Although tricky to spot, snow leopards are seen through out the year in Angsai. There is a steady population of at least 40 snow leopards (according to camera trap individually recognized ) living in this area.
January to March is the mating season for snow leopard, during this period, the leopards have increased activities, and locals even hear them growling to attract mate; female snow leopards give birth during May to June, and as early as late August, the cubs of this year start to move out of the den with their mother, but the mothers are protective and more alert and elusive and harder to spot during this period.
In Angsai, summer is the most comfortable season for humans, however due to increased rainfall, landslides can happen frequently. Whilst in winter, temperature can drop to -20c with ice and snow covering the valley, snow leopards tend to come to lower elevations following their prey-herbivores, whom come to lower altitude for grazing.
The valley of cats provides amazing natural resources and conditions needed to meet a snow leopard, but it also takes luck and patient to encounter with these mysterious creatures in the wild. Your local family will try their best to help you find one .