Dieses atemberaubende Motorradabenteuer ist so etwas wie eine Himalaya-Odyssee: sie beginnt im fantastischen Kashmir-Tal, weiter zu den Höhenwüsten, natürlich mit dem höchsten befahrbaren Pass der Welt, den schier unglaublichen Tso-Khar- und Tsomoriri-Salz-Seen und der unvergleichlichen Schönheit des Indus-Tals mit seinen 7.000 Meter hohen Bergen. Das Tal der Götter (Kullu Manali), Himachal Pradesh, das Land der hohen und üppig grünen Weiden und der Heimat der Himalaya-Hirten, der über den berühmt berüchtigten Rohtang Pass führt, wird eine der erstaunlichsten Erfahrung sein die Sie jemals auf einem Motorrad erlebt haben. Weiter fahren Sie durch die zwei höchsten und atemberaubendsten Regionen der himalayischen Bergkette: Ladakh und Zanskarand entlang hängender Gletscher … nichts kommt dem einzigartigen Glanz der Natur näher. Diese Abenteuer Motorradreise beginnt in Manali und endet in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir). Internationale Ankünfte und Abflüge werden in New Delhi sein. Fahren Sie in diesen wunderschönen Bergen mit der klassischen Royal Enfield. Unsere Philosophie ist es, unsere Kunden näher zu Land und Leute zu bringen. Für die meisten Fahrer wird diese Motorradreise zu einer unvergeßlichen Lebenserfahrung. Eine echte Motorradtour für echte Haudegen!

 

Tour Höhepunkte: Fahren Sie mit einer traditionellen Royal Enfield „Bullet“; Überqueren Sie den höchsten befahrbaren Pass der Welt (Khardung-La); Abgelegene alte buddhistische Klöster und Hindu-Tempel; Fantastische Pässe und die tiefsten Täler und Schluchten auf der Welt; Schwimmende Märkte von Srinagar und Übernachtung in einem Hausboot; Atemberaubende Panoramen auf den mächtigen Himalaya und vieles mehr …

TOUR OPERATORBig Bike Tours – Motorcycle Expeditions
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONNew Delhi, India
REGIONHimachal Pradesh und Ladakh Himalaya
ZEITRAUMJuni – September
TOURLÄNGE14 Tage und 13 Nächte
FAHRTAGE 9 Tage
UNTERKUNFTHotels, komfortable Campingplätze, Gästehäuser
MOTORRÄDERRoyal Enfield ‚Bullet‘ 500cc, Royal Enfield ‚Himalayan‘ 410cc
SCHWIERIGKEITSGRADanspruchsvoll
MAX. HÖHE5,602 Meter
MAX. SCHLAFHÖHE4,530 Meter
TAGESDISTANZ IM DURSCHNITT160 km.
GESAMTSTRECKE1,603 km.
FITNESS NIVEAUMäßig bis hart
INCLUDED
Alle Bodentransfers in Indien, Flughafen zu Flughafen
Busticket von Delhi nach Manali im klimatisierten Volvo-Bus für jeden Fahrer
Unterkunft (Doppelzimmer in Komforthotels / ähnlich) ordentlich und sauber
Frühstück und Abendessen im Hotel und Mittagessen unterwegs in lokalen Restaurants
Motorrad und Treibstoff für die gesamte Reise
Sondergenehmigungen für Sperrgebiete
Mineralwasser während der gesamten Expedition
Medizinisches Set mit Sauerstoffflasche
Begleitfahrzeug (wenn die Fahrer unter einem wunden Hintern leiden, können sie in unseren Backup-Jeep springen, um sich zu entspannen!!
Flugticket von Leh nach Delhi
Englischsprachige Reiseleiter – Motorradexperten mit Leidenschaft für ihren Beruf
Mechaniker mit allen notwendigen Ersatzteilen
Eintrittsgebühren der Sehenswürdigkeiten während der gesamten Reise, exkl. Kameragebühren Alle Hotelsteuern / Servicegebühren
NOT INCLUDED
Internationale Flüge
Visum
Jegliche Kranken-/Reiseversicherung und persönliche Ausgaben
Trinkgelder für Führer, Fahrer und Mechaniker
Telefonate / Internetgebühren
Alkoholische Getränke
Kosten, die aufgrund von Naturkatastrophen, Streiks, Pannen und anderen unvorhergesehenen Ereignissen entstehen, die außerhalb des Einflussbereichs von Motorcycle Expeditions Adventure Tour Pvt Ltd und seinen Partnern liegen (höhere Gewalt).
Alle Artikel, die nicht in der jeweiligen Tour erwähnt werden
Jegliche Schäden am Motorrad sind vom Fahrer zu begleichen
Jede Verlängerung der Reiseroute ist mit zusätzlichen Kosten verbunden.

