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, a Data Scientist with deep interest in AI ethics. She has previously worked as a programmer and content manager for various digital platforms, before curating a travel startup in the Himalayas. She is also the managing editor of Subaltern Word.

Shalvi Shah, a writer and editor based in the United States and India. She has completed MFA 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.

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