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Trans-Himalaya 2023

Trans-Himalaya 2023

Trans-Himalaya 2023

Cycle the roof of the world

RIDERS AND STAFF

Emily Currie

Tour Leader

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Emily Currie

Tour Leader
Srinagar to Kathmandu

South Africa

“‘Happiness is only real when shared’: I think this counts for a whole spectrum of experiences and emotions—pain, hardship, excitement, joy, for instance—and explains why sharing an adventure or journey with a group makes it so very real!”

Who would have thought that growing up on a farm and a career in rural healthcare would prepare me for a job like my job at TDA? I always had the desire to travel and even though I thought working here would be too good to actually come true when I sent in my job application, here I am, six tours and 28 countries later. I’ve learned more about the world and myself then I ever expected.

With so many incredible memories—and so much food shared, so many friends made along the way—it will take me years to process everything I’ve experienced courtesy of TDA. Highlights of my travels so far include finishing the North American Epic (NAE) in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, cycling Central Asia’s Pamir Highway, Abdul’s pilaf in the parking lot, Colombia, pan con chicharron, Patagonia, a massive thunder storm in Zambia, Hami melon, Madagascar, Samarkand, walnut and honey spread on fresh bread and topped with whipped yak cream, eaten in a warm yurt… and the list goes on! It’s amazing to realize that everything I experience with TDA will have an impact on my life long after these adventures are over.

One adventure I don’t expect to have again is the one I had in Mexico, when we discovered Hurricane Patricia was heading right straight at us. Monitoring the storm’s progress through the night—from stage 4 to stage 5—seemed so unreal. By 5:00 a.m., CNN was calling Patricia the strongest hurricane ever measured on planet earth. A few hours later, we loaded all bikes, riders, kit and crew onto an extra van and bus … and took off, tails between our legs, because Patricia was shaping up to be a beast! By nightfall we were safe and sound in the heart of tequila country, and, as Patricia lost most of her fury at landfall, the party at our lodgings ramped up.

There are so many wonderful aspects to working with TDA but key amongst them are travelling with purpose, meeting people from all over—and the food!

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Yanez Novoa

Chef

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Yanez Novoa

Chef
Srinagar to Kathmandu

South Africa

Oh to be on the road again. I am still suffering from a bit of cabin fever from the last few years and am excited to join you all in Buenos Aires.

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Helen Gertig

Medic

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Helen Gertig

Medic
Srinagar to Kathmandu

United Kingdom

I'm a doctor from the UK, working mostly in the Emergency department and rural Scottish hospitals in the Highlands and Islands. I try to spend as little of my time in hospitals as possible, and have found cycling is a great way to do this! I have previously been medic for TDA Tour d'Afrique and the Silk Route - both really fantastic trips. I have also worked in a Nepalese high altitude rescue station in the Everest region for a season. I have a life long love affair with mountains, and am really looking forward to joining you all on this adventure!

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Nirmika A

Content Creator

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Nirmika A

Content Creator
Srinagar to Kathmandu

India

It's been quite a journey from finding about TDA through a friend..to being the content creator for two tours, The Hippie Trail and The Trans - Himalaya.... and to now being a tour leader trainee for TDA 2023! Can't wait to experience this epic of an adventure with you all!

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Shaik Baba

Bike Mechanic

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Shaik Baba

Bike Mechanic
Srinagar to Kathmandu

India

Baba is a maestro in the art of cycle maintenance. He has close to 20 years of experience in the industry along with 10 years of travelling the length and breath of the country on cycle trips and camps. India is a highly diversified country with many languages. With five spoken languages under his belt, Baba is an asset to have on the team. Baba is a very friendly team person and ever willing to help & contribute in all aspects.

