High-minded: cities, mountains and spa spoiling
Village-hopping in the Himalayas
3 HOTEL STAYS
12 DAYS, 11 NIGHTS
per person, including flights and transfers
(based on two people sharing)
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- Experience Mr & Mrs Smith's most unique hotels
- Coming in to land on one of the world’s highest runway
- Glimpsing golden Buddhas, sweeping canyons and dramatic peak-top forts
- Learn how to make momos (dumplings) with Shakti’s private chef
- Gazing out over magical mountain scenes from cosy rural lodges
- High altitude pampering
Up, up and away
Days 1–2: Delhi
India’s third-largest city, may be chaotic and crowded, but this melee adds to its charm. Whether you’re following the heady scents of Old Delhi’s street-food stalls, or lusting after Lutyens’ cupolas in colonial New Delhi, there’s something to surprise around every corner.
SettingSerene South Delhi
You’ll be dropped off at the rather sleek doorstep of burnished, stone-and-marble-clad stay the Lodhi for a two-night stay. This elegant luxury hotel (formerly an Aman) has squash and tennis courts, polished rooms and an ideal location, a 10-minute walk from Connaught Place.
Smith ExtraA jet lag or foot massage each for two guests on arrival
Private city tour of Delhi
Days 3–5: Shakti Village Walks
Your Shakti Sikkim Village Walk is an expedition through the Himalayas' undiscovered bits. Hidden in the Himalayas are myriad villages offering a remarkable glimpse into life in one of the world’s loftiest ranges; you'll stay at a cosy village lodge for a welcoming supper (courtesy of your private chef) and a good night's sleep.
The Shakti Ladakh Village Experience is a hike through Himalayan villages. Along the way, you'll stop at cosy and simply decorated home stays with natural materials and colourful local fabrics; some are intricately painted. All home comforts are considered, including a kitchen (where the private chef does his thing) and western-style bathrooms; the views are spectacular, naturally…
Smith ExtraOne free yoga or meditation session
A little extra
Days 6–8: Likhir
Likhir’s stern stony face is enlivened with lavishly decorated monasteries, eerie moonscapes and giant Buddhas.
Days 9–12: Ananda in the Himalayas
Formerly the viceregal palace of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, Ananda in the Himalayas is now a very well-to-do spa and yoga retreat.
HotelAnanda in the Himalayas
SettingHidden in the Himalayas
Your next stop is luxurious spa hotel Ananda in the Himalayas. This palatial resort sits pretty atop a peak in the lesser-travelled Himalayas.
Smith ExtraEvening aarti ceremony (with songs and spiritual rituals) by the Ganges in Rishiskesh
This trip starts in Delhi, which is easily reached from all over the world. International flights can be arranged by our Smith24 team on request; these land at Indira Gandhi Airport. There are direct flights from London (around an eight-hour journey) and the US. Inland travel is by air-conditioned car with a private, English-fluent driver or on foot, and there are three connecting flights from Delhi to Leh, and Leh to Dehradun. Neither international nor internal flights are included in the package rates.
When to go
Shakti’s mountain lodges are closed from October to April, when snow-covered passes make mountain treks tricky. Arrive in spring for the most clement temperatures and to glimpse the greener side of the Himalayas’ stony behemoths.
Boots made – quite specifically – for walking, very good sunglasses, and an extra memory card for mountain snaps.
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SMITH EXTRA ON ARRIVAL
Enjoy extras such as a picnic lunch, champagne or spa treatments, on the house
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What if I want to add on a few extra nights or arrange a special meal? Can I add on a waterskiing lesson? I've always fancied that… And can we stay in the honeymoon suite instead?
We may have to get back to you about the waterskiing, but no problem; we can create a bespoke itinerary for you, and our travel specialists can recommend some of the area's more unique activities.
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What's not included
Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.
Free Smith Extras on arrival
From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking
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