Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Nomadic Knights is the first motorcycle tour company in the world to offer expeditions on Royal Enfield’s new ‘Himalayan’ adventure motorbike and to celebrate the purchase of 15 of the striking new bikes, riders can next year ride the Himalayan in the mountains which inspired the design at 2016 prices.
From April, 2017, Nomadic Knights will replace the classic Royal Enfield Bullet on its India tours with Royal Enfield’s just-released Himalayan – the first new design for the revered motorcycle builder in 50 years. Established in 1893 and made in India, the legendary Royal Enfield brand of motorcycles is the oldest motorbike design in history.
The new Himalayan adventure bike is custom-designed for rough off-road mountain journeys and offers long-travel suspension, superior versatility, a brand new engine design and upright, all-day comfort.
Announcing the purchase of the new design for its 2017 rides in India, Nepal and Tibet, Nomadic Knights is offering adventure-loving motorcyclists the chance to ride the Himalayan in 2017 at 2016 prices, saving US$250.
The offer applies to seven of Nomadic Knights’ motorcycle tours between April and November, 2017, including two to Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet, three in the Indian Himalayas, one across the remote north-east states of India and one in the deserts of Rajasthan.
One of the tours is Nomadic Knights’ ‘Three Miles High Ride’ which takes riders up to one of the world’s highest villages in the remote and spectacular Spiti Valley in the Indian Himalayas. Starting in the norther Indian city of Chandigarh on June 10, 2017, the 13-night ride will take adrenalin seekers into far northern India and into moonscape desert valleys shut off from civilisation by snow for half the year. The tour will take riders up to the tiny, windswept village of Komic – one of the world’s highest settlements at 4587m above sea level (or 2.9 miles). The lonely hamlet is also home to the Tangyud Buddhist Monastery – the highest on Earth. The 1350km-long mountain adventure also takes rides over India’s famous, 4000m-high Rohtang Pass.
“Royal Enfield’s new, ground-breaking Himalayan adventure bike promises to change the face of motorbike touring in India and I’m very proud Nomadic Knights is the first motorcycle tour operator to offer them on rides,” said Nomadic Knights Managing Director, Alex Pirie. “Our Himalayan routes offer some of the best motorcycle adventure territory in the world and now our riders will be able to enjoy them in more comfort aboard a bike named after the world’s highest peaks,” he added.
The 13-night ‘Three Mile High’ tour on June 10, 2017 is available for US$3480 for riders and US$3280 for pillion passengers, including the US$250 discount if booked by July 31, 2016, using the code ENFIELD 250. Fares include accommodation, bike hire, fuel, breakfasts, dinners and also mechanical and logistical support throughout the trip. Flights to India are extra.
A Scot who moved to India in 2008, Alex Pirie has ridden more than 200,000km across India on classic Royal Enfield motorbikes. Nomadic Knights attracts adventurers from around the world, with Australia, the UK and USA the key markets.