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Trans-Himalaya

Trans-Himalaya

Trans-Himalaya

There are seven continents, five oceans, but only one Himalaya

RIDERS AND STAFF

Peter Hodges

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Peter Hodges

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

New Zealand

Kiwi who enjoys getting out Mountain biking, and exploring.

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Peter Felvus

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Peter Felvus

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

Australia

Peter Felvus, Cyclist, writer and taster; Lover of adventure in all her attributes, I believe every breath has so much to offer I just want to use it before I exhale, I love to escape on my bike, for the physical journey, to enhance myself in my writing to explore my creative side. This is what I would love to say about myself, in truth I work as a manager of a bakery, long hours, strict deadlines and all the pressure of modern western working life. I am a 50 something husband, parent and grandparent living in Wollongong N.S.W. Every now and then I have been fortunate enough to “escape”. In 2013 I spent 4 months non supported cycle touring Eastern Europe with my very good friend Terry Wall and again in 2016 I was lucky enough to complete a supported cycle tour of New Zealand from the most northern point to the Bluff in the south. From time to time I have cycled toured closer to home. I have a very strong connection to my bicycle and believe that it is one of mankind’s greatest designs, a simple machine that can take you anywhere under your own steam. I need to get out and do it again, I have decided on the Trans Himalayan tour as my family has strong connections to Nepal and Kathmandu from previous travels and charity work.

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Erwin Attenberger

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 64, 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. 2015 I was riding from Alexandria to Cairo and with TDA from Cairo to Khartoum, what was not possible in 2014. 2015 I went through central america on my own and with TDA I succeeded in the South American Epic. After the Hippie Trail through fascinating India and the Silk Route I shortly came back from the Bamboo Road Hanoi to Singapore. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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Rishikesh to Kathmandu

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Rishikesh to Kathmandu

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Ron Jewula

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Ron Jewula

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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 65, retired, and live in the Okanagan valley of B.C. Canada. Really only cycle to travel. Went on tda trips in Africa and India. Trekked from Srinigar to Ladakh in 1981 and loved the changes in culture and geography along the way. Sure nothing has changed in nearly 40 years !! It will be an adventure.

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Charlotte Lawson

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Charlotte Lawson

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

Born and raised in South India, Mysore and England but now live in Vancouver, Canada. Been cycle touring for about five years. Most challenging so far was riding from Vancouver to Jasper then down to Calgary. My first solo tour was to South Korea in 2017. Really excited to be visiting Shimla, Bandipur, Corbett Tiger reserve.

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Michael Netzsch

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Michael Netzsch

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

In the past I have done a few tours with TDA. It was always a great and enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to meeting you all in Srinagar.

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Mike Hennessy

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Mike Hennessy

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

From Shawnigan Lake BC, near Victoria, I will be 70 by the time I get on my bike in Srinagar. In 2014 I rode the Silk Route from Tehran to Istanbul and returned in 2016 to ride from Beijing to Almaty. In 2015 I rode from home across my province to connect with the North American Epic and some riders and staff from SR 2014 - what a hoot! Now I'm returning to ride the Himalayas and a Silk Route reunion - at the time of this profile update eight Silk Route 2014/16 tour riders will be riding. I'm excited by the notion of riding with a new tribe across northern India and Nepal. Certainly much more exciting than doing the same ol' 50-150 km rides around familiar roads at home. See y'all soon. Cheers! Mike

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Frieder Wolfart

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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 und the Magical Madagaskar Tour it's time for the next one to the Himalaya. For me Nepal and India are totally unknown countrys 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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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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ellen loopstra

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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ellen loopstra

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

Netherlands

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Simon Thompson

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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

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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, 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).

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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 fourth time with TDA, Orient Express in 2008, NA Epic, Baja section in 2013, Trans Oceania, Australian portion in 2014. I am intrigued by the Silk Route but know it will be a challenge. The change in the route to travel through Mongolia is the drawing card . I will test this out by only going to Almaty and hopefully the family won't miss me too much

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider

Srinagar to Manali

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Karin Lind Hansen

Rider
Srinagar to Manali

Denmark

I love travelling. I love biking. I love visiting new places. And this will be my first trip with TDA!

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Jonna Koch

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Jonna Koch

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Denmark

Jonna Koch

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Brigitte Oelert

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Brigitte Oelert

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

Last year I cycled the Ruta Maya in Central America. It was my first TDA tour, which was hard, but absolutely fantastic! Now I'm looking forward to cycle in New Zealand.

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Jacqueline Nel

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Jacqueline Nel

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

South Africa

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." Ernest Hemingway

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Juergen Willrodt

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Juergen Willrodt

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Germany

I am 68 years old and have already participated in 7 TDA tours as a sectional rider. I am married and happy father of three girls (38, 23 and 21) and grandfather of three grandchildren. I am partly retired working now 50% so I have enough time to travel. I have studied physics and have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics. I have also been active in Karate and participated in World Championships and European Championships and have been European Champion in 1977. You can find more information on my website.

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Rae Simpson

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Rae Simpson

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

I'm a 74-year old semi-retired test pilot, fighter pilot, aeronautical engineer, aircraft accident investigator, still flying jets and instructing part-time at the International Test Pilots School. I took up cycling when arthritis and a double hip replacement brought an end to my running career. Along with Ursula, my wife, our TDA initiation was Africa in 2008. Since then we've done Rome in 2012, Bamboo Road in 2013, Australia in 2014, New Zealand in 2016, and Madagascar in 2017. We're now signed up for Hippie Trail and Himalayas in 2019 and Korea-Japan in 2020. We love this way of seeing new parts of the world; we love the way that TDA organizes and supports the trips; and we love experiencing it all with like-minded people and renewing friendships made on previous trips.

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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, or entertaining my little grandson. 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.

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“I really like how you guys ride that fine line between organized and loco. It seems to come with the territory, and that's part of what makes it great.”

“Way more fun than I ever imagined. I expected long, hard days and to be challenged physically and mentally. I did not expect to almost fall off my bike laughing on numerous occasions!”

"Go! Go! Go! This was the most amazing traveling experience I've had to date! The tour structure allowed me to feel safe as part of a big group whilst it also gave me freedom to decide how to go about my ride each day. Knowing that I could stop as many times as I wanted to engage with locals or go to an art gallery in the middle of the way without affecting other riders was absolutely liberating!”

OVERVIEW TRANS-HIMALAYA 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • TRANS-HIMALAYA
  • LAND OF THE MONKS
  • HEAVENLY HILL STATIONS
  • NEPALESE NIRVANA
  • SRINAGAR TO KATHMANDU
  • SRINAGAR TO MANALI
  • MANALI TO RISHIKESH
  • RISHIKESH TO KATHMANDU
  • AUG 18 TO OCT 7
  • AUG 18 TO AUG 31
  • SEP 2 TO SEP 15
  • SEP 17 TO OCT 7
  • USD 11900
  • USD 4100
  • USD 4100
  • USD 6100
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • TRANS-HIMALAYA
    • SRINAGAR TO KATHMANDU
    • AUG 18 TO OCT 7
    • 11900 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • LAND OF THE MONKS
    • SRINAGAR TO MANALI
    • Aug 18 - Aug 31
    • 4100 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • HEAVENLY HILL STATIONS
    • MANALI TO RISHIKESH
    • Sep 2 - Sep 15
    • 4100 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • NEPALESE NIRVANA
    • RISHIKESH TO KATHMANDU
    • Sep 17 - Oct 7
    • 6100 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$400 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price). TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details. Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. 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.

 

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