DATES

June 2025

DURATION

18 Days

DIFFICULTY

Moderate - Challenging
(Dirt Road Sections)

PRICE

Rider: $7,900 (AUD)*

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Himalayan Overland Expedition

If you seek adventure, you have found it with this epic 18 day tour of Northern India.

This will be a ride like no other you have undertaken as you will be riding through some of the most scenic and remote countryside in the world. But don’t be fooled, the ride will challenge you physically, mentally and spiritually.

You’ll ride gravel, dirt, bitumen and conduct numerous river crossings. You’ll end up riding higher than you have ever ridden before as you’ll ride over mountain passes that are over 5000 meters high. The passes will metaphorically and literally take your breath away!

The ride visits remote communities so you will get to meet, eat and chat with the locals. On a couple of nights you’ll get to sit around a campfire out in the middle of nowhere under the vast night sky with the Himalayan Mountains looming nearby.

This ride is all about the journey, not the final destination and is designed for those with a spirit of adventure. This trip is richly rewarding in so many ways, that you’ll come away with a fresh perspective on life and yourself.

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*$XXXX (AUD) – all inclusive 18 days 17 nights accommodation, meals, motorcycle, fuel, insurance, support vehicle, meals, domestic flight within India and support staff. International Flights, personal travel insurance and drinks are not included.

Himalayan Rumble: Adventure, Challenge, incredible culture and Breathtaking Views!

Riding the Himalayas is the pinnacle of motorcycling. And our Himalayan Rumble is the pinnacle of Himalayan motorcycling. This is where it all started.
A unique and thrilling experience, stunning scenery, challenging roads, and thrills and spills like no other adventure can offer. The Himalayas, with high mountain passes, gorges, and ancient temples, provide an awe-inspiring backdrop for any motorcycle adventure The region is known for its spectacular vistas, rich history, and unique local cuisine, making it an ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts.

The Himalayan Rumble is so action packed that you will feel as though time has stopped. That you have been away for months, years. That you have done more living in these mountains than you may have ever experienced.

That is just the way it is up here.

Ride through the alpine desert “little Tibet”, The Spiti Valley, The lush Sangla Valley, camp at the Lake of The Moon and ride the world’s highest mountain passes. Get off the beaten track with us and let us show you the real Himalayas!

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*$7,900 (AUD) – all inclusive 14 days 13 nights accommodation, motorcycle, fuel, insurance, support vehicle, meals, domestic flight within India and support staff. International Flights, personal travel insurance and drinks are not included.

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Day 1 :  Delhi – Mcleod Gang ( 10 hours )

This morning we will depart Old Delhi early (approx. 6am), taking in the rare serenity of the ancient marketplace as you board the Nevermind bus heading for the mountain state. This bus ride will take approximately 10 hours, with lots of stops so just enjoy the scenic drive from a different perspective.

Eventually we arrive in the Tibetan stronghold and home of the Dalai Lama, Mcleaod Ganj. Take an evening stroll around the old Himalayan capital and sip on a few beers with some locals and backpackers at a local bar.

Day 2: Mcleod Gang

Full day to rest, recover and explore Mcleod Ganj

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Day 3 : Mcleod Gang – Khajjiar  ( 135km – 7 hrs)

Rise early to witness your first sun rise over the Himalayas. Head out on an early morning walk to stretch the legs and breathe the fresh Himalayan air, plus there are some good coffee spots around town. Before we commence riding partake in the Hindi Pooja ceremony – a Nevermind “blessing of the Bikes”. We ride into some wild and untamed territory so a little blessing from the local deities is always a good idea!

Today’s ride will see us taking single lane roads through the mountains. Think of Lord of the Rings type scenery with rocky mountains, thunderous waters and thick alpine forest. After lunch we ride over Sach Pass where the roads turn into tar (still single lane!). Now we zig zag our way down out of the mountains.

We will arrive at Khajjiar around 5pm. Take a quick stroll around the woods and this bizarre Hindu alpine settlement.

