Himalayas, India

Shakti 360° Leti

Rates from (ex tax)$1,913.88

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD2,000.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


A view from the top


High in the Himalayas

Reach new heights at Shakti 360° Leti boutique retreat in the Himalayas. High in the clouds, with prime mountain views, the four-cabin stay offers a remote escape to suit every type of traveller. Each of the four stone-and-wood cabins is perfectly positioned to maximise peak views, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing the snowy range. Each stay is customised, including meals of locally sourced ingredients and activities in the area. Guests can take to the trails for rugged treks, stroll to picnic-friendly campsites or settle in by the fire for fresh air and complete serenity.

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Need to know


Four cabins.


1pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 8am.


Double rooms from $1913.88, excluding tax at 4.5 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD1,913.88), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include all meals, drinks, a dedicated guide and all transfers.


Learn a few signature recipes — many courtesy of the staff’s families, for several generations — including Tibetan dumplings, Indian samosas and curries made using local herbs.

Hotel closed

Shakti's adventuring takes a break between April and October.

At the hotel

Games and walking trails. In rooms: free bottled water, a kitchenette, fireplace and SOS Organics bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Each of the four stone-and-wood cottages has a glass wall offering sweeping views of the Himalayas, as well as a fireplace.

Packing tips

No need to haul too many hefty tomes: the library’s full of interesting adventure tales and travelogues to inspire visitors.


The mountain setting and remote location make the hotel nearly impassable for wheelchairs.


Over-12s welcome. Extra beds can be added to rooms, if necessary. Those who book the property exclusively can bring children aged three and over.


Shakti’s lodgings are exceptionally green: most run on solar power, waste water is reused and the chef whips up organic, fair-trade food, including herbs and vegetables grown locally.

Food and Drink

Photos Shakti 360° Leti food and drink

Top Table

Request meals on the cabin’s private terrace for serenity and sensational views.

Dress Code

Hiking boots and fleeces will match the rugged views.

Hotel restaurant

Though there is a dining room, meals are prepared based on guests’ specific tastes and preferences, and can be served when and where desired. The kitchen staff can prepare a wide range of Asian, Indian, Tibetan and European food.

Hotel bar

There's no bar, but an array of soft drinks and juices are served in the same laid-back manner as the meals are.

Last orders

Meals are served based on guests’ preferences, but are typically at 8am, 1pm and 8pm.


Photos Shakti 360° Leti location
Shakti 360° Leti
Shakti 360° Leti, Hamit Katri, Kapkot 263632


An eight-hour drive from the hotel, Pantnagar Airport offers flights to Delhi, though not particularly frequently. The hotel takes care of all transfers.


Kathgodam Station in Kumaon, a seven-hour drive from the hotel, has connections to Delhi, Rampur and other cities in Northern India. The hotel can arrange free transfers.


Due to the remote location of the hotel, driving’s not recommended. Transfers are included in your room rate.

Worth getting out of bed for

Activities are tailored to guests’ interests and fitness level. While adjusting to the altitude (a lofty 2,400 metres up), partake in guided meditation, request a yoga class or settle into planters’ chairs to read and admire views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Those interested in hikes can take to the nearby mountains for hour-long picnic strolls, all-day hikes or even an overnight trek to a remote campsite. For a taste of local culture, guides can arrange a visit to a nearby village school and Hindu temple.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this mountain retreat in India and unpacked their hiking boots and pashminas, a full account of their outdoorsy break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Shakti 360° Leti in the Himalayas…

For those who’d like the sensation of a mountain trek without the discomfort of flimsy tents, icy basecamps and food from packets, Shakti 360° Leti is a mountain retreat that showcases the best of India’s peaks with dignity, culture and plenty of comforts. In lieu of pitching tents, visitors retreat to one of four cosy cabins, each with a glass wall facing the mountains. Rather than zip into sleeping bags, bed down in a pashmina-draped double bed, secure under warm duvets. This is an escape from mod-con mania, so most who visit Shakti spend time hiking, trekking or practising yoga with snow-capped views. At the end of the day, simulate campfires with a crackling fire in the cabin fireplace, and enjoy private dinner of Tibetan momos or Indian curry using the best local ingredients.

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