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Snow Leopard Expeditions

Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure to spot the ghost of the mountains with expert trackers in Hemis National Park, Ladakh!

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Exceptional Tiger Tours

Explore the jungles of Ranthambore and view the Royal Bengal Tiger in its native habitat with Voygr’s wildlife specialists. Fixed and private departures available.

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World Class Photo Expeditions

Travel with Voygr’s professional photographers and get the pictures of a lifetime on our Photo Expeditions in Ladakh and Central Asia.

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Welcome to Voygr

American Standards – Remote Asian Expertise

Voygr (pronounced voyager) operates phenomenal guided tours along the ancient Silk Route in Central Asia, the Russian Far-East, the towering Himalayas, and North India. These regions are ideal for those wanting to experience ancient cultures, living history, phenomenal wildlife, and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Through intimate interactions, Voygr’s guests are treated to authentic cultural exchanges and a much closer look at what life is really like in some of the remoter parts of our planet. In an increasingly globalized world, these regions remain cut off in many ways, retaining ancient ways of life, and a few exceptional experiences, just a little bit longer.

Our amazing guides are the heart and soul of Voygr Expeditions. It is easy to know that they are what set us apart and make our tours truly exceptional. From filmakers who have worked with the BBC and NatGeo to acclaimed mountaineers and historians, Voygr’s guides are the key to unlocking a thousand doors. They have decades of experience, an intimate knowledge of the land, and absolutely love what they do. Our team have been chosen from the best of the best, and vetted time and again by our discerning guests from around the world.

 

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The Trans-Himalayas & North India

Explore the high-reaches of the Trans-Himalayas of Ladakh on exceptional wildlife adventures in search of the snow leopard, journeys of discovery with nomads of the Tibetan Plateau, incredible photographic journeys through the roof of the world, and exceptional safaris in search of the Royal Bengal tiger

The Russian Far-East

Visit the southern edge of Russia’s boreal forest in search of animals so rare, they are almost mythical; the Amur leopard and the Siberian tiger. Track two of the world’s rarest big cats with Voygr’s expert guides that have worked with both the BBC’s Natural History Unit and David Attenborough’s ‘Our Planet’ to film them.

Central Asia & The Silk Route

Journey through the heart of Asia along the ancient silk route in Uzbekistan and discover the storied cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. Visit the nomads of Kyrgyzstan, travel the vast canyons and steppe of Kazakhstan, and become a real explorer in the legendary Wakhan corridor in the Pamirs of Tajikistan, astride the Afghan border.

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Photography

Voygr specializes in creating bespoke expeditions covering a range of photographic subjects. These photography tours offer fantastic opportunities to explore through the lens in each region we operate in, combining our cultural and wildlife resources with the incredible privileged access that we are known for.

Guests are led by a professional photographer and deeply knowledgeable local guides and fixers. Voygr’s photographers and guides have worked with the BBC, National Geographic, and Netflix to film rare wildlife and remote cultures.

Wildlife

Voygr’s award-winning trackers, naturalists, and conservationists help us run our celebrated snow leopard expeditions in the high Himalayas, Royal Bengal tiger trips in Rajasthan, Asiatic Lion tours in Gir, and Siberian Tiger and Amur leopard expeditions in the Russian far-east.

We’re not a travel agency nor a middle-man operator. We do the ground-work, put our own infrastructure in place, and invest in technology that makes wildlife encounters more rewarding. A Voygr guide always accompanies you.

Remote Cultures

Journeys through the heart of Asia combine a the rich history of ancient trade routes, remote cultures, lost empires, and trule exploration. Join historians and explorers on meaningful journeys in India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

Experiences are tailor made based on your interests. Stay with nomadic horsemen, visit the last remaining ancestors of the ancient Sogdians, break bread with a Tajik family in the Pamirs, or marvel upon the jade cenotaph of Tamerlane’s tomb in Samarkand.

Many trips offer a combination of photography, wildlife, remote cultures, an insightful look at history, and the outdoors. Voygr also specializes in bespoke journeys that combine your favorite ways of traveling with exceptional experiences.

What Makes Us Special

Unique Itineraries

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We strive to offer novel itineraries that no one else provides. Our guides and planners frequently travel on their own to engage far-flung communities, discover new routes, and search for the unseen.

We’ve got some fantastic secret spots across the Himalayas, Central Asia, and the Russian Far-East, just for our guests.

Private + Tailor Made

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We frequently take couples and individuals on adventures where the itineraries are customized and built to taste. We’ll take you on a two week trip in search of the world’s rarest big cat, the Amur Leopard, or to a private dinner with the King of Turtuk.

