The Indus River Camp is owned by the Indus Welfare Society, a local organisation of Buddhist villagers from the village of Chuchot Yokma. Angchuk, Namgyal and Skarma, all belonging to the society, had a vision that this grazing land could become a nature resort and campsite. In 2013, they set up Luna Eco Camp, which later became The Indus River Camp.
In 2016, they hired an English/Indian couple, Mary and Nico, to manage the camp, with the aim of creating a more luxurious property over time, whilst maintaining the primary concern that the land shouldn't be spoiled under our tenorship and that the natural habitat should be protected.
Mary is a professional chef and was top graduate from Leith's Cooking school in 2016. She later worked for the Michelin star restaurant Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, as well as for Ottolenghi's in London. She was in charge of the kitchen for several years, before bringing in head chef Neel Bose, who is... on regional, Indian cuisine. The menu is now a combination of their knowledge and experience.
Since 2021, we have been joined by Jigmet Chorol, a brilliant manager and front of house, who came from the TUTC Chamba Camp and in 2023, Jaidev, who joins as a Resort Manager.
With 16 staff, we have a staff member for every guest that we have when we are full. Predominately, it is made up local staff