Adventure seekers can ride classic Indian Royal Enfield motorcyles on the world’s highest roads and save US$250 (about A$335, subject to currency changes) by booking one of two Himalayan tours this July with Nomadic Knights before April 30, 2016.
The two 14-night tours – ‘Leh and Beyond’ and ‘Roof of India’ – leave the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on July 2 and 30, 2016, respectively, and take riders on 500cc Royal Enfield Bullets for a 2100km circuit through the Indian Himalayas along some of India’s loneliest and the world’s most spectacular roads.
Along the way riders and pillion passengers will explore high-altitude deserts, glacier-gouged gorges and lunar-like valleys, visit remote villages and temples in far northern India and ride over mountain passes up to 5.5km high. They will be riding in the land of wild snow leopards, bears, yak and ibex and stay in luxury Arabian-style tents with campfires at night or local hotels.
The Leh and Beyond route features the world’s highest motorable road pass – the 5539km-high Khardung La – while the Roof of India takes in rarely visited territory in the Indian Himalayas and includes the second and third highest road passes in the world – both over 5000m high. A day of white-water rafting on the Zanskar River is also included in the Roof of India itinerary.
Established in 1893 and made in India, the legendary Royal Enfield brand of motorcycles is the oldest motorbike design in history.
The ‘Leh and Beyond’ tour on July 2 is available for US$3530 (approx A$4736, subject to exchange rates) – a discount of US$250 if booked by April 30, 2016. The ‘Roof of India’ tour on July 30 is available for US$3730 (approx A$5005, subject to exchange rates) with the discount if booked by April 30.
To obtain the discounts, use the code ‘LAB2016’ when booking the Leh and Beyond tour on www.nomadicknights.com and ‘ROI2016’ for the Roof of India tour.
Fares include accommodation, bike hire, fuel, breakfasts, dinners and also medical, mechanical and logistical support throughout the trip. Riders travelling solo can share accommodation with other single riders without any solo traveller supplement. The tour is suitable for competent motorcyclists. Tours and fares are subject to availability and conditions apply. Flights to India are extra.
Born and raised in Scotland, Alex Pirie moved to India in 2008 where he met his Indian wife and founded Nomadic Knights,combining his passion for bikes, mechanics, adventure and India. Since then, Alex has ridden more than 200,000km astride a Royal Enfield Bullet. Nomadic Knights attracts adventurers from around the world, with Australia and the UK the key markets.
Details and bookings are at www.nomadicknights.com .