This is one of the most frequently asked question. We have two types of motorcycling tours and one type of car tour.
Fixed Departure Motorcycle Rides– These are the rides with some kickass itineraries designed especially for motorcycle travels and adventure lovers! The dates here will be fixed by us. Well organised logistics
Customised Motorcycle Rides– Have a group of bikers? Just set the date and we will create an itinerary exclusively for your group. There will be a Ride Captain from Team Tourbugs, a mechanic, backup vehicle for luggage & supplies. Everything else will be managed by us as per your requirements. These rides will be tailor made just for you. You name it and we can do it for you!
Customised group Tours – These are mostly car tours that we arrange for groups. In this tour, we give you the best itinerary according to the dates suitable to you, book your stays and manage your travel arrangements. Please note that there will not be a tour captain on this tour. There will be a local, well experienced driver cum guide who will take you to places.
We do not take more than 20 participants in one group (Rider + Pillion). We close the registration for each batch as soon as we reach 20. Please do contact us to know the present status.
– Each ride is different from another in terms of terrain.Most of the routes have a mixed terrain and the most extreme terrain is 60 to 70% off road with High altitude, treacherous wind & cold weather.
We encourage all riders to wear full set protective riding gear. Following are the minimum requirements.
– Yes. You can get a pillion as long as you both are well aware about the terrain, ride and are comfortable doing it.
Altitude sickness usually affects us at altitudes higher than 2500 m (8000 ft) above mean sea level. The first feel of reduced oxygen in the air is by getting breathless during activities that would be commonplace to us at home. It is quite similar to a hangover – it causes headache, nausea, and fatigue. This is very common: some people are only slightly affected, others feel awful.
Altitude sickness happens because there is less oxygen in the air that you breathe at high altitudes. It can happen to anyone. Even physically fit individuals are not protected. Olympic athletes get altitude sickness too. Part of the mystery of acute mountain sickness is that it is difficult to predict who will be affected. There are many stories of fit and healthy people being badly limited by symptoms of acute mountain sickness, while their older companions have felt fine.
Go up slowly, take it easy, and give your body time to get used to the altitude. The body has an amazing ability to acclimatize to altitude. Drink lots of water and eat light food.
As with everything, many treatments and untested herbal remedies are claimed to prevent mountain sickness. These treatments can make AMS worse or have other dangerous side effects. Only one drug is currently known to prevent AMS and to be safe for this purpose: acetazolamide (diamox). It causes some minor side effects, such as tingling fingers and a funny taste in the mouth.
At Last you don’t have to worry about High Altitude sickness, Our experienced tour guide will make sure that none of you suffers from High Altitude sickness and everyone is properly acclimatized by properly briefing you before commencing the tour & on tour. You just need to follow our instructions carefully.
Carry two – three copies of the above mentioned documents; generally you should have photocopies of Registration certificate and Insurance certificate handy, while the original should be kept in a safe yet accessible place. In case of photocopies, they would have to be attested by a gazetted officer in order to hold any value.
If the said payment is not received 45 days before the tour, Tourbugs reserves the right to treat this reservation as cancelled and charge the cancellation fee.
This should be at the top of frequently asked questions list. These days we need connectivity wherever we go. but just remember, we are going to travel in some of the remote areas in the Himalayas and the network here is going to be very poor. In some hotels, we might get wi fi. Phone signals are weak and we may be offline for 3 to 4 days depending on which region we are riding in. Let us all Enjoy the connection with nature and forget the virtual world for sometime! 🙂
You need to be at least 20 years of age to join us on the ride. There is no upper age limit to ride with us as long as you are physically and mentally fit for it. In case of Customised car travel there is no lower age limit for the participants.
Reasonably fit! In our opinion if you can go about your daily life (like climbing two flights of stairs) without getting out of breath then you’re “reasonably fit”. Consult your doctor in case you have any existing medical condition which can hamper a person’s ability to participate in an adventure activity before joining the Ride. Also, let us know if you have any health issues while booking the tour.