Designed for those world travelers who relish an exceptional luxury experience, yet who yearn for an outdoor camp setting, The Ultimate Travelling Camp unlocks the mysteries of India’s most intriguing and untouched destinations.
The camps are crafted to take in the beautiful diversity of the countryside, seamlessly combining a fantasy nomadic lifestyle with an uber-luxury tent stay. Each camp celebrates the indigenous culture and traditions of the region and all itineraries are thoughtfully created to reflect this, as well as the interests of the guests – special celebration trips are easily and enthusiastically arranged, whether a wedding or a milestone birthday.
At Chamba Camp, Diskit, in the Nubra Valley, guests are invited to travel across a historical landscape, in the shadow of the towering Himalayas, where two ancient rivers meets – Nubra and Shyok. Transit is along the dramatic Khardung La, considered to be the highest motorable road in the world. From the pass, one can see the expansive Indus Valley and its lush agricultural lands, the green fields and poplar and willow trees standing in stark contrast to the sand dunes. The camp is set away from the bustling center of Diskit and emanates an ancient nomadic vibe, calling to mind a bygone era of merchants, mercenaries and monks. Chamba Camp, Diskit is open seasonally from May 15 through September 30.
Glamping at its very best, Chamba Camp, Diskit is adorned with the finest accouterments, from four-poster beds to exquisite linens and an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water around the clock. The camp welcomes guests to celebrate special occasions and personally design their campsites prior to arrival. The camp setup is entirely exclusive, including 8 luxury suite tents, the restaurant tent and the reception tent – yet the whole experience blends peacefully into the natural environment. Each is climate controlled according to individual preferences and boasts a private deck for stunning views.
Befitting a luxury tent experience, each suite tent comes with personalized butler service, for every whim and fancy. In addition, guests will have their own private guide, chauffeur and vehicle to access at any time. The reception tents offers a well-stocked library and WiFi service. Within the dining tent, guests are treated to regional, Indian and international cuisine. The Chamba Camp, Diskit also boasts 24-hour security, an exclusive guest lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi, a library and more.
Several itineraries are available and may be individually tailored to guests’ personal interests, making for a perfect blend of adventure and leisure time. One might attend a special prayer ceremony with the monks at the Diskit Monastery or ride a double-humped Bactrian camel through the Hunder sand dunes. Those seeking soft adventure can opt for well curated village explorations, incredible mountain cycling opportunities and an experience of a camel safari along the rolling dunes of a white, sandy desert.
Dining at The Ultimate Travelling Camp locations is largely based on the produce grown in the camps’ organic garden and herbs and vegetables from villages in the vicinity; the chef uses the freshest ingredients to prepare world-class cuisine for discerning palates. An in-house bakery provides fresh bread and cakes each day. While special dietary requirements are certainly taken into account, the staff aims to pamper and please with epicurean delights. Barbecue dinners and private dining are available overlooking water, green lawns, willows and poplars. Our chefs offer culinary classes to share our secret recipes.
Chamba Camp, Diskit is located in the Nubra Valley in the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, at an altitude of approximately 10,375 feet. Chamba Camp, Diskit is four and a half hours from Chamba Camp, Thiksey, which is a 30 minute drive to Leh City.