Alle unsere angebotenen Touren sind all inclusive. Alle angegebenen Tour Preise sind Endpreise.
Mit uns sind keine versteckte Kosten, Upgrades oder sonstige Überraschungen zu erwarten. Fakt!
Wir sind der Garant für das beste Preis-Leistungs-Verhätnis.
Buchen Sie mit dem führenden Motorradreisen Veranstalter in Asien.

Die einzig wahre Himalaya Motorrad Expedition

NEW DELHI – SRINAGAR – KARGIL – LAMAYURU – LEH – KHARDUNG LA – LEH – TSO MORIRI – TSOKAR – SARCHU – JISPA – MANALI – CHANDIGARH – NEW DELHI

(Länge: 1,500 km.)

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Tag 1. Ankunft in New Delhi, Indien (Internationaler Flughafen)


Ein Vertreter von Big Bike Tours / Motorcycle Expeditions wird Sie am Flughafen IGIA (Indira Gandhi International Airport), an dem die meisten Flüge aus Europa gegen Mitternacht ankommen, abholen und begrüßen. Von hier aus werden Sie mit einem privaten Bus oder Taxi zu Ihrem Hotel in Neu Delhi gebracht, wo Sie übernachten werden.
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Tag 2. Flug von Delhi nach Srinagar (02:35 Stunden)


Von Delhi aus bringt Sie ein kurzer (±2,5 Std.), aber optisch atemberaubender Flug über den schneebedeckten Himalaya nach Srinagar. Hier werden Sie vom Big Bike Tours / Motorcycle Expeditions Team abgeholt und zu Ihrem Hausboot gebracht. Ruhige und bedachte Bewegungen sind nun an der Tagesordnung, denn die Akklimatisierung an die Höhe beginnt. Am Nachmittag werden Sie mit Ihrem Motorrad vertraut gemacht und begeben sich auf eine Einführungsfahrt. Wenn es die Zeit erlaubt, werden wir eine Tagestour durch Srinagar machen. Abendessen und Übernachtung auf dem Hausboot.
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Tag 3. Srinagar – Kargil, 202 km. (3,528 Meter, über Zoji-La Pass)


Frühstück am Morgen, danach fahren Sie von Srinagar aus in Richtung Kargil. Unterwegs besuchen wir die kleine Stadt Drass, den zweitkältesten bewohnten Ort der Erde. Genießen Sie die Aussicht auf die Tigerberge (Tiger Hills) und andere berühmte Gipfel, die von Kargil aus zu sehen sind. Ankunft in Kargil am Abend. Übernachtung und Abendessen im Hotel.
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Tag 4. Kargil – Lamayuru, 125 km. (4,108 Meter, über Fotu-La Pass)


Bei der Fahrt zur Hauptstadt von Ladakh fahren wir entlang des oberen Indus, durch alte buddhistische Dörfer und vorbei an einer Reihe prächtiger Klöster. Auf gutem Asphalt schlängeln wir uns über mehrere kleine Pässe, durch Wüstenebenen und vorbei an beeindruckenden Felslandschaften. Das 1.000 Jahre alte Kloster Lamayuru liegt hoch oben in einem Tal auf 3,500 Meter und beherbergt 150 Mönche. Wir übernachten in der Nähe des Klosters und haben die Gelegenheit, den Sonnenuntergang in der idyllischen Kulisse des alten Klosters Lamayuru zu erleben. Den Abend können wir dann damit verbringen, das Kloster zu erkunden oder einfach nur die vielen alten Stupas rund um die Siedlung zu bewundern und die riesigen, farbenfrohen Felsformationen zu bestaunen, die uns umgeben. Oder Sie entspannen sich einfach mit einem Bier inmitten dieser atemberaubenden Landschaft. Abendessen und Übernachtung in einem Gästehaus neben dem Kloster.
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Tag 5. Lamayuru – Leh, 150 km. (3,510 Meter)


Nach dem Frühstück fahren wir die Straße nach Leh, aber wir halten auf dem Weg, um das Kloster Alchi zu besuchen und dann hier auch Mittag zu essen. Am Nachmittag erreichen wir Leh und haben etwas Freizeit, um die Märkte in der Stadt zu erkunden. Abendessen und Übernachtung im Hotel.
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Tag 6. Leh – Khardung-La – Leh, 78 km. (5,602 Meter)


Die mächtige Khardung-La gehört heute uns! Dies ist die höchste befahrbare Straße der Welt mit einer Höhe von 5602 Meter, nur 39 km. von Leh entfernt. Fantastische, surreale Landschaften führen Sie bis ganz nach oben. Nach der Rückkehr nach Leh ist Ihr Nachmittag frei für einen weiteren Marktbesuch oder einen Spaziergang zur majestätischen Shanti Stupa mit Blick auf Leh vor Ihrem Abendessen und der Hotelübernachtung.
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Tag 7. Ruhetag in Leh


