The Story

Best time to go: May - September
Best for: Adventure & Off-the-beaten track, Trekking & Walking, Cultural & Immersive, Repeat Visitors

Ladakh is located to the far north of India, beyond the high Himalayan peaks, meaning that it is in the rain-shadow and doesn’t get affected by the summer monsoon. It borders Tibet, and as such has a long history of Buddhist culture with a dramatic scattering of Buddhist Monasteries. The Indus River flows through Ladakh, ensuring the valley floor is green and lush, juxtaposed against the arid, craggy valley hills making it strikingly beautiful. The altitude is around 3500m, meaning you need to take a little time to properly acclimatise before exploring this remarkable part of India. You’ll stay in lovely village houses in remote off-the-beaten track locations. The rooms have been refurnished to boutique hotel standards, with en-suite bathrooms. You only ever take the houses exclusively, so you see almost no other tourists, very much having the destination to yourself. You’ll have a team of guides, porters and cooks to ensure the experience is second-to-none. You mix up a variety of walks, drives and even rafting to get from one to the other (the day-to-day itinerary is tailor-made around your interests and travelling style). Explore interesting monasteries and local villages, maybe stopping for a picnic in a stunning location.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£5120
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Wonderful, exclusive, immersive experience which operates from May to September
  • Stay in three village houses that are always taken exclusively, and the rooms have been refurbished to boutique hotel standard
  • Have your own private guides, porters and chef
  • A Millis Potter favourite!
DaysLocationHotel
Day 1 Delhi The Imperial Hotel
Day 2-4 Nimmo Shakti Ladakh
Day 5-6 Likhir Shakti Ladakh
Day 6-8 Stok Shakti Ladakh
Day 9 Gurgaon Trident Gurgaon

Suggested Hotels

Day 1
Imperial Hotel, Delhi, India

The Imperial Hotel

$ $ $ $ $  

The Imperial Hotel is Delhi’s most iconic luxury hotel and is located in the heart of Connaught Place. Featuring elegant art deco and colonial design, it simply is the best address in town.

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Day 2-4

Shakti Ladakh

$ $ $ $ $  

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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Day 5-6

Shakti Ladakh

$ $ $ $ $  

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.

View hotel
Day 6-8

Shakti Ladakh

$ $ $ $ $  

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.

View hotel
Day 9
Trident Gurgaon, Delhi, India

Trident Gurgaon

$ $ $ $ $  

The Trident Gurgaon is a luxury city resort located close to Delhi’s International Airport, perfect for a first or final night on a tour if India.

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Customise Your Itinerary

We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

Idea 1

You can extend your time in Ladakh, maybe try some of the more remote village houses, or add on some more adventurous trekking (we can set up mobile camps)

Idea 2

Fly to Kashmir for a stay on Dal Lake in a houseboat for a little R&R

Idea 3

For a beach element, why not fly to the Maldives from Delhi, making it the ultimate combination of adventure, culture and beach?

Further Itinerary Suggestions

Darjeeling & Sikkim: Hidden India

Calcutta - Darjeeling - Biksthang - Sikkim - Darjeeling - Calcutta  

In recent years, there have been some wonderful developments in luxury tourism to Sikkim; the chance to get completely off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £4885 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.