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Day 4: Khajjiar – Killar ( 8 HRS – 120KMS )

The roads up here were carved out by hand by the armies of Alexander the Great, the Moghul Empire and invading armies over the centuries. These roads and passes are only open at certain times of the year due to weather but also, until recently, closed to western visitors. You’ll be above a select few that have ridden through here.

Eventually we cross from Himachal Pradesh into the state of Kashmir you’ll notice a stark difference in both the landscape and culture. The people, the food and the countryside are so completely different – it’s like being in a different country.

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Day 5: Killar – Kishtwar

 

 

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Day 6: Kishtwar – Kokernag

 

 

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Day 7: Kokernag – Srinager

Today we will be riding to the Kashmir capital of Srinagar. No doubt we will notice a heavy military presence along the main roads as these has been some civil unrest in the past, however, travellers are still warmly welcomed by the locals.

Srinagar is an attack on the senses after being so remote. We will arrive in time to enjoy some local cuisine for lunch before taking gondolas out to the fully restored 19th century houseboats on Dal Lake.

These houseboats are beautiful and fully kitted out with timber furniture and carpets made by the British Raj over 100 years ago.

Take the afternoon to explore the lake by gondola, swim or just relax aboard the houseboat.

Tonight, we dine on local Kashmiri cuisine in style in the formal dining section of the houseboat overlooking Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar.

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Day 8: Srinager – Kargil ( 7hrs – 205kms )

We ride into the Buddhist area of Ladakh. You’ll notice the change as you will see monasteries, Gompas (Buddhist ecclesiastical fortifications of learning), Momos (dumpling house) are the mainstay in this mountain kingdom. The remoteness and the scenery of the areas will always be a highlight in your adventure travels.

We will follow the Pakistan/India/Chinese disputed borders but by mid morning we enter Muslim Kashmir. You will notice a dramatic change is scenery and culture. We will see past battle grounds as we ride the smooth winding mountain roads on the way to Dras. Dras, in the winter months, is one of India’s coldest places with average winter temperatures below -20°C.

We will arrive in Kargil mid-afternoon giving you time to explore this travellers’ resting stop.

Kargil is tucked away in the Indus River Valley and has played host to thousands of travellers over the centuries as it has been part of the ancient trading routes between Europe / Middle East and the Orient. The markets are great for fresh dried fruits, nuts and tasty local treats and all sort of other exotic delights.



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Day 9: Kargil – Leh

We ride into the Buddhist area of Ladakh. You’ll notice the change as you will see monasteries, Gompas (Buddhist ecclesiastical fortifications of learning), Momos (dumpling house) are the mainstay in this mountain kingdom. The remoteness and the scenery of the areas will always be a highlight in your adventure travels.

We will follow the Pakistan/India/Chinese disputed borders but by mid morning we enter Muslim Kashmir. You will notice a dramatic change is scenery and culture. We will see past battle grounds as we ride the smooth winding mountain roads on the way to Dras. Dras, in the winter months, is one of India’s coldest places with average winter temperatures below -20°C.

 

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Day 10: LEH  WORLD’S HIGHEST ROAD ( 4 HRS 80kms )

Enjoy a rest this morning from riding! You will have time to explore Leh on your own so you may wish to visit ancient monasteries, markets and local cafes.

We will hop on the bikes in the afternoon to ride one of the world’s highest roads – Kardung La (5600mts). This was the highest motorable road in the world until 2017 until a 86km stretch of road nearby when over the Umlingta Top (5882mts).

Anyway – you’re up high. We don’t linger here as oxygen levels are very low and attitude sickness can appear. The cure for attitude sickness is to get to a lower level, however, we are well equipped with medication and oxygen.

We return to Leh (3500mts) and overnight.

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Day 11 LEH – TSOKAR  ( 7 HRS 160KMS )

The roads are still high but the geology changes dramatically until we finally pass over the Tanglang La Pass (538mts). The road is paved, however, focused riding is still required at this altitude. Once at the top of the pass the words “unbelievable is not it?” will be etched into your heart forever, but you’ll only know why once you have been here.