Dies ist ein freier Tag, um Leh Stadt, den Leh Palast, das Namgyal Tsemo Kloster oder Shanti Stupa zu erkunden. Sie können auch auf dem Markt von Leh Stadt Souvenire erstehen oder einfach Essen und Trinken gehen. Sie werden dabei viel Spaß mit den Einheimischen haben. Abendessen und Übernachtung im Hotel.
(Wäscheservice ist möglich)
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Tag 8. Leh – Tso Moriri via Upshi, 215 km. (4,572 Meter)


Wir werden heute 215 km. fahren, also ist es am besten, früh von Leh aus zu starten. Wir fahren auf dem Leh – Manali Highway bis zur Stadt Upshi. In der Nähe von Upshi halten wir an einem Kontrollposten, wo Sie Ihre Genehmigungen einreichen müssen. Den größten Teil des Tages folgen wir dem Indus-Fluss auf Asphalt in gutem Zustand (abgesehen von einigen erdrutschgefährdeten Abschnitten) bis nach Chumathang. Chumathang selbst hat dem Besucher wenig zu bieten, abgesehen von ein paar lokalen Restaurants am Straßenrand, einer Gompa und heißen Wasserquellen. Ein kurzer Mittagsstopp würde den meisten genügen, stattdessen durchqueren wir abseits der Straße eine aufregende Mischung aus Sand- und Feldwegen mit kleinen Steinen, die in einer herrlichen Aussicht auf den Tso Moriri gipfelt. Die letzten 30 km sind eine Qual, aber eine Wohltat für alle, die gerne abseits der Straße fahren! Wir übernachten am Ufer des Tso Moriri im Dorf Korzok in einem Gästehaus. Abendessen und Übernachtung im Hotel.
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Tag 9. Tso Moriri (Korzok) – Tsokar, 90 km. (4,485 Meter)


Unsere frühmorgendliche Tour ist ein wunderbar aufregender Nervenkitzel für Offroad-Fans. Von Korzok aus fahren wir zurück zur Kreuzung Sumdo und nehmen von dort aus die Abzweigung nach Tsokar. Diese Straße ist für manche etwas holprig, aber ein großer Spaß für diejenigen, die Offroad-Motorradfahren lieben!!! Es wird vermutet, dass Tsokar einst mit Tso Moriri verbunden war, obwohl Tsokar einen Salzwassersee hat, während Tso Moriri Süßwasser hat. Das Gebiet um den Salzsee Tsokar ist ein ganz besonderes Naturschutzgebiet.
Abendessen und Übernachtung in einem festen Deluxe-Zelt-Camp.
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Tag 10. Tsokar – Sarchu, 140 km. (5,060 Meter, über Lachalung-La Pass)


Heute steigen wir hinauf zum Lachalung-Pass. Der Leh – Manali Highway gilt als eine der landschaftlich schönsten Bergstraßen der Welt! Bald werden Sie die Schräglage Ihrer Enfield auf den 22 Haarnadelkurven der berühmten Gata Loops ausreizen, bevor Sie den Lachalung (Pass auf 5,060 Meter) in Angriff nehmen. Abendessen und Übernachtung in Sarchu.
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Tag 11. Sarchu – Jispa, 120 km. (4,890 Meter, über Baralacha-La Pass)


Eine kurvenreiche Straße führt zu einem der härtesten Pässe der Reise, dem Baralacha-La (Pass auf 4,890 Meter), bevor wir in Bharatpur für eine wohlverdiente Chai-Pause anhalten. Auf dem Gipfel des Baralacha haben Sie einen atemberaubenden Blick auf den mächtigen Himalaya. Vergessen Sie nicht, diese Momente mit Ihrer Kamera festzuhalten. Übernachtung und Abendessen im Hotel in Jispa
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Tag 12. Jispa – Manali, 135 km. (3,980 Meter, über Rohtang Pass)

Wir starten spektakulär über Rohtang La (3,980 Meter) mit herrlichem Blick auf Manali und dem umliegenden Himalaya. Als nächstes fahren wir ins Chandra Valley ab. Am Polizeikontrollpunkt halten wir für eine Chai (Tee)-Pause an, bevor wir an den Ufern des mächtigen Chenab Fluss und des Bhaga Fluss entlang weiterfahren und in Keylong einen Zwischenstopp einlegen. In Marhi machen wir unsere Chai- und Mittagspause, bevor wir wieder in das üppige Grün des Kullu-Tals und den glitzernden Bease-Fluss hinabsteigen und schließlich durch das „Tal des Todes“ in Manali ankommen! Am letzten Abend dieses Abenteuers werden wir mit all unseren neuen Freunden feiern. Übernachtung und Abendessen im Hotel.
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Tag 13. Manali – Chandigarh, 310 km.


