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Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp

Sangala Rd, Sangla 172106 India
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Banjara Camp & Retreat is for soft adventure family holiday in the higher Himalayas. Located on the banks of Baspa river and next to the amazingly beautiful Batseri village in Himachal, we were the pioneers of tourism in the remote areas of Kinnaur, Spiti and Upper Kullu region - all in Himachal. In Sangla Camp, stay options include luxury camps, river facing log huts and stone and wood retreat rooms with sit-outs. The food is a major highlight - with ample variety and always fresh. Activities include river crossing with ropes, jungle walks along Baspa River, high altitude drive in 4x4 jeeps, al fresco lunches, Bon-fires and bar-be-que’s (trout is our speciality here). Along with Sangla, most guests travel with us to four other small off-beat properties. Together, they make a necklace. These are Thanedar (near Narkanda), Sojha in Kulu Valley, Sonnaugi Homestead near Manali and Langza homestay at 14,500 feet in Spiti - one of the highest stay options in India. Come - travel with us.
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Absolute standouts: the amazing 'guides' : Alex, Lukas, Yasmin. They took us for three hikes: to Rakcham, Sangla meadows and the Sangla river. Our kids became very fond of these lovely people and that defined the entire holiday. The service and the courtesy of the entire team lead by Mr Om Prakash is amazing. And the food is truly home style and in spite of all the walking one does there is a risk of putting on weight. The rooms are super comfortable and warm. Above all, its all about the location. From your room and balcony you can watch mountains covered with snow and beautiful sunsets
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Response from AJAYSUD1, Owner at Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp
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Thanks so much for the good words. A holiday in the Himalayas is incomplete without the walks. And if one gets a good guide with good packed food, it can't get any better!! Yes, the young volunteers that we get every year from all parts of the world add to the experience of our guests. We are lucky to have great staff led by Om Prakash who has been with us for the last 25 years. We do.look forward to your visit again, either in August to see lush green valley or in October to experience FALL colours and harvest of famous Kinnauri apples. Regards
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The camp is wonderful . Tents laid out in an apple Orchard next to the river Baspa . There has been a noticeable effort to blend in with the environment and there isn’t a concrete block in sight . The tents are very comfortable and the staff is helpful . The food was good - Indian food ( with a story fry and a noodle dish as well for dinner the night we were there ) which wasn’t too heavy or oily or spicy . I have put up some pictures which will probably give you some idea of the Chen if the camp .
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Response from AJAYSUD1, Owner at Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the review. I wish you had stayed a little longer to experience the variety in our cuisine. And many thanks for appreciating our effort in blending with the nature. We do look forward to you return one fine day. Warm regards
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An amazing property set amidst beautiful orchard surrounded by mighty mountains. It took us a while to reach from Chandigarh (14 hrs) but the drive was equally exciting. Mind it, roads are in bad conditions near Jeori, Karcham & towards Sangla. We stayed at the Retreat rooms and were not disappointed. It has a beautiful private sit-out where one can just laze around. Food is one of the best and is supported by very helpful staff (although a couple of them were a bit off, not sure why). We stayed for 4N but wished we could have stayed a bit longer. Don't plan for anything less than that if you want to enjoy the camp and its surroundings.
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Response from AJAYSUD1, Owner at Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the good words. We are indeed lucky with the location - imagine having bonfire in the evening every day in the month of June when temperatures are soaring not only in the plains but also in the popular tourist destinations. The snow clad mountains around the property and the ice water fed Baspa River flowing close by helps in making ours one of the best, if not the best, camp location in the Himalayas. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards
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Though it has been on our agenda for quite a while - we could finally make a trip to this breathtaking place only this year. This lovely sprawling property at the crossroads of Kinnaur Kailash and Himalayan ranges is an idea getaway for mountain lovers like us - who also value hot showers, soft blankets and good warm food during their vacation. The retreat rooms are very aesthetically pleasing - the polished wooden floors, the curtains, the furniture, the ceramic crockery all are good - however the eye-catching photographs by the owner Capt. Sud captured all over India are really a plus point that lends the entire property a very unique character that, to me, is unmatchable. The staff is warm - their hospitality unforgettable. They call you up to know when you will reach so that they can be ready with a warm lunch - they pack it for you when you go out for day trips. The resort arranges for a Dhaba style tea in the evening. Sipping it while watching the sunset by the riverside - the air fragrant with the heady scent of rabinias that were in full bloom during the last week of May - is a fond memory that we will live with. They also arrange for a camp fire and barbecues - which one can enjoy while traveling in big groups. The food is good. Overall it was a wonderful stay - which will make you want to go back again.
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Response from AJAYSUD1, Owner at Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Namaste Lipika ji. Thanks for the good review. Frankly, I was a bit worried when I first saw the four stars. Thankfully, your review is much more than five star. Weather here is still good. Unfortunately, Jodhpur would be still hot for couple of more months. Please pay my regards to Dr Saab. Warm regards
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One of my best trips to the mountains in Himachal. The drive to Sangla is a bit of a challenge, but it’s worth every bump . We were welcomed to Banjara camps by the warm staff and a bright and happy rainbow !! Everything was perfect. The rakcham walk that Ajay Sood took us to, was nature at its best . It’s a long walk , and must go prepared with water and snacks. Good hiking shoes . A highly recommended walk for nature lovers. Thanks to Ajay Sood for motivating us to do this. Would surely come back . August is a good time when buckwheat fields are glowing with glory , apple blossom in April is also a beautiful time to visit. The property is in the midst of app,e orchards.
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Response from AJAYSUD1, Owner at Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the review. I enjoyed the walk as much as you did. The visit to Sangla and our camp is incomplete without doing the valley walks, especially Rakcham walk. I do look forward to seeing you in coming times. Regards.
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$116 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaHimachal PradeshKinnaur DistrictSangla
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