LUNGMĀR Remote Camp
The Trans-Himalayas, Ladakh, India
A Legendary Quest.
A Peerless Camp.
Hemmed in by jagged ridge lines and snowy peaks, the Trans – Himalayas of
Ladakh, India, are home to the world’s most elusive big cat,
the Snow Leopard.
Here lies a journey beyond compare – a search for the Ghost of the Mountains.
Be our guest, on the roof of the world.
The LUNGMĀR -red valley in Ladakhi - is named for the iconic landscape around us.
A Vast Wilderness Awaits
Nestled deep in the Ladakh Range of India, beyond medieval Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and past ancient shepherding hamlets, our spectacular location and timeless Silk Road feel strike the perfect balance between remote luxury and rugged adventure.
The Perfect Setting For the Ultimate Adventure
As High Asia’s premier wilderness camp, we are the pinnacle of what is possible in the greatest mountains on our planet. At 12,000 feet above sea level, in the heart of 25,000 hectares of prime habitat, and supported by an elite team of specialists, the LUNGMĀR is your base for perhaps the greatest quest of all: a search for the snow leopard.
We are a remote bush camp style property centered around a phenomenal wildlife experience. Our take on the expedition life combines the excitement of Himalayan adventure, a deep sense of place, and some incredible comforts to create a truly singular and iconic journey. The LUNGMĀR is designed to conserve our critical habitats, celebrate our incredible local culture, and create memories for a lifetime.
Exclusivity and an intimate approach to the wilderness are key features of the LUNGMĀR.
Track With Titans
The LUNGMĀR’s veteran team of highly-awarded snow leopard conservationists, trackers, and guides have over two decades of field time and international experience across snow leopard habitats.
An indispensable part of our guests journey, they are the most sought-after trackers on the planet. Their knowledge and enthusiasm for our wildlife sets the global benchmark for snow leopard tours.
All of them are equipped with the finest Swarovski optics.
Owned by Dorjay Stanzin and Abdul Rashid, famed conservationists and snow leopard trackers, the LUNGMĀR, is the best destination for those seeking snow leopards.
Tents & Suites are centrally heated, beautifully decorated, and provide comfort unseen before in High Asia.
Stay At The Confluence of Empires
At the cross-roads of India, Tibet, Kashmir, Ancient Turkestan, and China; Ladakh is at the heart of the Great Silk Road. The LUNGMĀR blends the stunning art and architecture of the ancient caravansaries of this region with our thoughtfully designed, high-tech camp.
Staffed with a renowned expedition crew, our employee-owned property is purpose-built for the cold winters that accompany peak snow leopard season.
With just 10 rooms in two different styles for adventurous travelers, the LUNGMĀR provides a warm welcome on the roof of the world. Our Predator Suites, part of the Sumdo Sarai building offer great comfort and space, with en-suite full bathrooms.
Six Kurkhang Tents offer guests a traditional take on the remote bush camp, providing a warm and well furnished bedroom. Guests staying in these have access to the LUNGMĀR Hammām. The Hammām is a heated stone building, with bathrooms and a small wood-lined sauna.
Our chefs source as much as they can locally. From barley grown in our neighbors glacier-fed fields to veggies from the summer harvest.
Delicacies Of The Great Silk Road
A stunning stone and wood building, sheltered within the mountain, is the elegant heart of camp. With a sweeping south-facing view of the mountains and a gorgeous traditional skylight, this warm building draws inspiration from local caravansaries; fortified road-side inns that housed intrepid travelers on the Great Silk Road.
Our camp restaurant is housed within the SUMDO SARĀI, which at the crossroads of three valleys, provides the modern-day adventurer impeccable dining and relaxing warmth. It serves as a lounge and central space where guests gather, meals are served, and stories are shared.
Low foot-print is a way of life. The LUNGMĀR‘s power and hot water systems are both solar. All fossil fuel use is tracked and annually offset.
Experience The Roof Of the World
The higher the mountains, the friendlier the people. Ladakhis are incredibly warm and welcoming - guests can explore our rich culture and hospitality on village walks, visits, and more.
The mountains around us are extraordinary.
The deep purple and red hues reflect 100 million years of geologic action. Explore our beautiful terrain on guided hikes and walks.
Delve into our rich Tibetan Buddhist history while you stay with us. Active medieval monasteries from three major sects of Tibetan Buddhism are all within an hours drive.
An iconic experience awaits.
We work with discerning guests and their travel advisors from around the world.