The Trans-Himalayan Adventure
21 April - 16 May 2019
An unforgettable, high-altitude expedition through China, Tibet, Nepal and India
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 at Varanasi, India. Our route is not for the faint-hearted - crews will camp 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 and the remote towns of Ringtor and Yagra, sacred Mount Kailash, Everest Base Camp, fabulous Kathmandu and spectacular Annapurna. Along the way we 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!
Of the 25 places available, 23 were snapped up within a week; the 2019 event is now completely full but we are planning to return in 2020, 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.
Event director Liz Wenman and route designer Kim Bannister will be conducting a detailed route survey in April-May 2018, and we will be bringing you their report in due course.