Live a Meaningful Travel Experience with Camp Leo by Destination Hotels

The world has become a Global Village, where interaction between people of one locality with someone in remote region is existentially happening today, the stakeholders of the global travel industry is mapping out sustainable ways in devising meaningful travel experience. Camp Leo by Destination Hotels in collaboration with Snow Leopard Foundation SLF, Baltistan Wildlife Conservation & Development Organization BWCDO and Sustainable Tourism Foundation of Pakistan STFP is a unique project with each partner responsibly engaged in strengthening the local community in Hopper Valley of District Nagar, Gilgit – Baltistan.

Camp Leo Named After Leo: The Rescued Snow Leopard

The rescue of a seven weeks old orphaned snow leopard is a fascinating true story documented in a popular children’s book entitled as Leo - The Snow Leopard: The True Story of an Amazing Rescue authored by Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Juliana Hatkoff.

The endangered snow leopard Leo was found & rescued by Kamal, an inspector in Gilgit – Baltistan Wildlife Department who initially sheltered Leo in his home & then transferred him to Central Karakoram National Park and stayed close friends for a period of 16 months. The official authorities discovered sooner that they didn’t have resources to take proper care of him. With collaborative efforts of Government of Pakistan & United States and Wildlife Conservation Society, Leo was flown to Bronx Zoo, New York. Leo is continuing to live his happy life with a new friend Shelby.

Camp Leo by Destination Hotels – Your Eco – Friendly Glamping Site in Hopper Valley

The glamping site comprising of 2 huts & four tents is being run by local community, which is helping them enhance sustainable means of income and providing local & international tourists with an immersive experience. The direct economic impact of this project is creating jobs for approx. 20 – 25 locals who are involved in service provision to the tourists.


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