Western Himalayas

India’s western Himalayas are located to the north of Delhi and to the west of Nepal, and consist of rolling foothills leading up to the high peaks in Kashmir and Ladakh. The foothills offer a perfect chance to trek, immersing yourself in the vibrant local culture that hasn’t changed in centuries. The best place to trek in the Indian Himalayas is around Kumaon and the former hill-station of Almora. Moving to the west, you find Corbett National Park, holy Rishikesh, Mussoorie and the British summer capital of Shimla. Just below the hills in Punjab, you find the Sikh capital of Amritsar, a great place to visit to see the stunning Golden Temple before heading into the hills. To the north, you find Ladakh, known as the ‘Last Shangri-La’ due to its amazing Tibetan Buddhist culture. Ladakh is a high-altitude desert, and unlike the rest of India, is perfect to visit in the summer months from May to October. Kashmir is stunning, and a visit to its capital Srinagar allows for a few nights on a luxury houseboat to end a tour of the Himalayas.

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Western Himalayas Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Shakti Ladakh

Delhi - Nimmo - Likhir - Stok - Gurgaon  

Ladakh is perfect for visiting India during the summer holidays, being high up in the Himalayas offering a wonderful glimpse into its colourful Buddhist culture.

9 days from £5120 p. p.

Remote & Heavenly Himalayas

Delhi - Mukteshwar - Almora - Leti - Binsar - Delhi  

Kumaon is truly one of the most remarkable and beautiful corners of India where you can get off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £5805 p. p.

Tea & Tiffin: Colonial India

Bombay - Shimla - Delhi - Lucknow - Calcutta - Darjeeling  

Delve into India’s colonial past on a private specialist tour which uncovers the history and architecture of the Raj. Visit hill-stations, imperial cities and tea-estates.

15 days from £3995 p. p.

Western Himalayas Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Ultimate Travelling Camp, Ladakh, India | Luxury Tented Camp | Millis Potter

Ultimate Travelling Camp – Chamba Camp Thiksey

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

The Ultimate Travelling Camp is an exceptional luxury tented camp located right under the dramatic Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh and operates from June to September. Offering just 18 elegant tents, it is one of the best opportunities to get off-the-beaten track in style in the whole of India.

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Shakti Ladakh

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

Shakti Ladakh is a collection of six exceptional off-the-beaten track village houses that have been upgraded with boutique hotel style bedrooms and offer exceptionally immersive and authentic experiences in Ladakh.

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Shakti Kumaon Village Houses

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

The Shakti Village Houses in Kumaon provide one of most immersive, authentic and luxury off-the-beaten track experiences you can find in India.

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360 Leti, Himalayas, India, Shakti

360 Leti

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

360 Leti is a luxury mountain retreat located totally off-the-beaten track in the Indian Himalayas offering just four amazing cottages with fantastic views.

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Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Oberoi, India

Wildflower Hall

$ $ $ $ $ Western Himalayas  

Wildflower Hall is located above the colonial hill station of Shimla in the Indian Himalayas and makes for the ultimate luxury mountain retreat.

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Western Himalayas Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.