Himalaya 1

Come with us on this fascinating voyage, as we meander through lush green mountainous valleys past thinly populated villages, before our riding takes us onto the incredible Himalayas.

From our start in the foothills of Himachal, our immediate terrain is a gentle ride through beautiful steep hills stretching into the distance. Our riding is easy as we head further north towards Manali on roads that seem to zigzag forever. As we approach the hill-station, astonishing views await to greet us. We will spend a day here catching our breath. The Rohtang Pass is our first mountain pass and you are in for one remarkable ride, guaranteed. Lahaul Valley on the other side of the pass is outstanding and your experience of getting here will be memorable. This leg of our travels takes us on spectacular roads carved out the side of mountains 3000m above sea level. Riding and ascending the most beguiling terrain set amongst snow-capped peaks to Leh, our destination and capital of Ladakh. This lofty oasis was once a resting place for weary emissaries and merchants travelling on the famous “Silk Road”. Our goal is to ride to the top of the Khardung La, sitting high above the Indus Valley, overlooking spectacular views of the Himalayas!

This incredible journey is suitable for both the novice and experienced riders. Off-road experience not required.

Highlights

  • Ride through beautiful valleys
  • Ascend the Rohtang Pass
  • Travel across the highest mountains
  • Camp under the stars
  • Ride through glaciers
  • Visit fascinating Buddhist Monasteries
  • Ride to the top of the Khardung La
View Daily Itinerary

15 Days (2 weeks)

1250km approx

1500 - 5600m

6/8 hours each day

Moderate to Tough

Support Vehicle for luggage & parts

What's Included?

Internal transfers between airport/hotels/train station
All accommodation on twin or double sharing basis
Breakfast each riding morning
Complementary Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet
Third Party Motorcycle Insurance Cover
Royal Enfield mechanic
Permits for Restricted Areas
English speaking PBT guide
Support vehicle for luggage & essential items

What's Not Included?

International flight
Lunch/snacks & evening meals
Motorcycle fuel
Personal travel insurance
Beer money

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF MOTORCYCLES

8

Price

Main Rider
£1,500
(Land only)
Pillion Rider
£800
(Land only)
Single Room
£300

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Testimonials from Past Himalaya 1 Adventures

Paul Keen – Yorkshire, England
Himalaya 1 - 2013
Sunil was an excellent host & guide with lots of local knowledge, nothing was too much trouble: 10/10
The bikes were well maintained and in good condition, 3 new bikes in the group, Khan the mechanic was knowledgeable and able to keep us going at all times: 9/10
Accommodation was good to excellent. This is India. Food was also good to excellent, no serious stomach issues in the group: 8/10
The small groups that Sunil has give a very personal experience and make the trip very special: 10/10 The overall experience was 10/10.
The scenery and mountains breathtaking and Sunil was a top guy as were all his crew.
Ross Drinkwater - England
Himalaya 1 - 2012
If you’re after a sedate convoy of 15 pensioners on bikes moving around the Himalayas (and far more expensive than ours, we did observe from other UK operators much to our amusement), then Pure bike Tours might not be for you. They specialise in looking after small groups, and our 2 weeks riding was fantastic. Sunil’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and dedicated support team made our trip a thoroughly enjoyable, challenging, and sociable trip, one which I won’t forget. I completely recommend them as the best means of exploring this wonderful part of the world and look forward to returning.
Martin and Lily - Sydney, Australia
Himalaya 1 - 2012
We are back in Oz. The trip is growing on us every day. I’m ready to go back and do it again!
Fantastic. Exceeded our expectations. Great value for money. The Enfield was great (thanks for the new one). Lily planned on riding 1 hour per day, but ended up riding everywhere (except the Rohtang Pass where she walked). Couldn’t imagine doing the trip without you and your support team. Full range of riding conditions: up, down and around, wet and dry, hard, rough and soft. I’m a much better rider now. Off the Enfield; we were well fed all the way. Loved the hotels in Manali and Mandi; and the luxury ensuite tent at Sarchu. The scenery and the people - amazing all the way. We are ready to go back and do it all again - with PBT of course. Thanks Sunil.