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Conde Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler : Higher Power. In the Himalayas, clever conservation lets villages coexist with some of nature's greatest creatures.

Early the third morning, as I sat drinking coffee in the dining dome, the camp radios crackled to life. “Shan! Shan!” I trotted down to the Field of Dreams as quickly as the limited oxygen would allow. I had told myself I was not on a quest, but it was impossible not to be swept up in the search. A spotter pointed me to his scope. There it was: a snow leopard, climbing without apparent effort, holding an elegant curl at the tip of its extravagantly thick tail. At the summit, it paused against the sky and surveyed the slopes below before it crested and was gone. To my surprise, I found I was crying. I felt as I had after seeing a solar eclipse: awed by nature’s autonomy, shrunk to nothing but somehow also expanded.

The atmosphere at the Field of Dreams was like Mission Control after a successful launch: lots of back-patting and relieved grins and goofy chatter. Behzad opened a bottle of Champagne with breakfast.” – Cover Story, October 2020

Robb Report

Robb Report : Robb Recommends: Voygr’s Amur Leopard Expedition

“Few people have heard of the Amur leopard – and far, far fewer have ever seen one. The rarest of the big cats – critically endangered, in fact, with only around 90 individuals remaining – it inhabits a narrow strip of land hemmed in by Russia, North Korea and China. So the latest sightseeing expedition organised by Voygr Expeditions, which will take in both the Amur Leopard and Siberian Tigers, is a bona fide once-in-a-lifetime adventure. ” – July 2020

Conde Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler : The global address book of Voygr Expeditions CEO, Behzad J Larry

Behzad J Larry is the man behind Voygr Expeditions, the specialists for planning tours along the ancient Silk Route in Central Asia, the Russian Far East, the Himalayas and North India. Here he shares his travel tips and stories – from escaping the crowds at 14,000ft in the Tibetan Plateau region of Ladakh to his favourite rug shop in Uzbekistan and meeting his wife in Darjeeling.” – August 2020

Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar : The Ultimate Travel Guide 2020

“In this supplement [The Ultimate Travel Guide 2020] we celebrate the luxury hotels and experiences that are striving to preserve these extraordinary environments through wildlife conservation, eco-friendly design, renewable energy and community projects, for global adventures that are as sustainable as they are magical.

…Voygr’s Snow Leopard Expedition is a unique experience that takes travelers to look for these elusive creatures in Hemis National Park in India. From film-makers who have worked on the BBC’s Planet Earth II, to acclaimed mountaineers and historians, the expert guides are the heart and soul of the trips.” – January 2020

How To Spend It

FT's How to Spend It : Taiga, Taiga, Burning Bright!

“Voygr Expeditions made its name taking wildlife enthusiasts into the deep reaches of high Asia in pursuit of that region’s most elusive predator, the snow leopard – a bucket-list experience that, in 2020, has been all but consigned to fantasy. But the Voygr team has land, animals and people to support. Its newly launched High Asia Habitat Fund protects wildlife and wilderness, enlisting local communities in the cause; through livestock protection programmes, skills training and, of course, ecotourism hiring, it’s creating livelihoods and conservation advocates.”  – Nov 2020

The Times

The Times : Picture Perfect : A High-Altitude Photography Holiday on the Fringes of the Himalaya

“That was the essence of a good photography trip. . . not to just snatch an image and move on, but to slow down, stop, and interact . . .

On the last afternoon a handful of us who had enough puff climbed up to the ridge overlooking the camp, found recent snow-leopard scat in a typical lair, and then settled down to watch as thousands of [pashmina goats], salt and pepper carpets a couple of hundred strong, appeared from up valley and down valley, converging on 60 tents wisped in smoke. It looked as though the whole hillside was on the move.

