Ride with me from the UK, across Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to China. Ride into Tibet on the G219, through the Himalayas to Everest base camp, then into Nepal and India to Mumbai. Approx 56 days. Departs June 2019
Approx route below – if we can we also want to include the Leh-Manali highway, one of the highest roads on the planet.
First things first. Price. I can’t calculate an exact price until nearer the time but I currently estimate it to be close to £6k + your flight home. Price is for approx 60 days shared B&B + bike freight back. Reckon on between £2-3k spending money. The trip is also post Brexit which could cause significant currency shifts. The prices will firm up as we approach the date but my estimates are hopefully in the right ballpark at least. So… if that doesn’t scare you… read on…
This trip spends a considerable time at very high altitude. For a more comprehensive overview of this trip, please read the riders notes.
All other expenses at riders own cost. These include visas (China≅ £260, Russia ≅ £100, India £100, Nepal ≅ £25), ferry, travel insurance, road insurance (where available, e.g. Kazakhstan), Flight to UK ≅ £450. Non UK residents may need an additional visa for Kazakhstan.
India requires you get a Carnet – a bike passport – the price of which is dependant on the value of your bike. At approx £7k my carnet would be approx £250. The Carnet application requires you to ‘deposit’ a large amount of money with the Carnet agents. In my case this would be approx £7000. This money (less approx £500) is returned to you when you return the Carnet when you get home and prove the bike has left India. So the total cost of the Carnet is approx £750 based on the value of your bike.
If you are interested and would like to find out more, then please contact me and I will be happy to tell you more about these fabulous areas of the world.
The bike would be imported back into Southampton docks – takes about 6-8 weeks.