Meet The Team

Our adventure bike riders have been travelling with us to mighty Himalayas since 2009, especially to the exciting and least explored areas of Kashmir and Ladakh - our team’s passion and enthusiasm is echoed in our destinations. Working closely with our local contacts on the ground, our detailed knowledge of the region enables us to provide our riders the best possible riding experiences anywhere in the Himalayas...

Sunil Sood

Founder / Guide

Sunil formed PureBikeTours with a desire to provide the best motorcycle adventures in the Himalayas that are (with an emphasis on) value for money. He identified a gap in the market when he discovered riders were left frustrated by tour operators charging inflated prices. Riders had no options, but, pay a huge premium and book with those tour operators.

Sunil completed 2 solo motorcycle journeys across the Himalayas with one in 2007, when he spent over 6 months in Kashmir and Ladakh at a time when the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were advising against travelling to this part of the world due to regional unrest. His 2nd solo road-trip was in 2008, when he spent over 3 months travelling along the Indo/Tibet border in the Spiti Valley.

Returning to these remote locations each year with a small number of riders is a reflection of Sunil’s passion for motorcycling and he finds nothing more enjoyable or gratifying then seeing the experiences our riders have been through, to come out the other side and say – WOW!

Tenzin Thinnley


Born and raised in Bhutan, Tenzin joined us in 2010 when he revisited Kashmir with our Trans Himalaya riding group. Besides running his own travel business in Bhutan, Tenzin has a wealth of knowledge on Buddhism having spent some time studying in a monastery. His love of biking is furthermost displayed in his skills of navigating across the Himalayas in such difficult situations over past several years that he never tires from making it happen time and again… Tenzin besides speaking fluent English is fluent in German and Hindi, which of course is great asset, when dealing with everyday situations in India…