Stark stone cliffs, soaring mountains and sweeping views – words alone can’t do justice to the majesty of the Himalayan landscape and Secret Retreats is pleased to offer you the best Himalayan resorts and the best hotels in Himalayas to stay in an enjoy this majestic landscape. It is only when you stand at an overlook with the world dropping away below your feet that you feel the awesome magic of this primal land. Thrust into the sky by the force of continents crashing together, the world’s highest mountain chain stretches vast distances, but the region we know as the Himalayas is primarily located in the countries of Bhutan, Nepal, China, Pakistan and India an incredible sight where a Himalaya view hotel is essential.

It is this farthest western stretch of the mountains located in India that we invite you to explore from the comfort of the best luxury resorts in Himalayas. While the scenery will certainly humble you with its vast scale, the richness of the region’s cultural heritage is also sure to draw you in. Located at the border of nations and oft-isolated due to its remoteness, the traditions of these lands set them apart from their neighbours. Best explored slowly and on foot, these wild lands, winding paths and well-concealed enclaves beg discovery.
Glenburn Tea Estate

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Plan Your Luxury Holiday at a Himalayan Retreat & Resort

A region once only accessible after long burdensome journeys, travel to the Himalayas these days is far easier, but to see the best of the Himalayas plan for long drives over coarse rocky terrain or multi-day treks on foot. Truly though, the journey is just as important in your experience as the destination, and what better way to end your journey than checking in to the luxury of your concierge selected Himalayan retreat & resort, enjoying the warm hospitality and delightful cuisine as you share and discuss your days experiences with fellow travellers.

Wind your way along paths travelled since ancient days by brave merchants who carved journeys through the remote hills to connect the Silk Road and other important trade routes. Trek alongside valleys as blue sky stretches above; snow-capped peaks surround you and abundant valleys sprawl below. Depending on the region and time of year, you can see valleys of flowers and lush meadows filled with grazing yak. Alternatively, meander through ancient villages and remote Buddhist enclaves seldom seeing another soul along the way.

Luxury Resorts in the Himalayas

Just because you are travelling to these far-flung destinations on the power of your own two legs does not mean your experience will be rudimentary, however. Himalayan resorts and five star hotels in the Himalayas offer luxuries and comforts that equal a five-star hotel or boutique hotel on any beach or more obviously cosmopolitan destination.

Rest your head and relax in between your explorations of these mountains at the best luxury resorts in the Himalayas. Whether you are glamping in a charming valley, escaping to a remote Himalayan eco resort or enshrined in a luxury Himalayan meditation retreat, you can be sure that your experience will come with the elegance, style and top-class amenities you’ve come to expect of Secret Retreats. Embedded in the culture and the landscape, our hosts welcome you to discover their unique homelands and see the Himalayas from a perspective most travellers seldom experience all while staying at boutique hotels in Himalayas.

See the Heart of the Himalayas

The main mountain stretch known as the Himalayas spreads its rocky fingers across ten Indian states, forming the border between nations and also feeding the region’s many rivers with its snowmelt. The landscapes that these hills and rivers traverse is breathtaking and diverse, challenging you to reimagine what you thought you knew of Asia and India in particular.

Wile away your days in a quiet luxury farmstay where rustic charm meets luxury comfort. A Himalayan nature resort is the perfect place to escape the world as you know it to breathe in clean mountain air and connect with the landscape of hills carved by majestic glaciers that feed crisp flowing streams with their summer melt. In an abundant riverine valley, go out bird watching, read a book, or simply relax and watch the river flow by.

For a completely different feel, climb the Himalayan heights and stay at a remote Alpine-esque escape. Perched atop the hills where timber-covered hills and snow-capped peaks have earned the region the nickname of “Switzerland of India” you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of a cheerful fire burning in your room at a Himalayan retreat & resort gazing out the wide window Himalaya view hotel at endless series of grey and blue peaks. High in the hills, you can experience true solitude and freedom.

Discover Darjeeling at a Himalayan View Resort

Known throughout the world for its eponymous teas, the region of Darjeeling actually describes a mountain range that encompasses not just endless green tea plantations, but a mix of verdant and rocky hills in the lesser Himalayas.

Here you absolutely must stay at a heritage tea plantation, enjoying the comforts of a boutique hotel in the Himalayas as you discover the history of this colonial hill station and get to know the family of “Chaiwalas,” literally “tea-growers,” who still create such a profound impact on this area. It is the British who put this region on the map and colonial charms can be found in abundance.

Travel on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway that winds its way through these scenic hills. A UNESCO World-Heritage listed train offers the charms of the old world and all the comforts you crave whilst exploring this historically significant destination.

Explore Awesome Kashmir

Still one of the most isolated landscape in the world, travellers with adventurous hearts can brave the wilds of Kashmir, a region known for vast, sweeping landscapes, tiny villages tucked away in high hills and distinct Buddhist culture. While you may be picturing harsh hills and valleys, Kashmir is also home to abundant flora and fauna, historic villages and riverside towns which are a jumping-off point for long journeys by water.

Geographically and culturally diverse, Kashmir is a true melting pot. Stay in a beautifully renovated historical-style home or a comfortably fitted-out tent in pure glamping style. Himalayan retreat and resorts in Kashmir invite you to rest your travel-weary limbs, sink into comfort and embrace the unique culture of the area.

You can also explore the Himalayan Valley of Kashmir’s warm hospitality, rich culture, and pristine nature on a houseboat. While a journey by riverboat may not be what you expect when you picture a boutique hotel in Himalayas, you will be delighted by the ambience of picturesque Dal Lake and the unique offerings of the traditional houseboat.

Fall in Love with Ladakh

Lovers of wild terrains, majestic mountains and ruggedly refined peoples will feel right at home in the town of Ladakh. In this sparsely populated area of Kashmir, life is tough, but the people who have inhabited this region (more closely related to their Tibetan cousins in the north than their Indian cousins down south) have cultivated a warmth and strength that will captivate you.

In Ladakh, you can live like royalty at one of the best luxury resorts in Himalayas where kings and queens have slept. This historic town boasts a unique culture more closely related to that of its Buddhist neighbours in Nepal and Bhutan yet it retains a unique flavor for all its ethnic history.

Begin Planning Your Himalayan Journey by Booking a Luxury Hotel in the Himalayas with Secret Retreats

Escape to the wondrous wilds of the Himalayas and let Secret Retreats plan your perfect holiday. Whether you’re looking to spend time in solitude and retreat to a far-flung Himalayan resort and spa or you desire an itinerary that takes you through the region’s best sites and viewpoints, we’ll help you craft the Himalayan getaway of your dreams.