It was a high-plains migration with an age-old rhythm, and it was a privilege to be able to witness it.” – January 25, 2020

Luxury Magazine

Luxury Magazine : Save the Species, Save the World

“a “rare opportunity” to spot the elusive species in the high, 10,000-foot-plus altitudes of the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau. Much of the 14-day trek is based in Hemis National Park in the Ladakh region administered by India, home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of snow leopards.” – April 2020

The Glossary

The Glossary : Animal Magic

“Voygr Expeditions – the experiential travel provider in North India and Central Asia – has come up with an adventure that defines ‘once-in-a-life-time.’ The bespoke trip, to see the incredibly rare Amur leopard in its natural habitat and experience the immense beauty of the Russian taiga, has been three years in the planning.” – November, 2020

How To Spend It

The FT's How To Spend It : Ladakh: In the Leopard's Lair

Ladakh, in Trans-Himalayan India, harbours some of the most compelling wildlife on earth, including the elusive snow leopard (whose endangered status was only downgraded last year). Who better to organise a private expedition here than the operator that guided the BBC’s Planet Earth II team to the first on-camera capture of four snow leopards together in the wild.” – October 30, 2018

[Voygr] applies an impressive eye for detail to every aspect of [its] guests’ comfort. The thick canvas tents are lined with felt, large enough to stand up in and furnished with beds, tables, and rugs, . . . heaters and hot-water bottles guarantee a toasty night . . . [i]n the main tent, prayer flags flutter and lampshades provide subtle shadows. Ladakhi dishes – delicately spiced soups and curries – are impeccably prepared and there is an open bar . . . [a]fter dinner, a hand of cribbage, a game of Scrabble, a single malt and a not-so-early night.” – November 28, 2019

Robb Report

Robb Report : On Higher Ground

“Ladakh, in Northern India, was once on the storied Silk Road. In the deep recesses of the Himalayas, it remains a point of cultural connection that few tourists get to witness . . . [c]onnection is exactly what [Voygr] grants you: incomparable entrée to people, communities and landscapes that very few others have come into contact with . . . Ladakh is not the India you think you know. But drive through its imposing landscapes, meet its people, inhale its thin, icy air, and it will become the India you cannot forget. ” – April 2020

Bloomberg

Bloomberg Magazine : Where to Go in 2020

“The best way to plan a trip is to think about what you love to do and when you need a break—not which destination you have yet to check off some list. With these key points in mind, we tapped our network of in-the-know editors and global correspondents to deliver two dozen inspiring spots that will be particularly enticing this coming year. . . Voygr, another high-end adventure operator, offers your best chance at sighting a snow leopard with guided walks in the Tien Shan mountain range (Kyrgyzstan).” – January 2020

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    Our Incredible Journeys

    Snow Leopard Expeditions

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    Award-winning snow leopard expeditions take you on a quest for one of the world’s most elusive cats in the Trans-Himalayas of India.

    Photography Expeditions

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    Our photography tours take you to iconic regions like Ladakh. Our camera trapping workshops help you capture the rarest big cats up close.

    Central Asian Journeys

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    Journeys to Central Asia explore the glorious history of the Silk Route in Uzbekistan, the mighty mountains of Tajikistan and the beautiful steppe of Kyrgyzstan.

    Amur Leopard Expeditions

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    Search for the rarest big cat in the world on our Amur leopard expeditions in the magnificent Russian Taiga.

    Siberian Tiger Expeditions

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    Help conserve the beautiful Siberian tiger on our expedition to the Russian Far East in search of this king of the Taiga.

    Bengal Tiger & Leopard Safaris

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    Witness the power of the Bengal tiger on bespoke and group safaris and the sublime grace of the Indian leopard on our safaris to Rajasthan, India.

    Articles from the Voygr Expeditions Blog

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    Snow Leopard Trip Planning: Why Great Optics Are Critical

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    Snow Leopard Safari

    Snow Leopard Safari or Expedition? What’s In A Name?

    Snow leopard safari? As snow leopard experts, here's why we don’t use the 's' word when describing these trips. Quest? Yes. Expedition? Yup. Tour? Sure.

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    Snow Leopard Tracking Tour

    Which Snow Leopard Tracking Tour: India, Mongolia or Kyrgyzstan?

    Planning a snow leopard tracking tour? Learn what's best for you: India, Mongolia, or Kyrgyzstan. We compare comfort, altitude, and sighting chances.

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