Tenzin Phuntsho, a park ranger in Thimphu the capital of Bhutan, returns to the mountains he loves to photograph the natural splendor. While in the mountains he meets Sonam Tshering, a boy who is the same age as his son. Tenzin develops a friendship with Sonam, the yak herder's son who now becomes his focus. Somehow they are both affected by the rare snow leopard, but in different ways. What will the fate of these rare cats, these 'jewels of the mountains' be?