Camping is a fun activity for everyone. Whether you’re with family and friends or flying solo; whether you’re someone who loves nature and the outdoors or someone who simply wants to try something new, camping will surely give you an experience that you’re unlikely to forget. In India, there is a rising trend for great campsites near popular trekking spots. Here is a list of the top camp sites that India has to offer.
1. The Tsomoriri Camp, Ladakh
On the months of May to September, the Tsomoriri camp is certainly the place to be. As the highest lake in the world, the Tsomoriri Lake provides a great view and great experiences for you and your companions. Accommodations include spacious and comfortable tents, great facilities, and even medical attention for those who are not used to high altitudes.
2. West Ladakh Camp
Ladakh is not only well known for its beautiful sceneries but for the many monasteries located along its areas as well. The West Ladakh Camp offers you this one-of-a-kind experience to camp near the famed monasteries in tents surrounded by beautiful trees and rock formations. Afterwards, you can feast on great and authentic food both from Ladakh and Tibet.
3. Sangla Valley
The Sangla Valley, located in the historic region of Trans Himalaya, comes alive with bursts of colors and activities as soon as the calendar hits June, up until September. In this camp site, you can rest yourselves while savoring the unique blend of Sangla’s culture and nature. Additionally, the popular Kaza hub is just around the corner.
4. Watermark Camp
There are many scenic landscapes in India but the one in Watermark Camp will surely give them a run for their money. Located near the picturesque Pangong Lake and overlooking the majestic mountain ranges of Changchenmo, being in the Watermark Camp is like hitting two birds with one stone.
5. Kareri Lake Camp
If you’re looking for remote adventure with an untouched beauty, why not try the Kareri Lake Camp? This remote lake is not connected by road, so there won’t be too many people, if you are one for quiet times and solitude.
6. Camp Potters Hill
The Camp Potters Hill provides a great escape to the hustle bustle of the city life and instead plunges you to the refreshing sounds of nature. With comfortably large and well-equipped cottage, you won’t even notice that you’re located somewhere in the middle of a jungle. Exciting and rejuvenating in one camp!
7. Camp Mashoobra Greens
Also located near Shimla, the Camp Mashoobra Greens is the perfect place to get in touch with nature. With bamboo tents set up high from the ground and thick, green trees surrounding you from all sides, while you eat a picnic lunch with your family and friends, this campsite offers a great unique experience that you definitely need to have.
8. Banjara Camp
The Banjara apple orchard is known all over India for its beautiful sceneries and its fresh apples. You can visit this historical place along with others (the Nagdevta temple, the Hattu Peak, and the Juggar lake, for instance), and stay at the spacious and well-decorated cabins in Banjara Camp.
9. Jungle Livvin
If you’re up for some adventure-pack day while staying in luxurious Swiss-designed tents, then come up to the Jungle Livvin Camp in Himachal Pradesh. The camp not only offers great accommodations but also exciting activities like mountain hiking, rappelling, and mountain climbing. Back in the camp, there are also cultural performances that are definitely worth waiting for.
10. Oakwood Hamlet
Luxury at 5900 feet above sea level – this is how most people describe the Oakwood Hamlet. Set in the middle of scenic mountain and valley views, this place is definitely an escape from the stresses of daily life. Everything in this land is organically cultivated, so guests can surely appreciate the simple gifts of nature.