Lonely Planet Writer

Find luxury glamping in the beautiful mountains of Ladakh

Spending the night among the dramatic mountains of Ladakh is about to get more luxurious this summer as a new glamping site opens for the season.

Go glamping in Ladakh with the Ultimate Travelling Camp. Image by PRNewsfoto/The Ultimate Travelling Camp

On 15 May, the Ultimate Travelling Camp will bring luxury tents to Thiksey and Diskit in Ladakh, a region in India known for its incredible scenery and Buddhist temples. The camps are designed to show off the local Ladakhi culture, and luxury tents mean visitors can have the benefit of enjoying the remote natural environment without giving up on any of the comforts of home.

The Ultimate Travelling Camp in Ladakh. Image by PRNewsfoto/The Ultimate Travelling Camp

With monuments, monasteries, literature, art, fairs and festivals, guests will have a number of different cultural elements that can be part of the experience. Guests can explore the region’s rituals, like the ancient sport of polo that was brought to Ladakh in the 17th century, or even try out archery in the scenic location. Adventurous travellers can go rafting on the Indus River, or even stop for a delicious picnic lunch.

Phyang Monastery with snow mountain background at Leh Ladakh. Image by ©skaman306/Getty Images/Moment RF

Visitors will stay in large luxury tents that are furnished with wooden chandeliers, four-poster beds, and more. If you are worried about dealing with the weather, the tents are also triple-layered and protected from the outside, while the interiors are climate-controlled. There’s no skimping on comforts, as each tent offers an en-suite bathroom with a hot shower and a private deck. There’s also Wi-Fi in the reception tent, electricity, a library and a personal butler. If one of the things you love most about travel is food, then you’ll be relieved to know the camp’s in-house chef uses fresh ingredients to create Indian and international dishes to suit traveller’s tastes.

The interior of the presidential suite tent. Image by The Ultimate Travelling Camp

The Chamba Camp Thiksey and Chamba Camp Diskit will be open this year from 15 May till 30 September. Learn more about the camps here.