Experience Ladakh with luxurious Chamba Camps


Chamba Camp

A land of varying landscapes, from white deserts to blue lakes, snow-capped mountains to lush valleys, Ladakh, like a dream captured in a snow globe, is a wildly beautiful milieu set between the Kunlun Mountains and the Himalayas. Embark on a nomadic journey in canvas luxury. Unfurl the centuries-old culture of Ladakh, exploring her fascinating monuments, quaint monasteries enriched with ancient art forms, fairs and festivals. Experience Ladakh in its entire splendor at the Chamba Camp, Thiksey ; Deskit.

Chamba Camp

There is a Buddhist word which best describes such an utopia, “Shangri La”, an Earthly Paradise – an oasis of peace and tranquility; this word best describes the camp and its many bespoke services. The blessed and serene hamlet of Thiksey lies at an altitude of 3, 500 mtrs (11, 550ft) a.s.l. Located in the shadows of the famed and iconic Thiksey Monastery , this used to be a brown , barren and rocky moraine now converted into a Green Zone with 03 water bodies and also an organic garden.

Chamba Camp

Sitting in the twin shadows of Stok Kangri and the Ladakh range, Chamba Camp in Thiksey, enjoys the stark landscape of ever-changing colours. The chanting of prayers from the nearby Thiksey Monastery, echoes in the silence of the mountains. The camp welcomes you to this rejuvenating view every single day. The camp offers outdoor seating by three water bodies. Each seating area has its own aqua deck with a plethora of dining options and an indoor setting, equipped with fun games to keep you entertained.

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Try your hand at archery and croquet, or watch a game of Polo, the ancient sport of the royals.If you’re in the mood for some adventure, hop onto a bicycle to explore the nearby villages. Walk amongst ancient stupas, and beautiful, gnarled trees, or just sit back, and enjoy the birdsong that our campsite is blessed with. We guarantee a soul-stirring experience!

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Highlights

  • Leh Heritage Walk Walk the Talk through our well curated research of the Ancient city of Leh
  • Hemis Monastery Rediscover the secrets of the largest and richest monastery of Ladakh
  • Stok Palace Village exploration of this beautiful hamlet which houses a palace and also an ancient traditional Ladakhi home
  • Alchi Monastery Bring alive the essence of Buddhist teachings at this Cent 11th UNESCO Heritage site
  • Birders Paradise Study birds as migrate to nest on the wetland of the Indus Valley
  • Séance with the Spirits Meeting up with the village oracle is a life changing experience
  • White Water Rafting Ride the exciting rapids as you hurl down the Grand Canyon of Asia
  • Cycling in Wari La Breathtaking downhill mountain cycling from the world’s fourth highest motorable pass ( 5,312 mtrs 17,427 fts.)
  • Pangong Tso Visit “the enchanted lake” on the Indo-China border

Tour Plan

Day 1: Following your arrival at Leh, transfer to the Chamba camp in Thiksey. Soak in the serenity and picturesque surrounding as you relax and acclimatize.

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This morning, following your arrival into Leh, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your residence, Chamba Camp, Thiksey. Soak in the serenity of the surroundings as you are accorded a traditional Ladakhi welcome. You will then be accompanied to your well-appointed Luxury Tent after your check-in formalities at the Reception Tent is completed.There will be no activity on your day of arrival as it is medically mandated that you relax and undergo minimal exertion enabling you to acclimatize to the rarefied oxygen levels at this high-altitude. The excursion specialist at Chamba camp, Thiksey will meet with you to discuss the itinerary suggested and help you plan your excursions and make changes if required, to suit your interests, choices and leisure.

You may take a stroll through the blessed hamlet of Thiksey and engage with the joyous local community and its pastoral lifestyle, immersing you to the scintillating peace and tranquility.

Meal: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight in Chamba camp, Thiksey

Day 2: The Little Tibet Experience.

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Today brings a late start, leaving the morning free for you to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and walk around the camp site, taking in the sights and the peaceful milieu where each tent opens out on to alfalfa pastures. Enjoy the view of the willow trees as the wind gracefully brushes the branches and the rustling sound of the poplar trees create an aura of unmatched beauty and serenity, making you unwind and relax.

Or, you may take an easy, invigorating walk in the vicinity of the camp through the lush farmlands of Nyerma, with insight into ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs, agricultural practices and religious life in the nunnery.

Return to the camp for your lunch.

This afternoon following lunch, you will visit the famed Matho Monastery.

The village of Matho is located at the mouth of a deep gorge running out of the Zanskar Range and across the river Indus. Founded in 1410 by Lama Dunpa Dorje, it belongs to the Sakya Order. It is noted for its six-hundred-year-old thangkas and its conservation project of the monastery undertaken by local women and led by a spirited team from all parts of the globe.

We then proceed on a gentle orientation tour of Leh. Our Leh City Heritage walk ushers you to the labyrinth of the by-lanes of Leh City under the gaze of the imposing 17th century nine storied Leh City Palace.

Our walk takes you through this last big frontier town where everything from daily needed rations, locally spun woolen clothing, rugs, yak fur and yak tail and ritualistic items can be sourced. The city boulevard presents a cauldron of shops which sell Pashmina shawls, stoles to Tibetan handicraft items. A few scattered curio shops also offer Tibetan silver jewelry and traditional Ladakhi jewelry set with turquoise, jade and emerald.

Your walk concludes near Chubi village where your vehicle will pick you up and take you to Shanti Stupa, perched upon a great vantage point over Leh, with spectacular views of this mesmerizing stone strewn landscape.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Chamba camp, Thiksey

Day 3: Two Paths to Nirvana.

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An early morning start with tea and coffee followed by a visit to the Thiksey monastery, which stands about a kilometer from your camp. This beautiful monastery houses a two storey statue of the Maitreya Buddha seated on a lotus and boasts of a spectacular view of the Leh valley. At the monastery, you will have the privilege to participate in the Buddhist morning prayer ceremony at sunrise.

Continue on a guided tour of the monastery, visiting the beautiful prayer room which has many handwritten and painted books as well as the temple dedicated to goddess Tara with her 21 images placed in glass-covered wooden shelves. You will also see small shrines devoted to the guardian divinities including Cham-Sing, the protector deity of Thiksey.

Return to the camp for a hearty breakfast.

The rest of the morning is free, allowing you time to relax and take in the pristine beauty around you.

After a sumptuous lunch at camp, proceed to explore the jewel in the crown of the Drukpa lineage, the Hemis Monastery, the biggest monastic institution of Ladakh, situated about 23 kilometres (45 mins) from Thiksey. Built in a secluded valley, the monastery belongs to the Drukpa School or the Dragon Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore the many interesting facets of this institution, established under the patronage of King Senge Namygal in the 17th century, where young lamas are taught literature, history, philosophy, yoga and tantra. The monastery halls are adorned with beautiful statues and mural paintings.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Chamba camp, Thiksey

Day 4: Bid farewell to the Land of the Lamas.

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Today you bid farewell to the enchanting and breath-taking mountainous and rugged terrain of Ladakh, as you proceed on your onward destination.

Meal: Breakfast

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