If you’re considering exploring the Himalayas (or any of our other destinations) then you want to ensure you choose an experienced company that is going to look after you, give you the best two weeks of your life and then get you home safely.
While there are some companies that will struggle to do that, there are other competent tour groups for you to choose from.
The Himalayan Heroes difference.
There are tour companies that will charge you less and there are tour companies that will charge you a lot more than us but there are none that come close to the value for money that Himalayan Heroes offers. We guarantee it.
We are confident that we have not only the largest and newest but also the best maintained fleet of Royal Enfield’s in the Himalayas. We know this because we sell our bikes to other tour companies when our bikes start spending more time in the hands of the mechanics than in our rider’s hands.
While some companies will tell you to land at Delhi or Kathmandu and then make your own way to the starting point via a 18 hour bus or train journey, we always have a Himalayan Heroes rep waiting for you at the airport to transport you through the madness to a very comfortable, air conditioned hotel. India and Nepal can be a culture shock so it is best to ease into it.
We know of some companies that take chances with accommodating their riders. They don’t book any! Seriously, we’ve come across groups looking for accommodation in the dark and cold because their tour operator assumed there would be space available when they arrived in town. We’ve also seen riders from other groups so unhappy with their accommodation, that they have rented rooms in other hotels. Other groups might call this a “raw experience” but we believe you need the best accommodation available if you’re truly going to enjoy some of the world’s best roads. You definitely want to wake up refreshed every day, ready to tackle everything the Himalayas has to throw at you.
Support and Back-Up
Some companies idea of a back-up vehicle is a motorcycle with a few spare parts attached to it, ridden by a guy who learnt how to change a tyre last week. While others will have you carry your own luggage on luggage racks on your bike (when the bike has 25hp then strapping another 30kg to it isn’t going to do it any favours when your climbing or descending mountain passes!), Himalayan Heroes has a backup vehicle that your luggage is transported in. If the bike is lighter, it is easier to handle and safer and if you come off in a river crossing you’ll have heaps of warm, dry clothes in the support vehicle.
We recognise that some people are put off by “organised” tours as they don’t want to all ride in a line from one place to the next, never going off road to explore what is over that crest or down that valley etc. We’ve designed our adventures so the rider can explore by themselves if they choose to, safe in the knowledge that our backup and support vehicles are there to help. If we finish the riding day early, we’ll often organise a ride to a monastery or a night out if we’re in town but these aren’t compulsory. Be free and enjoy the experience your way.
Value for Money
Let’s face it, these adventures aren’t cheap. You’ve worked hard for your money and you want to make sure you invest it wisely. Delve deeper than just looking at how many days a tour is. Some companies advertise their tour being 12 days long but when you look at how many days you are actually on the road, then it can be as little as 6 days, the rest is for sightseeing and rest days. On a “days per dollar” and “riding days per dollar” basis, no other company comes close to Himalayan Heroes. In fact, some Australian based companies charge double what Himalayan Heroes do.
We’ve spent many hours researching competitor’s offerings to ensure we offer the best Himalayan motorcycle adventures for the most competitive price. We believe we’ve nailed it, so much so that if you can find another company that offers what we do then we’ll beat their price by 10%. <look, no asterisk!