About Us

Alekhya is a venture of Shilla Treks, an experiential travel service based out of the Parvati Valley. We work from an apple orchard in the middle of nowhere.

 The venue is near Kasol, about 50 km from the Kullu Airport and located 8000 ft above sea level. It has cottages and dorms that offer panoramic views of snow-clad Himalayas. It offers the perfect balance of seclusion from the real world, and enough human contact to make you feel at home. We function with the support of locals, tribals and nomads who live in and around that area, practising eco-tourism

The team includes:

Mahima Sood, an entrepreneur pursuing a graduate degree in Data Science. She has previously worked as a programmer and content manager for various digital platforms, before curating a travel startup in the Himalayas. She has also cofounded Paper House and is the managing editor of Subaltern Word.

Shalvi Shah, a writer and editor based in the United States and India. She is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University’s School of the Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) and received her bachelors degree in the same from Emory University. She is also the editor-in-chief of Subaltern Word.

Somanna Muthanna, a writer and marketing executive based in India. Post MBA, he has had experience with various companies, across different verticals, handling marketing and strategy. Currently, he works as the Head of Marketing at Chumbak.

We’d love to hear from you. For any queries or feedback, please write in and we’ll get back!