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depi Chaudhry

Tour Leader Trainee

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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depi Chaudhry

Tour Leader Trainee
Srinagar to Kathmandu

India

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Peter Hodges

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Peter Hodges

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

New Zealand

Kiwi who enjoys getting out and exploring. (tda veteran)

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 69, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America, Silk Route and Trans-Himalaya. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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Ron Jewula

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Ron Jewula

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

I live in Victoria and Whistler, Canada. Although I am more at home either on a sailboat or skiing, a couple years ago I rediscovered cycling after a short 48 year break. This will be my first trip to India and Nepal so very much looking forward to the ride. I still have a couple years of youth left before I turn 70, so what better way to enjoy life. I’ve done a couple longer rides – across Canada in 2015, Silk Route with TDA in 2014 until a rather inglorious end in Western China (I wasn’t watching and crashed out), then returning again in 2016 to complete the full ride. It will be great to ride again with many good friends – See you in Srinagar next August.

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David Paterson

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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David Paterson

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

I am 69, retired, and live in the Okanagan Valley of B.C. Canada. Really only cycle to travel. Went on tda trips in Africa and India and the Himalayas.

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Michael Netzsch

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Michael Netzsch

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

I have already done a few Tours with TDA and I am looking forward to meeting you all in Madagaskar.

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Caroline Denee

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Caroline Denee

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

The Silk Road in 2014 was my first tour with TDA and my first long distance tour, now I'm back for more. A chance to reunite with old friends, make new friends and to meet like minded souls from all around the world. To explore by bike gives you the chance to experience remote locations, bustling cities, try new cuisines, be part of different cultures, take on new challenges, get plenty of exercise and to have the camaraderie at camp at the end of the day to share the highs and the lows with those who understand. My last trip to India was a brief stopover in 1986 so I'm looking forward to returning and experiencing so much more ! I was on a mountain biking trip in Nepal a couple of years ago so understand the challenges that altitude brings . Can't wait for this adventure to begin !

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Frieder Wolfart

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Frieder Wolfart

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Switzerland

After riding with TDA one and a half time the Silkroad, the Magical Madagaskar and the Himalaya Tour it's time for the next one to South Korea an Japan. For me Korea and Japan are totally unknown countries and it's time to change that. I am looking forward to meet some old friends again and to find some new ones.

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ellen loopstra

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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ellen loopstra

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Netherlands

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Simon Thompson

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Simon Thompson

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

United Kingdom

I'm an independent IT Consultant. Really looking forward to the Trans-Himalaya - it will be my first major cycling tour and it looks like it will be quite an adventure!

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Per Sörner

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Per Sörner

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Sweden

Freelance engineer, musician and reality hacker from the Swedish west coast. Currently on an indefinite sabbatical to explore life, the universe and everything. I find expedition cycling a good way to practise living in the present, enjoy a "simple" life, see the world, fill up with new impressions and stretch the edge of my comfort zone. Previous TdA experience: Hong Kong to Bangkok (Bamboo Road premiere 2013), Bali to Alice Springs (Trans-Oceania premiere 2014), Quito to Cusco (SAE 2015), Ulan Bator to Gorno-Altaysk (Silk Route 2016), Freetown to Cape Coast (West Africa en Vélo premiere 2018) and Kashmir to Kathmandu (Trans Himalaya premiere 2019).

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Bernice Aebly

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Bernice Aebly

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

This is me having fun in Vermont. This will be my fifth time with TDA, Orient Express in 2018, Baja section of North American Tour, 2013; Australia 2104; and 2 month Silk Route in 2016. The draw for the Silk Route was going through Mongolia . This new tour in the Himalayas is an area that I have not travel to before. Looking forward to the experience and meeting up again with friends from past tours. Wow so excited, a space came available for Journey to the East 2, so here I go again. So many good friends to meet up with again and to enjoy Japan. See you all soon.

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Jonna Koch

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Jonna Koch

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Denmark

I feel alive when I am riding on my bike. At home in Denmark I ride flat so I prefer to ride in the mountains when I am cycling abroad. This will be my third trip with TDA. I did the Trans-Himalaya in 2019 and the Kingdom of the West in Morocco in 2022.

