The accommodations of the Shakti chain offer the opportunity to discover the beauty of the remote Himalayan Indian regions on foot with a sustainable approach and elegant simplicity.
Shakti offers the opportunity to discover the beauty of the remote Himalayan Indian regions on foot with a sustainable approach and elegant simplicity. Private tours designed for sophisticated travelers who appreciate authenticity and non-intrusive tourism with immersion in local communities. Shakti provides authentic experiences of local life and shares the rejuvenating effects of the remote environment.
Kumaon, a region located to the east of the state of Uttarakand, offers one of the most spectacular landscapes with the Devi mountain range next to it. In the Shakti Kumaon Village walks, you can enjoy authentic rural life by staying in the three village houses, located in Jwalabanj, Kana and Leti, very comfortable and totally away from the masses and the crowd. Visits will be organized to local schools, temples and markets in order to understand the culture, its people, its religion and its customs. For the more adventurous trekking or spending a night in the mountain tent are other possible activities.
Shakti Kumaon is available: 1 Oct 2015 – 20 April 2016
Located in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas of India, this region hides breathtaking unspoiled and diverse landscapes, under the watchful eye of the third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga. On their way to their three Village Houses, located in Sandyang Lee, Hee and Radhu Kandu, you can enjoy visits to different monasteries, local schools and sanctuaries.
Shakti Sikkim is available: 1 Oct 2015 – 20 April 2016
Located on the northern tip of the continent, the Ladakh region is also known as Little Tibet. In this area, snow-covered deserts and deep lakes of turquoise waters predominate, a spectacular landscape that will not leave indifferent to any traveler. Its three village houses are located in the towns of Stok, Likhir and Shey. The journey through the Shakti Ladakh offers a great diversity of activities such as mountain biking, trekking, rafting, cultural visits and hiking.
Shakti Ladakh is open from the beginning of May until the end of September.
Shakti was founded by Jamshyd Sethna, whose love of the mountains began during his schooldays in Darjeeling and thereafter as a young tea planter in Upper Assam. A Parsi from Bombay, Jamshyd is one of India’s leading travel professionals and his travel experiences, love of food and art, combined with a passion for the Himalaya, is the creative force behind the foundation and evolution of Shakti.
Having worked in India’s luxury travel business for over two decades, he saw an increasing number of sophisticated travelers seeking something beyond five-star luxury and great monuments – something simpler, which would take them off the well-trodden paths- closer to India’s landscape, her people and their living cultures.
Shakti was conceived to share the rejuvenating effects of remote surroundings – to provide privileged access to places far removed from the noise and clutter of the modern world, where space, peace and epic landscapes provoke the imagination and nourish the soul. In these places of intense beauty and their deep, soothing serenity the traveler can slow down for a while and simply “be”.