Trans-Himalayan Adventure 2019 - Rally Round


20 April – 16 May 2019

An unforgettable, high-altitude expedition through China, Tibet and Nepal

The road to Shangri-La

The Trans-Himalayan Adventure is our most challenging event to date, taking a select group of intrepid crews on a non-competitive, 26-day expedition across the mightiest mountain range on earth.

Most rallies in this region travel along the southern foothills of the Himalayas, but Rally Round will be crossing the range from north to south, starting from Chengdu, China, and travelling via Tibet and Nepal to finish in the fabulous city of Kathmandhu.

Our route is not for the faint-hearted – crews will drive at high altitude and tackle astonishing roads and mountain tracks as they visit the magical city of Lhasa, the lost Western Tibetan Kingdom of Guge, sacred Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp. Along the way you will experience unimaginably beautiful landscapes, rare wildlife and amazing cultural sites ranging from ancient ruins to stunning temples and monasteries, not to mention a few extra special surprises!

The 2019 event is now completely full but we are planning to return, so if you would like to join us then please contact the rally office at your earliest convenience. Do please note that although the rally will be supported by expert mechanical and medical personnel it is only suitable for experienced crews in well prepared cars.

The Rally Round team will shortly depart for the start of this epic adventure. Follow the journey via the news section or on the Rally Round social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Driver / Co-DriverCarCCCategory
David Little / Julia Little1925 Bentley Super Sports4,398Vintage
Chris Evans / Mark Seymour1925 Rolls Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost7,400Vintage
David Royds / Nicholas Gill1965 Porsche 911 Coupe2,000Classic
Lloyd Reddington / Treacy Reddington1927 Nash Roadster3,700Vintage
Martin Tacon / Lesley-Ann Murray / Joy Tacon1938 Alvis 4.3 Tourer4,300Vintage
Michael Wilkinson / Anne Wilkinson1937 Alvis 4.34,300Vintage
Xavier del Marmol / Ines Bodmer1952 Studebaker Champion2,800Classic
Mark Robinson / Yvonne Fuller1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 Coupe4,527Vintage
James Hall-Smith / Ed Talbot1938 Rolls Royce 25/304,527Vintage
Phillip Haslem / Yvonne Haslem1954 Jaguar XK120 DHC3,442Classic
Dominic Collins / Rosie Collins1959 Jaguar 3.4/3403,781Classic
Dougie Lawson / Kate Lawson1959 Jaguar XK150 DHC3,442Classic
Richard Cunningham / Paddy Walker1970 Mercedes 280SL Roadster2,778Classic
Tim Wilkinson / Stephen Duckworth1979 Range Rover 2-door3,900Classic
Fritz Kozka / Gabriele Jaeger-Kozka2000 Land Rover Defender2,198Touring
Adrian Shooter / Barbara Shooter2010 Land Rover Defender 1302,402Touring
Rudi Friedrichs / Helga Friedrichs2014 Land Rover Defender2,198Touring
Mark Molyneux / Eric Drummond2003 Toyota Landcruiser2,982Touring
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“A stupendous rally, really outstanding. Extremely well organised and action packed. An abiding memory will be of the great camaraderie and endless laughter.
We cannot think of a single thing that would have made it better”

Adrian & Barbara Shooter (1930 Ford Model A) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“Thank you for three unforgettable weeks, the mixture of laughter, friendship, culture, history, driving and fun. What a cocktail!”


Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“Retro-Speed magazine can thoroughly recommend Paris-Madrid. A great event and great fun but still a challenge. We enjoyed every minute”

Peter Baker (1939 Citroen Traction Avant) – Paris-Madrid Rally 2014

“Words cannot express how amazing this rally was – truly a once in a lifetime experience!”

David & Adele Cohen (1931 Ford Model A) – The Thunder Dragon Rally 2015

“What a trip! Another fantastic Rally Round effort – seamless logistics, excellent route and wonderful activities. Once again you and your team created a superb experience. We had a fantastic time in Japan and we look forward to our next outing!”

Paddy Walker & team (1937 Buick Coupe) – The Samurai Challenge 2017

“This wonderful rally will live long in the memory”

Octane magazine – Paris-Madrid Rally 2013

“The best, most exciting rally we have ever done”

Xavier del Marmol & Ines Bodmer (1937 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe) – The Road to Mandalay Rally 2014

“A fantastic rally – we thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Ries & Lenie Oostlander (1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S) – The Samurai Challenge 2017