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Shakti 360° Leti, India

A private charter flight is just the beginning of why we love Shakti 360° in India’s Himalayas.

Where is it?
In the Kumaon region of the Himalayas in North India, only accessible by a private charter flight, then a 3.5-hour drive and a one-hour walk

Why is it amazing?
Exclusive, remote, with the only access by foot, there are few resorts in the world as extraordinary as 360° Leti.

The resort sits snug under the Nanda Devi massif, which at 7816 metres is India’s second-highest mountain.

With the jagged white peaks of the Heeramani glacier bearing down from the north, it’s the views that make the two-day journey from Delhi worth it.

Luckily, such isolation doesn’t mean skipping on comfort.

Marrying local timber, stone, canvas and glass with modern passive solar design, four guest pavilions have private terraces with fire pits, big bathrooms, Kashmir throws and floor-to-ceiling windows peering down the valley.

There is no internet nor TV; instead, grab a book from the well-stocked library, hike to the villages that clutch to the sides of the surrounding foothills, or just kick back and enjoy the scenery.

Don’t leave without
Combining your visit with a three-day trek between remote villages on Shakti’s Kumaon Village Walk, staying in traditional village houses along the way

When to go
360° Leti is open from 1 October to 20 April

Details
Three nights from $1825 per person all inclusive; +91 1244563899; shaktihimalaya.com

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