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The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Diskit, Nubra Valley

The Ultimate Travelling Camp moves to Ladakh in the summer months from mid June to the end of September. Their Diskit Camp in Nubra Valley provides more eco-tented accommodation, for a more rural experience on this nomadic voyage.

Diskit, Himalaya, India
The Ultimate Travelling Camp Diskit Nubra Valley
  • Amazing luxury camp located in Ladakh in Northern India

  • Explore the surrounding area by day including walks through remote villages, monasteries, trekking, rafting and even polo

  • Wonderful home-cooked food

  • Totally off the beaten track overlooking the Nubra Valley


Operational from around the middle of May until late September, The Ultimate Travelling Camp, Diskit is one of the three camps which are carefully run by expert staff and guides. Nestled in between the jagged mountains on the northern route from the Leh Valley, lies the enchanting Nubra Valley.

After spending some time in the Chamba Camp in Thiksey, your expedition continues through dramatic landscapes to reach the tranquil yet vibrant village of Diskit. Totally unspoilt, the village has been beautifully preserved, all surrounded by the soaring Himalayas and sand dunes.

Immerse yourself into this unknown ancient culture and take in Hunder village, Turtuk, and Sumur, planning your day with the help of the knowledgeable Ladakh guides. Learn about the stories of the Buddhist monks and monasteries that made this land their home amidst the serene fold mountains. Your guide take you through the village and past the old mani walls, engraved with Buddhist prayers and mantras, a truly magical experience.

Weave Diskit into this Ultimate Travelling Camp itinerary and spend an evening exploring the famed Lamdon Charitable School, which sits close to base camp. This school which began with just eight students, has housed over 5,000 children over the years, giving them not only a formal education, but also teaching them about the environment and the importance of preserving the environment and their unique culture. It's an incredible to meet and gain some understanding of these extraordinary people, listening to their stories and learning about their history.

Your trip will also take you to Diskit Gompa, renowned as one of the oldest and largest Buddhist monasteries in the Nubra Valley. After an early start and morning prayer near the towering Maitreya Buddha, return for a hearty camp breakfast. While away the afternoon enjoying an adventurous camel ride through the desert and the rolling dunes followed by a cup of Darjeeling tea accompanied by breathtaking views. Rediscover the lost world of Nubra Valley on this awe-inspiring trip.

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Ladakh's famous Hemis Festival is on 14th & 15th July 2016.

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Diskit, Himalaya, India

Diskit is located about 5 hours from Leh, the capital of Ladakh.

Fly into Delhi, then take a 1-hour flight to Leh followed by a drive of around 4-hours. We suggest having a few nights in Delhi to start and possibly at the end, although you can connect through on your return with Jet Airways.


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