Parasol Camps and Retreat is synonymous with adventure and eco-tourism, off beat destinations and hospitality in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul and Spiti valley, and Kinnaur Valley. For nearly a decade Parasol Camps and Retreat has been serving trekkers, travellers, and bikers from across the globe travelling to tribal circuit of HP.

Parasol Camps and Retreat, run under Parasol Adventures Pvt Limited, stands for offering value to money, creating its guests finest travel memories, and serving them with warm service that makes one feel home away from home.

Founded by Bishan Thakur, a travel management expert, Parasol Camps first camp site was set up in 2008 at Chandratal in Spiti Valley followed by Parasol Retreat in Kaza in 2010. Chandratal camp site was started with eight small tents and 20 sleeping bags which has now grown and can accommodate 100 people in luxury tents. At all the camp sites utmost care is taken to preserve the surroundings. Additionally, Parasol Camps and Retreat now help serve yoga camps, photography tours, bird watching tours to nature lovers.


Naggar, Himachal Pradesh





Why choose to explore Himachal Pradesh with us?

Parasol Camps and Retreat is known for its excellent quality of service in terms of accommodations, food, guides, personalised attention; offering wide range of tours packages, its competitive and reasonable pricing. Our clients say it all on TripAdvisor! Have a look.

In 2018, Parasol Camps and Retreat has opened campsites in Pangi valley, Sangla valley, Chanshal in Shimla and in Kullu Sarahan enhancing offbeat destinations in its services in Himachal Pradesh.

About the entrepreneur:

Bishan is fondly known as BSNL, among regular trekkers and travellers to Himachal Pradesh. He has been in adventure tourism and hospitality business for nearly 15 years now. Prior to the Parasol venture, Bishan forayed into Himalayan mountain expeditions venture as Himalayan Trails India and successfully carried out expeditions for several international clients. One among them is British Cadet officers from Southampton University, UK.

Born and bought up in Himachal Pradesh, Bishan is a true nature lover and passionate mountaineer. Clients describe Bishan as “friendly, expert tour guide, having superb culinary skills, storyteller..”


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Our Client Stories From TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   After a bone-jarring drive of 6-7 hours, the Chandratal Camping Ground with its many tents appear like an oasis in the wilderness.
    The Parasol Camp has 15 'luxury' Swiss tents, with one room and an attached bathroom in each tent. Though there is no electricity, solar lights are available inside the tents in the evening. Do carry a torch, since the grounds are not illuminated.
    The wrought iron beds in the tents can sleep 2-3 adults and extra bedding is provided, if required. Due to the freezing temperature & icy winds, mornings and late evenings are uncomfortable - particularly because there is no provision for heating inside the tents. To counter it, the mess tent with its Himachali fire-place provides continuous supply of hot tea, garlic soup and traveler stories to keep you warm.
    Food is basic, cooked in the local style and served with warmth.

    thumb Pathin

      Drove from Kaza to chandratal; virtually non existent road but it was a beautiful setting once we reached. Bishen played a perfect host with a story telling session about the Parasol. Were delighted to see early morning snowfall on 11th.Freezing cold but what a day.

    thumb Amit B

  •   We recently spent two amazing nights in this picturesque campsite. Under the able leadership of the owner Mr. Bishan Thakur, the entire team is engaged in an arduous task of ensuring comfort to their guests in extremely hostile climatic conditions. The tents were basic, but had all the necessities covered. My father-in-law fell sick after the hike to Chandratal, but the entire team stood beside us like a family to provide him all the care he needed. I would like to thank Mr. Thakur, Sonam, and Veer for all their help and promise to be in Parasol; again in the future.

    thumb IBhattacharjee

      The host is a great guy. We had some issues with our booking due to some goof up by our travel agent. But the host was helpful enough to fit us in. The only differentiating factor in all the camps at chandrataal is the host. So guess this one is a good option. Though few more luxurious options are available. Bathrooms were not that clean. As others go and do not follow basic bathroom etiquette. Cannot blame the host for this.

    thumb Abhishek M

  •   It was such a lovely experience a night to cherish about. It is a place where nature shows its eternal beauty. Parasol camp is so promising people were so hospitable providing you with such remarkable facilities in a difficult and remote location like this.
    I wish to be there again and again.

    thumb Sampurna R

      Awesome host. Garlic soup was heavenly. The way they treat nature is heartwarming. Chandrataal is a must visit place and given the journey and terrain parasol camps is the place to stay to make your trip more memorable.

    thumb sharath a

  •   Stayed here a night before they planned to wrap up for off season. Bishen & Team are doing a great job in ensuring the gueats are comfortable.
    - Swiss tents recommended. Clean interiors. Clean restrooms.
    - The dinner session starts with Garlic soup. Tastes great. Keeps you warm. Does the job. They served a pickle of some mountain herb. Insist on that, Try your Luck!!
    - They appreciate if guests follow their dinner timings (9ish if I recollect) as the nights are windy n cold & the staff have to clean the utensils. Remeber the taps run dry in mornings as the water is frozen.
    - Carry your own booze and snacks to nibble on. Not sure if any shops in the vicinity.
    - Ensure you fill the buckets before hitting the bed. Reason? Tap, dry, water, freeze blah blah

    thumb DjangoIndiano

      It was such a lovely experience a night to cherish about. It is a place where nature shows its eternal beauty. Parasol camp is so promising people were so hospitable providing you with such remarkable facilities in a difficult and remote location like this.
    I wish to be there again and again.

    thumb SampurnaR5