Rebecca MacGregor

360º Leti

  • Where:
  • Why:Some work, mostly escape—that’s the beauty of working in travel!
  • When:March 2013
  • Who:With my mama.
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360º Leti Views of the terraced foothills from 360º Leti.

Views of the terraced foothills from 360º Leti.

360º Leti Outdoor setup, open for breakfast and lunch.

Outdoor setup, open for breakfast and lunch.

360º Leti Ambiance at dinner each evening.

Ambiance at dinner each evening.

360º Leti Afternoon tea and shortbread cookies upon return from a morning trek.

Afternoon tea and shortbread cookies upon return from a morning trek.

360º Leti Beds freshly turned down with solar lamps at the bedside.

Beds freshly turned down with solar lamps at the bedside.

360º Leti Communal dining and “reception” area.

Communal dining and “reception” area.

360º Leti That’s me! At 13,000 feet after a six hour hike.

That’s me! At 13,000 feet after a six hour hike.

360º Leti 360º Leti from afar.

360º Leti from afar.

360º Leti The property’s main building, with the garden and staff accommodations in the distance.

The property’s main building, with the garden and staff accommodations in the distance.

Highs & Lows

  • Perfectly isolated at 8,000 feet. Allows time to reflect, soak up the stunning Himalayan scenery, and TURN OFF the iphone.

  • Absolute comfort and the guaranteed best sleep of your life. Wood burning stoves, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar-powered showers (they’re hot!), large and cozy beds with locally made blankets featured in each room.

  • An environment that pushes you to spend time outdoors, something that is rare and refreshing. Guided walks will bring you to quaint hill towns while more strenuous hikes may take you as high as 14,000 feet!

  • Excellent service, you will know the small and attentive staff by name at the end of your stay. The food is a fabulous mix of Indian, Tibetan and Middle Eastern (Continental too), and much of the produce comes from the organic garden onsite.

  • 360º Leti is incredibly remote and requires travel on an overnight train from Delhi, a 4-hour drive followed by another 5-6 hour drive, ending with a 1-hour hike to the property. This is all part of the experience and is what makes the property so special… but you will get carsick!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Stunning(!) mountain retreat in the Himalayas.

  • Vibe

    Remote, serene, fresh mountain air. Nourishing for the soul.

  • Location

    TRULY off the beaten path.

  • Rooms

    Four private cottages.

  • Music

    No.

  • Year Opened

    2007

  • Designed By

    Studio Mumbai Architects.

  • Health & Wellness

    No & no. Mountains for cardio.

  • Restaurant

    Communal dining each evening. Breakfast and lunch where and when you please.

  • Bar

    No bar, but alcohol is served.

  • Minibar

    Nuts, fruit, healthy snacks.

  • Children

    No. Far too difficult to reach for children.

  • Price

    Rates are pricey (and all inclusive), but reasonable for the experience.

  • Website

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