Frühmorgens nach dem Frühstück Fahrt nach Chandigarh, wir werden eine Teepause auf dem Weg haben und wir werden nach Chandigarh in unserem privaten Toyota Van fahren. Unterwegs essen wir zu Mittag, abends erreichen wir Chandigarh und werden zum Hotel gebracht. Übernachtung und Abendessen im Hotel.
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Tag 14. Chandigarh – Delhi - Abreise


Nach der Ankunft in Delhi Transfer zum Hotel, der Rest des Tages steht zur freien Verfügung, nach dem Abendessen Transfer zum IGIA, um den Rückflug anzutreten.
***Tour endet***

Accommodation:
Accommodation ranges from luxury hotel/similar, house boats to camps. All accommodation is on same sex twin – sharing basis, (couples double – room) Single Room is possible with a supplement.

List of Hotels are:
Delhi: Ashok Country Resort (Arrival)
Srinagar: House boat (Shera Palace)
Srinagar: House boat (Shera Palace)
Kargil: Hotel Zozila Residency
Lamayuru: Hotel Niranjana
Leh: Hotel Hilltown
Leh: Hotel Hilltown
Leh: Hotel Hilltown
Tsomoriri: Hotel Tsomoriri Lake View/Camp
Tsokar: Tsokar eco Resort/Camp
Sarchu: Dorje Camp/Camp
Jispa: Padma lodge
Manali: Hotel Highland
Manali: Hotel Highland
Chandigarh: Hotel Shivalik
Delhi: Ashok Country Resort (Departure)
(Total nights 14)

NOTE: A deposit of 300 USD/EURO must be made to on arrival in India. You are responsible for any damage to your bike during the trip, the repair charges will be deducted from this deposit and the balance will be reimbursed once the trip is over.

Documents required to ride/travel in India:
• Valid International Driving License.
• You are required to bring your travel insurance policy with you on the tour. Please print two copies, one for yourself and hand one copy to the tour operator upon arrival. Please ensure it has the address and contact details of the travel insurance company on it. Without these documents you will not be able to take part in the tour as your safety is our primary concern.

What riders should bring with them on this tour?

Bike Gear:
• Goggles and/or sunglasses
• Motorcycle gloves
• Snood/Dust mask
• Kidney belt
• Water resistant backpack
• Bungee/Cargo net

Clothing:
• Wide brimmed hat
• Warm clothes
• Water Resistant Jacket/Raincoat
• Strong and warm pair of trousers
• Fleece/under jacket
• Warm socks
• Warm underclothes such as thermals
• Riding boots and shoes
• Warm scarf or neck sock

Camping:
• Warm sleeping bag (-100C)
• Dense travel towel/Quick drying towel
• Penknife
• Torch light/Head torch
• Thermos for Hot & Cold
• Helmet

Other:
• 2 Passport pictures
• Alarm watch/wrist watch
• Money Belt
• Medication (consult GP)
• Basic first aid kit
• Insect repellent
• Sunscreen/sun block UV 30/40
• Lip balm
• Earplugs

Ladakh region Motorcycle Tour Grade
Riding the Himalayas is often regarded as the toughest adventure ride in the world with some of the planets most extreme roads. Reaching altitudes of of 5,600m including two of the highest motorable roads in the world and it is certainly tough in parts.
It is full of uphill and downhill hairpins, sometimes on tarmac but often on gravel roads. The climate is unpredicatable and can be extremely harsh with all four seasons experienced in the one day. You could experience riding in mud while it is misty and raining with minimal visibilty in 50C temperatures while dodging oncoming traffic.
The riders on the Himalayan Heroes 2013 tour experienced these very conditions twice and they all said it was the best two days of the tour!
While it is usually suggested that riders have a minimum of 2 years off- road riding experience; there were a number of riders on the Himalayan Heroes ride of 2013 that had no off road riding experience. The riders that handled it well were the confident and competant road riders. If you are a new or not a confident rider then this expedition will prove too much of a challenge for you and possibly put not only yourself but the other riders at risk. If you are not sure of your abilities, please talk to us first before you book this tour.

