The Ultimate Traveling Camp - Diskit, Nubra Valley
Ladakh, Nubra Valley
The Ultimate Traveling 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.
At a Glance
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
En-suite bathrooms and private sit outs make The Ultimate Traveling Camp the perfect glamping experience
Operational from around the middle of May until late September, The Ultimate Traveling 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 unspoiled, 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 Traveling 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.
The camp has 5 AC tents and overlooks Diskit Monastery. Each tent offers en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, crisp luxury linens, safe deposit, valet service and private decks offering views over the Monastery. Owing to the remoteness, the tent lights are solar powers, while the AC/Heater unit, charging points, and geysers for Hot water are powered by generator. There are emergency lights and torches
The Ultimate Traveling Camp, Diskit provides guests with an exclusive lounge
Location & Directions
Ladakh, Nubra Valley
Diskit is located about 5 hours from Leh, the capital of Ladakh.
When to go
Ladakh is open for tourists only during the summer months of May to September as it is the only season when the passes open.
The weather of Ladakh remains cold and chilly for most part of the year. Winter usually lasts from October to May and its usually very cold. Frost bites are a common occurrence, making it a very inhospitable climate for visiting. During these months the whole area is covered with snow. Monsoon season experiences rainfall but due to the land slides, the area is closed. The temperature is cool and can go up to 33°C.