I'd wanted to go in search of snow leopards and experience a major Tibetan Buddhist festival since reading Peter Mathiesen's The Snow Leopard while in Lhasa in 1984.

This trip exceeded my expectations in every way! less....


IN SEARCH OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

A memorable winter holiday, superbly organised and led.  We went for the winter walking, the Buddhist monasteries, Leh out of season and of course the snow leopards, but even had ....more

A memorable winter holiday, superbly organised and led.

 We went for the winter walking, the Buddhist monasteries, Leh out of season and of course the snow leopards, but even had we seen none of the latter this holiday would have been a delight.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

A very rewarding trip to one of the more remote parts of the Himalaya, with great scenery, a great crew, and overall a great experience!

A very rewarding trip to one of the more remote parts of the Himalaya, with great scenery, a great crew, and overall a great experience!


6 Snow Leopards, two Oracles and a Woolly Rabbit!

Ladakh is a beautiful region of Northern India. Add to that the friendly welcome and the variety of wildlife and culture and you have a destination that it would be ....more

Ladakh is a beautiful region of Northern India.

Add to that the friendly welcome and the variety of wildlife and culture and you have a destination that it would be hard to find fault with.

This was my second visit and this time I was there to see Snow Leopards.

Except, of course, they're so rare that the chances of spotting just one would be very low.

And indeed spotting just one was impossible - I saw a total of 6 during the 10 days I was there, including relatively close sighting of a mating pair on our first day in the mountains, a mother and her two cubs and a solitary Snow Leopard rolling in the dust to hide its scent before hunting.

Our group as a whole saw 12.

This amazing tally was due largely to the experience, skill and dedication of the spotting team and our leader, Valerie, who between them took us to the right places at the right time and found the well camouflaged big cats where we may have only seen a buff coloured rock.

And let's not forget the Blue Sheep, Lammageier Vultures, Bearded Griffon, Golden Eagles, Woolly Rabbits, Uriel Goats and Alpine Chough.

This is a challenging trip - cold, altitude and remoteness all add to the adventure although its well within the abilities of anyone with the right kits and who has trudged the hills in the UK.

But it's worth it for the experience of the incredible Himalayan landscapes, the unique culture and the amazing flora and fauna.

If you have the chance, book the trip that coincides with the Stok Festival, a colourful and spectacular celebration of Tibetan Buddhism in the form of music and dance culminating in the appearance of the village oracles.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

the trip is amazing, hard going but so rewarding.Valerie parkinson 's abillity and personallity are fabulous and she makes the trip easier in some respects,her organisation and easy going nature ....more

the trip is amazing, hard going but so rewarding.

Valerie parkinson 's abillity and personallity are fabulous and she makes the trip easier in some respects,her organisation and easy going nature are a credit to her, and i would say, probably the best guide ive ever had!  less....


Stunning

This was a wonderful trip, well organised and lead by the wonderful Valerie Parkinson. We had a great mix of people, who all got on together, and this does really help ....more

This was a wonderful trip, well organised and lead by the wonderful Valerie Parkinson.

We had a great mix of people, who all got on together, and this does really help when your trekking in extreme conditions.

The hard work put in by the spotters, porters, cooks and helpers was gratefully appreciated.

No task was too much trouble, and always done with a lovely smile.

These guys certainly earn their money.

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IN SEARCH OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

Very hard, very demanding, very cold, VERY REWARDING. The first view of a snow leopard, like my first encounter with a tiger, was highly emotional and, unashamedly, induced tears ! 

Very hard, very demanding, very cold, VERY REWARDING.

The first view of a snow leopard, like my first encounter with a tiger, was highly emotional and, unashamedly, induced tears ! 


Excellent trip

A very well balanced and well organised trip - a very good combination of a little time in Delhi, time at a festival and of course looking for snow leopards ....more

A very well balanced and well organised trip - a very good combination of a little time in Delhi, time at a festival and of course looking for snow leopards and other wildlife.

We were incredibly lucky to see lots of snow leopards along with lynx, blue sheep, eagles and a mountain hare.

Loved the festival too - lots of colour and a fascinating experience.

The crew were efficient, knowledgeable and helpful - in fact, really couldn't have hoped for more.

The hot water bottles at night were particularly appreciated! Quality of the hotel in Leh was great too.

It was a shame we had to miss out on the homestay but coronavirus meant that we were asked not to do it by the local people (a very fair request).

I found that where required Valerie was great at allowing flexibility during the trip and, all in all, I don't think it could have been better organised or executed.

Just make sure you have lots and lots of very warm and appropriate clothing as it's really cold - and apparently it was warmer on our trip than it normally is! less....


