Shakti offers village walks in the Indian Himalaya, providing 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 traveller can slow down and simply ‘be’, giving them the opportunity to experience the beautiful landscapes and Hindu & Buddhist cultures of the Himalaya.
Village walks are at the heart of any Shakti Experience, enabling travellers to enjoy the villages and rural life in remote mountain regions. Accompanied by local porters and guides, guests step out of the modern world, walking between villages, staying in traditional village houses that Shakti has elegantly restored to provide proper comfort without compromising on authenticity. Shakti will arrange visits to local schools, temples, monasteries and markets to enable guests to get a full understanding of the culture of each region, its people, religion and customs. Providing authentic experiences of local life, the walks are the perfect antidote to the frenetic world that most of us live in. For the more active guests, Shakti offers rafting, trekking and camping in remote but beautiful locations with the chance to spend the night in a tented camp set up exclusively to enjoy outstanding mountain views and some of the clearest night skies to be found in the world at altitudes of 6,000 – 14,000 ft.
Shakti operates Village Walks in Kumaon, Sikkim and Village experiences in Ladakh, whilst Shakti Leti 360 is set on a spectacular ridge at an altitude of 8000 feet.