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Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp
Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Sangla
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great location and great view but the place is very much over priced. They have dedicated swiss cottages, log huts and average tents plus a bricks and mortar lodge but with the price you are paying here, you should expect a lot more.

One of the biggest frustrating experience here is the electricity and the owners and the camp site manager Om Prakash are totally oblivious of this need. They even fail to consider this during the stay of the clients and more greed oriented still demanding entire money for providing you a tent in a natural setting. This is a big turn off.

Considering the location, there is another cmap just 1 minute before called Kinner Camps (Or something similar) and they charge half the price for similar facilities.

I would not book this camp due to this place being over priced and lack of good service. Kinner Camp may be a better choice!

Very overly priced...Not worth the money they charge and for the facilities they provide. One would not mind paying this if all the facilities were spot on. Adventure doesnt mean you pay INR 8000 for a tent accommodation and sporadic electricity! One should certainly look out for AquaTerra resorts whco qualify way better for adventures and are very reasonable.

Room Tip: Very overly priced...Not worth the money they charge and for the facilities they provide. One would...
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Beautifully situated right at the bank of river baspa, this property gives you the well deserved break amidst snow clad mountains, flowing river & greenery all around. We stayed here for 4nts and felt it should have been atleast a week to soak in nature with Banjara's warm hospitality.
The hosts - Mr. & Mrs. Sud, personally engage with each and every guest to make their experience memorable. Plenty of options to spend your day - outdoor and indoor games to fill in your day apart from nature walks, treks.
Rakcham hike was the main highlight of our stay. As you go along the river, on mountain, glacier walk, wood forest and finally stone-pebbled road- experience different terrains all in one trek. Picnic lunch by the flowing stream in wood forest was very much like picture perfect!!
Our 2 kids 8-9 yrs old thoroughly enjoyed and easily managed the 8km hike. The hosts & volunteers - all ensured we had once in lifetime of an experience. We really appreciate their personal involvement and very warm hospitality.
This place is very much kids friendly and they thoroughly enjoyed - made new friends at the property. The common areas of tea lounge and campfire around their dining hall really makes you enjoy your leisure time.
Rooms are very comfortable and tastefully done up.
We thank Mr & Mrs Sud and entire banjara staff to make our stay truly memorable!

Room Tip: Beautiful river facing log-huts for couples. For family - rooms with attic to give you extra space
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

after a gruelling drive to the Camp, you reach the pristine surroundings of the camp next to the River. the positioning of the camp vis a vis the surroundings is unparalled.

Rooms : excellently and tastefully done with books thrown in for your reading pleasure with matching attached bathrooms however, they could do with providing toiletries or better ones for those available. the tents are comfortable but cold so depending on the time you are there you need to watch out for opting for the regular rooms or the tents. especially if you are with children.

Food : its a camp and not a hotel, so there is no room service and special times for buffet breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. the food was generally good. you can also make requests for any specific cuisines that you may want (like we asked for pizza/pasta/salad one evening). for those fond of their liquor, they don't serve anything there but they are happy to provide you with the other requirements if you get your own liquor (glasses, aerated drinks and so on). the non vegetarian was a disappointment as all the meat was chewy and dry.

Activities : Plenty to choose from from board games, to badminton, to table tennis, to bonfires and so on.

Staff : the best part......a totally super staff willing to go that extra mile to make you comfortable in the wilderness and get you to stretch yourself in the trekking activities. my compliments to them all.

Time To Go : May has the apple blossom and august has the apple bloom. it would be delightful at these times. if you want to go for the snow before and after would be a good time.

Room Tip: in the permanent structure, take the rooms on the first floor with the bunk beds (attic) kind of sle...
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

The location is a nothing short of description I had read of heaven … snow-clad mountains, a flowing clear blue water river, luxury tents nestled amongst apple orchids, amazing food and very enthusiastic staff.

My two days of stay was made little difficult by rain gods but still I had the best time of my life. I will recommend this as a must-visit place.

Room Tip: Chitkul tent number 7 - I wouldn't trade that for most luxurious tent available as I can hear th...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

I visited Banjara camps, Sangla from 19th to 22nd May, 2014. I found it to be a very beautiful place close to nature with snow clad mountains all around and river Baspa flowing by its side. It is managed very well by Capt Sud and his wife and staff. The walks are also very beautiful, especially Rakcham walk which is just too good amidst nature, with Mrs Sud accompanying us as an expert and a nice guide called Ansari. The walk was through a glacier. Visit to Chitkul village (last village at Indo Tibet border) was also very good.
A small hitch though was that we were given packed lunch(which was not told that it will be chargeable as we were proceeding to another Banjara property at Thanedhar and we thought it was included in the package)- can you believe we paid Rs 2100/- for puri sabji pack lunch- this was very minor thing though compared to the fun we had there- just put here so the traveller should clarify before ordering pack lunch.
I recommend this property for family holiday

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

The location is too good. All amenties are good. Staff is very cordial. Little expensive. Should have more activities for kids. Glasior walk is awesome experience. Bone fire experience is good with winter experience.

Overall very good place... Onece in lifetime visit.

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Banjara camp totally lives up to it's reputation. We were smitten by the first view of the camp-site near the beautiful river. It's a slice of paradise managed with passion and great taste by Capt Sud and his team..apple orchards, winding pathways and view of the river. We stayed in the Deluxe tents which were very comfortable and cosy. The louging area with river views is very relaxing. The food is fresh and tasty.Banjara camp is the best place to be in the breathtakign Sangla valley - highly recommended!

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Additional Information about Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp

Address: Vill/ P.O. Batseri, District Kinnaur, Sangla 172106, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kinnaur District > Sangla
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Sangla
Price Range: $104 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A soft adventure family holiday place in the higher Himalayas. Located on the banks of Baspa river and next to the amazingly beautiful Batseri village, Banjara Camp was pioneer of tourism in this area. Kinnaur, Spiti and Upper Kullu region also have properties from this the company, Banjara Camps & Retreats Pvt Ltd., which runs the camp. ... more   less 

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