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  • Trip introduction

    Deep within the Himalayas, on the Manali-Leh highway, lies the serene point of Sarchu. If you're doing a road trip from Manali to Leh, or heading up to Tso Moriri, you'll pass Sarchu. This is widely known as the mid point for those travelling to the Zanskar region, and offers a quiet, scenic spot for camping in Sarchu. Due to the high altitude of about 14,500 feet, Sarchu offers spectacular views of stark landscape with some small oasis-like spots around water bodies, and a chance to escape the crowds of Manali or Leh during season time.

    NOTE: Sarchu is very high and it can be uncomfortable to camp here if you are not suitably acclimatised. Do take adequate precautions such as drinking plenty of water, avoid smoking or alcohol, try to break your journey at Jispa for one night before getting to Sarchu, and avoid any serious exertion. You could also talk to your doctor about starting Diamox before you leave for your trip. The campsite has medical first aid and a jeep on standby for emergencies.

    Destination

    At a soaring altitude of over 14,000 feet, Sarchu stands at the boundary of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. It is 222 kilometers away from Manali on the Leh highway and is a popular stop over for those travelling on this route. Situated between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, the beauty exhibited at Sarchu is boundless. It is from here that you can even see the shimmering river of Tsarap Chu. During the summer and monsoons months, this is a popular stop for motorbiking trips between Manali and Leh, but it shuts in winter due to heavy snowfall.

    Destination highlights

    Camp at this gorgeous high altitude desert by an oasis | Enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayas | Sleep in comfort in luxurious Swiss tents

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Sarchu camp: Check in

    Check into your comfortable camp tent at Sarchu in the afternoon and freshen up. Tea will be served, but do remember to sip on water all day. After this, you can spend the rest of your day relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty of your campsite. You'll end the day with a delicious dinner before bedtime. You'll retire to your comfortable tents for the night.

    Enjoy your night in Sarchu in a comfortable Swiss tent with twin beds with rubber mattresses, clean pillows and linens, along with a western toilet and continously running hot water for warm and soothing baths. Your meals will be served in a seperate tent. Although all your meals will be vegetarian, you will have the option of eggs. Today's package includes tea and dinner. There are fixed menus with a choice of dishes.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Sarchu camp site

    Sarchu camp site

    12:00 PM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

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    Day 2 of Sarchu camp: Check out
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made 48 hrs or more before the date of check-in at Sarchu camp: 25% of the total cost will be deducted.

    Cancellations made 24-48 hrs before date of check-in at Sarchu camp: 50% of the total cost will be deducted.

    Cancellation made 0-24 hrs before check-in at Sarchu camp: No refund.

    No shows: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    Safety measures are to be followed strictly or else participant can be expelled from the Sarchu camp.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    There is a strict 'no alcohol policy' followed by the Sarchu camp.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    No refunds will be given for facilities or features that are not used by the traveller.

    The operator is not responsible for delays caused by road blocks, bad weather, or political conditions.
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
    • Sarchu Camp Himachal Pradesh Manali Ladakh Leh Mountains Beautiful Camping Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accomodation in double Swiss Cottage tents with twin beds, seating rooms and attached western toilets for one night on twin sharing basis

    • All meals from tea on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
    • Running hot water for bathing
    • Mattresses and clean linen with blankets
    • Coffee tables and chairs in every tent
    • Two dining tents for individual groups of 30 chairs in each.
    • Generator powered lighting
    • Medical first aid kit
    • Stand-by jeep for medical emergencies
    • Camp specialists and professional staff
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any adventure activities

    • Any personal expenses like additional snacks and beverages
    • Any form of insurance
    • Anything that is not mentioned in inclusions
    • Transport to and from the camp

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeves t shirts
    • Long pants
    • Sturdy footwear
    • Thermal inner wear for upper and lower body
    • Innerwear
    • Warm jackets
    • Gloves
    • Socks
    • Monkey cap
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Double Swiss cottage tents with beds and seating area
    • Twin beds, rubber mattresses, pillows and clean linen
    • Chairs and a coffee table in every tent
    • Attached Western toilet and hot shower
    • Two dining tents for individual groups with 30 chairs in each
    • Generator powered lighting and adequate warm coverings in each tent
    • Medical first aid and standby jeep at the camp

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Day bag
    • Toiletries
    • 2 ltr water bottle
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Cap
    • Torch
    • Camera
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunblock
    • Cold cream

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.