Are you ready to ride the world’s highest roads?
The Himalayan mountain range – spreading across Nepal, India, Bhutan, China and Pakistan – has been called The Roof of the World.
Looking for real adventure? Our motorcycle tours of the Himalayas will challenge you to bring your best self, then reward you with soaring heights, jagged peaks and breath-taking river gorges.
You’ll ride on a Royal Enfield Himalayan, designed and built to handle the rough roads and terrain we travel on. It’s the ride of a lifetime because that’s what we do.
Nomadic Knights have been leading motorcycle tours in India since 2012. Our rides are unique experiences, backed up by the best motorcycles and the best support.
Follow our story, learn about our next ride to the Roof of the World or read on.
Founder and Lead Rider
I’ve been riding the Himalayas for years, and the regular routes were beginning to feel crowded and commercial. That wasn’t what I wanted for either of us, so a new route was required. Our solution was something really special – The Roof of India. It is by far the most comprehensive and exciting motorcycle ride you can have in the Himalayas.
The highlights include:
A stunningly beautiful ride up into the snow-capped mountains that tower over the Kullu Valley. This is the incredible Rothang Pass which translated means “Bed of Corpses”.
Unique among motorcycle adventure tours, we spend three days riding a remote route alongside the Chenab river. This IS adventure as our only stopping points will be self-made tented camps high in the mountains. Here, your tent is your only luxury.
The bustling city of Srinagar is the perfect place to enjoy a hot shower, a cold beer, fabulous food and a soft bed. The accommodation is spectacular as we stay in luxury houseboats on Dal Lake. The Kashmiri people are renowned for their friendliness and warm hospitality.
This is a land of snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes, and home to some of the world’s highest mountain passes. We spend a rest day here, giving riders time to explore the markets and ancient Leh Palace at their leisure.
DISCOVER THE HIMALAYAS
Hey there. I’m Alex, founder and lead rider at Nomadic Knights. Since 2008, I’ve been guiding adventurers through the Himalayas on motorcycles. Nomadic Knights is my business and my passion. That’s why we can offer:
- The best routes – ‘tuned’ and perfected for over a decade.
- The best motorcycles – from the iconic brand, Royal Enfield.
- The best team – mechanics, safety and support.
Make no mistake. These are not holidays. Riding across the Roof of the World has its challenges, but the rewards more than make up for them. Nothing else comes close.
Awesome, life-changing, inspiring, scary, immense, humbling, mind-blowing and challenging. These aren’t my words; these are the words of people like you.
Read my story or check out the Roof of the World.
THE BEST TEAM
I’m very serious about offering the best motorcycle tours in the Himalayas.
I lead every Nomadic Knights ride, but I’m shadowed up by an expert team of mechanics, medics and local contacts. These guys are experienced experts who are there to support us 24/7.
Of course, we can never tell quite what’s going to happen – that’s half the fun. But trust me, we’ve been around long enough to have seen just about everything.
See the Roof of the World page and info pack to find out more.
THE BEST MOTORBIKES
Riding across the Himalayas demands a special motorcycle. Our fleet includes the iconic Himalayan or Bullet Trial Works Replica from Royal Enfield, but our standards don’t stop there. We replace our fleet every two years, and fully service each motorcycle before every ride. (I’m a mechanic, so nothing gets by me.)
That’s not all. We fit soft panniers, luggage racks, tank bags, USB chargers, hand guards and so on as standard. The motorcycles are ready to ride, but if you need something adjusted our mechanics are always on hand. It’s no problem.
Learn more about our motorcycles.
“the landscape of the Himalayas holds you, mesmerises you, and terrifies you”
Who would have possibly thought it, the humble Enfield flying amongst the clouds, diving into rivers and crashing over and through the rock strewn terrain and not only surviving but thriving. […] The almost barren, unforgiving landscape of the Himalayas holds you, mesmerises you, and terrifies you only to lead you around the corner and take your breath away. So long live the Enfield, humble, defiant King of the road.
“life didn’t get any better than this”
I’ve been at the birth of my children, swam with a pod of wild dolphins in the Atlantic, and skied on days God would have made for himself to enjoy; but along with those best days of my life, now belong those spent traversing the Himalayas. We were blessed with a group of people that after 2 weeks felt more like family than friends, good weather that allowed us to enjoy the journey and the landscape, and the certain knowledge that life didn’t get any better than this.
“its overwhelming, it’s life changing and it’s absolutely fantastic”
You meet new people, see how they work and live and make lots of new best friends. You ride roads, go places, do things and see sights that others only dream of. You start an adventure and end up completely changing your life. Riding in the Himalayas once is just not enough, your brain just cannot absorb everything you do, see and experience on just one trip, it’s overwhelming, its life changing, and it’s absolutely fantastic – do it – now!
Our Roof of India adventure takes you on a challenging but breath-taking ride in the Himalayas, exploring high altitude deserts and forest trails, tackling the “Cliffhanger” and visiting ancient Indian cities.
NEPAL AND TIBET
Alongside our India tours, we offer motorbike tours in Nepal and Tibet, taking you to the highest mountain in the world. The Rode to Everest adventure begins in Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal), goes through the mystical land of Tibet, and ends with stunning views of Mount Everest from Base Camp.
NORTH EAST INDIA
Nomadic Knights offer a unique motorbike tour of North East India called India’s Lost World. On this adventure, we ride through one of the least explored regions of the world, visiting all of the “Seven Sisters” states – we’re the only motorcycle adventure company to do this!
If you’re interested in going on a motorcycle tour of North India, our Roof of India adventure lets you experience the beauty and challenges of the Himalayas.
Nomadic Knights offer custom motorcycle tours in Rajasthan; you can decide where to go and when! We even offer a car adventure in Rajasthan, Steph’s Best Exotic Nano Car Rally, where we will be driving Tata Nanos in the Thar Desert and staying in the actual Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
We offer exciting motorcycle tours of South India. One of these is Bullets to Beaches, where we will be riding the Royal Enfield Bullet: 500cc Trial Works Replica motorcycle along the coast of the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea.
DISCOVER REAL ADVENTURE
So you’re considering taking on a real adventure? I remember the feeling. In 2006, I was sat right where you are now… wondering if it was for me.
Join our mailing list – The Knight Club – and I’ll send my no-BS thoughts on why you should (or shouldn’t) take it on. No sales. No special offers. These rides aren’t for everyone, but if you’re the right kind of person, it can remind you what it means to be alive.
All the best, Alex.