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Brigitte Oelert

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Brigitte Oelert

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

I am married to Jürgen Willrodt and our first vacation 30 years ago was a bike tour through France. After our kids were grown, Jürgen convinced me to ride the Ruta Maya in Central America in 2015. It was my first TDA tour, which was tough but absolutely fantastic! The following year I cycled part of the Trans-Oceania Tour - from Auckland to Queenstown and in 2019 the first 4 weeks of the Trans-Himalaya Tour. Now I'm looking forward to cycling in Italy and of course the Italian cuisine.

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Dunnery Best

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Dunnery Best

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

Victoria B.C. Canadian. Hikes, bikes and races and cruises sailboats. Snow sports: downhill, board, XC classic and skate . Devoted mushroom hunter.

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Marco Panebianco

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

Rod Pennington

Rider

Manali to Kathmandu

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Rod Pennington

Rider
Manali to Kathmandu

Canada

Hi there fellow adventure travellers....so excited to jump into this part of the world with you.

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Harold Solomon

Rider

Manali to Rishikesh

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Harold Solomon

Rider
Manali to Rishikesh

United States

Husband of 20 years and father of a high school senior, Ben and freshman, Mira. I love adventures and need one now to get my next chapter in life booted up. Always worked well when I've done that in the past and I hope it brings the same magic again.

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Catriona Kennedy

Rider

Manali to Kathmandu

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Catriona Kennedy

Rider
Manali to Kathmandu

United Kingdom

Mike and I have cycled from Istanbul to Beijing, Shanghai to Singapore, through India, Cartagena to Santiago and Brazil with TDA and done numerous cycling tours through Europe and across America. This trip through Seoul and Japan sounds fantastic and we're really looking forward to it.

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Don Colpitts

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Don Colpitts

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

The vendors setting up their market stalls in the early morning light, the children joining friends for the walk to school, scooters carrying entire families through busy intersections: the start of another day, in this town, right now, right here, where I am in the midst of the intimate fleeting dance called life. Some make references to "real-life" back at home, call this journey "once-in-a-lifetime", speak of a destination as a finish line. I reject all such attempts to constrain these experiences of exploring the world's peoples, cultures, geographies, religions, customs, daily rhythms of life, as merely attempts to stay sheltered in what is familiar, to be put it in a box to be forgotten. Instead, these journeys are life-changing: challenging what we think we know, can do, can feel, and need.

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Ruth Storm

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Ruth Storm

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

United Kingdom

Joining the Tour d’Afrique in 2007 was the beginning of my love of cycle touring. Since, I’ve cycled independently in Europe, New Zealand, Middle East, North America, TDA Silk Road 2016, TDA Madagascar 2019 and TDA Himalayas 2019. I also sail, trek, climb and ski long distances and remotely. Looking forward to exploring with like-minded friends!

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Henry Gold

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Henry Gold

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

Founder, TDA Global Cycling

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Richard Feldman

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Richard Feldman

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

United States

In the last several years, I’ve ridden both the Southern Tier Cross Country Route in the USA as well as the Route 66 trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. In 2017 I rode the TDA Bamboo Road from Shanghai to Singapore. The Himalayas will be my fourth major bike trip and second with TDA. Semi-retired, divorced with two adult sons. I predominately live in and bike New York City. I also spend a fair amount of time living in Santa Monica on the California coast. Enthusiastically looking forward to this new adventure!

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gonzalo garcia

Rider

Rishikesh to Kathmandu

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gonzalo garcia

Rider
Rishikesh to Kathmandu

Ecuador

Hello I am Gonzalo García, from Ecuador, a life time sports fan, bike lover that enjoy adventures, meet new people and cultures.

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Peye Vlot

Rider

Srinagar to Manali

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Peye Vlot

Rider
Srinagar to Manali

Netherlands

Since 1990 living and working ( dental surgeon ) in Muscat ( Sultanate of Oman ).

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Juan Xavier Checa

Rider

Rishikesh to Kathmandu

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Juan Xavier Checa

Rider
Rishikesh to Kathmandu

Ecuador

Hello, my name is Juan Xavier Checa, I am from Ecuador. I love to be in the nature and make new friends. I am waiting to start riding my bike in this tour!!!!!

