Summer in the Himalayas

Village life and hiking in Ladakh, India

We would love to visit the Himalayas in summer and learn something about local culture. We’d be happy to do some walking to enjoy the scenery and, of course, to see the mountains. ”

Harry & Vicky

What we recommended and why

We suggested starting in Delhi to be in position for the daily flight to Leh, the capital of Ladakh.

From here we recommended staying in four different remote villages, high on the western end of the Tibetan plateau, that have stylishly renovated traditional houses for exclusive use during your stay. Each house has its own unique charm, and private cook/chef for a truly authentic village experience without scrimping on comfort.

An excellent accompanying guide was included to give introductions to people from shamans to smiths, visit Buddhist monasteries and lead walks to colourful oases and turquoise lakes, all with views of rugged snow-capped peaks.

Along the way we ensured there was time to find out about different aspects of local culture, spirituality and the way of life in Ladakh. We kept the itinerary flexible so the daily plans could be adapted along the way.

After a return flight from Leh, the tour ended in Delhi.

The journey

Into Delhi (1 night)



Whether you’re bumping down a narrow Old Delhi lane in the back of a cycle rickshaw to the largest mosque in Asia, gawping at the...

Fly to Leh, transfer to remote Ladakh villages for hiking & immersion in local culture (6 nights)

Shakti Ladakh Village Houses


Shakti’s village houses are like no other home in Ladakh, bringing a whole new level of simple sophistication to this remote region...

Return to Delhi with a day to spare in case of delays to the flight from the mountains (2 nights)



Whether you’re bumping down a narrow Old Delhi lane in the back of a cycle rickshaw to the largest mosque in Asia, gawping at the...

We can't thank you enough. Every minute was magical, not only because of where we were but also because everybody involved looked after us so well. All your suggestions worked so well. It should have been a trip of a lifetime – the only trouble being we want to go back again and again.”

Harry & Vicky

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