Monday, May 21, 2012

Experience local Himalayan life with Shakti Himalaya

India rates as one of our all time favourite destinations, a country like no other with the most amazing and truly unique, colourful, and spiritual experiences for intrepid travellers. And for one of the most memorable of all Indian adventures, look to the mighty Himalayas - one of the most picturesque places on Earth!

The little known Kumaon region lies in the northern hill state of Uttarakhand, with views of the perennially snow capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations at the foothills. It's here that you will find the stunning property, Shakti 360° Leti, an innovative combination of traditional building techniques and contemporary design (that's it pictured above!). 360° Leti is set in a stunning mountain wilderness at 8,000 feet ... we're day dreaming about a stay here amongst the peace and beautiful landscape!

Shakti Himalaya also offer an incredible range of programmes, like the Ladakh programme that really gets you in amongst an authentic Himalayan life, taking guests to the region with travel from May to the end of September. With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snow capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, the scenery of this region is nothing short of breathtaking.
Shakti has six houses in Ladakh, each with its own unique charm, and each guests itinerary is tailored specifically to his/her interests. From village walks accompanied by local porters and guides - and staying in traditional houses, which Shakti has "spruced up" to provide proper comfort without compromising authenticity - to visits to local schools, monasteries, and markets, you will get a full understanding of the culture of each region, its people, religion and customs.  And for the brave hearted, river rafting on the glacier-fed Indus and Zanskar rivers is an included activity in Shakti's Ladakh programmes and is a wonderful way to explore Ladakh. 

Prices start from: 7 night package from 3898 USD per person based on 2 people sharing, including private accommodation in village houses on a fully inclusive basis including all meals and beverages, all activities including two raft trips, an accompanying English speaking guide, private chef, support guide and porters, car at disposal and taxes with transfers between Leh Airport and the village experience. Flights not included.


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