Mountain Showdown & Curated Highlights

In this week’s Members’ Corner, prepare to be whisked away on a virtual adventure as we delve into two enchanting travel destinations: Manali and Gangtok. Next up, join us in celebrating the first quarter of 2024’s extraordinary Karma Curated Experiences – Plus, we’re taking a look at the unmissable events coming in quarter two!

Highland Hideaways: Manali vs. Gangtok

India, a country whose cultures and landscapes are as diverse as its spices, offers Karma Group Members a panoply of experiences to choose from. Nestled amidst the renowned Himalayas, allow us to introduce two hidden gems that stand out from the crowd – Manali and Gangtok. 

If you’re in the delightful dilemma of which location to visit first, we’ve got you covered with our quick comparison of Manali vs. Gangtok!

Let’s kick things off with the similarities…

  • From snow-capped peaks to lush valleys and serene rivers, both Manali and Gangtok showcase Mother Nature’s natural beauty. 
  • Calling all thrill-seekers! Whether you fancy trekking through rugged terrain, conquering rapids with river rafting, or soaring through the skies with paragliding, both destinations have your adrenaline fix covered.
  • While influenced by different cultures, both regions showcase a rich tapestry of traditions and heritage. Manali reflects Himachali culture, but Gangtok blends Tibetan, Nepalese, and Indian influences. 
  • Wave goodbye to the stress of the urban jungle. The two spots allow Members to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, embracing the tranquility of the mountains, offering a perfect retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation.

So, what’s different?

Himalayan vs Khangchendzonga

Manali is a charming township perched in the Beas River valley – Meanwhile, Sikkim plays host to jaw-dropping views of the Khangchendzonga range from every angle.

Their Cuisines

Get ready for a culinary adventure. Himachali or Pahadi cuisine in Manali is a blend of Punjabi zest and Tibetan spice, with hearty dishes brimming with lentils, pulses, and rice. On the other hand, Sikkimese food tantalises the taste buds with its reliance on rice and wild vegetables from the jungle.


It’s all about the weather! Sikkim offers a mild climate, thanks to its lower altitude and close proximity to the Bay of Bengal, while Gangtok’s higher altitude ensures you’ll be a little cooler and can beat the heat.

Our Karma Group Properties

Experience the epitome of luxury at Karma Utopia in Manali, a modern resort in the heart of the town, offering breathtaking views of the Kullu Valley – Instead, Karma Martam Retreat in Gangtok immerses you in terraced rice fields.

Whichever destination you choose, rest assured, you’re in for unforgettable #KarmaMoments

Karma Curated Recap

With the first quarter of 2024 almost over, we thought it the perfect time to look back on the past three months of Karma Curated Experiences… From mingling with England’s rugby elite at the Legends Dinner in Soho and enjoying a taste of the Dolce Vita lifestyle at House of Karma’s Il Riposo, to exploring the magical desert dunes of Jaisalmer and island hopping around the paradise isles of Phuket – it has truly been a wild ride!

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We are always looking for new and easy ways for our members to keep in touch with us and we are happy to announce that we are now using WhatsApp!

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We want to make sure you get the most out of your membership no matter where you are in the world, so if you have any problems, questions, queries, or anything you would like to discuss, here are some of the ways you can contact us…

Karma Concierge Bali
+62 361 762131; Toll free – Australia 1800 316 669 / New Zealand 0800 001016 / UK +44 8001026056
+62 81138217728

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Toll free – India 1800 209 1060 / 0832 6725200-09 / UK +44 8001026057
+91 7744959670

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+62 863 197 676

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+62 361 300 0055

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