Exhilarating Camping Experiences in the Himalayas!


Am I the only one who wants to go out to some peaceful yet thrilling place and not return for a while? While thinking about making a plan to plan a vacation, I came across a lot of amazing and unexplored places to stay in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Himachal has always been my favorite place to escape from noise, stress, people, and of course the increasing pollution in Delhi. Mountains are my first love and whenever I feel a little low in life, mountains are like solace to my soul. The fresh crisp air, the warmth of the locals and the amazing food always allure me!

I would love to spend some time in an amazing camp in the lap of the Himalayas, curled up with my favorite book, my playlist, some hot tea and the mountains. Here is my pick of some of the best camping experiences in the Himalayas, for that perfect break that we all need! Spend some peaceful days deep in the unexplored Himalayan Valleys of these beautiful mountain states. Remember to gaze at the starry sky when there in the mountains!

Camping in the Himalayas is a treat to the senses!
Camping in the Himalayas is a treat to the senses!


Camping at Kund, Chopta
Explore the untouched Chopta valley of Uttarakhand at Himalayan Eco Lodge in Kund, which is located just at a distance of 400 KMS from Delhi. It is the perfect weekend getaway you always wished for. If you have the time, take the exciting short treks to Tungnath and Chandrashila Peak to admire the views of majestic Himalayas. You can go bird watching, trekking, or just laze around amidst the beautiful valley.

The calming camping experience at Chopta
The calming camping experience at Chopta

Camping in Viratkhai, Chakrata
Just an 8 hours’ drive from Delhi will take you to the offbeat and unexplored town of Chakrata. The enchanting valley of Viratkhai is your answer to a perfect weekend getaway, far from all the hustle bustle of the city. The exotic Lodge is surrounded by deodar forests, natural waterfalls and beautiful meadows. It’s an ideal place to take a nature walk through the forest trails, and spend some peaceful time amidst nature. Go now to enjoy refreshing mornings and tranquil nights under the starry sky!

Aerial view of the campsite at Viratkhai
Aerial view of the campsite at Viratkhai

Adventure Camping at Sitlakhet Uttarakhand
Sitlakhet is a calming and peaceful town located at a distance of 24 KMS from Ranikhet. It’s an ideal place to go camping with your family with lots of adventure activities like Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Bouldering, Zip-line, Valley Crossing, Day Trek, Urban Zip-line, Jummaring, and Slacklining. Amazing views of the Himalayan Ranges is the cherry on the cake. Just step out and explore the place around by trekking or hiking, and spend an awesome weekend!

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Camping at Kawalag, Shimla
Take an 8 hours ride from Delhi to reach the picturesque and divine valley of Kawalag. The Himalayan sunrise is the sight to behold, so keep your camera ready to capture the beauty. The place is all covered with snow in winters and blooming with flowers in summers. You can just spend the day exploring around the lodge, it is the perfect place to witness the exquisiteness of Shimla!

Camping at Tirthan Valley
Tirthan Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh and it is the gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park. The amazingly beautiful place is full of apple orchards, and the valley lies on the banks of River Tirthan. It’s the best place to go on a family outing away from the polluted city to relax and get refreshed. The area is famous for Trout fishing so you can always go and spend some time angling with lots of outdoor adventure activities around the camp site.

Adventure Camping at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Away from all the stress, relax and unwind in the midst of snow clad Dhauladhar Ranges in Dharamshala. The pleasant weather, the amazing views and the Tibetan food of the town will make you fall in love with the place. Take your family or friends for the ultimate weekend getaway!

Camping at Dharamshala
Camping at Dharamshala

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