Motorcycle Expeditions & Logistic
Every tour is conducted by our hugely experienced motorcyclist guides. Staff have years of all terrain experience allowing you to enjoying the bike, the ride and the many wonders the Indian Himalayas has to offer.
We provide the best Himalayan motorcycling experience by ensuring that your safety is paramount. Our motorcycles, back-up vehicles, mechanics, staff, accomodation is second to none.
Our tours are designed to cater for riders of all abilities looking to for that once in a lifetime experience. We know how important your holidays time is to you, so we don’t skimp on organisational detail. We’ll take care of all transport and accommodation while you’re here, and then whisk you safely back to the airport for your trip home – simple as that.

Please Note
• This ride will take place in high altitude and on unpredictable roads, therefore the tour operator insists riders seek travel insurance.
• Riders should also have a check-up or consult with their doctor before they travel.
• Please consult the terms & conditions on our webpage.
• Kindly note this itinerary can be changed or modified due to any uncertainty of Mother Nature such as landslides, heavy rainfall blocks roads. This is beyond our reach. In this case our guide will take the appropriate decision according to the situation on the spot, which gives priority to your safety.
• A deposit of US$300 must be paid on arrival in India. You are responsible for any damage to your bike during the trip. On the off chance that you damaged the motorcycle, the repair charges will be deducted from this deposit and the balance will be reimbursed at the completion of the trip is over.

Visa for India
First of all, please note that today it is irrelevant whether you refer to India.
In order to facilitate the issuance of visas through a Indian Embassy or Permanent Mission, it is best if persons with pre-booked travel arrangements submit along with their visa application a so-called “eTourist Visa (e-TV)” from this website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ We shall obtain our tour company registration together with the hotel confirmation letter and forward it to you. The confirmation letter implies that the tour operator is responsible for you during your entire stay in India and eliminates further questioning by the Indian Embassy.
Please note that Indian Embassies generally do not consider the exact travel dates but simply stamp visas valid for 3 months and entitling the holder for 1 single entry into India within these 3 months. Therefore, we will forward to you the visa confirmation letter approximately 1 ½ months before the start of the tour to ensure that the validity of your visa will extend beyond the length of your stay in India. Once you have received your visa confirmation letter, you should contact the nearest Indian Embassy or Permanent Mission to obtain visas application forms, fill in the visa application forms in triplicate, attach one passport photo to each copy of the application form and enclose a printout copy of the visa confirmation letter with the application. Please refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diplomatic_missions_of_India/ for a list of all Chinese Embassies, Permanent Missions and Consulate Generals.

Terms & Conditions

Dear Bikers,
We are providing you following list of terms & conditions of our motorcycle tours with us. You are humbly requested to go through it before you book any of your tours with us.
Kindly note when making an online-booking with BIG BIKE TOURS LTD., PART. (hereafter referred to as (BBT) along with appropriate deposit/s. A contract will come into existence between you (the Client) and BBT (the Organizer) in conjunction with the Terms & Conditions laid out in this document. Your booking with us is governed by and construed in accordance with Indian low and is subject to the jurisdiction of the Indian Courts.

1. Your Responsibility
You participate with BBT knowingly as a competent rider and do so entirely at your own risk. Understanding that motorcycle touring in India involves a certain amount of risk and we further ask please show respect and courtesy to your fellow riders.

2. Our Responsibility
At our discretion, any rider seen taking unnecessary risks en-route will have their journey terminated, thereafter traveling in one of the support-vehicles for remainder of the tour. No reimbursement given. Safety is our primary concern.

3. Booking
On receiving your online booking, your deposit should reach us within 8 days and two months prior to departure date. On receipt of the deposit, an invoice will be sent enclosing full details, including information required for visa application. From your online booking, it will be deemed you accept the Terms & Conditions set out in this document.

4. Costs
All our prices are fixed.
Please see our costs page with detail programs for expedition prices online. A special cost can be offered for a group of more than 10+ participants.

5. Deposit and Balance payment
30% – Deposit per person required when online booking with BBT as advance money to ensure that you’re joining one of our motorbike tours.
70% – Balance collected at the hotel, New Delhi. On your arrival in India by one of our representative. Deposit payments are made payable to BBT, and they can be made via Bank Draft or Personal Cheque. The deposit will ensure your place on the expeditions. The remaining 70% balance can be made either in Euros or dollars, Sterling Pounds as this makes paying for facilities easier en-route. Please, no TravellersCheques are accepted. All deposits should be addressed to BBT

6. Accommodation on our tours
Accommodation ranges from luxury hotel, guesthouses to camping and home stay. All accommodation is on same sex twin-sharing (couples double-room). Sometimes there might a single occupancy in a double room.

7. Single Rooms are provided on Supplement costs.

8. Documents require for Ride Riders must bring with them appropriate travel insurance and documents as follows:
a. Full Motorcycle License – valid
b. International Driving License/Permit – valid
c. You are required to bring your travel insurance policy with you on tour. Please print off a photo-copy and keep it safe. As well as the address of your travel insurance company. Riders are requested to handover the insurance numbers and addresses to our guide.
d. Without these documents you will not be able to take part in your chosen tour (safety is our primary concern).

