Designed for those world travelers who relish an exceptional luxury experience, yet who yearn for the outdoors, 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, Thiksey, the local monks welcome guests to the Trans-Himalaya region of Ladakh. Kaleidoscopic colors, snow-capped mountains, high-altitude passes, cobalt blue lakes and ancient monasteries share the landscape with Pashmina goats and nomadic tribes. Chamba Camp, Thiksey is open seasonally from May 15 through October 10.
Glamping at its very best, Chamba Camp, Thiksey with 8 luxury suite tents and 3 presidential suite tents is adorned with the finest accouterments, from wooden chandeliers and 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 guests’ 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 available to them at any time. The reception tent at each camp offers a boutique, a well-stocked library, a paramedic on-site and complimentary Wi-Fi service. Within the dining tent, guests are treated to regional, Indian and international cuisine. The Chamba Camp, Thiksey also boasts an organic garden, three bodies of water with wooden decks, archery, croquet and an exclusive guest lounge.
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 venture into a Ladakhi hamlet in Stok Village to witness the local culture and tradition firsthand, visit a Buddhist nunnery. Highlights of the region include rafting down the River Indus and the more challenging Zanksar River and watching a polo match – a legacy of the royals, spotting birds with the camp naturalist and discovering hidden relics at the nearby Thiksey Monastery. Guests can try their hand at archery, drive to the Saboo village for a séance with the Oracle and join monks for an early-morning prayer ceremony.
Dining at The Ultimate Travelling Camp locations is largely based on the produce grown in the camps’ organic garden; the chef uses the freshest ingredients to prepare world-class cuisine for discerning palates, often from favorite family recipes. 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. Barbeque dinners and private dining are available on wooden decks overlooking water, green lawns, willows and poplars. Our chefs offer culinary classes to share our secret recipes.
Chamba Camp, Thiksey is located in the Leh Valley in the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, at an altitude of approximately 11,550 feet. The camp is a 30-minute drive from the Leh Airport.