Commitment To Conservation

Conservation strategies and sustainable practices are an intrinsic part of all our activities in the field. All our programs are structured in such a way that they are ecologically sound and productive. We also encourage our clients to take part in grassroots level conservation work (if they are so inclined), and our itineraries are designed to incorporate a certain level of flexibility to enable them to do so.

Himalayan Blue Sheep(Pseudois nayaur) foraging in the snow. The blue sheep form an important part of the diet of the highly endangered Snow Leopard(Panthera uncia), the apex predator in the Himalayan ecosystem

Himalayan Blue Sheep(Pseudois nayaur), foraging in the snow. The blue sheep, locally known as ‘Nabo’ form an important part of the diet of the highly endangered Snow Leopard(Panthera uncia), the apex predator in the Himalayan ecosystem

We also share with you our knowledge of the floral and faunal diversity of these regions, born out of years of living and climbing in these mountains, and help you gain an understanding of how all things are linked together in the great web of life. An understanding of the fragile nature of the vibrant ecosystem of these mountains, and the necessity to preserve it for posterity.

Our trips also double up as enjoyable introductions to Himalayan Natural History. By the end of each adventure, our clients are familiarized with Himalayan flora and fauna and learn to recognize various Himalayan plants, flowers, herbs, mushrooms and the splendid birds and animals found in the region. They also get impromptu coaching in how to read weather signs, natural hazard evaluation, field geology, astronomy and snow science.

Our founder - Rahul- assisting the team from the ISLT set up a remotely triggered camera on a known Snow Leopard trail in the Spiti valley.

Our founder – Rahul- assisting the team from the ISLT (The International Snow Leopard Trust), set up a remotely triggered camera, on a known Snow Leopard trail in the upper  Spiti valley.

Furthermore, Mystic Himalayan Trails is actively associated with the International Snow leopard Trust(ISLT’s) ‘Spiti Valley Snow Lopard Project’ and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India’s -Himalayan Wetland Conservation programme). We also work closely with Mountain Ecosystem Rejuvenation Urge – (MERU), an organization working for the conservation of mountain ecosystems in India.

In short, our programs don’t just talk about environmentally responsible tourism, we practise it too!

Rare wild Tibetan wolves(Canis lupus chanco),

Rare wild Tibetan wolves(Canis lupus chanco), Yangthang pastures, Sham Valley, Ladakh

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