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Ross Norton

Rider

Manali to Kathmandu

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Ross Norton

Rider
Manali to Kathmandu

South Africa

Lover of mountains, keen mountain biker, Capetonian and father to two teenage daughters

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Fred Promoli

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Fred Promoli

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

Occupation: retired Physical Education and Outdoor Education teacher; former naval officer; Hometown: Guelph, Ontario Current residence: Collingwood, Ontario Former provinces of residence: all but Nfld, NB, PEI TdA experience: Tour d'Afrique 2003; Orient Express 2008; Silk Route 2008; Bamboo Road 2013; Australia 2014; South America 2015, 2017; Lake Winnipeg 2016; (America by Bicycle northern route 2016); Trans Himalaya 2019 Current activities: cycling, motorcycle touring, golf, canoe tripping, xc skiing; bagpipe band member

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Juergen Willrodt

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Juergen Willrodt

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

I am 72 years old and have already participated in 10 TDA tours mainly as a sectional rider. I am married and happy father of three girls (42, 27 and 24) and grandfather of three grandchildren. I am partly retired working now just 1 or 2 days a week which gives me plenty of time to travel. I have studied physics and have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics. I have been active in sports all my life and before I started doing cycling tours I have been active in Karate and participated in World Championships 1975 in Los Angeles and 1977 in Tokyo and became European Champion in 1977. You can find more information on my website.

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Michael Kennedy

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Michael Kennedy

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

United Kingdom

This is my 8th TDA tour starting with the first TDA I have also done the first Silk Route, Bamboo Road, South American Epic, Carnival Cycling Expedition and Trans Himalaya as well as the second India Adventure/Hippy trail. I have also cycled across the US twice, Europe, eastern Australia and South America as well as numerous shorter tours around America, Europe and North Africa.

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Rae Simpson

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Rae Simpson

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

I'm a retired test pilot/engineer/other aviation things. I took up cycling when arthritis and a double hip replacement ended my running career. My wife, Ursula, and I have done a number of TDA trips starting with Africa in 2008, using them as our window to places we haven't been before. We've enjoyed every one. We only signed up for Morocco in 2022 after JTE was again delayed and we're looking to riding with some friends from previous trips as well as meeting new ones. After that, we're hoping that Shangri-La and JTE will be able to go in 2023.

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Ursula Simpson

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Ursula Simpson

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

I am a retired database analyst. Enjoying life in Squamish, on Canada's West coast. Either hiking, biking, or skiing. Having fun with my two grandsons or hanging out with friends. My husband Rae and I are seasoned riders with TdA. Tour d’Afrique in 2008, Rome in 2012, Bamboo Road in 2013 and Australia in 2014. New Zealand in 2016. The Magical Madagascar tour in 2017. Hippie trail in 2019 and The Himalayas in 2019. I am looking forward to the challenge that Morocco will bring.

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Emily Currie

Tour Leader

Srinagar to Kathmandu

Peter Hodges

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

Erwin Attenberger

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

Ron Jewula

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Paul Doucet

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Paul Doucet

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

Canada

I look forward to meeting my fellow travellers/cyclists and sharing this trip with my younger brother Michael. This will be our second TDA trip together.

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Jan Demeulemeester

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Jan Demeulemeester

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

Belgium

In daily life a site manager in Belgium, who likes to discover and enjoy the world by bicycle in a slow way.

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Dag Willems

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Dag Willems

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

South Africa

I love nature, the mountains, landscapes, endurance and i like riding my bike in new territories. I like to feel the elements on my body, a challenge and an adventure. I like to be completely freed and taken away from the every day routines and responsibilities of life. The Trans Himalaya seems to tick all the boxes! I look forward to meet everyone on the tour.

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Leh to Kathmandu

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Leh to Kathmandu

Netherlands

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Bas Willems

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Bas Willems

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

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Peter Cox

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Peter Cox

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

Canada

Retired Paediatric Critical Care MD; Worked with MSF and other NGOs since then. Rode Cairo to Cape Town 2019

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Leh to Kathmandu

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Leh to Kathmandu

Australia

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Birgit Loppenthien

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Birgit Loppenthien

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

Norway

Looking forward to this bike adventure :0)

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

Denmark

I love travelling. I love biking. I love visiting new places. I completed my first trip with TDA in December 2019 and just returned back home now from a TDA tour in Morocco - and I just cannot wait for the next trip.