9. Cancellation
If you need to cancel your booking, please do so in writing. If your cancellation is received more than eight weeks before your departure date, 30% of your deposit will be refunded. If cancellation is received less than eight weeks before the departure date, there will be no refund.
If you are delayed or think you might be late. Contact details will be available and everything possible will be done to make alternative arrangements in order to meet further down the road. Extra costs may be incurred.
No refunds given if a person/s leave a tour en-route.
Our tours are planned several months in advance to avoid adverse climate conditions. However, changes will be made (en-route) if unfavourable weather hampers our progress.
However, while on tour should any unforeseeable situations arise beyond our control, e.g. landslides, snow pack, earthquake or glacier movement. As safety is important, we will make changes en-route and detour to continue with the adventure.

10. Tour Amendment
If we find there are insufficient numbers of riders in a particular tour group. We reserve the right to amend that route for the smaller group, without diluting any of the characteristics of the tour.

11. Food & beverages
We are very conscious about the catering, basically it’s very important to have hygienic cuisine during our motor bike tours, while doing homestay during the motorcycling we always eat organic food with local families, our efficient kitchen crews are always ready to serve you the five star cuisines at the altitude of 4500 meters during the expeditions. Water bottles are always providing by the backup jeep during the road trip. Consumption of high degree alcohol is prohibited during the riding time but evening is full of chit-chat and rum punch to knock out the fatigue of the day.

12. Motorcycle Damage Deposit
A safety deposit of 300 US$ is required prior to motorcycle assignment and this deposit can be paid in cash or via credit card authorization prior to tour start, if no damages are incurred during motorcycle holiday then no charges will appear on your credit card. Repairs of small accidental damage from bikes falling over & light spills are normally covered in with the tour cost, but BBT reserves the right to appraise all damages & repair costs and bill accordingly.

13. Etiquette & Protocol
Riding a motorcycle into India is a privilege. BBT is grateful to the Tourism Authority of India for permission to operate tours of this kind into the country. Although Ladakh-north-east, continue slowly open its doors to the outside world and experiment with new ideas for tourism, participants are reminded of the culturally sensitive nature of this trip and are urged & requested to conduct themselves in a respective manner & show extra courtesy & riding style while encountering traffic in India!

14. A Word of Caution
Motorcycling on the mountainous areas of the Indian continental (Himalaya & Karakorum), is surely one of the best ways to experience the regions rich cultures, friendly people, and unequalled scenery. At the same time, motorcycling does have its dangers – Especially on narrow mountain roads with unpredictable traffic & quick changing weather conditions. This tour operated “Big Bike Tours”, should be undertaken by fit, experienced riders with an open mind to accepting the changing conditions and different rules of the road. We granite you an everlasting life time or life changing motorcycling with us in India (Himalayas & Karakoram).
a. Additional Documents – In addition to the required documents, it is always advisable to bring with you the following documents important documents you must bring with you on tour are:
b. Spare Passport sized photographs – for Permits and SIM card purchases
c. Photocopies of your Passport and Visa page – for Permits and SIM card purchases
d. Important telephone numbers – E.G. Credit card company contact number (in case of loss or theft).
e. International Driving Permit – Translated if necessary
f. Motorcycle License – Translated if necessary
g. Travel Insurance – To cover riding large capacity motorcycles as a means of transport you must have a suitable Travel Insurance Policy. It is your responsibility to obtain a suitable travel insurance policy covering your personal health, personal belongings and it must cover you whilst riding large capacity motorcycles as a means of transport.

15. Where to ride and when to ride?
a. A basic ‘Rule of Thumb’ as to ‘Where to Ride and When’ is, as winter approaches, we ride south.
b. During winter it is too cold to ride in the high mountains and high passes will be covered with snow. We ride through western, central and down to southern India Rajasthan, Kerala-Tamilnadu.
c. From the beginning of spring we ride across Nepal-On the road to Kathmandu and through Bhutan-The Legendry Ride. In the late spring we can reach Lhasa from Kathmandu.
e. During the Monsoon, we cross the southern ranges of the Himalayas and enjoy the warm dry weather where the Ladakh Plateau is shadowed from the Monsoon rain. This is the time to ride to through Spiti-Kinnaur-The lost kingdom and the mighty Trans-Himalayan Ride Ladakh and west to Zanskar and Kashmir.
f. In the Summer, when the rainy season has finished across the sub-continent riding conditions are nice from the mid-Himalayan Ranges – Uttarakhand-Homage to Mighty Ganges’ and Himachal Pradesh-The valley of Gods and Goddesses and across the north east of India through Bhutan and Tibet, are all accessible regions.

