good feather sleeping bag and a tent is all you need!
sleeping when you are hight is sometimes difficult, but after walking (from 6 to 8 hours) and waking up at 6.30 in the morning, i had no problem.
this camping in Nimaling was beatiful, there was in a plain huge area, a river close, and i remember the milky way,all the stars were perfect clear.
This is the only permanent campsite by the lake. We were in fact the only visitors at the time. Our hotel in Leh organised the accommodation. Two people per tent, all meals included. There were no showers, but a very clean "bathroom" in a tiny tent, complete with creeping vines and daisies.
Comfortable, very clean and the camp staff were helpful inevery way!
The only downside was that from around 11pm to 1am, their was a lot of signing and music coming from the settlement just above.
The flooring meant that it kept the chill out of your feet. The beds were clean and comfortable. The tents warm.
There are options available to suit every budget, but we chose to stay in one of the better ones in town. A huge discount, thanx to the hotel bieng owned by a friends brother did help.
Hotel Spic and Span.
Rs 1500/ day for a double room. (About $30)
This is the rate during the tourist season. However, this year, the numbers were down thanx to the various 'travel warnings' issued by some governments. Worked well for us therefore. Perfect weather, without the usual summertime crowds of tourists, and of course- no terrorism/dangers in ladakh, unlike what the travel warnings from distant lands may have you believe.
Also, theres a relatively new hotel in town- hotel grand dragon- which is quite a modern and well equipped hotel, including central heating, which can be very handy in the winter months.
Great service, polite and courteous staff, good rooms, and reasonable food. Overall it made for a great package. (No this is not an advertisement:))
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