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Trans-Himalaya

Trans-Himalaya

Trans-Himalaya

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

RIDERS AND STAFF

Emily Currie

Leader

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Emily Currie

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

Exited to be part of the team.

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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 Mountain biking, and exploring.

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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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 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

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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Rider

Rishikesh to Kathmandu

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Rishikesh to Kathmandu

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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 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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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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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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Mike Hennessy

Rider

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

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 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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Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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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, 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

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Jonna Koch

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Denmark

Jonna Koch

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Brigitte Oelert

Rider

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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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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Marco Panebianco

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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

Rider

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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Michael Kennedy

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Michael Kennedy

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

United Kingdom

This is my 7th TDA tour starting with the first TDA I have also done the first Silk Route, Bamboo Road, South American Epic, Carnival Cycling Expedition as well as the second India Adventure/Hippy trail and have signed up for Korea/Japan in 2020 . I have also cycled across the US twice, Europe, eastern Australia and South America as well as numerous shorter tours around 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 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 the world; we love the way that TDA organizes and supports the trips; and we love experiencing with like-minded people and renewing friendships from 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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Emily Currie

Leader

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Emily Currie

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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Peter Hodges

Rider

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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Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Srinagar to Kathmandu

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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 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

Rider

Srinagar to Kathmandu

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider
Srinagar to Kathmandu

Canada

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

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. 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 and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. 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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