An earlybird discount of US$405 is available on two motorcycle expeditions in 2016 that will take adventure-seekers along the world’s highest roads in India’s Himalayan mountains.
The high point, literally, on the tour is the 5600m-high Khardung La – the highest motorable pass on Earth, which is 800m higher than the peak of Mont Blanc, Europe’s tallest mountain, 1100m higher than the Matterhorn and just 300m lower than Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa.
The 10 per cent discount offer from one of the world’s leading motorcycle tour operators, Extreme Bike Tours, is valid for bookings made before June 30, 2015, on one of the two, 14-night ‘Mighty Himalayan’ tours departing Delhi on June 18 and July 5, 2016.
The twin, high-altitude tours will take riders and also non-experienced pillion passengers on classic Indian Royal Enfield Bullet 500 motorbikes across 1300km of remote and spectacular roads in far north India.
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 in June and July next year are now available for US$3645 per rider (including the 10 per cent discount of US$405) or US$2835 for pillion passengers sitting behind crew/drivers or in the support vehicle (including a 10 per cent discount of US$315). Fares include accommodation, meals, fuel and transfers. The discounts are valid for bookings made on either of the two tours by June 30, 2015.
Extreme Bike Tours is based in India and owned by former Englishman and adrenalin junkie, Zander Combe.