Trans Himalaya

2019

8th - 28th September

An epic motorcycle journey on the highest roads in the world

This incredible roadtrip is for the serious motorcycle rider. It's got everthing. From roads twisting endlessly on and on, to narrow trails clinging aside deep gorge valleys to roads freshly cut into the mountainsides, to riding off-road bliss. Explore Kashmir and its beautiful apline mountains, then journey through Ladakh and its incredible bleak Himalayan wilderness, where civilisations have exsited for thousands years...

Your route is in the northern most reachs of the western Himalayas in India, where we have been setting tracks since 2010 with great success. Of all our roadtrips, this is one of our favourites. Your epic trails start in the foothills, and en-route visit ancient monasteries of the Indus Valley, where we'll encounter rural life and Himalayan nomads loaded with supplies, travel with their yaks. Riding in the vicinity of the old Silk Road in the kingdom of Ladakh... You will ride routes where few motorcyclist have ridden before.

Highlights

  • Experience Delhi - India's vibrant & bustling capital
  • His Holiness Dalai Lama temple
  • Beautiful high roads of Kashmir
  • Relax on your lake houseboat in Srinagar - Kashmir
  • Experience the Zojila (pass) - Kashmir
  • First highest pass at Khardung La at over 18000ft
  • Second highest pass the Tanglang La at over 17000ft
  • Nomads of Ladakh
  • Travel Rohtang Pass
  • Breathtaking views of the Himalayas
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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 / coffee or juice
Complementary Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet
Third Party Motorcycle Insurance Cover
Royal Enfield mechanic
Spare bike parts
PBT English speaking guide
Saddle bags provided for rider luggage

What's Not Included?

International flights
Lunch or evening meals - £180
Motorcycle fuel - £100 or less for the whole trip
Personal travel insurance
Entry permits / passes - Khardung La (approx £6 / £9)
Soft drinks
Beer or Tips
£350 to cover your fuel, meals and permit(s)

Maximum NUMBER OF MOTORCYCLES

8

Price

Rider
£2,085
(Land Only)
Pillion Rider
£975
(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!