The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Chamba Camp, Thiksey

Location: The Himalaya | India

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

The Ultimate Travelling Camp – Chamba Camp, Thiksey, offers a luxurious camping experience next door to the Thiksey Monastery, in an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Built on local traditions and knowledge, the campsite is organic and sustainable while offering first-class comforts including en-suite bathrooms.  Allow yourself to be transported back to the time of the British Raj, while you explore this once barren region and take part in cultural experiences.
Perfect forCultural immersion in a luxury style
In the knowSituated in the upper Indus Valley in Ladakh you will need to take your time to acclimatise to the high altitude but this will not be difficult with 26 acres of lush green land to sit back and relax in or take a gentle stroll around.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Multi-activity
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Located between the Kunlun Mountains and the Himalayas, Leh, in India's northern district of Ladakh, is the most elevated inhabited region of India. Thiksey Camp is surrounded by untouched contrasting landscapes, with only the prayers echoing out of Thiksey Monastery disturbing the silence of nature. Don't let the cold put you off, you will be given 

Rooms at The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Chamba Camp, Thiksey

Each Luxury Suite Tent is spacious, individually decorated and has a private veranda area. The décor is stunning and includes some traditional nomadic furniture, taking inspiration from the British Raj, from a Kipling stool to a Jorhat chair. We recommend the Presidential Suite Tents which have an extra wing that can be used as another bedroom or turned into a private lounge area.

Food & Drink

The resident chef provides guests with sumptuous dishes from his personal family recipes, and combines these with additional flavours to create a unique fusion of cuisine you will only be able to find at the The Ultimate Travelling Camps. In terms of where you would like to dine, the camp offers four settings – the restaurant, fish pond deck, organic vegetable garden, and barbeque area, where you can also enjoy live cultural performances.


Outdoor seating allows you to take in the three water bodies near the camp, while a library has a collection of books covering a range of local topics from spirituality to history of the surrounding land. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the boutique shop to buy regional handicrafts as mementos of this once–in-a-lifetime trip.

Activities at The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Chamba Camp, Thiksey

Despite the somewhat isolated location, the variety of experiences available help you to immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of Ladakh. Adventurous types will enjoy a white water rafting trip, passing some of the most important sights and breathtaking views along the river. Watch a fast and furious game of polo, considered the sport of royals, set in the barren terrain and with intervals of traditional Ladakhi music. Finally, walk back in time as you take a tour of the Thiksey and Alchi Monasteries and immerse yourself in the Buddhist way of life by taking part in the Morning Prayer Ceremony.

You will be given your own personal tour manager, chauffeur and vehicle giving you the freedom to explore and partake in the activities you wish. 

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Hotel location

The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Chamba Camp, Thiksey is located 18km south from Leh airport.

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