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essentials for motorcycle tour in india


  • PASSPORT
    :
    Of course the most important of all travel papers. Make sure your passport is valid for more than 6 month after the end of the trip.
  • VISA :
    Valid tourist or equivalent visa is required for India. All non-Indian citizens require a visa. Please contact the Indian embassy in your country to find out how to get a visa for India.
  • DRIVING LICENCE (Rider) : A motorcycle driver licence are mandatory on our tours.
    An International Driving Licence (Rider) is required for Non resident In India, you can Obtain from your country of residence.

Other Essentials

Sunglasses

Torch/Flashlight

Insect Repellent.

Sun Hat.

Eye Drops.

Ear Plugs.

Uv Sun Block And Lip Balm.

Sun Screen Factor 30.

Gloves – Winter & Summer

Riding Goggles.

Riding Boots.

Rain-Suit (Full).

Flip Flops/Sneakers.

Sleeping Bag (Optional).

Helmet(Available With Us As Well).

Water Carrier/Hydration Pack.

Scarf / Bandana (To Protect Neck).

Items Of Personal Care & Hygiene.

Medicines/Drugs (Legal) Carry Prescriptions With You.

Swimsuit (New Delhi Will Be Hot & Humid).

Dress Layers

Thermals.

Long Sleeved T-Shirt.

Polo-neck Sweater.

Riding Jacket.

Thermal Legging.

Riding Pants.

Long Sleeved T-Shirt.

Cotton Socks.

Wool Socks.

Balaclava.

Riding Gloves.

Riding Trousers & Thermal Underwear.

Medical Aid

Please keep in mind that you need to be reasonably fit to participate in our tours.  Besides, it is advisable that you have at least a couple of year's motorcycle riding experience before undertaking such a tour.  Read our FAQ section for more information.

Applicants of motorcycle tours in Himalayas stand advised against participation if they suffer from severe asthma, high blood pressure, muscular disorders, respiratory or heart disorders, any such medical precondition which might be detrimental to the health of the participant on such a tour which involves spending several consecutive nights at high altitudes (from 3500 to 4500 meters). Applicants with any precondition must consult their doctor before booking themselves on this tour.

Essential Medical Items

Dimox high altitude sickness tablet required for Headache, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Travel sickness.

Any other regular Medicines/Drugs (LEGAL) carry prescriptions with you.

If asthmatic must bring your puff(no need of oxygen cylinder) Face & Hand cream lotions, lip guard etc.

Vaccination:

Although there are no vaccinations mandatory for India & Nepal, a few should be seriously considered. Yellow fever vaccine is required for all travelers arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas, or arriving from or transiting through the following countries:

Africa:

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Americas:

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Caribbean:

Trinidad and Tobago.

Yellow fever vaccine is not recommended or required for travelers arriving directly from North America, Europe, Australia, or other Asian countries. However, it is generally recommended to vaccinate oneself against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid.
Since different aspects should be considered in individual cases, it is advisable to consult an experienced travel-medical physician or pharmacist 4-6 weeks before the journey. There are various opinions about the Malaria Prophylaxes, so we recommend seeking medical advice.

Health:

Staying healthy on Trips abroad has pretty much to do with your pre-travel preparations and what way you take care of yourself in the respective country. Although the possible health risks of a motorcycle-tour in Asia may seem awesome, the actual problems are usually not bigger than a stomach upset. The main sicknesses, -Dysentery and Hepatitis A- affect the intestines. They can be prevented by medicines, vaccination and simply by careful selection of food and drinks.

Food:

Always go for fresh fruits, salads & hot meals.
Water :To be on the safe side, stay clear of tap water. Always go for mineral water.

Safety and Emergency

Driving Speed:

In our opinion, taking into account the road conditions in India, anything above 80 km/h is "suicidal" irrespective of the kind of road.  On the narrow single lane mountain routes even 50 km/h is swift.  We run the tours at an optimum pace with respect to the terrain, traffic & road conditions.

We completely discourage anybody wanting to achieve personal "milestones" pertaining to speed & time from joining our tours.  We travel strictly in a convoy formation with ride leader in front and support vehicle in the rear.  Our tours are done in a steady yet relaxed manner in the "spirit of camaraderie" which not only ensures safety but also gives ample time for rest, exploration and observation. Any rider who is found to be riding in a manner which seems "dangerous" to either himself or others in the tour will be excluded from the remainder of the tour with no refund.

Medical Emergency:

An adventure activity of any kind carries its risk with it and motorcycle journeys are no exception.  A comprehensive medical & first aid kit (including bottled oxygen on the Himalayan yours), a ride leader who is certified in FIRST AID and loads of know-how help in minimizing the possibility of an adversity.

POLICE, ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES

You do not have to call the police to minor accidents but it is probably a good idea if you have injured someone, as Indian crowds can get a bit aggressive if they think this was your fault - and there will be a crowd, because everything that happens in India attracts a crowd.

Emergency numbers will be of limited use in most of the country: you won't have a phone, or a network for a mobile phone. Also, the numbers are not fully standardized. Generally, a bystander will fetch what help is needed - and there is always a bystander in India. But it is worth trying the following numbers, which will work in many places.

Emergency Nos.

Police -- 100

Fire -- 101

Ambulance -- 102

Our Help line : +91 9646652350

Support vehical:

Main purpose of support vehicles is to carry the luggage, gear, support staff and a few accompanying passengers and pillions.  Priority shall be given to a participant with an emergency; e.g. sudden and severe illness, road accident, bike breakdown etc.