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“Beautiful tents in a peacful setting”
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West Ladakh Camp
Ranked #62 of 74 Hotels in Leh
Bristol, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Beautiful tents in a peacful setting”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Although this was not the camp we thought we had booked (some sort of misunderstanding between us and the agent somewhere), it didn't really make any difference to us. We arrived at the camp in the early afternoon and were immediately offered lunch. Food is served in what appears to be a newish purpose built place with a buffet laid out one end and a long table with enough room for about 20 diners the others. As there was only us staying, the buffet appeared as containers on the table. The food was good (vegetarian only) and plentiful.

There are quite a few tents within the camp, but they are nicely spread out between boulders and trees so it doesn't feel cramped. The camp grounds occupy a small strip of land between the main road and the river. On both majestic mountains rise steeply. It's a beautiful setting, especially in the late afternoon sun.

The tents themselves are quite spacious (plenty of room for two big bags on the floor) with two single beds and an attached bathroom in an adjacent tent. The bathroom comes complete with a beautiful glass basin and a flushing western toilet. At 06:30 the next morning, a member of staff turned up with two huge buckets of piping hot water for a wonderful bucket shower. There is electric light in the tent and bathroom. The tents sit on raised concrete platforms, making it smooth and comfortable to walk on, and the interior is even carpeted!

Outside the tent is a table (complete with tablecloth) and two chairs. There is a lot of surface water around during the day, something to be aware of in term of footwear choice (I got my sandals VERY wet when transversing the camp taking photographs).

The staff speak very little English (but better than my Hindi) but we managed to communicate enough to get dinner and even a beer to accompany it.

There are frequent power cuts and the area is really quite dark, so bring a torch. We loved sitting outside in the pitch dark and just stare at the stars, and were secretly a little disappointed when the staff brought round a battery operated lantern. The pathways are nicely lit by electric lights – when the power is on.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

a beautiful tented property amidst the apricot orchard. they have 2 bed and 3 bed tents. overall i think 20 altogether. we stayed in a 3 bed accommodation. the tent was spacious. the view from the tent was breath taking. the staff was courteous. the washroom was very clean.

the buffet dinner they served was very nice. they had a large group of foreigners occupying the other tents for night. they were a boisterous group playing loud music till late night. that was little unnerving. otherwise its a peaceful quiet place with all the natural elements around you. special mention of the owner (sorry name forgotten) she was very apologetic about the groups boisterousness and went out of way to offer us a very peaceful dinner in the morning.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

A comfortable place to stay overnight on the Leh-Kargil Road. Apricot and Apples trees can be seen in the area. River Indus is just next to this place and provides breathtaking views of the river in the deep gorge. The silence is broken by the roar of river and it is very breezy near the river shore. Average food served in the restaurants. Take a walk on the main road and cross the river on a bridge built by locals.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Nice location, slightly remote, on the way to moon Land / Lamayuru
Good staff, co-operative and helpful.
Tents are good, with attached toilet.
Hot water made available on demand.
Electricity is available only from 7 pm to 11 pm
River rafting facility very near by.
over all good experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Aniruddha A
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Pune, India
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Tents are reasonably nice with attached toilet. You will get hot water every time you will demand. Food is decent, you can not expect more in an isolated place.
The scenery is great as you can see the indus river just beside it. It is an ideal place for big groups. Beds are not comfortable but you cant expect more in a tent.
Keep this place away if you are with the kinds.
Attractions such as monasteries and moon land escape are near by.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

We had four tents for six people, each with own attached facilities (including western-style toilet, shower and wash basin.) The tents are eight-sided, but fully curtained right around on the inside, with a white scolloped ceiling, creating a wonderful cosy feeling. Cement floor is fully carpeted, two comfortable beds, warm quilts, a solar powered reading lamp. Wonderful place, on the banks of the Indus River, just to get away from it all. Food (included in price) was adequate but bigger tour groups could consider sending a catering manager ahead with extra supplies, to negotiate with the knowledgeable and very willing cook and his team. We spent two nights, after doing some white river rafting, being a party ranging in age from 7 to 69 years. Would recommend West Ladakh Camp to any age group.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is no mere 'camp site'. The tents are well constructed, off the ground, and complete with private bathrooms, warm quilts, and comfortable cots. Sitting high above the Indus, it is truly a breath of fresh air after working in Leh. Hike, take photos of the natural surroundings, or just sit outside comfortably reading a book. A wonderful experience! A breath-taking ride from Leh.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: West Ladakh Camp
Address: Ulletokpo, Leh 194101, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Ladakh > Leh
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Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #62 of 74 Hotels in Leh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
West Ladakh Camp Leh

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