Himalayan 18 Day Adventures 2017

Overlander Expedition

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HIM 18 Day $8,300

All prices include international return flights and insurance

Starting from Nevermind HQ in the carnage of Old Delhi we take the all new Nevermind Mobile to a secret location about of Delhi for the night where our bikes will be eagerly awaiting our arrival. This funky little Himalayan village is home to thousands of Tibetan refugees and the Dalai Lama himself. After a quick ceremony the next morning to ensure safe passage through the Himalayas we depart deep into the interior of the Himalayas. Heading northeast through some of the most remote villages of Himachal Pradesh to Khajjiar, the Switzerland of India.

The next day it gets insane as we attempt a two day cross country ride over the Himalayas most treacherous mountain pass into rural Kashmir and eventually into the famous citadel of Srinager for some well earned RnR.

From Srinager head east into the stunning Zanskar valley, then the valley of the moon and awe inspiring Ladakh Range. Grab a Yak Cheese Pizza at Leh and then ride Kardungla, officially the worlds highest road and into the Nubra Valley.

After the high altitude thrills of Leh Ladakh ride south through lost and ancient village of Tsokar, Pangong Tso and into the isolated and mind blowing Spiti Valley. Battle the Spiti's high altitude river crossings, glaciers and rock strewn tracks all the way to the Tibetan border.

Ride the switchbacks from Nako into the Kinnaur Valley and stunning Sangla Valleys. Then just when you though you could take no more a final surprise secret mountain pass on the last days of the ride into Manali.

You will not only be pushed to your limits by the altitude, freezing cold, glaciers, river crossings, sheer 1000 metre drops and narrow and boulder strewn goat tracks, but you will also battle your inner demons and face your darkest fears.

Only one who has ridden the secret passes of the Himalaya can truly understand the immensity of that statement.

Are you ready to rumble in 2017?

This 18 day ride will be $8300 and 25% less for a pillion passenger.

To hold your booking now, we require a deposit of $1000 and the balance is payable within 8 weeks of your departure. We will contact you regarding the balance.

Highlights

All prices include international return flights and insurance

Old Delhi - Our little guesthouse, tucked down a dark alleyway away from the craziness, is an oasis in what can only be described of as the carnage that is Old Delhi. Let us show you the real India, this is not a backpacker or tourist enclave and not for the faint hearted. Real in your face India at its best, you will grow to love this hidden little treasure, everyone does.

Eco Lodge Narkanda - Stay in cozy cabins perched high above the clouds looking down upon Shimla and the plains of India. This could well be switzerland apart from the amazing home cooked Dal Makarni, chapati and Indian sweets. You will never forget the amazing road to access the lodge.

The Kinnaur Valley - Surprisingly great quality tarred roads winding all day between 2000 and 3500 metres. Ride through lush alpine scenery under waterfalls that gradually change to harsh alpine desert as we approach the infamous Spiti Valley.

Spiti Valley - Google it! Amazing and breathtaking, switchbacks as far as the eye can see and far futher than one could ever imagine. The Spiti is by far the most amazing place on this planet. River crossings, glaciers, csheer drops that will send shivers down your spine. Amazing buddhist culture and some of the most remote border villages on earth.

Leh, Ladakh. The road approaching Leh will have put an ear to ear grin on your dial. Tough, gruelling and exhausting but always breathtaking. Ride the two highest mountain passes on the planet, stroll through the handicraft markets of Leh.

Srinager, Kashmir - This is the ride that just keeps on giving. Kashmir is famously known as the Switzerland of Asia. Sonomarg Pass is a challenging but one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the world. Wind down on Dal Lake by staying on a 100 year old House Boat in Srinager. 

      

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Itinerary

Ride the highest motorable road in the world  before anyone else does for the 2018 season. 

We start our trip in the Hippy capital of India if not the world - Rishikesh. 

Departing we ride through the hill stations of Mussorie and into the Himalayas stopping at Chakrata then our eco lodge in Narkanda. It gets wild from here as we take on the Kinnaur valley then the infamous Spiti Valley. These are officially the worlds most dangerous roads. We will stay at Kalpa, Nako and take a rest day at the little buddhist village Kaza, checking out the ancient Kye Monastry.

We will then hit our first camp site at Chandraa Taal - Moon Lake about 4500 metres.

This is the road less travelled and we will be battling freezing river crossings, landslides, suicidal truck drivers and glaciers.

It will take us two long days to get to Leh and the next rest day. This is where we will take on Kardung La, The worlds highest road at 5800 metres.

Riding into Kashmir the following morning to Kargil then over the Sonomag Pass. This area is heavily patrolled and can be a little unnerving due to the military presence. 

We stay on a 100 year old house boat in Srinager then take the back roads down to Macleaod Ganj, home of the Dalai Lama, a few surprises along the way.

This is a big trip - We will take 18 days, starting the ride in Rishikesh on the 16th June and finish in Macleod Ganj on the 2nd June. 

All up Delhi to Delhi service including airport pickups, 18 days bikes, meals, fuel, accommodation - 6 states of India by motorcycle - Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkarand, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh Leh, Kashmir and more. 

 

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Adventure is all inclusive, including return international airfares from any Australian capital city, all transfers within India (including airport), Royal Enfield motorcycle, luggage, fuel, spare parts, repairs, mechanics and tools, some entry fees, some entertainment, adventure guide, the best food in India (3 solid meals per day), and comfortable air-conditioned accommodation.  Travel insurance and bike (with an excess) insurance also included.

To hold your booking we require a deposit of $1000 with a further $1000 within six month of booking. The balance is payable within 8 weeks of your tour departure.

 

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