Dates & Availability

Led by Valerie Parkinson

Saturday

Feb 18, 2023

Friday

Mar 03, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $200 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$4207
$4007 (USD)
$4207
$4007 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $200

Including Flights from the UK

Led by Valerie Parkinson

Sunday

Feb 19, 2023

Saturday

Mar 04, 2023
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $207 (USD)

$4349
$4142 (USD)
$4349
$4142 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $207

Led by Valerie Parkinson

Friday

Feb 16, 2024

Thursday

Feb 29, 2024
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $208 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$4387
$4179 (USD)
$4387
$4179 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $208

Including Flights from the UK

Led by Valerie Parkinson

Saturday

Feb 17, 2024

Friday

Mar 01, 2024
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $213 (USD)

$4479
$4266 (USD)
$4479
$4266 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $213

Led by Valerie Parkinson

Friday

Mar 01, 2024

Thursday

Mar 14, 2024
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $208 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$4387
$4179 (USD)
$4387
$4179 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $208

Including Flights from the UK

Led by Valerie Parkinson

Saturday

Mar 02, 2024

Friday

Mar 15, 2024
  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $213 (USD)

$4479
$4266 (USD)
$4479
$4266 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $213

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In Search of the Snow Leopard

14 Days Starting and ending in Delhi

Visiting:

Delhi

,

Himalayas

,

Leh

,

Ladakh

,

Shey

,

Thiksay monastry

,

Stakna

,

Rumbak

,

Yurutse

,

Hemis National Park

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Moderate

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TGL

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

16 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$4207

$4007 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

EXTRA tourhub discount: $200

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  • A 20-year old who fell in love with our planet and who captures his memories on camera

Wadi Musa

Jordan

Hiking

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Catching a glimpse of the Treasury for the first time is a magical moment!"

What do you love most about Wadi Musa?

"Petra is huge, there are so many highlights: the Monastery, Royal Tombs, the Amphitheatre & more..."

Is Petra a family-friendly destination?

"Absolutely, it’s fun and probably a history lesson they will never forget!"

@traveltheworldwithmykiddies's Top Tips

"- You need at least two days to visit the whole historical site - Visit the Siq and Treasury with an official guide, so you know all the stories! - Be prepared for a lot of hiking!"

Favourite time of year to visit Wadi Musa

"Winter, the weather is perfect for hiking and it’s not too crowded."

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  • Travel Blogger
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    36 Countries

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    Cape Town

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

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  • I’m a traveladdict (no surprise 😉), storyteller and photographer, mom of two and an environmental scientist and biologist when I’m not traveling.

Wadi Rum Reserve

Jordan

Trekking

Benefits of a tour guide for Wadi Rum Reserve

"You can’t visit the desert on your own. A local guide will show you all the magical spots!"

@traveltheworldwithmykiddies's Top Tips

"Ask your guide for the best sunset spot! Eat a traditional Bedouin meal. Stay at least 2 nights. Enjoy the peace, there is no WiFi or phone connection here!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    36 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Cape Town

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

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  • I’m a traveladdict (no surprise 😉), storyteller and photographer, mom of two and an environmental scientist and biologist when I’m not traveling.

Faroe Islands

Hiking

Must pack items for Faroe Islands

"To get to Drangarnir and Tindholmur, make sure you're with a guide! As far as the hiking is concerned, bring layers (around 3 should be fine), as well as lots of water and some food!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The road in Streymoy ends in the town of Tjørnuvik. This town is located in a valley, boasting its very own beach, and a great view of the North Atlantic!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"Visiting the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy island was surreal. Plush green landscapes and adoring sheep families join you on this 1-hour hike. I had it entirely to myself too!"

@ck_the_explorer's Top Tips

"Views like this are found by hiking up to Klakkur, a viewpoint near Klaksvik in the Faroe Islands. Seeing the salmon cages in the distance and Faroe's 2nd largest city is quite the experience."

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The old town Torshavn, in the capital of the Faroe Islands, still has old turfed homes in perfect condition. These houses are reminiscent of Faroese ancestors!"

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  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    59 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Iceland, Faroe Islands, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Stockholm

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    Patagonia

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  • I'm from Washington DC but currently call Sweden my home. I'm a self taught photographer and drone flyer and enjoy switching the fluorescent lights in my lab with golden hour in any destination.

Amsterdam

Netherlands

What do you love most about Amsterdam?

"The architecture with the canals are so amazing! The whole city has a really charming vibe!"

Favourite time of year to visit Amsterdam

"Amsterdam is truly an all year destination! "

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"- Avoid the peak season - Book in advance - Get the Amsterdam city card - Try the stroopwafel - Get lost in the canals - By some flowers in the market"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Loved visiting the Damrak and the iconic flower market! Nice to see so many beautiful flowers in one place! "

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  • Content Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    29 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    New York

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

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  • I am a huge travel addict who has a regular 9-5 job and outside of this try to explore the world, search for unique places and hidden gems! I hope my tips and photos can be an inspiration for you!

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

United States

What do you love most about Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area?

"The Columbia River Gorge has one of the best concentrations of waterfall hikes with over 90 waterfalls in the area waiting to be explored!"

Favourite time of year to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

"Late spring or early autumn! Both provide good weather conditions, a chance to see new blooms or fall foliage & minimised crowds."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get lost in nature!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Wear layers & always bring a jacket. The Gorge is known to have big wind gusts, especially in the late fall, winter, and early Spring. Best to be prepared with a jacket or layers."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"The historic Vista House at Crown Point is an excellent starting point for your drive on HWY 30. Climb to the top for the best views of the Columbia River."

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  • Influencer
  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️