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Shakti Himalaya & Ananda in the Himalayas Partner for Wellness

Ananda - in the Himalayas

Shakti Himalaya and Ananda in the Himalayas have partnered to offer a consummate wellbeing combination for mind and body in the Indian Himalayas. The new series of ‘inner journeys to Himalayan wellbeing’ will launch this summer in Ladakh and will continue in the Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 in Kumaon. The journey combines a week-long walking tour and digital detox in the spectacular Himalayan ranges with Shakti, with a therapeutic wellness stay at Ananda. The dual offering is curated for travelers seeking a deeply immersive wellness experience, that sates their thirst for adventure and need for real and deep local connections that goes well beyond the confines of the bricks and mortar of a spa.

‘Inner Journeys to Himalayan wellbeing’ starts with seven nights at Shakti Ladakh (available between 1st May – 30th September 2018) where guests reconnect the mind, body and spirit through Tibetan traditions and active experiences in the breathtaking landscapes of Ladakh. With its high-altitude desert dominated by rugged snow-capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, it is one of the most beautiful and rugged places on earth. In this inspirational landscape, guests can disconnect and simply ‘be’ with a program of guided walking, biking and rafting, as well as taking in the local culture at schools and markets. Guests embark on ‘inner discovery’, visiting local medicine men – Amchis – said to have healing powers that can help to realign energies – and ancient monasteries. Exploring the monastic life reaches its peak with a 3km walk to the caves where some of the older monks and revered elders – rimpoche – live and meditate. These unique experiences bring Shakti guests closer to Ladakh’s people and their living cultures, whilst also allowing them time and space to recalibrate under spectacular mountain views and clear skies.

Following this, guests continue their wellness journey with seven nights at Ananda in the Himalayas, with an immersive Rebalance wellness program, designed to rejuvenate post the week of activity. Here, ancient and contemporary wellbeing practices combine to create a harmonious rebalance of the mind, body and spirit, with Ayurveda, healing therapies, yoga, meditation and healthy cuisine in the midst of a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace estate in the Himalayan foothills. A comprehensive wellness consultation, guided by experienced Ayurvedic physicians, will identify travelers’ Ayurvedic doshas and help to create personalised programmes of signature therapies such as a calming Ayurvedic Shirodhara, grounding Aroma Cocoon, and Reiki along with everyday sessions of traditional hatha yoga, pranayama breathing and guided meditation. Guests can engage in the ancient Vedic philosophies of conscious living with the daily sessions of Vedanta classes conducted by experts; and savour the daily changing gourmet wellness menus from Ananda’s expert chefs. These are based on Ayurvedic principles and are customised based on individual dosha of each guest with a focus on natural, organic, balanced and fresh foods. Enrich your experience in these spiritual foothills by adding an unforgettable visit to the Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh performed each evening at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, on the banks of the holy river Ganges.

The Shakti Ladakh and Ananda ‘Inner Journey to Himalayan Wellbeing’ is offered between May – end September 2018. Following this, the Winter Series will combine Shakti Kumaon Village Walk (available 1st October 2018 – 20th April 2019) with Andanda in the Himalayas. Nestled in the northern hill state of Uttarakhand, the charming, little-known Kumaon offers an unforgettable experience of the Himalayan Alps. Over the course of 7 days, you stay at Shakti’s award winning 360° Leti mountain retreat, hike along scenic trails through three beautiful villages and meet the warm, gentle locals whose anecdotes linger long after the experience ends.

14 nights combining Shakti Ladakh & Ananda in the Himalayas (available between 1st May – 30th September 2018)
Prices start from USD 11,000 per person based on 2 people sharing. The price includes the 7 night Shakti journey to Ladakh (including private accommodation in village houses on a fully inclusive basis including all meals and beverages, all activities, an accompanying English speaking guide, private chef, support guide and porters, car at disposal), and 7 nights at Ananda in the Himalayas on a fully inclusive 7 night Rebalance programme (including accommodation in a Deluxe Valley View Premium Floor room and airport transfers). Domestic flights not included.

15 nights combining Shakti Kumaon & Ananda in the Himalayas (available 1st October 2018 – 20th April 2019).
Prices start from USD 12,700 per person based on 2 people sharing. The price includes the 7 night Shakti journey to Kumaon (including private accommodation in village houses for 4 nights & 3 nights at Shakti 360 Leti, on a fully inclusive basis including all meals and beverages, all activities, an accompanying English speaking guide, private chef, support guide and porters, car at disposal), 1 night in Delhi staying at Taj Palace on bed and breakfast basis and 7 nights at Ananda in the Himalayas on a fully inclusive 7 night Rebalance package (including accommodation in a Deluxe Valley View Premium Floor room and airport transfers). Domestic flights not included.

For booking or information contact: www.shaktihimalaya.com / +44 203 151 5177 / info@shaktihimalaya.com

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