Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir

Camping is perhaps the best way of enjoying the wonders of nature given to Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway and sharing the warmth of its people. You can carry your own gear along - or opt for any of the several camps that are pitched in various parts of the state. These camps offer accommodation, catering and a variety of activities like hikes, fishing, nature-tours and rafting. Most of these offer quality facilities and services.
Sarchu (also known as Sir Bhum Chun) is a major halt point with tented accommodation in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) in India. It is situated between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m. The journey along the Manali-Leh highway at high altitude and variable road conditions, normally takes two days, so travellers and tourists use this spot as an overnight stop. An Indian army camp is sited nearby on the banks of the Tsarap Chu river. The highway and thus the camp are closed during the winter, when snow blocks the high passes along the road. This spot can also be used as a start point for the difficult trek into the Zanskar region of Ladakh.
An oasis at the desert land of Sarchu, Adventure camp is run and managed by professionals of the Industry. Twenty Four Swiss Cottages and Fifteen Royal Cottages equipped with twin beds, thick mattresses, Carpet, Centre Table, Table lamp, Fresh Bed sheets, Pillows and blankets. Mineral water, Soft drinks, Beer etc. available at very reasonable rates at the camp. Also Special meals / Birthday cakes provided on request.
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The Department of Tourism, J&K is the main developmental, promotional and regulatory arm of the J&K Government. Its main role comprises of overall planning and execution of schemes for the development, up-gradation and improvement of the tourism infrastructure in different parts of the State.
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