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Day 12: Tsoka – Jispa ( 8 hours – 280kms )

The road conditions will change frequently from dusty and bumpy dirt roads to silky smooth tar.

Once again, we climb high to Sarchu and over the famous Barachla Pass (4890mts). Road conditions here are good however we frequently encounter snow and ice for short periods.

We turn off the main road and proceed down a dusty and sandy track in our camp for the night – Tsokar.

This place is more Mongolian than Himalayan and is home to a small community of shepherds. During the winter this is one the of the harshest places on earth, so it’s lucky we travel during the summer months. It still gets cold but sitting around a campfire out in this remote spot is priceless.

Play some high altitude cricket or take an evening trail ride around the valley. We are the only ones here and you are free to explore and discover its secrets. We are still at altitude, some 5000 metres, so go slow.



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Day 13: Jispa – Kaza

 

 

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Day 14: Kaza – Nako

Again, you’ll be enjoying some amazing roads as you ride to Nako. Along the way there will be permit checks. We will enjoy a traditional Dhaba Thali lunch before we cross the Kinnaur Bridge with amazing views of snow capped mountains in nearby Tibet. The ride into Nako is some of the most fun motorcycling in the world!

Riding into Nako is an unforgettable experience as you get a sense that George Lucas visited here before making the Star Wars films. Check into our guesthouse.

The guesthouse in Nako is a very special place and has been the scene of dozens of Nevermind celebrations, dance offs and all sorts of fun activities involving extremely excited locals, the Nevermind crew and local brew!



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Day 15: Nako – Sangla

Departing around 0800hrs we join the old Indo-Tibet Highway following a section of the Old Silk Route which saw traders traverse east to west and back again buying a selling goods. The route declined with the introduction of shipping. We follow the Kinnaru Valley through the valley and Ranpur. The Sangla/Kinnaur region is famous for its apple orchards whilst nearby Kalpa has many temples that are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist gods.

After breakfast we ride over the Jalori Pass (3290mts). The Jalori Pass is generally a fun and gentle forest ride however if the monsoon has arrived early be prepared for an adventure!

The guesthouse (glamping) and hospitality here is truly awesome and the outdoor dining experience is yet another amazing highlight. Try the local Apple Whiskey! This is a very safe, peaceful and serene place so head out and explore the nearby villages and forests on foot – you will not be disappointed.

An interesting fact is that in the Sangla women hold many of the senior government positions and sometimes known to have several husbands.



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Day 16: Sangla  – Rohru

 

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Day 17: Rohru – Rishikesh

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Day 18: Rishikesh

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Day 19: Rishikesh – Delhi

 

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Day 18: KHAJJIAR – MCLEOD GANJ ( 7 HRS – 135KMS )

It’s the final day of relaxed and scenic riding. Tonight enjoy our famous Nevermind awards ceremony! Tonight everyone can have a bit of fun and a laugh knowing that they have completed one of the best bike rides they are ever likely to do.

We will be riding along single lane sealed roads today, stopping at a local Dhaba (roadside restaurant) for lunch and chai stops along the way.

By the afternoon we enter the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh and eventually arrive in the Tibetan stronghold and home of the Dalai Lama, Mcleaod Ganj. Take a quick evening stroll around the old Himalayan capital and sip on a few beers with some locals and backpackers at a local bar.

Tonight enjoy our famous Nevermind awards ceremony! Tonight everyone can have a bit of fun and a laugh knowing that they have completed one of the best bike rides they are ever likely to do.

 

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Spirit of Adventure: Two Weeks in the Indian Himalayas – Scenic Challenges and Renewed Perspectives.

