Shakti Ladakh Village Experience
Situated in the far north of the Indian sub-continent, over 3500 meters (11,500 feet) up on the high plateau, Ladakh is often referred to as 'little Tibet'. With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snow capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes it is one of the most picturesque places on earth and contains one of the most intact Tantric Buddhist societies left on earth.
This Shakti village walk enables you to enjoy the villages and rural life in remote mountain regions. Accompanied by local porters and guides, you step out of the modern world, walking between villages that are remote, and staying in traditional village houses, which Shakti has spruced up to provide proper comfort without compromising their authenticity.
You will visits local schools, monasteries and markets to enable you to get a full understanding of the culture of each region, its people, religion and customs. Providing authentic experiences of local life, the walks are the perfect antidote to the frenetic world that most of us live in.
For the more active walker on offer are trekking and camping in remote but beautiful locations. The treks require a reasonable level of fitness
and are in remote areas at altitudes of 6000-14000 ft. The Shakti tented camps use dome tents which provide a night under canvas, with all the usual
Shakti service and style. Enjoy outstanding mountain views and some of the clearest night skies to be found in the world.
Why we like it
- Its off the beaten track
- Incredible scenery
- Staying in village houses
- Beautiful Buddhist society
Shakti Ladakh is open from the beginning of May to the end of September annually