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Mary Potyrala

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Mary Potyrala

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

Canada

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Leh to Kathmandu

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Leh to Kathmandu

Netherlands

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Dennis Joe

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Dennis Joe

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

United States

I'm looking for the next adventure and new places. And I look forward to meeting and traveling with my fellow travelers and sharing this adventure. See ya soon!!

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Richard Schingler

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Richard Schingler

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

United States

love to travel and see the world from the seat of a bicycle. This will be my fifth tour with TDA.

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Leh to Kathmandu

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Leh to Kathmandu

South Africa

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Tjeerd Saatrube

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Tjeerd Saatrube

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

Netherlands

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Teena Evert

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Teena Evert

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

United States

I live in Boulder, Colorado, and have been an avid cyclist for over ten years. I prefer to ride my gravel bike and have experience riding on various gravel routes throughout the United States. I love to climb, explore, and go on long adventure rides. It has been a dream of mine to visit the Himalayas, and I can't think of a better way than on a bike adventure with like-minded others.

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Bob Whitehead

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Bob Whitehead

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

United Kingdom

Bob Whitehead Age: 75 Profession: Retired Chartered Civil Engineer Resident in Hong Kong: 31 years I was attracted to join my first bike tour in 2012 with TDA Global by the prospect of long distance adventure cycling in intriguing and sometimes remote and hostile environments. This was TDA's Silk Road tour. Some time later, when I saw their South American bike tour advertised, I was immediately attracted back to do my second long distance tour. I have now fitted bike touring into my already full & active lifestyle! So where have I come from? I’m a retired civil engineer and have lived in rural Hong Kong on and off for much of the last 40 years. There is a great range of outdoor activities on the doorstep, in particular excellent trail running and sailing. It’s also a good hub from which to take off to countries in the region and indulge in skiing, trekking and even simply just travelling! When one is still fit, why would you want to leave Hong Kong, even after 31 years? Well, I have at last now moved back to UK. As for what else got me into cycling……..Well, I’ve been a trail runner for most of my time in HK and reached the top level in my age category in cross-country, long distance trail running and mountain marathons at the ripe old age of 55. Then, after a few years, I decided to take after the great ultra-marathon runner, Marshall Ulrich, and diversify. This, as a way to keep motivated. It started with adventure racing and along with a team mate, we travelled around SE Asia competing at the top level for a number of years. Mountain biking was an important discipline and to help with my bike fitness, I brought my trusty 30-year old Carlton Gyro road bike over from the UK as my training steed. This had to go back recently to be sandblasted and painted after suffering from the ravages of Hong Kong's humidity for 10-years. Then in 2010, we competed in the Scottish Coast to Coast adventure race, for which I purchased a 16-speed cyclo-cross bike. I decided to "tour" back along the route over 5-days. This started me thinking about doing a "proper" bike tour and since I possessed a book about the Silk Road, such a bike tour loomed high on the agenda. I had also picked up a couple of books in a second hand bookshop back home in England. They were travel books on Morocco and Yunnan province in China. Glancing through those I rediscovered trekking, something I had experienced years before in Nepal in the early ‘80s. So long distance bike touring and high altitude trekking have been the focus more recently. In 2012, it was the Silk Road for 10-weeks for which I set up my mountain bike with road transmission components. In May 2013, I completed two solo treks in Morocco each based on the two highest peaks of Toubkal and Mgoun, both a little over 4000 metres. And from May 2014, China was the focus. It started with the Big Kora, a Pilgrims' circumnavigation of three 6000-metre peaks in western China involving seven mountain passes of up to 4700m. Since then, Habba Snow mountain has been the focus, with several trips (there being no maps available) culminating in a successful trip to the summit at 5,396m in 2019. Late in 2014, I completed a 5-day tour in Devon, UK on my cyclo-cross bike. This with a view to tackling LEJOG, a bike challenge of 970 miles taking in the UK from bottom to top (SW to NE). I needed to test out my gearing for the many hills on LEJOG. The idea was to take in LEJOG as a warm up for the SA Epic. The part of the LEJOG in Devon has the toughest hills on the whole LEJOG route, so this was an ideal testing ground for my equipment and gearing. And the result? I straight-away ordered a new MTB cassette and new rear changer for the bike! As for LEJOG, well I completed this in 12-days after Easter 2015 …….. and still had to walk up a number of the hills! For the South American Epic, starting in July 2015, I decided to take my mountain bike, which had proved very successful and trouble free on the Silk Road. I felt it more suitable and comfortable for the longer distances and longer climbs. And it featured yet again in the TDA West Africa tour in 2018. Meanwhile I'm still enjoying trail running and find it compliments biking very nicely. I also more recently introduced road biking to my activities and found a superb circuit in South Devon which takes me about 23kms there and back along superb coastal scenery.

