The Himalayas - Motorcycle adventure of a lifetime
The very name conjures up images of imposing, snow capped peaks, raging rivers, tranquil lakes, beautiful valleys with dense forests, far-flung villages sprinkled along ever winding roads, uncharted terrains and the resilient people of this mystical & majestic region.
The Spiti & Ladakh regions have a lot in common and both share a similar physical & cultural character. In fact it is just a political boundary which separates the two regions. Both also enjoy the reputation of being one of the last remaining places in India (accessible by road) offering pristine mountain terrain besides retaining its idyllic charm and serenity. (Both are also called “Little Tibet” because of their resemblance to the terrain, climate & culture of Tibet)
Until recently, the regions of Spiti & Ladakh were beyond limits for foreign tourists - but now with the grant of “inner-line permits” they’re slowly opening up and whispers about the wonders of its awe-inspiring grandeur are also starting to gain volume. Some of the most treacherous roads meander their way through these intimidating Himalayan ranges going over some very high passes ranging from 4550 to 5350 M above sea level (over some of the highest motorable roads) and crossing some very furious rivers over bridges constructed at some of the most unimaginable places by the unshakable Border Road Organization and the Indian Army. Since the roads are single-lane and intermittently paved it’s a roller-coaster ride of high-altitude passes, wash-outs, creek-crossings, landslides, glacial melts and broken bridges. Travelling through the Himalayas by road requires love for adventure and a certain amount of tenacity against the odds.
Our Motorcycle tours take you to the most stunning locations in the region and some of the camps you will stay at are located between 4200 to 4500 M above sea level and over some very high passes. Also, our Motorcycle tours are not rushed. Check out our itineraries and you’ll see that they give you sufficient time for rest, sight-seeing or exploration.
Himalayan Motorcycle Tours
Click on the below Tabs for a detailed Itinerary and route (including Maps) & most importantly "What's Included" and "What's NOT Included" in the price.
On our Himalayan Motorcycle Tours, we offer
- Royal Enfield "Himalayan" or Classic 500 EFI Motorcycles (in immaculate condition)
- Completely hassle free journeys - we take care of all the "logistics" including inner-line permits, Motorcycles, Accommodations, spares & gears, experienced support staff (Ride leader & mechanics) and support vehicles etc.
- All tours are ex-New Delhi so you can "arrive" and "depart" with convenience.
- Motorcycle riding starts/ends at the scenic hill town of Shimla - No need to deal with the heat, chaos & traffic of New Delhi
- Adventure, safety and FUN
- Airport Transfers: Meet & Greet and Farewell Add-on services
- Information & Assistance with onward travel
Important Advisory for Himalayan Tours
Please note that touring in the Himalayas on a motorcycle involves considerable amount of riding on un-paved/dirt track/loose gravel/wet mud type surfaces as well as creek crossings, some of which range between moderate to difficult. Riders need to have confidence in their riding skills/experience to be able to handle their motorbikes under such conditions considering the fact that they will be riding a Royal Enfield motorcycle which is not an “off-road” motorbike. We would expect that you have at least 3-4 years (10,000 - 15,000 KM) riding experience (& some off road skills) before you consider registering for these tours. Also, since the routes involve being at high altitudes (above 3500 M), a certain level of health/fitness is a pre-requisite. Write to us if you have doubts or need further clarifications.
Do take a look at our FAQ`s section (it tries to answer all conceivable Q`s or drop us an e-mail if you have any new questions. Also check our Departures web page for dates, Booking Status of the tour, prices etc. We are absolutely confident that you will not find a better value anywhere else! We look forward to having you ride with us. To book this tour send us a Booking Enquiry.