Embark on a two-week odyssey through the enchanting foothills of the Indian Himalayas, promising an unforgettable riding experience. This isn’t just a scenic joyride; it’s a physical, mental, and spiritual challenge. Your motorcycle will traverse varied terrains, from gravel to dirt, accompanied by exhilarating river crossings, and ascend mountain passes exceeding 5000 meters. Beyond the ride, engage with remote communities, share meals, and gather around campfires under the expansive night sky. This journey isn’t about reaching a destination; it’s about embracing the spirit of adventure. Expect a trip that challenges and rewards, leaving you with a renewed perspective on life—a truly enriching and transformative experience in just two weeks.

Accomodation

From stylish and cozy Glamping tents under the stars to traditional Raj era Haveli's this ride packs it all in! Every night is completely different so be sure to be enchanted every evening. All hotels have western style facilities, hot showers and have been our most have been our partners for more than a decade.

Motorcycles

Say farewell to doubts - the Royal Enfield Himalayan is aptly named for a reason. Meticulously crafted and engineered to conquer Himalayan conditions, no other motorcycle is better suited. Boasting comfort, lightness, and effortless manoeuvrability, the Himalayan turns every ride into a genuine pleasure. However, if you're inclined towards the timeless charm of "old school”, because "old school is the best school" as we say at Nevermind - then opt for the iconic Royal Enfield Bullet. A stalwart that has patrolled the Himalayas for nearly a century, the Bullet adds a funky touch to your photos. Both models are more than capable, so share your preference, and we'll ensure you embark on an adventure that perfectly suits your style.

People

Nevermind Adventure Tour Leaders are all experienced campaigners who live for the road. They just do not make them like this anymore. A bit rough on the exterior but strong, charismatic and always hilarious - they know their tours better than the back of their hands.

The Route

All of our tour itineraries and routes have been painstakingly designed to condense months of adventure into just a few weeks so be prepared to have your mind blown and be exhausted at the end of it all but to be left wanting more.

The Food

In the Himalayas, the food is a rich and diverse reflection of the region's cultural and geographical influences. The cuisine encompasses a variety of dishes from Indian, Nepali, Bhutanese, and Tibetan traditions. Some of the quintessential Himalayan dishes include momos (dumplings), chicken curry, dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), aloo tama bodi (potato, bamboo shoot, and black-eyed pea curry), and thukpa (noodle soup).

The diet is characterized by hearty grains, legumes, yak meat, and dairy products, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Spices are widely used, and the cooking techniques are influenced by Tibetan and Chinese methods. The food is known for its harmonious blend of flavors, creating a unique gastronomic experience.

Culture

The culture of the Himalayas is diverse and influenced by various ethnic groups and religions. The region is home to four noticeably different cultural groups: Buddhist (Tibetan), Hindu (Indian), Islamic (Afghanistan-Iran), and Animist (Burmese and South-eastern Asian)

The people of the Himalayas practice different religions, with Hindus making offerings and prayers to specific deities and personifying the Himalayas as the father of the goddess Parvati and the river Ganges. The region's diversity is reflected in its architecture, languages, dialects, rituals, beliefs, and clothing. The Himalayan people's culture is also characterized by activities such as animal husbandry, yak and sheep breeding, and nomadic pastoralism. The region is inhabited by people from different language families, including Indo-European, Tibeto-Burman, Austroasiatic, and Dravidian.

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Making payment easy

We are aware that planning an epic adventure in advance can be intimidating but we have you covered with our “pay at any stage” policy.

Our accommodating payment policy makes it simple to reschedule, cancel or get a refund in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. You can pay at any stage – even wait until you are on tour or even at the end of the tour! You get to tell us what works for you! That is how confident we are.

That’s right! Simply click the book now button and fill out the form. It is so simple and completely risk free. Our “pay at any stage” policy means you can book your tour and relax knowing that we have you covered.

Cost: $7,900 (AUD) – all inclusive accommodation, all meals, motorcycle, fuel, insurance, support vehicle and staff. Exclusions – flights, personal travel insurance and drinks. Book now, risk free, no money down

Single supplement room option: $1,000 (AUD)*

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