Chamba Camp Thiksey

Located in the charming village of Thiksey, TUTC’s flagship canvas luxury glamping camp is only a few minutes away from the stunning Tibetan-Buddhist-style Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh’s largest Tibetan monastery. Dedicated to providing an unparalleled experience of this pristine destination Chamba Camp’s luxurious tents are each a sanctuary designed to complement its uniquely beautiful setting. Besides soaking up the serenity of the camp’s sublime location, days are spent discovering ancient Buddhist stories, taking in the spiritual energy of a Buddhist Stupa, attending an early morning prayer ceremony with the monks at the Thiksey Gompa or watching a traditional Ladakhi dance. The enchanting landscape allows for rafting through snow-melt rivers, hiking hilly terrains, cycling through mountain roads, and watching glorious sunsets over the old city of Leh.



The Thiksey Monastery is located on the Leh-Manali highway about 19 kilometres from Leh town. The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is approximately a 35-minute drive from the camp. By road, the camp is accessible from Srinagar (419 km), Jammu (706 km), and Manali (490 km).

Things to know

  • All travelers flying into Leh are advised to rest on the day of arrival and not exert much until well acclimatized to the high altitude.
  • There is an excursion specialist at the camp who helps guests plan their excursions and customize their holidays to suit their leisure interests.
  • The camp is operational from 01 May to 10 October
  • Ladakh has a cold desert climate with long, harsh winters from October to early March, with minimum temperatures well below freezing for most of the winter. July – August are the best months as the Monsoons start entering into the trans-Himalayas by late August.

Rooms & Suites

TUTC transforms the middle of nowhere into a serene haven for those seeking to explore Ladakh’s remarkable landscape and rich cultural heritage. The white tents of the camp overlook the towering Thiksey Monastery and have an incredible sense of expansiveness. The triple-layered tents with enhanced natural insulation keep guests warm and comfortable in the cold desert climate offering every creature the comfort one could need while spending time in the Himalayan outdoors. The suites come in three categories and have European-style décor featuring hand-crafted furniture, thick floor carpets, and custom-designed plush four-poster beds. Bathrooms are equally luxurious with wooden wardrobes, custom-made bedrooms, and bath accessories. The large netted windows and the private sit-out look out to the spectacular and dramatic mountain landscape.

Restaurants & Bars

All meals, including tea/coffee and soft beverages, are served in the camp’s restaurant.

The camp’s culinary offerings are made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. From organic farm-to-table experiences and picnic lunches in the most picturesque locales to Ladakhi cultural evenings with outdoor barbecues, guests are guaranteed scrumptious meals, breathtaking views, and unforgettable experiences.


Spa & Wellness

Guests can unwind with relaxing massages and therapies at Swadhya, a wellness hermitage. There is also a well-stocked library with a selection of handpicked books.


Multi-day immersive tours and customizable itineraries designed by the excursion specialist at Chamba Camp, Thiksey allow travelers to soak in the natural and cultural splendor of Ladakh. The host of experiences on offer include Leh city heritage walk, visits to monasteries, rafting down the Indus river that cruises through traditional Ladakhi villages, drives through scenic mountain passes, as well as exploring villages dotting the Indus valley.


The tented camps are ‘semi-permanent’ and do not have any permanent cemented or brick structures. So the camps are dismantled and removed during the off-season, leaving a virgin site that has not disturbed the natural environment whatsoever. TUTC is strongly committed to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint and takes several measures and efforts at the various campsites.  The use of steel flasks instead of packaged drinking water, LED lights in the camps, zero plastic policy, usage of low flow faucets for water conservation, responsible waste management, and solar energy use are just some of the measures implemented at the various camps. TUTC also ensures environmental, social, and economic sustainability and development at all its camps.