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Himalayan Retreat and Kumaon Village Walk

A Village Walk in the Kumaon Himalaya followed by three nights at a Himalayan retreat in a stunning mountain wilderness.

The concept of the Village Walks is to facilitate an authentic ’underfoot’ experience and provide a ’snapshot’ of rural life in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand state in North India. You traverse the terraced foothills with overnight ’home stays’ in various villages. As an honoured guest, the locals are keen to share their way of life so you can encounter life as it is. Accommodation is basic, although clean and comfortable, does not detract from the authenticity of the experience. Any shortcomings are more than compensated for by the genuine warmth of your hosts

After the Village Walk you spend three nights at the Himalayan Retreat at 360° Leti. Innovative language of architecture that combines age-old local building techniques with contemporary design and structural technologies, set in a stunning mountain wilderness at 2,200m, 360° Leti is a place where you can take time to reflect, and allow the space, peace and astonishingly beautiful landscape to work their magic around you.


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Trip Details

What does this include

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in village houses for 3 nights and Shakti 360° for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis, including all meals and beverages
  • Transfers between Kathgodam railway station and Shakti village houses and Leti
  • An accompanying English speaking guide, cook, support guide and porters
  • Car and driver at disposal

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Delhi
  • Train tickets from Delhi to Kathgodam
  • Flight tickets from Pantnagar to Delhi
  • Any other meals than those mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • India tourist visa
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Liability for change due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, tips, camera fees etc
  • Any other Govt. tax increase
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Gentle

Trip Grade Gentle

Suitability: most people in good health who take regular exercise.

1) Walking times: average 4 to 6 hours walking per day for up to 8 days often including one or two rest days.

2) Altitude: up to 4,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails through villages, there will be some daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Train to Kathgodam, drive to Almora and walk to Deora. Overnight: Shakti Deora Village House. 
  • Day 2Walk and drive to village of Jwalabanj. Overnight: Shakti Jwalabanj Village House. 
  • Day 3Drive and walk to Leti 360°. Overnight: Shakti 360°.  
  • Day 4Overnight: Shakti 360°. 
  • Day 5Overnight: Shakti 360°. 
  • Day 6Drive to Kana, explore the area. Overnight: Shakti Kana Village House. 
  • Day 7Transfer to Pantnagar airport for flight back home. 
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