Free flights from Australia to India are being offered on two Himalayan tours this July that will take adventurers on the world’s highest roads three times the altitude of the highest road in Australia.
The 15-day, round-trip ‘Mighty Himalayan’ itineraries with Extreme Bike Tours from Delhi on July 7 and 24, 2015, will see travellers drive or ride on the back of classic Indian Royal Enfield Bullet 500 motorbikes across 1300km of remote and twisting roads in far north India.
The route along some of the world’s loftiest and most spectacular roads includes the highest motorable pass on Earth – the 5600m-high Khardung La. In comparison, the highest road in Australia – the Great Alpine Road – reaches just 1840m.
The special offer from one of the world’s leading motorbike tour operators, Extreme Bike Tours, is for all new bookings made by May 26, 2015, on two 15-day Mighty Himalayas tours departing Delhi on July 7 and 24, 2015.
Under the offer, free return flights to India will be organised by Extreme Bike Tours from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide or Darwin. (The offer excludes domestic flights within Australia to get to an international airport).
During the tour, riders will also visit nomadic Himalayan tribes, gushing waterfalls, ancient monasteries and lunar-like, high altitude deserts surrounded by soaring, snow-capped peaks. Accommodation amongst the world’s loftiest mountains will be in a combination of tents, rustic guesthouses and hotels along the road.
The two Mighty Himalayan tours are available for US$4750 per rider or US$3450 for pillion passengers sitting behind crew/drivers or in the support vehicle. These fares are the normal tour prices for 2015 but until May 26, 2015, also include return flights from Australia to India. Fares also include accommodation, meals, fuel and transfers.
Extreme Bike Tours is based in India and owned by former Englishman and adrenalin junkie, Zander Combe. Up to 80 per cent of riders are from Australia and New Zealand.