We love custom trips and small groups.

Family Adventures

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We love kids and we love grandparents. Voygr understands the rigors of traveling with children. Our guides can handle groups of 4 just as easily as groups of 110, as on one recent school expedition.

It’s very important to us that we create a love of the great outdoors within our future generations.

Quality + Value

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Unlike other operators, we’ll never cancel one of our scheduled departures because of low enrollment. If you’re booked, you’ll go!

Voygr guarantees that your adventure with us will be incredible. In fact, if you’re not satisfied, we’ll give you credit towards another future Voygr trip.

Cultural Engagement

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Snow leopards are spectacular, summits are glorious, and treks are serene. But it’s really the wonderful people and engagements with small communities that add to life-long bonds and memories. Discover ancient ways of life. Watch an ancient game of Buzkashi in Tajikistan, have your fortune told by a Ladakhi oracle. Help a Changpa nomad corral her Pashmina goats.

Conservation + Protection

conservationSustainable travel and conservation are at the heart of Voygr.

Voygr’s aim is to channel tourism dollars into environmental conservation, develop fair-trade commerce between host communities and visitors, and to make sure we leave the lightest environmental impact on places we visit.

Testimonials

100% 5/5 star rating on TripAdvisor.com
  • I come back from an 8 trip in Ladakh with a heart swelling of gratitude. Gratitude for the beauty of Ladakh, but most importantly gratitude for Behzad, Rashid and team who do their job because they love it. From the heart. I got sick, and they took care of me better than my family, they took me to secret hidden gems of Ladakh, from villages, to camping with nomads (no tourists in sight), to delicious meals. They booked me with the sweetest family home in the world, where I got to feel like I am part of the family. From bike-riding, to photography coaching, to lots of laughter, I know I will be back to Ladakh, and definitely with them. Visited June 2016
    Jessica S. Sightseeing tour of Ladakh.Jessica S. Sightseeing tour of Ladakh.TripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. Lebanon.
  • Did a Photography expedition with Behzad and Voygr and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Ladakh is stunning and as a photographer to be along with other photographers gave us the opportunity to work together at getting the shots we wanted at our own pace. I lost count of the number of times we stopped the car to take photos of interesting scenes and amazing landscapes! :) Behzad is a great guide and photographer, patient, enthusiastic and up for anything. He is very knowledgeable about his subject, be it photography or the history of the region and goes to pains to ensure you have a great experience. If you are a photographer and want to check out Ladakh (the lesser known places especially) I would highly recommend checking out Voygr and Behzad Larry Photography.
    Hoshner R. Photo expedition.Hoshner R. Photo expedition.TripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. India.
  • Behzad, Rashid and his Voygr team provided me with one of the best adventures of my life (honestly, might be #1). He and his team did everything in their power to make these experiences happen. This included flying in film from New Delhi so I could take photos with my film camera!!! Also, because I could not find the battery to the digital camera I had brought, they hunted down an extra digital camera for me so I could take photos on our two day expedition to camp out with the ChangPa Tibet Nomads. They truly went above and beyond in every way. I already miss the land and people of Ladakh, and cannot wait to come back. Visited May 2016
    Andrew S. Photo expedition and trek.Andrew S. Photo expedition and trek.TripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. USA.
  • I was lucky enough to visit Ladakh with my father for a family vacation. Rashid had the trip planned to perfection with every minor detail covered. Nothing was too difficult and after operating for so many years, Rashid has the country covered. No matter what your interest, climbing, hiking, riding or photography contact Rashid and let him organise it all!
    Darius I. Photo expeditionDarius I. Photo expeditionTripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. Singapore
  • My trip to Changtang with Rashid was probably one of the best travel experiences I've had in my life so far. Stunning sceneries, welcoming people, visiting the nomads and watching them following their daily routine (milking sheeps etc), shooting the Milkey Way in a clear and chilly night, good talks and company and so many more things just took my breath away and made me feel very grateful. Rashid is an amazing guide, knowledgeable, kind and always trying his best to make the trip an exclusive and unforgettable adventure. Thank you for the amazing time!
    Juliette H. Photo expeditionJuliette H. Photo expeditionTripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. Austria
  • Ladakh's beauty is unrivaled. We had a pretty seamless holiday there thanks to Voygr. Voygr set us up at homely guest houses and planned an itinerary that allowed us to see more than the tourist-infested spots. Will certainly return to Ladakh with Voygr. The team's love for the land is evident in how they plan trips here.
