Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding to Host

Nothing! It’s free to list on Camp Monk.

Yes, we take a flat 13% commission from your gross booking earnings. 3% of it goes toward a payment processing fee that goes directly to Instamojo, our secure payment processor. Money you earn from Camp Monk can help off-set taxes, mortgage, upkeep, monitoring fees, etc. Listing with Camp Monk provides a wide range of opportunity such as:

  • Email and social media marketing to our growing community of campers
  • Intuitive online booking software with landowner backend for easy management
  • Professional photography of campgrounds whenever possible
  • Equipment improvement assistance (composting toilets, tents, etc.)
  • Direct deposit weekly/monthly payments to landowner
  • Campsite layout consultation for landowners

Our community of campers are looking for unique camping experiences. Camp Monk welcomes many different kinds of listings on our site from cabins, homestays, dorms, treehouses, and primitive tent campgrounds or simply an open site for wild camping. It’s up to you where you want campers to sleep on your property. That can either be in their own tent, a structure or both! As long as campers have a spot to pitch a tent or a structure to spend the night you’re welcome to list on Camp Monk! Almost anyone can be a host! It’s free to sign up and list your land. The listings available on Camp Monk are as unique as our community of campers and hosts.

List your land You start by creating your listing. You can do that by visiting www.Campmonk.com and clicking on “List your land". You’ll fill out a description, upload photos, pick a price, and set your availability. Your listing helps campers get a sense of what your land is like. Click here for a step by step tutorial on how to make a listing. You set the rules for who stays and when. Booking and camper preferences help hosting fit into your lifestyle. Campers find your listing and book on Camp Monk Campers will find your listing and book directly through Camp Monk. You’ll get a booking confirmation email with all the details about the campers stay. Get in contact with the camper In your booking confirmation email you will receive the campers contact info. Messaging the camper after receiving their booking helps you get to know them and answer any questions they may have. Plan for check-in You have the option of requiring that the camper meet and greet with you prior to settling into camp. Others provide directions that will lead the camper straight to camp. You choose what works best for you! From getting your site ready and choosing a price, to understanding how to manage your listing we’re here to help!

How much money you can make depends on the number of campsites you have, the number of days that you accept booking and the kind of infrastructure you have. E.g. booking for 8 weekend days a month for 5 campers each night at Rs 2000 per camper for one campsite is = 8 days X 5 campers X Rs. 2000 X 1 campsite = Rs. 80,000

A host will have chosen one of these six cancellation policies:

Super Flexible - If you cancel anytime before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees).

  • ​ Flexible ​ - If you cancel at least 24 hours before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees). If you cancel less than 24 hours before check in, there will be no refund
  • Moderate ​ - If you cancel at least 3 days before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within the 3 days before check in, there will be no refund.
  • ​ Strict ​ - If you cancel at least 1 week before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within the 1 week before check in, there will be no refund.
  • Super Strict ​ - If you cancel at least 1 week before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a 50% refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within 1 week before check in, there will be no refund.
  • ​ Super Strict (30 days) ​ - If you cancel at least 30 days before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a 50% refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within 30 days before check in, there will be no refund.

The cancellation policy the host has selected will appear in the 'Details' section of their listing. You will also see it again, and be asked to agree to it, right before confirming your booking or booking request. The cancellation policy corresponds to the 'check in' time the host has selected. For example, if their 'check in after' time is 2pm and they have a Flexible Cancellation Policy, you will get a full refund if you cancel before 2pm the day before. If you cancel at 5pm the day before your check in, there will be no refund.

This one is up to you!

We do not require hosts to provide a toilet in order to list through Camp Monk. We believe this opens up access to more off the beaten path sites and can be managed by providing education to both hosts and campers on managing a self-contained campsite.

If you decide to go with the 'no toilet' option, it is ​ important to make this very clear in your listing.

Camp Monk provides a weekly payout option automated through our bank, usually gets paid the following Monday after the transaction. Please note the the monies may take 24 hours to be credited to our account.

We ask that you are compliant with laws in your State, Distict, Taluka, Panchayat set forth in planning and local codes.

We do not require you to provide drinking water. Just be sure to indicate that there is no drinking water available and campers will have to supply their own.

It’s up to you to determine whether providing a firepit and allowing campfires is suitable for your property. We suggest contacting your local fire department to get the most up to date rules and regulations.

It’s up to you! You're not required to but we encourage camp lords to interact with the campers.

As part of Leave No Trace, our campers are required to pack out what they pack in. However, if you want to set up a trash receptacle, it may urge campers to Leave it Better than they found it.

Creating multiple listings is helpful when you have more than one campground.

If you've got varied accommodation types like treehouses, tents, dorms etc it can be accommodated in the same listing.

Campsite Listing

If you haven't already, we recommend requesting a ​ Camp Champ ​ to visit and verify your property! Camp Champs are Camp Monk ambassadors that take beautiful photos of your property and verify your listing description.
Great pictures of your campsites make a huge difference to increased bookings. If you dont have a professional photographer to take your pics you can request a Camp Champ to visit your property by writing to campchamp@campmonk.com
In the meantime, here are some pro tips on showcasing your property:
  • Clean up: ​ Before taking photos of the site, clear brush and any clutter in the immediate area and remove anything unnatural (cans, loose trash, building materials, etc.)
  • Photo orientation: ​ Take wide landscape (horizontal) photos instead of portrait (vertical).
  • Lighting: ​ For outdoor sites, take photos during the Golden Hour (just as the sun is starting to set) to get a warm, flattering light. For indoor sites, make sure you shoot during the day when there’s bright light.
  • Processing: ​ Clean and simple looks best—avoid using filters and over-editing photos.

