The Indus River Camp

The Indus River Camp

Past Imam Bara Mosque, Chuchot Yakma, Leh 194101 India
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#1 of 1 small hotel in Chuchot Yakma
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A 20-minute drive from the airport is all it takes to reach our 40-acre natural sanctuary. 8 glass-fronted rooms sit on the banks of the Indus, capturing a panoramic view of the river and the local monasteries. One 1,250 square feet villa, with a kitchen, living room and a bathtub, sits in a secluded part of the land, with its own pond and views of the Trans-Himalayan range. The remaining space is kept natural and sympathetic to wildlife. The property, on the outskirts of Leh and close to local monasteries, offers a great base for exploring Ladakh, whilst staying in nature. ​ By day, explore the grounds, go on local hikes, visit surrounding monasteries and palaces, take in local culture or go rafting, trekking, cycling or motorbiking. Or pick a book from our well-curated library and read to the sound of flowing water. In the evening, we take guests for a riverside sunset walk, after which the milky way becomes visible to the naked eye. Sit out under the open sky by the warmth of an open fire and look out at the moon and planets through our camp telescope. ​
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Free parking
Free internet
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Game room
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Extra long beds
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi
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sriramhary wrote a review Aug 2022
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our recent two night stay at the hotel. Jigme and Nico are excellent hosts and the staff are really great.

The whole place is well laid out and only has few cottages and suites - so it has a very intimate feeling. The rooms made of wood are spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated with gorgeous views through the French windows.

It is a bit on the expensive side but definitely worth the price. So highly recommended for your stay when you visit Leh.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nico Toller, General Manager at The Indus River Camp
Responded 16 Dec 2022
Hi Sriram Thank you for this review of the property. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that everything worked out. All the best Nico and Jigmet
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Ritu wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable place to stay in, better food, friendlier hosts.
Nico would always take the time to share his knowledge of Ladakh, suggest where you should go, or tell you why you shouldn't. He also offered us a team of excellent cab drivers.
As chef, Mary saw to it that you had ample, good food to eat and gave us tips on local ingredients.
I loved the evening bonfire and star gazing, and truly appreciated the attempt to be subtle, have a small carbon footprint in an ecologically fragile area.
I had the impression that Mary and Nico love and respect the environment in which they live and work and that rubs off on you.
Thank you both for a wonderful time!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All cottages face the river. There was wifi in the dining/common area.
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Response from Nico Toller, General Manager at The Indus River Camp
Responded 16 Dec 2022
Dear Ritu, Thank you for the detailed review. We loved hosting you and I'm sorry it's taken so long for us to respond. All the best Nico and Mary
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soumitnaik wrote a review Sept 2022
Mumbai, India
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two things make this property class apart 1) is it’s location and 2) Ms Jigmet who manages it.

Although a 20 minute drive out of the city this property is just worth checking it. Great food, superb rooms and outstanding service (thanks once again to Jigmet who ensures that everything that you need is looked into). The service levels are par excellence I’ve seen in any hotel across India so far (even the five star hotel fall behind on this aspect).

Tip: Choose this on day one and day two of your stay in Leh when you need to relax and get acclimatised to the high altitude environment as anyway if you are in Leh city you won’t venture out, that way this hotel will make it an ideal place to relax (away from Leh city) for those first two days.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nico Toller, General Manager at The Indus River Camp
Responded 9 Dec 2022
Dear Soumit, Thanks so much for your kind review. Jigmet, Mary and I are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, as it was great to host you. Thanks for posting the tip - we do try to promote ourselves as a relaxation place for the acclimatisation stage, particularly, so it's nice to hear that in your review. Hope you are well. Regards Nico
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Wander44196520932 wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went with my family over the end of July to the beginning of August - delicious food, friendly and welcoming owners, and an absolutely beautiful location. Nico and Mary were incredibly helpful and accomodating, especially as we had to change our timings a lot!

My father got rather severe altitude sickness over the course of our stay, and everyone at Indus River Camp was incredibly helpful and supportive with navigating getting him help.

