Following the success of the ‘inner journeys to Himalayan wellbeing’, Shakti Himalaya will now offer a new 15 night programme in Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 in combination with Kumaon and Leti. The journey combines a week-long walking tour and digital detox in the spectacular Himalayan ranges with Shakti, followed by a therapeutic wellness stay at Ananda in the Himalayas. The dual offering is curated for travellers seeking a deeply immersive wellness experience, that sates their thirst for adventure and need for real, local connections that goes well beyond the confines of the bricks and mortar of a spa.
The new journey will begin at Shakti Kumaon, in the northern hill state of Uttarakhand. This charming area offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery; from the perennially snow-capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north, to the pretty hill stations at the foothills. Over the course of four days, hike along scenic trails through three beautiful villages and meet the warm, gentle locals whose anecdotes linger long after the experience ends. Accompanied by local porters and guides, step out of the modern world, walking between remote villages and staying in traditional village houses that Shakti has spruced up to provide proper comfort without compromising on authenticity. Providing authentic experiences of local life, the walks are the perfect antidote to the frenetic world that most of us live in.
The journey also incorporates a three-night stay at Shakti’s award-winning mountain retreat, 360 Leti, set high in a stunning mountain wilderness at 8,000ft. It is a place where guests can take time to reflect, and allow the space, peace and beautiful landscape to work their magic. Indoors, there is gourmet cooking and a cosy fireplace, as well as beds adorned with pashmina blankets and fluffy duvets. Outdoors, there are mountain walks, treks and camping experiences. Yoga and meditation sessions can be arranged on request as well. With only four private guest pavilions and a main lounge-dining area, 360 Leti is a unique escape into serenity, without forgoing luxury and comfort.
Guests then continue their wellness journey with seven nights at Ananda in the Himalayas, with an immersive Rebalance wellness programme, designed to rejuvenate. Here, ancient and contemporary wellbeing practices combine to create a harmonious rebalance of the mind, body and spirit, with Ayurveda, healing therapies, yoga, meditation and healthy cuisine in the midst of a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace in the Himalayan foothills. A comprehensive wellness consultation, guided by experienced Ayurvedic physicians, will identify travellers’ Ayurvedic doshas and help to create personalised programmes of signature therapies such as a calming Ayurvedic Shirodhara, grounding Aroma Cocoon, and Reiki along with everyday sessions of traditional hatha yoga, pranayama breathing and guided meditation. Guests can engage in the ancient Vedic philosophies of conscious living with the daily sessions of Vedanta classes conducted by experts; and savour the daily changing gourmet wellness menus from Ananda’s expert chefs.
15 nights combining Shakti Kumaon & Ananda in the Himalayas (available 1st October 2018 – 20th April 2019) starts from USD$ 12,700 per person based on 2 people sharing. The price includes the 7 night Shakti journey to Kumaon (including private accommodation in village houses for 4 nights & 3 nights at Shakti 360 Leti, on a fully inclusive basis including all meals and beverages, all activities, an accompanying English speaking guide, private chef, support guide and porters, car at disposal), 1 night in Delhi staying at Taj Palace on bed and breakfast basis and 7 nights at Ananda in the Himalayas on a fully inclusive 7 night Rebalance package (including accommodation in a Deluxe Valley View Premium Floor room and airport transfers). Domestic flights not included.
15 nights combining Shakti Kumaon & Ananda in the Himalayas from USD$ 12,700 per person
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