4-19 July

The Himalayas

  • 16 days | 1000 km
  • €3,500
  • mixed terrain
  • hired Royal Enfield Himalayan or Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Mountains are special in so many ways. They show us a much bigger world than ourselves. They keep calling and appearing in our dreams. You go there once and you always crave for more. This is why the motorcycle tour to the Himalayas is a mainstay of our calendar.

Upon arriving in Delhi, we take a bus to Manali – a rural enclave nestled at the elevation of about 2,000 m in the state of Himalchal Pradesh. The town's name is derived from the sage Manu who is believed to have stepped off his ark here to recreate human life after a great flood. The landscape lends a lot of credibility to the legend as there are mountains everywhere. This region also borders on Tibet where we are also going for a few days.

Once we receive our Royal Enfield bikes, we embark on a journey round the magnificent Great Himalayan National Park. The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world, so our tour of "only" 1,000 km should be enough of a challenge. Be prepared to tackle dirt roads riddled with hairpins, sneak round crumbled rock and cross streams. We are also going to ride over Kunzum pass with the highest point at 4,600 m. Make no mistake: riding 100 km of local roads a day is as tiring as doing 500 km on European tarmac. However, every kilometer of this route is packed with a mix of adrenaline-inducing adventure and spectacular views.

Nothing compares to the majestic Himalayas, and we look forward to taking you there.
Itinerary

Delhi - Manali - Narkanda - Sarahan - Kalpa - Nako Lake (Tibet) - Tabo Monastery - Kaza - Hikkim Post Office - Kunzum Pass - Manali - Delhi

Included in the price
  • Motorcycle hire and coverage (Royal Enfield Himalayan or Royal Enfield Bullet 500)
  • Delhi-Manali-Delhi transfer
  • Hotel accommodation (double/twin rooms)
  • All breakfasts
  • Experienced English-speaking tour leader
  • Technical support
  • Excursions along the route
  • Tibet travel permit
Not included and paid individually
  • Return flight to Delhi
  • Fuel
  • Medical insurance
  • Lunches and dinners
Tour details
Overview
Once the group arrives in Delhi, we set off for Manali. After a brief rest, we pick up our bikes on the following day, and the journey begins. The motorcycle tour lasts 12 full days. We start and finish in Manali and then travel to Delhi for a return flight home.

Tour type: Adventure
Surface: asphalt and dirt roads. All the unpaved sections are suitable for the motorcycle you will get. However, you should have appropriate riding experience.
Motorcycles: hired Royal Enfield Bullet 500 or Royal Enfield Himalayan. The motorcycles are pre-checked and have racks for your soft luggage (e.g. waterproof roll bags) to be sourced and brought individually.
Co-rider: not allowed.

Tour Difficulty
Expect to ride 100-150 km a day. The first half of the route will include asphalt roads with typical Indian traffic while the other half will take you to remote regions with unpaved roads and hardly any traffic.

Required documents
To visit India, you must have a valid passport, an internationally recognized Category A driving license and medical insurance to cover COVID-19. Your insurance policy must contain specific provisions for motorcycle travel.

Since the tour program includes a visit to Tibet, you will require a travel permit. This permit must be obtained before crossing the Indian-Tibetan border. All you need to do is fill out a form, have your photo taken, and submit your application. The process takes about an hour, and the Tibet travel permit is included in the tour price.

Number of Participants
Up to 10

Accommodation
Carefully selected double/twin rooms with the best possible amenities.

Boarding
The tour price includes all breakfasts. Lunches and dinners are paid individually.

Transfers
The price includes a transfer from Delhi airport to the starting point of the motorcycle tour and the return journey from Manali.

Fuel Prices
€1.2/litre as at April 2022.

Local currency
Indian rupee. €1 = 80 rupees as at April 2022.

Riding Gear
Every rider must be equipped with a properly-sized helmet, jacket, gloves, boots, and rain suit. A complete list of the essentials will be provided towards the tour dates.

Technical Support
The tour leader will carry all the tools and consumables for the technical maintenance and field repair of the hired motorcycles.

Excursions and Local Attractions
Bhimakali Temple, Sarahan
A wooden temple in a distinctive Indo-Tibetan style which dates back to the 12th century.

Nako Monastery, Tibet
A Buddhist monastery which consists of four large halls built in the 11th century. The complex is situated in Nako village at the elevation of about 3,600 m.

Hikkim Post Office
World's highest post office located at 4,400 m.

Kunzum Pass
One of the highest motorable mountain passes in the world at the elevation of 4,590 m.

Rohtang Pass
A mountain pass located at 3,980 m which is notorious for having unpredictable weather.
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