Trans Himalaya

2018

9th - 29th September

To the extreme north-west of India, the Himalayas are breathtaking, as their landscapes are incredibly beautiful.

Our journey to this least explored region starts in the foothills of Himachal from Parwanoo, and then climbs to travel across the length of both Kashmir and Ladakh. Furthermore, our riding will take us over mountain passes and snow-melt waters on this extraordinary route through high altitude valleys, past sparsely populated mountain settlements. The Adventure Trans Himalaya is a journey of discovery in a region known fondly as the “roof of the world”. This remote bleak wilderness is an adventurer’s paradise, where few allow their dreams to become reality...

Highlights

  • Ride amid stunning mountains
  • Visit Dalai Lama residence
  • Ride to the top of the Khardung La
  • Ride on the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau
  • Nigeen Lake backdrop for our overnight stay
  • Three nights on our houseboat accommodation
  • Ride besides the Indus River
  • Share tea with Nomads of Ladakh
  • Ride to Tsomoriri
  • One night’s stay at luxury altitude camp
  • Ride the Rohtang Pass
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21 days (3 weeks)

2300km approx

1500 - 5603m

6/8 hours ride each day

Moderate to Tough

Support vehicle for luggage & parts

What's Included?

Internal transfers between airport/hotels/train station
Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis
Set Breakfast each riding morning with tea or coffee
Complementary Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet
Third Party Motorcycle Insurance Cover
Royal Enfield mechanic
Support Driver & Support vehicle for rider luggage, first aid kit & motorcycle parts

What's Not Included?

International flight
Lunch or evening meals
Motorcycle fuel
Personal travel insurance
Entry permits
Soft drinks
Beer or Tips

Maximum NUMBER OF MOTORCYCLES

8

Price

Main Rider
£2,250
(Land Only)
Pillion Rider
£1,200
(Land Only)
Single Room
£450

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Testimonials from Past Trans Himalaya Adventures

Damian-McMurrich
Damian McMurrich - Torquay, Australia
Trans Himalayas 2014 - New route
We had complete freedom to enjoy our riding and were never led around like a bunch of school kids. It was quite the opposite. Everyone got stuck in from time to time and it was about teamwork. We rode together and experienced some of the most amazing places on this planet. And yes, we pitched in and helped each other out when required, but most of the time, riding solo just you and the bike with no one in sight – you had the headspace to yourself. It was absolutely amazing.... What Pure Bike Tours is all about is offering a PURE experience of the region, something very unique and, as I saw out on the road, something not offered by other providers.
Jem, Menna & Lili (12 years old at the time) Stiff – Wales
Trans Himalayas 2014 - New route
It was all very strange coming home; the mundane domestic routines are not what they are cracked up to be! Thank you very much for taking the risk of having us with Lili. It was amazing!... We almost can’t believe we were there. Looking at the pic’s now it seems so far away. It’s probably seriously cold there now. I hope we didn’t moan too much... Oh for the open road !!!!! We wanna do the same trip again, only for longer... It is an amazing part of our little planet.
David Oakley - England
2013 Trans Himalaya
If you’re looking for an adventure biking holiday, through scenery that’s truly stunning, with every day providing unforgettable memories – then this is the one for you. And the group size is just right, so everyone gets to know the other riders very quickly. The riding is challenging – it’s not cosy and comfortable – but it is real FUN. The variety of accommodation, and food, only added to the sense of adventure. Sunil’s unfailing optimism, coupled with an amazing ability to deal with all that came our way, capped a thoroughly enjoyable adventure.
I loved it!