An incredible experience, with friendly staff and guests, comfortable rooms, and above all an absolutely gorgeous location - near enough Leh to be able to explore there, but you really feel separate and with incredible views of the mountains.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Nico Toller, General Manager at The Indus River Camp
Responded 6 Jan 2023
Dear Esme, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was wonderful hosting your whole family. We are so glad that your father was OK after his hike up to the Kang Yatse peak. All the best with the Master's and the PHD. Hope to see you soon Nico and Mary
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Hendrik wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's hard to imagine a more stunning natural setting for a lodge near Leh than the river bank amid snow-capped peaks where The Indus River Camp is located. As you wake up and open your tent or cottage door, all you hear is the gentle flow of the water and the chirping of birds, while the horizon all around you is crowned by the majesty of the Himalayas. We greatly enjoyed the unassuming, sincere hospitality of Nico, Mary and their lovely staff, all of whom go out of their way to attend to special requests (in our case, a surprising bout of altitude sickness and an unexpected change of booking dates) and to share their knowledge of the area and contacts (including yoga with the resident instructor, hikes, sightseeing, river rafting, and biking). We tried both the tent and the cottage and found one as comfortable as the other. The cooking (set menus for lunch and dinner) is a delightful fusion of Indian and international dishes. The Indus River Camp may not be the first pick for visitors coming to party or expecting five star luxuries, but we'd whole-heartedly recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing and interesting holiday in Ladakh.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Nico Toller, General Manager at The Indus River Camp
Responded 16 Dec 2022
Dear Hendrik, Thank you for the kind words, along with the best tagline we have ever had in a review. Apologies for the delayed response. The camp has changed lots since you were there (we no longer have tents, but some new rooms that are unimaginatively called Chalets) but hopefully the core is still the same. We really enjoyed hosting you both. All the best Nico
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Nitish Bhardwaj wrote a review Dec 2023
Mumbai, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went there for our honeymoon in May and we were blown away by the hospitality, the property & the stunning views. It’s a boutique property so you should book in advance but you won’t be disappointed at all once you reach there. The entire team of Nico (owner), Jigmet & the staff at Indus River Camp treated us like family, very helpful. Our room was right on the banks of Indus River & we were pampered with amazing homely food (which tasted delicious), gorgeous weather & breathtaking views.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mrimingsi Kri wrote a review Sept 2022
Mumbai, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn’t have to think twice before selecting The Indus River camp as our stay in Leh. We heard Leh lacks Oxygen but this place did not. Warmly welcomed by Jigmet, we acclimatised for one day on the banks of the river Indus. We were served the best food by the Chef and Mr Salman. We enjoyed having Kawah, waiting for the moon to rise from behind the mountains. We enjoyed our time collecting Pebbles from the river Indus and doing a breathing exercise session by the river. Nico also helped in our permits for the Nubra valley. Thank you Jigmet for the Apricot jam and the flowers seeds.
We are thankful to all the staff for making our stay a memorable one.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nico Toller, General Manager at The Indus River Camp
Responded 8 Dec 2022
Thanks so much for a lovely review, Mrimingsi. It was lovely hosting you both. Chef Neel is delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, as is Jigmet for your mentioning her. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. All the best, Nico
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shweta wrote a review Jun 2024
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Indus River Camp was an unforgettable experience. The staff was amazing, and we owe a special thanks to Kunzen and Salman for their exceptional hospitality. The camp is tucked away in a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful location surrounded by majestic mountains, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Every small detail at the camp had a personal touch, showcasing thoughtful and tasteful choices that enhanced our comfort. The food was simply amazing, with a variety of different cuisines served every day, making each meal a delightful experience.

Indus River Camp is truly a gem, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a tranquil and enriching holiday.
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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nrcherry wrote a review Jun 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an amazing stay at the Indus River Camp – the location is stunning with plenty of treks and sights to visit nearby, even baby camels! The food was delicious and varied. The room was flawless and full of little touches that made it feel like home. Best holiday ever!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Saiti wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose to take a break from the city life amidst the pandemic and was looking for slightly offbeat place in Leh. I happened to come across the lovely photos of the property on booking.com and decided to directly contact Nico, the manager of the property. We also thought of asking Nico to help organise our vacation for 8 days. It was a great decision and Nico has been extremely helpful with all the reservations before the trip and great suggestions throughout the trip. We loved every bit of the three days at the camp and the yummiest food that Mary and her staff made for us. The stunning views and the stay at the cozy tent, hut and the cottage offered us the relief that we had been seeking desperately. Thank you Nico, Mary and all the staff who made this possible. We would love to go back and relive the incredible experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nico Toller, General Manager at The Indus River Camp
Responded 16 Dec 2022
Dear Saiti Thank you for this review and for recommending so many of the Indian scientific community! It was a pleasure to see you again this year and I'm sorry it took so long to respond to this from 2021. Hope that you both are well and hope to see you again soon Nico
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Aish S asked a question Sept 2020
India11 contributions
Is this open in October 2020?
Amit Singh wrote a tip 8 Jul
Lucknow, India88 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Summer sun is to be avoided. don't miss sunrises and sunsets"
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RRC_1976 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Singapore, Singapore258 contributions141 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is not in town but in a beautiful natural environment.... very very comfortable....."
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G3wannabeworldtraveller wrote a tip Sept 2023
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the evening dinner as part of your stay. You will not regret it."
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Simon Tarrant wrote a tip Sept 2023
London3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Initially we booked for 2 days, which wasn’t nearly enough time! Thankfully Indus River Camp was able to extend our stay for a week!"
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NehaJethwani wrote a tip May 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates71 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Follow what the rules are for acclamation They are most important"
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PRICE RANGE
₹14,200 - ₹14,200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Luna Eco Camp
LOCATION
IndiaLadakhLeh DistrictLehChuchot Yakma
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Indus River Camp
Which popular attractions are close to The Indus River Camp?
Nearby attractions include Thiksey Monastery (6.8 km), Stok Palace Museum (5.1 km), and Shey Monastery (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Indus River Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Indus River Camp?
Top room amenities include extra long beds, a view of a nearby landmark, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at The Indus River Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Indus River Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Indus River Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Willow Kitchen And Bar, Syah Ladakh, and Cafe Cloud.
Does The Indus River Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, The Indus River Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Indus River Camp located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Chuchot Yakma.
Are pets allowed at The Indus River Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Indus River Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Indus River Camp?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort (8.4 km).