16. Packing Essentials
Riding in the Himalaya always requires a range of clothing. The passes are sometimes very cold. Crossing Tanglang La (5,300mtrs) for example there is sometimes snow. Your riding jacket though should be well ventilated. Evenings in the mountains can be cool. we advise you bring a warm pullover or body-warmer.
Riding in South India requires lightweight, cool clothing, with a woollen pullover or fleece for chilly evenings. Riding during the day can get very hot, so protective/armoured clothing should be lightweight and well ventilated. Remember to bring swimwear and a lightweight towel.
For Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet you can manage with lightweight clothes provided you bring thermal underwear. Evenings can be chilly when the sun goes down. After the summer season, warm clothes are required. We provide a fleece sleeping bag and a lightweight long sleeved fleece jacket.
When visiting Temples or Gompas you must remove your shoes, slip-ons and zipped boots make this lot easier. Often newcomers to India and Nepal will bring too much “stuff”! All over India and Nepal the essentials are available, from toothpaste to batteries, from headache tablets to pants and socks. It’s part of the experience to buy simple requirements as you go along.
We always wear Helmets! It is the law to wear a helmet everywhere we ride. ‘Local quality’ helmets can be bought in larger cities though your own is always more comfortable.
We recommend you travel to India with rugged, ‘soft’ luggage, which can later be stowed in our hotel or in the support jeep. Bring casual clothes for evenings and the non-riding times.

17. Tips for Planning Your Arrival 
It may not always be possible, but planning to arrive a day before your tour starts, gives you time to rest and acclimatise to local conditions. This is particularly important if you be flying onwards to Leh, which at an altitude of 3,500m, gives you time to get used to the climate there. It is often the case that the onward flight to Leh connects well with your arrival in Delhi.
Part of your Tour Booking and Planning process includes submitting forms with your Flight Times and Arrival Dates. You can submit these details through The Rider Pages after you have confirmed your booking. The Rider Pages contain other details about your tour.
If you are planning to arrive a day or two early, let us know and we can arrange to collect you from the airport and book hotel rooms for you. You can let us know by email and in the Flight Arrival and Visa details Form you will complete in The Rider Pages.
If you wish to transfer to the hotel we have booked for you, unaccompanied, we strongly advise you to take only Government Registered Taxis, particularly when arriving in India. If you plan to stay for several days after your Tour we are happy to help with your accommodation and travel plans. If you have questions about anything, please ask!

18. Emergencies 
Nobody wants to get hurt or injured on tour but accidents do sometimes happen. You should have a Travel Insurance Policy that is sufficient for your personal needs.
Check your insurance policy covers such needs as hospitalisation or repatriation. Sometimes we ride in remote locations in which there will be no mobile signal, no helicopter recovery service and ambulances may not be available.
The Tour Leader will ensure the best possible evacuation/services are provided – given our location and the services available locally.
As part of the booking process we ask Riders to provide an alternative emergency contact. In the unfortunate event that anything serious should happen to you, we will inform this alternative contact of your condition as soon as possible.
If you are unwell on a ride day, you may ride in the support vehicle, assuming we have one with us even though with 2 riders . The mechanic will ride your bike until you are fit to ride again.
Most medicines are available almost everywhere. Asian medicines tend to work more effectively on Asian ailments. If you use medication be sure to bring ample supplies with you. Your preferred brands of toiletries may not always be available. Drinking water comes in 1Lt plastic bottles and we drink bottled water at all times. The stock is always in our back-up Jeep.
Be aware that your insurance may cover helicopter rescue, but that we may have to send a messenger for one day back down the road to find a telephone that works in order to summon one, assuming the nearest helicopter is in working order. For that reason alone we will always wear helmets and armoured riding gear. We ensure our riders to stick to a minimum “2 Second Rule” keeping a safe separation between riders.

19. General Terms 
It is important you know that motorcycle touring in India, Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet is an activity involving risk. The security and full and safe control of your motorcycle, whilst riding, is your responsibility.
We expect that you will have at least 3 years motorcycle riding experience behind you, on large capacity motorcycles. To ride on our Tours we expect you to ride with skill, care, and confidence, on and off-road. Sections of highway are ‘off-road’ rough and some riding days can be long and require good physical fitness and stamina.
Your contract is with Big Bike Tours Ltd., Part.
Our responsibility is according to the laws of the United Kingdom and India and where possible we comply with ABTA standards.

