Head for Heights – Helen Anderson – Sydney Morning Herald

Land of the gods ... the remarkable alpine lodge 360? Leti.

Land of the gods ... the remarkable alpine lodge 360° Leti.

In the Himalayan foothills, Helen Anderson walks among remote villages and rhododendron forests.

The butler dispatches the ball with the accuracy of Zaheer Khan. The Tibetan chef smiles – he’s always smiling – as he wields the hand-whittled bat like a meat cleaver. He attempts a slog-sweep, misses entirely and the three wonky stumps teeter.

This is no reflection of the chef’s skill, for no one, least of all the batsman, can actually see the ball, fashioned from a couple of men’s socks. The sun is slipping behind the snow-capped Great Himalayan Range and the pitch is illuminated weakly by a rising moon. The temperature is plummeting, but the Leti XI, as I call them, play on with Indian intensity. Only the two Australian fielders are shivering.

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We’ve had phenomenal coverage of our Ladakh, Sikkim and Kumaon properties – including incredible Shakti 360° Leti – in many of the world’s most popular and most respected publications. Here are a few of the latest articles we’ve been featured in, click on the picture to read the full text and see all the photos.

Shakti 360° Leti featured in Conde Nast Traveller, January 2011


Shakti's Ladakh, Sikkim and Kumaon properties in Vogue, March 2011


Shakti's Ladakh, Sikkim & Kumaon properties - including Shakti 360° Leti - in Centurion Magazine, September 2011


Shakti's Ladakh properties in How To Spend It in the Financial Times, September 2011


Shakti's Kumaon properties - featuring Shakti 360° Leti - in Harper's Bazaar Australia, October 2010


Shakti's Ladakh properties in British Airways' Highlife Magazine, March 2011


Shakti's Ladakh, Sikkim & Kumaon properties - including Shakti 360° Leti - in Departures Magazine, Autumn 2011

Want more? Click here to see a full list of publications in which Shakti has been featured.


From October through to April, the staggering beauty and majesty of Sikkim and Kumaon is most perfectly revealed. The season offers travelers exquisite views of Mount Kanchenjunga in Sikkim, located in the north-eastern part of India, and equally breathtaking are Kasar Devi Ridge and Nanda Devi in Kumaon, in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Come and explore quaint villages and hike through fragrant forests that overlook the lush, verdant valleys below.

Mount Kanchenjunga

Early Morning Mist on the Kumaoni Hills

Lush Terraced Fields in Sikkim

All accommodation is in typical village houses which have been refurbished to suit the western traveler’s comforts, while maintaining the rustic essence and look of the houses. While all our village houses in Sikkim and Kumaon are special in their own unique way, Shakti 360° Leti, situated at 8,000 feet between breathtaking terraced valleys below and awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks above, is truly the most extraordinary property in the Himalaya, and among the best in the world. We invite you to discover its magic.

Find out more about Shakti 360° Leti and why it was awarded Condé Nast Traveller’s prestigious Gold List 2011 ranking.

A Bedroom at Shakti 360° Leti

The Dining Room at Shakti 360° Leti

A Campfire Enjoyed Outdoors at Shakti 360° Leti

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