About this listing
Camp by the Valley Retreat is a family managed home stay camp, situated near Chowari, district Chamba, H.P.
Valley Retreat also offers a Home stay (our other listing).
Guests can combine Home stay with a night or two of camp out. To reach the camp, we first drive 12 Kms to the village of Gagahar. From Gagahar, it's a 3.5 Kms (3 hours) hike through beautiful pine forests to reach the camp site at an altitude of 2000 mtrs.
The camp offers accommodation in a Arpenaz 4.1 family camping tent.
The camp offers accommodation in a Arpenaz 4.1 family camping tent. The tent offers a comfortable bedroom for 4 and equally large living area for the day time.
Non smelly / clean sleeping bags with washable liners will be provided along with inflatable sleeping mats.
Host – Anshuman along with a support crew / cook will camp along in a separate tent nearby for all support and security.
Chowari is an ideal base to explore places in the districts of Chamba and Kangra. It's ideally located midway between Chamba and Dharamsala. It is at a 2 hours drive (85 Kms) from Dharamsala airport and 2 hours (55 kms) from Chamba. Dalhousie and Khajjiar can be reached in an hour (40 - 55 Kms)
Guests will have access to the family home - Valley Retreat, Chowari, before and after the trek. Though they need to book that separately if you intend to stay a night there
Interaction with guests
Your hosts Anshuman and Punam are available at any time for any help. They are locals, hence will be able to guide you for short treks, walks and locations of interest around the home stay.
All our guests have loved their hospitality and has earned them a Super Host status.
The camp provides you complete solitude, with the host as the only company. These places are completely safe as the host knows most people around.
Chowari is connected to other major towns through regular public and private bus service. Taxis are also available locally.
Train: Nearest stations are Pathankot or Chakki Bank (55Kms). Both these stations are on Delhi to Jammu train route.
Air: Nearest airport is Jammu (155 kms), Amritsar (180 Kms) or Gagal / Dharamsala (55 kms)
Road: NH 1 from Delhi, through Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Pathankot.
If you arrive at Pathankot or Dharamshala, we can arrange to have you picked up from either the railway station or airports at additional cost.
For day trips to Dalhousie / Khajjiar, Chamba and Dharamsala, local cabs are available. They charge a fixed per day cost of approx Rs. 2500. We can check this if you wish to use them.
Other things to note
All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the per night camp tariff along with a bottle of mineral water each day per guest.
For any specific requirements, please request a day before. We will do our best to serve you based on local availability
In winters, since Chowari is in a valley, it does not snow here. It snows on the ranges around and you can hit snow after a 45 minute drive towards Jot Pass. For the camp, basis rain we may have to change plan in monsoons.
Roads are open throughout the year but please check for road conditions in monsoons as on some days due to landslides the local roads can get impacted for a day.
- Fit to hike on an incline for 3 hours
- Washroom facilities in open
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Hi, we are Mridul & Deepa Sharma who have to spend most of our time in Mumbai metropolis to feed our city careers but are mountain folks at heart, having spent our childhood in the Himalayas and wanting to return home soon.
Our home at Chowari, Himachal Pradesh has my brother Anshuman and his family as the lucky ones who don't have to stay in a city. They will be there to welcome you to our home as well the majestic mountain country - Himachal.