11 Day Mountain Odyssey

Summary

A wonderful opportunity for a traveller looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience. This 11-day itinerary offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere, from the perennially snow capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations in the foothills - this is an unspoilt and almost unknown part of India.

Price

From £3,425 per person based on two people sharing

Best time to go

India is a vast country with distinct weather patterns in each region. October to March is the best time to plan your visit, particularly for festivals. October and November is Diwali, March is Holi, and November is Pushkar.


Day 1:  UK Departure

Overnight flight to New Delhi.

Day 2:  The Leela Palace, New Delhi (BB)

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to The Leela Palace New Delhi, where you overnight.  The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3:  Ranikhet Express (BB)

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing of this bustling city, exploring both Old and New Delhi before travelling on the overnight Ranikhet Express to Kathgodam.

Day 4:  Deora Village House (FB)

Disembark and transfer to the Almora region where you bein your walk through the many villages, terraced fields and forests before stopping for lunch served in the grounds of a temple.  After lunch, continue down through valleys and fields to the village of Deora where you overnight at Deora Village House.

Day 5:  Jwalabanj Village House (FB)

After breakfast this morning, visit the village school before heading into the magnificent pine forests and onto the Shivalaya Valley.  You walk through the rhododendron forest to Jwalabanj where you overnight at Jwalabanj Village House.

Day 6:  Shakti 360° Leti (FB)

Today you transfer by vehicle to Leti where you enjoy a walk along a dramatic and beautiful mountain trail and to Shakti 360° Leti  which will be your base for the next three nights.

Days 7-8:  Shakti 360° Leti (FB)

From this exclusive mountain experience – the first and only place of its kind in the Himalayas – you partake in daily gentle walks out into the countryside, complete with picnic hampers and guides.

Day 9:  Shakti Village House (FB)

Transfer once again by vehicle to Kana to where you overnight at the Shakti Village House. Spend the rest of the day exploring the local village or go further afield and take a longer walk to the nearby villages.

Day 10:  Ranikhet Express (BB)

Today you transfer to Kathgodam arriving it time to board the overnight Ranikhet Express to New Delhi.

Day 11:  Departure

Enjoy the use of a dayroom at The Leela Palace New Delhi before flying overnight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

 

Inclusions:

All flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and activities as specified.

 

Exclusions

Transfers, meals and activities not specified, visas, insurance, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

 

Cleveland Collection tailor makes all itineraries to include highlights of your choice. Speak to one of our travel experts to create your perfect holiday based on your travel requirements

 

*We try to keep our 'from prices' as accurate as possible, but please do be aware that when travelling in peak times such as Christmas and school holidays, prices shown will vary considerably.


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