Sarchu, located on the border of J&K, is a famous camping site for tourists en route to Ladakh. The place offers marvellous views of the majestic Himalayas and spellbinding scenery and is also a gateway to Leh District. It is the starting point for a typical trek to the Zanskar region in Ladakh, gives a pleasant Tibetan feel to the tourists.
Sarchu is a great stopover for travellers. Despite being an isolated destination, it offers a lot of accommodation options including tourist bungalows and tented camp sites. These camps provide luxurious stays even at such a high altitude. These camps are scientifically designed and consist of intact canvas rooms with warm beds. The guests are offered medical assistance, transportation for emergency, meals etc. Specially designed Swiss Cottage Style Tents are waterproof and windproof with electricity backup.
You can pitch up your own tent if you are prepared, or you can choose between the state-run HPTDC camps and the private operators. Tented accommodation is reasonable and includes camp beds and blankets or sleeping. Food on offer here is not at all bad, ranging from a basic meal to tea to a shot of chang (millet beer). Camps are scattered over an area of about 15 km.