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February 8, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Some of the world’s highest roads more than twice the height of Australia’s tallest peak, Mt Kosciuszko, will take motorbike riders – and pillion adventure seekers – across Tibet and to the foot of Mt Everest this September as part of two, two-wheeled expeditions in the Himalayas.

Himalayan tourAfter booking out all its nine tours in India and surrounding countries in 2013 and with 2014 departures now filling, Extreme Bike Tours has places available on its two, 14-day high-altitude expeditions to Tibet, departing Kathmandu on September 7, 2014, and also September 21, 2014.

New videos of previous rides to Mt Everest are now available on www.extremebiketours.com, with ‘virtual saddle’ links also available to track current tours in India and beyond.

Both Tibet tours will take riders across the remote and treeless expanse of the 4500m-high Tibetan plateau – billed as the roof of the world. The breathtaking route also takes in the Dalai Lama’s spectacular Potala Palace in Lhasa and remote Tibetan villages and monasteries and traces some of the world’s highest roads leading to the 5200m-highEverest Base Camp, which is 2.3 times the height of Mt Kosciuszko.

Guests will ride legendary Royal Enfield 500cc motorbikes, which were once manufactured in the UK but are now made in India and tailored to handle the rough and winding roads of the Himalayas.

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Each of the two-week expeditions is available from US$5550 for licensed riders and US$4750 for pillion passengers riding behind friends or crew or in support vehicles. Fares include accommodation in hotels and guesthouses along the route as well as all meals, fuel and the support of sherpas and bike mechanics during the trip. Flights from Australia are extra, with Air India offering direct Dreamliner Boeing 787 flights between Australia and Delhi, with connections to Kathmandu.

Featured on TV’s ‘Top Gear’ program, in 2011, 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.

For bookings, visit www.extremebiketours.com or call + 91 96653 77344.

* Tours and fares are subject to availability and conditions apply. Flights from Australia/NZ are not included in the fares.

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