In the stark mountain desert of Ladakh, TUTC’s glamping experience takes all the creature comforts of a luxury holiday and combines them with the adventure of a high-altitude camping expedition. The site itself is stunning: a grassy knoll with swaying willow trees beside a babbling brook, views stretching out to the snow-capped Stok Kangri, and the striking Thiksey Monastery set into the hillside. In this surreal setting, add high-end heated tents with antique furniture and Kashmiri carpets, private patios and butler service, and you have an experiential holiday unlike any other.
A Buddhist prayer ceremony at sunrise is a truly spiritual experience. Join the monks of Thiksey Monastery for their daily morning prayers, when the air reverberates with their chants, and follow it up with cups of butter tea.
Ladakh is peppered with revered monasteries, and the 11th-century stupa at Alchi is among the region’s most important holy sites. Follow the Indus River to the Alchi Gompa, resplendent with its Kashmiri-style architecture and Tibetan murals.
Follow a trained camp naturalist on a birding trail to spot the elusive winged species native to the Trans-Himalaya - best suited to early risers.
Try your hand at the local sport of archery, or simply watch the locals practice in a dramatic landscape of rugged mountains.
April - June