Looking to spot some of the most seldom-seen creatures on earth? Climb high into the Himalayan kingdom of Ulley Valley, India, with Intrepid Travel's In Search of Snow Leopards trip to spot the elusive big cats, as well as some of these other curious creatures. 12 nights, from $6,180
The endangered Tibetan antelope is often poached for its soft, warm underwool, called shahtoosh, which is used to make fine shawls.
Also known as snow pigs, these ground squirrels live in colonies of up to 30 mem- bers and cuddle throughout winter for warmth.
The Siberian Ibex’s horns are like mammalian tree trunks. You can deduce their age from the number of rings encircling them.
The snow partridge, which builds its nest on rocky hillsides, has a plumage of gray and chestnut stripes and a bright red bill.