The best tip of all? Make it look like somewhere you’d love to camp :)

We suggest charging a modest amount to start, since you can change your prices at any time. Check campgrounds in your area to see what the rate is for camping in your area for sites with comparable amenities and activities.

Awesome! You’re ready to join Camp Monk? Here’s some helpful step by step information that will walk you through the process:

Click on the “Lets get started” link on the list your land page


Sign into your account or sign up using the sign up option; once you’re in select “List a campsite” from the header options as indicated in the below image:


Continue to enter basic information about your campsite, like its name, description and location:



Add features and amenties:




Enter contact information of yourself and the manager of the campsite:



Enter check in and out preferences, price details, accommodation type and your cancellation policy



Add some killer photographs of your campsite


Read through the terms and conditions, preview your campsite and hit submit!!



Once you’ve completed these steps, our admin will review the form and contact you for clarifications if needed. And just like that you’re listed with Camp Monk!!

In your dashboard under the "Calendar" tab you can change the status of a date by clicking on it and using the drop down menu to select "blocked."

In your dashboard under the "Calendar" tab you can change the status of a date by clicking on it and using the drop down menu to select "reservable.

Camper FAQ

Campmonk is a web platform for listing, searching, discovering, and booking private estates, farms, vineyards, nature reserves as well as guide to public sites for camping across India

When you are looking at different campsites on Camp Monk, you can see if they have a toilet available by looking in the Amenities section:



If this option is grayed out and has a strike through, this means there is no toilet provided and the host requires you to dispose of waste properly. We do not require hosts to provide a toilet in order to listthrough Camp Monk. We believe this opens up access to more backcountry sites and can be managed by providing education to both hosts and campers on properly disposing of waste.

If a host does not provide a toilet, we ask them to provide their preference for waste disposal (buried or packed out) from their land. In most locations, burying human feces in the correct manner is the most effective method to meet these criteria. Solid human waste must be packed out from some places, such as narrow river canyons. The host or land management agencies can advise you of specific rules for the area you plan to visit.

Leave No Trace provides best practices for disposing of human waste, urine, tampons and toilet paper here.

When on the home page of Campmonk.com click on “Login” A Sign Up window will pop up and you’ll have the option to sign up via facebook or with your email address. Make sure to use an email that you check regularly as this will be the way that you will receive info, updates, and confirmations on any future trips!

Once you’ve decided on a campsite and select the relevant options for booking it, click on “request to book”. An SMS and email is sent to the Camplord to review your request. Please note that sometimes the Camplords may not have immediate access to internet or phone network due to their locations in the outskirts. Usually 24 hours is an acceptable response time for them to revert with a reply. You will receive a confirmation through email and SMS with a payment link to complete the booking.

Usually 24 hours is an acceptable response time for them to revert with a reply, but the camplords usually reply within a few hours.

There could be many reasons the camplord was unable to host you at their campground some could be non-availability of staff on that weekend, personal commitments, private gatherings etc. You could book an alternative by browsing our other listing in the area.

You will not be charged anything if your request isn't accepted.

You can cancel your booking through logging into your account and selecting your booking under “my booking”. Here you have an option “Cancel booking” to complete the cancellation.

Please read through the cancellation policy here, for more information:

Super Flexible ​ - If you cancel anytime before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees).

  • Flexible ​ - If you cancel at least 24 hours before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees). If you cancel less than 24 hours before check in, there will be no refund
  • Moderate ​ - If you cancel at least 3 days before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within the 3 days before check in, there will be no refund
  • Strict ​ - If you cancel at least 1 week before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a full refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within the 1 week before check in, there will be no refund.
  • Super Strict ​ - If you cancel at least 1 week before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a 50% refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within 1 week before check in, there will be no refund.
  • Super Strict (30 days) ​ - If you cancel at least 30 days before your check in day and time, you’ll receive a 50% refund (minus service fees). If you cancel within 30 days before check in, there will be no refund.

The cancellation policy the host has selected will appear in the 'Details' section of their listing. You will also see it again, and be asked to agree to it, right before confirming your booking or booking request. The cancellation policy corresponds to the 'check in' time the host has selected. For example, if their 'check in after' time is 2pm and they have a Flexible Cancellation Policy, you will get a full refund if you cancel before 2pm the day before. If you cancel at 5pm the day before your check in, there will be no refund.

Campmonk applies a service fee of Rs. 100 per guest on a booking, it enables us to run our platform.

Cancellation policies may be superseded by extenuating circumstances or cancellations by Campmonk for any other reason permitted under the Terms of Service.

Depending on your choice of campsite you will see the amenities available. A general rule of thumb is to carry seasonal clothing depending on the altitude of your campsite, a first aid kit and good trekking/walking shoes. Please review the facilities and amenities section on the campsites listing before you book.


In the above example : you will need to carry your own tent and sleeping bags, have adequate battery backup for your mobile devices, carry food for lunch and dinner since only breakfast is provided.

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