Ultimate Himalayan Trek in Style
13 days / October - March
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• Get to know the real India with village walks that include 10th and 12th century Hindu temples, overnight stays at authentic village homes, and an intimate view of everyday rural life in the Himalayas.
• Revel in the breathtaking panoramas of the mountains offered by the unique resort, 360° Leti. This chic and exclusive retreat is situated at 8,000 feet with 360-degree views of the Himalayas.
• Take a private elephant safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve. You’ll spend the morning and afternoon tracking in the bush, away from any other tourist trails as you search for the Bengal Tiger.
• Exhilarate during an active day of adventure white-water rafting on the River Ganges.
Day 1: DELHI
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.
Day 2: DELHI and KATHGODAM
Take a walking tour of Delhi, including a shopping trip with your own personal shopper. Arrive at the Sarai Rohilla Railway station to board your train after dinner.
Day 3: KATHGODAM to DEORA
Your guide will meet you in your train car and drive you to the Kumaon region for breakfast to begin your village walks. Get a grounds-eye view of real rural life in India as you stroll through terraced foothills. Spend the night as an honored guest with local villagers and allow them to share their lives with you.
DEORA to JWALABANJ
The day’s walk begins with a panoramic view of the Himalayas from Kasar Devi Ridge (1862 m / 6108 ft). Continue through the pretty village of Maath and into a chir (pine) forest, where you will stop for a drink before continuing on your way. Enjoy lunch on the grounds of a temple before strolling through the colorful Naini Valley and a pair of temples dating from the 10th and 12th centuries. End the evening at Deora.
Highlights of the morning’s walk include a school in the village of Chirala, the scenic Shivalaya valley, a ghatt (water powered flour mill), and the terraced fields Palyu. You may walk or ride in a car from Ka-chula Pool to the lunch spot before completing your afternoon walk through stunning rhododendron forest until you reach the village Jwalabanj.
Day 5: JWALABANJ to LETI
Take a brief morning walk before meeting a car that will drive you to the stunning resort known as 360° Leti. Combining ancient local building techniques with contemporary design and structural technologies, 360° Leti provides a sanctuary that allows you to completely enjoy the peace and astonishing beauty of the landscape.
With only four private guest cottages and a main lounge-dining area, 360° Leti provides an exclusive mountain experience – the first and only resort of its kind in the Himalaya. Indoors, there’s gourmet cooking and fine wine, as well as beds adorned with pashmina blankets and fluffy duvets. Outdoors you can enjoy mountain walks (with private guides), delicious picnics, fabulous views, or simply relax in planter’s chairs. Yoga and meditation sessions are available by arrangement.
Day 6, 7, and 8: 360
Luxuriate in your surroundings with gentle walks in the countryside, accompanied by guides and gourmet picnic hampers. Or simply relax and rejuvenate for three days.
Day 9: LETI to KANA
After a luxurious breakfast, drive to Kana and enjoy a brief and stimulating walk.
Day 10: KANA to CORBETT
Walk to the village of Jhankarshein to view it’s fascinating temple dedicated to a local deity, Golu Devta. After the walk, we will drive you to Corbett.
Day 11: CORBETT
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park where you will see elephants and even tigers!
Day 12: CORBETT to NARENDRANAGAR
Drive to Narendranagar before enjoying an afternoon of leisure.
Day 13: NARENDRANAGAR
Get your blood pumping with a full day of white-water rafting on the Ganges.
Day 14: NARENDRANAGAR to HARIDWAR to DELHI
Enjoy a last day of leisure before a train ride back to Haridwar and then a final drive to the airport for your flight home.
• The “dry-stack stone wall” in use at 360° Leti is the traditional method of construction in the area. By incorporating these techniques into the construction of our camp, we’ve helped revive the practice through a few skilled families in the area.
• We set up a rainwater harvesting project for a widow in one of the villages, which is being replicated with various villagers in the areas we operate.
• Most of our staff members are local and trained in various fields of hospitality. Also, because we bring the local cultures to you without adulteration, we generate direct income to the villagers without compromising their way of living.
• This means they do not need to resort to high-volume, high-impact tourism that degrades their environment and traditional lifestyle.