Being about a 4-hour drive north of Almora in Uttaranchal, and an overnight train journey from Delhi, 360º Leti is very remote yet this is its seductive power. It is however accessible by private plane charter to nearby Pithoragarh if you want to bypass the foothills and head straight for the high Himalaya and the wonders of Leti.
With only 4 cottages perched on a ridge and surrounded on all sides by stunning scenery, Leti will fascinate and bewilder. It is about an hour’s walk from the nearest road and sherpas will run ahead with your bags as you wander slowly to the camp. The cottages are fronted on two sides by glass so that from your comfortable four-poster bed you can witness the rising sun against a Himalayan backdrop. Each cottage has been built with local craftsmanship in mind, using local techniques and dry stone walls. They come with an adjoining fully fitted en-suite bathroom (with solar powered hot water). The cottages have private sit outs with a space for a small bonfire for the colder nights.
There is a quaint dining room, again glass fronted, with an adjoining sitting room with a cosy fireplace for the late evening Himalayan tales. The resident chef has an array of dishes that he can concoct and it goes without saying that there is a superb selection of drinks available. The staff are friendly and always there to assist.
There is a multitude to do and see around Leti from day walks to local villages or simply relaxing in front of the view. With only four cottages, Leti can also be taken exclusively.
360 Leti offers 4 Cottages. Each cottage has been built with local craftsmanship in mind, using local techniques and dry stone walls. They come with an adjoining fully fitted en-suite bathroom (with solar powered hot water). The cottages have private sit outs with a space for a small bonfire for the colder nights.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities. The hotel caters specifically for family experiences in the surrounding area. Children will love the nature and the outdoors and the hotel will be happy to organise interaction with the local children community with a visit to the school there.
Facilities at the hotel include a dining room which is located in the centre of the main plateau and also offers superb views. There is also a small day room.
Activities at the hotel include yoga, meditation and fantastic trekking in one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world.
When to travel
Cold Winters in the months of November to February. It is between the month of March and early May when sunshine is quite abundant. Though summer is officially from May to October, Leti is almost always wet due to the heavy monsoons. September to October is Autumn. Best time to visit is between March to June and September to December.
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Location and directions
360° Leti is situated in northwestern India in the state of Uttaranchal, which is bordered by Nepal to the east and Tibet to the north.
How to get there
To get here, you need to fly to Delhi (9-hours), then travel to the hill station of Almora by private plane, or train (overnight) and car, or car. An overnight stay at Almora is included in the rates. The next day you'll have a 5-hour drive, followed by a 1-hour walk. Alternatively you can helicopter directly from Delhi to the camp.