SANGLA
Banjara Camps
BANJARA CAMP & RETREAT- SANGLA, KINNAUR DISTRICT, HIMACHAL
Your quest for the off-beat Himalayas can begin at the Banjara Camp in the Sangla Valley. At a height of approx. 2,700 mts, the Banjara Camp & Retreat is surrounded by towering mountains on all sides and is set on the banks of the Glacial fed Baspa River that rumbles through the valley. Long walks to discover the amazing flora and fauna of the valley, treks to view snow covered Himalayan peaks, angling for trout, experiencing some of the local cultures and traditions, rock climbing, rappelling and river crossing are only some of the activities that you can induge in. The valley is home to rich apple orchards, the campsite has cozy Swiss-style tents with attached, tiled bathrooms and running hot water. The Banjara Retreat (situated right beside the campsite & opened to guests in May 2009) - a two storied vernavular stone & wood house in rustic style has large, comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated rooms. There are now a couple of river facing huts as well. A well-equipped kitchen serves multi-cuisine meals and evening bonfires keep the chill away. Well placed Hammocks give you an opportunity to suspend your legs in the air and just relax, the gurgling of the river, the crisp crackling of the bonfire and the delicious aromas of barbecued food kepp your holiday moods high – Snippets of what we have on offer at Sangla.
Banjara Camps
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The Banjara Camp & Retreat is open from Mid-March to October. However, temperatures vary with the seasons. May to September have pleasant days and cold nights while March, April & October have pleasant days and night temperature may dip to 2-3 degrees.
Banjara Camps
ACCOMMODATION
5 Dlx Tents, 5 Super Dlx Tents, 14 Retreat Suite Rooms, 2 River Facing Huts. All the tents and rooms are fully furnished and have attached baths with 24 hr hot/cold water supply. 5 of the super dlx rooms have an attic/ loft which children (sometimes adults too) enjoy immensely.
Banjara Camps
Banjara Camps
HOW TO REACH
You would have to take the road route from Shimla to reach Sangla. From Shimla, Sangla is an 8 hr drive (for first time drivers this time may be around 10 hrs).

From Chail/Shimla to Karcham (the turnoff point on NH 22) is 221/209kms. Please take a right turn at Karcham. And at around 18 kms down the road, you will hit Sangla. 6 kms ahead of Sangla you would spot the "Banjara Camp" sign on the right. Take a right turn from here to reach the Banjara Camp parking lot at the base of the hill.
PLACES TO VISIT AROUND
CHITKUL Last border village on Indo- Tibet border and only 3 kms short of last border outpost civilians are allowed to. This is on Hindustan-Tibet trade route which is no longer used.
SANGLA MEADOWS Full day walk to the green astures.
RAKCHAM A beautiful 4 hr walk along the Baspa River to Rakcham village. The signature- walk of the valley.
BASPA RIVER This River flowing along the valley is great for trout fishing.
BATSERI VILLAGE Just across the camp, this village is an excellent example of the great hill architecture. The local devta temple here is a must see.
GLACIER The glacier is just above Batseri village. If you visit us in March, April and May, you will be able hike up to glacier point and even play in snow.
MASTRANT FOREST This is a lovely little stretch of woods where we sometimes camp overnight (for the more adventurous ones) and at other times, we stop here on the way back from Chitkul for picnic lunch.
EARLY MORNING WALKS There are several early morning refreshing walks in the hills surrounding the camp.
KALPA Day excursion to Kalpa (50 kms/ 2 hrs drive on way). Kalpa offer an unparalleled view of Kinner Kailash peak and is famous for its apple and chilgoza plantation.
BONFIRE We have a bonfire pretty much every day (except when it rains)

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