Think tent with a view, tasteful luxury and otherworldly, stunning natural beauty. That’s what ‘glamping’ at Chamba Camp Thiksey and Diskit is all about
There are those who yearn to ditch all the present-day luxuries and camp with the basics in God’s flawless setting – Leh-Ladakh. They are okay with roughing it, sleeping on the cold ground, using Mother Nature as lavatory and giving up on warm, comforting showers. Unadulterated air and picture-perfect views keep them happy. And then there are some who want it all – good wifi connectivity, Himalayan earl grey tea on call and a foam mattress for a good night’s sleep – without trading off nature and it’s rugged beauty. You can call them “glampers”. A fry cry from the string of typical white and maroon guest houses and hotels with distinct dragon motifs and wood carvings that dot Leh, glamping in the ‘Land of Lamas’ is all about unrivalled understated luxury.
BE THE LUXE NOMAD
Chamba Camp Thiksey and Diskit by TUTC are set up in mesmerising locations making the surroundings a photographer’s delight. Depart on a photo tour with a local guide or a like-minded outdoorsy-type wildlife enthusiast. They will help you unravel all the little hidden treasures you wouldn’t want to miss capturing in your camera!
With its snow-capped peaks, aquamarine lakes and postcard scenery made of poplar and willow trees, Ladakh is nothing less than a paradise for glamping. It’s a place where you want to actually slow down and take a break from “doing” things only to be able to look up at the ever-changing colour of the sky, curl up with a book, lie on your back in a farm field, listen to the chirping of Himalayan birds, smell the grass, meditate in the open and watch the sun set in silence. And your luxury tent lets you do all this and more in style.
Book a luxury tent at Chamba Camp, Thiksey and Chamba Camp Diskit (by TUTC – The Ultimate Travelling Camp) to experience everything you have ever imagined in terms of a luxury vacation in Ladakh
Be greeted by cheerful Ladakhi women dressed in traditional finery. Settle in your gypsy canvas tent with rustic interiors, vintage four-poster bed, wooden chandeliers, a private sit out area with camp-style chairs, comfortable duvets to snuggle into and a heated shower area.
When you’re getting the freedom of a outdoor holiday without the inconveniences of camping, what’s there to not like? You’re truly experiencing the best of both worlds.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE: A MEAL IN THE WILD
Glamping in Ladakh with your loved one? Ask your butler to spruce up a romantic meal in the wild and he will be glad to execute it for you. Savour the most delicious versions of local culinary delights prepared out of farm-fresh organic ingredients and your choice of wine while staring at the vast expanse of serenity. You won’t regret it!
LADAKHI CULTURE IN A BOX
When in Diskit, you must visit the Diskit Gompa – the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh – and hike up right to the top to be gifted with some splendid views of the valley. Moreover, the gompa has a certain old-world charm you’ll surely love!
When in Ladakh, make a humble beginning to your journey by spinning the prayer wheel clockwise for some positive energy. The destination has its own charm and a blissful vibe, courtesy its cherry-cheeked locals who are always ready with a smile and ‘Juley!’ (which is used for the words Hello, Goodbye, Please and Thank You).
While most glamping sites believe in giving back to the comminity, you’re likely to find a lot of local women tending to the flowers near your tent. Smile back and they will be happy to reveal everything about the Ladakhi way of life. And if you manage to strike a connection, the next thing you know you’re sipping a cup of butter tea with tsampa puli (cookie made out of roasted barley) and a dish of mok mok (steamed momos) in a traditional Ladakhi kitchen.
Visit the ruins of old chortens, walk around the farm fields, take a cycling trip to the nearby quaint monasteries or try your hand at a game of archery; a glamping holiday at 12,000 feet is bound to leave you with itchy feet.
BEST TIME TO GO GLAMPING IN LADAKH:
Mid May to September End. This is the time when the weather here is isn’t too extreme which makes exploring easier.
GETTING TO CHAMBA CAMP THIKSEY & DISKIT
Chamba Camp Thiksey is just a 30-minute drive from Leh airport while it easily takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach Chamba Camp Diskit from Leh. The journey will treat you to the breathtaking beauty of Ladakh.
Glamping packages at Chamba Camp Thiksey and Diskit start from approx Rs 58,000 per night for a couple in a luxury tent.
(Includes transfers from and to Leh airport, all meals and specific guided excursions).
THE ULTIMATE TRAVELLING CAMP IS FUNCTIONAL IN THIKSEY AND DISKIT ONLY A FEW MONTHS A YEAR, MOSTLY FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER BUT THEY GUARANTEE A MEMORABLE GLAMPING HOLIDAY.
ONE THAT WILL STAY WITH YOUR FOR YEARS TO COME!