If your idea of a perfect holiday involves riding a vintage motorcycle through the mountainous roads of India, then Extreme Bike Tours might be worth having a look at.
On the 16 day ‘Mighty Himalayan’ tour that only runs in India’s summer months, before the heavy snowfall, travellers get the opportunity to navigate their 500cc Royal Enfield through three of the highest motorable roads in the world, visit nomadic tribes and pass beautiful rivers and mountains.
Before reaching heights of 18,380 ft on the Khardung La on Day 13, travellers acclimatise for two weeks as the tall road can cause altitude sickness or even hallucinations. If heights and open roads are not on your phobia list then motorbike riding experience and some confidence is all you need for a comfortable journey.
Each tour consists of around 10 riders with about the same amount of staff joining the tour. Most nights are spent in basic accommodation where the adventurers are able to enjoy their surroundings and take in the experiences of the day.