20. Risk, Responsibility, Contract and Liability
It is important you know that motorcycle touring in India, Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet is an activity not without risk. The security and full and safe control of your motorcycle, whilst riding, is your responsibility.
We accept responsibility for neglect or omission on our part and the part of any external service employed (e.g. support jeeps and mechanics) and will make refunds when our standards lapse below a reasonably acceptable standard. In such a case the limit of our liability will be up to or no more than 150% of the Tour Price.
We will not accept responsibility in the case of your death, injury or illness, except when due to the negligence of the staff of external services we employ. We do not accept responsibility in respect of death, bodily injury or illness by causes other than our Tour team and their actions.
Your contract is with Big Bike Tours Ltd., Part. Our responsibility is according to the laws of the India where possible we comply with IJL standards. You the Rider and Pillion Passenger are responsible for necessary travel and medical insurance. You must ride wearing protective clothing and a helmet.

21. Motorcycle Experience
Some sections of highway are ‘off-road’ rough. We expect that you will have at least 3 years motorcycle riding experience behind you, on large capacity motorcycles.
To ride on our Tours we expect you to ride with skill, care, and confidence off-road. Some riding days can be long and require good physical fitness and stamina.
When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority and required motorcycling experience to do so and that you also accept these Terms and Conditions.

22. Documents Required
You must bring to India or Nepal the following documents:
a. A valid Motorcycle Licence.
b. A valid International Driving Permit/Licence.
c. A valid travel insurance policy. Riders have confirmed the following Insurers were prompt and efficient and offered large capacity motorcycle cover as part of a comprehensive travel insurance policy.
If you are unable to show any one of these three documents on arrival in India Nepal or Tibet, you may jeopardise the success of your Tour.

23. Conduct On Tour
We reserve the absolute right to remove you from the Tour without notice should your behaviour, in our opinion:
a. Cause annoyance, distress or danger to others in the group or anyone with whom we come in contact on Tour.
b. Cause undue damage to motorcycles or places in which we stay. In such cases, you will receive no refund. We will not tolerate racism.

24. Leaving a Tour Mid-Way
We cannot pay refunds if your Tour is terminated early due to an accident, impaired fitness to continue or dismissal from a Tour. Leaving a Tour mid-way will incur the loss or your Motorcycle Security Deposit.

25. Our Tours Are Physically Demanding
Some sections of highway are rough – off- road rough. We expect that you will have at least 3 years motorcycle riding experience behind you, on large capacity motorcycles. To ride on our Tours we expect you to be able to ride with care and confidence in both on and off-road conditions. Some riding days can be long and will require good physical fitness and good physical stamina.
Sometimes we ride through hot sunshine, rain, snow and freezing temperatures, in the space of a few hours, your physical stamina will be tested.
Good health and physical fitness are a ‘must’ for all our Tours. Off-road riding skills will be required, sometimes for hours and hours and again the next day.
Can you ride standing-on-the-pegs for 5 kilometers on a rough track for example? Familiarity and experience in handling a motorcycle ‘on the rough’ are an important advantage. Our motorcycles have electric starters but we expect riders to be able to kick-start their motorcycles. Some riders visit local Royal Enfield Dealerships for a short familiarization ride.
Although our mechanic checks the motorcycles regularly, Riders are responsible for the safe operation and care of their motorcycles. Our Tours pass through isolated and remote places and care for your motorcycle is important.

26. Law
The Contract between you and Big Bike Tours Ltd., Part. is based on the Terms and Conditions lay down in all our terms and conditions pages.
In order to comply with IATA directives, we do not purchase any international air tickets on behalf of our Riders on any of our Tours. Where necessary we will advise Riders of the exact flight ticket to purchase and in some cases through which Ticketing Agent to purchase the ticket. We advise all our Riders to purchase any or international flight tickets required to complete a Tour details.
We reserve the right to make changes due to natural uncertainty to Tour Itineraries without prior notice. Please ask any questions you may have regarding our Terms & conditions, kindly

27. Our Team
We are more than happy to welcome you on one of our motorcycle expeditions; our team ensure all your safety, comfort, your bikes, food, accommodations. An immemorial motorcycle tour with us is a grantee; we know how valuable your holidays are, especially while planning a motorcycle trip in foreign countries. It’s a year or two years advance planning. You are in safe hand, we have years of experience of terrains, we know each and every corners of the itineraries or the countries where you are riding with us. Your tours are guided by professional motorcycle crew, they are motorcycle enthusiasts, and they love, what they are doing. We are looking forward riding soon with you. Our motto is Big Bike Tours awaits your ride with us……..A ride beyond your dreams!

2022 Tour Termine
| 01. Juli – 14. Juli 2022 |
| 01. August – 14. August 2022 |
| 05. September – 18. September 2022 |


2023 Tour Termine
| 01. Juli – 14. Juli 2023 |
| 01. August – 14. August 2023 |
| 05. September – 18. September 2023 | 


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