    Purva M. Sightseeing tour of Ladakh.Purva M. Sightseeing tour of Ladakh.TripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. India
  • Traveling around Ladakh was an unreal experience. Being surrounded by such beauty is truly unforgettable. Behzad put together the perfect itinerary for us. We stayed at guest houses and camps which were simple yet comfortable and experienced great hospitality. I'm not a big fan of long drives but in Ladakh I almost never wanted it to end.
    Neha M. Sightseeing tour of Ladakh.Neha M. Sightseeing tour of Ladakh.TripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. India
  • I did a motorcycle camping/fishing trip with Rashid. Ladakh is so beautiful and different and we got to see so many different things. The temples are incredible. The landscape and terrain is super varied and interesting. Maybe the coolest part was meeting some of the native nomadic people. These guys are such pros, I felt a little guilty. They cook really good food and wake you up in your tent in the morning with hot tea. We went a little late in the season and it was pretty cold, but we had a lot of fun. Rashid is fantastic. He's the perfect combination of hyper competent and friendly. I can't believe he took time off from leading trekking expeditions and doing search and rescue missions to help a couple of idiots on motorcycles not kill themselves in the mountains and try to catch fish. Every step of working with Voygr was great. They are responsive and followed through on every request.
    Lukas B. Motorcycling & Fishing ExpeditionLukas B. Motorcycling & Fishing ExpeditionTripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. USA
  • Voygr created a mind blowing experience in Ladakh. As for many - traveling through the more remote areas of Ladakh was a new experience for me. Voygr ensured everything was taken care of at a top notch level every step of the way. The guides - Behzad and Rashid - provide complimentary skills from a global and local perspective. They were able to craft a unique experience off the beaten track while providing rich environmental and cultural knowledge on the way. Within our trip, we pitched tents with nomads to explore Pashmina production, visited remote monasteries and trekked across beautiful landscapes. Behzad also gave lessons on time lapse and night sky photography, which as an aspiring photographer I found tremendously helpful. It will change how I look at the night sky through my lens. In addition to this - Vogyr has ethical guide practises. Their guides are paid fairly and they have an environment-first mindset. They will not cut corners on cost at the price of ethics, which sadly we cannot say of many of the tour companies in the region. It is without a nanogram of hesitation that I recommend Voygr as your choice in Ladakh. Enjoy Ladakh ! Visited September 2016
    Christina M. Photography & Filming ExpeditionChristina M. Photography & Filming ExpeditionTripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. USA
  • The trip was absolutely amazing. We went on a motorcycle tour / fishing trip and Rashid led our team. The team was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. Ladakh is truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever been and the prep, skill, and care the team put into our safety and trip left me feeling incredibly at ease and truly able to enjoy my vacation. The motorcycle was sick and a really great bike. In fact, our team was so prepared that we even rescued a guy who's chain had broken. Can't recommend enough. Visited October 2016
    Brett S. Motorcycle & Fishing ExpeditionBrett S. Motorcycle & Fishing ExpeditionTripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. USA
  • This was a very successful and well led trip to Ladakh, organised by Behzad and Rashid and a splendid assembly of porters and cooks, and especially local guides Khenrab, from the Snow Leopard Conservancy in the Hemis National Park and Rigzin Wangdu in the Nubra valley. Behzad and Rashid are very interesting and personable guys and very good company and provided great insights into Ladakh, Leh and pretty much anything else! Being a winter trip at altitude it was chilly though we were well prepared and well catered for. Hot sweet tea would miraculously appear at intervals even on the top of snowy ridges! Spotting the leopards is not guaranteed but chances are maximised by the quality of the crew and there was a wealth of knowledge to draw from. We saw leopards on three of the four days in Hemis and also saw many tracks, marking rocks and leopard skat. Large raptors abound in the park as well as bharal (blue sheep) which are the snow leopards' principal prey. The itinerary on this trip was flexible. We could have stayed longer but elected to travel farther afield with reports of sightings elsewhere. We visited Ullay and crossed the spectacular Kardhung-La into the fascinating Nubra valley where we spent a few days identifying sites to put camera traps. Sadly we saw no more leopards though did see a beautiful red fox and a lot of interesting geology and topography, not to mention petroglyphs in a number of locations. This is a fairly hardy trip with the cold and altitude but if you are up for it it makes for a brilliant experience.
    Martin W. Snow Leopard ExpeditionMartin W. Snow Leopard ExpeditionTripAdvisor Review. 5 Stars. UK

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