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Richard HIMBERT

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

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Richard HIMBERT

Rider
Leh to Kathmandu

France

Cycliste depuis 1987, après avoir été coureur à pied J'ai voyagé principalement en France, en 1993 j'ai fait un premier voyage à l'étranger, c'était le tour du Colorado et depuis je n'ai cessé et en 2018 j'ai commencé un tour du monde, par étape, depuis Ushuaia je suis arrivé cette année a Tijuana, j'espère finir le continent Américain l'année prochaine.

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Paul Doucet

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

Jan Demeulemeester

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

Dag Willems

Rider

Leh to Kathmandu

 

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Leh to Kathmandu

Bas Willems

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Leh to Kathmandu

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“A unique experience. Unbelievable landscape and a carefree time. TDA Tours are addictive. I always felt in good hands. There were no problems, there were only solutions.”

“The stunning mountains, the wonderful and colourful people beside the roads, the atmosphere among the riders, the perfect organisation, the spontaneous improvisations, the likable, dedicated and perfect team. Cycling with TDA is like cycling with your family.”

“A tour like this just might show you what you are capable of doing, how little you actually need, what matters most in your life, how boundless your joy can be, and how your fears evaporate when you are entirely focused on the moment you are in.”

OVERVIEW TRANS-HIMALAYA 2023


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • TRANS-HIMALAYA
  • LAND OF THE MONKS
  • HEAVENLY HILL STATIONS
  • LEH TO KATHMANDU
  • LEH TO SHIMLA
  • SHIMLA TO KATHMANDU
  • AUG 20 TO OCT 8
  • AUG 20 TO SEP 11
  • SEP 14 TO OCT 8
  • USD 13900
  • USD 8400
  • USD 9100
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • TRANS-HIMALAYA
    • LEH TO KATHMANDU
    • AUG 20 TO OCT 8
    • 13900 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • LAND OF THE MONKS
    • LEH TO SHIMLA
    • Aug 20 - Sep 11
    • 8400 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • HEAVENLY HILL STATIONS
    • SHIMLA TO KATHMANDU
    • Sep 14 - Oct 8
    • 9100 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

ALL DEPARTURES


  • 2023
  • 2025
  • TRANS-HIMALAYA
  • TRANS-HIMALAYA
  • LEH TO KATHMANDU
  • LEH TO KATHMANDU
  • AUG 20 TO OCT 8
  • AUG 20 TO OCT 8
  • USD 13900
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • 2023
    • TRANS-HIMALAYA
    • LEH TO KATHMANDU
    • Aug 20 - Oct 8
    • 13900 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • 2025
    • TRANS-HIMALAYA
    • LEH TO KATHMANDU
    • Aug 20 - Oct 8
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Prices based on double occupancy at majority of the hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Full entry fee payment is due 90 days before the tour start date. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour and is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Registration fee is non-refundable, but may be transferred once, to another tour of your choosing, 90 days or more before the start date of the original tour you have registered for. We recommend registering 4 - 6 months before the tour start date to take full advantage of our pre-tour support and information bulletins, but late registrations are possible when spaces are still available.

Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of USD$400 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

 

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