OmgHimalaya is a specialist motorcycle touring company in the Indian Himalayas. Setup by two local mountain folk, this is an honest endeavour to share the joy of riding in these untamed territories. We operate from a small village in the northern Himalayas with a population less than 300 souls. The village is aptly named "17-Miles". We employ local resources in order to contribute directly to the local economy and welfare of a community that gave us a wonderful childhood.
Though recently incorporated as a partnership firm, our team has more than two decades of motorcycle touring experience in India. The Himalayas have always fascinated people. Snow covered mountains, sparkling rivers, chiselled valleys, extreme climate and sky-high altitude are the ultimate elixir for the adventurous traveller. As the popular saying goes, "If you travel in the Himalayas once, you are not the same person, ever again".
While a remote corner of the planet for others, this is our home. We grew up in these mountains. Now we bring you the joy of enjoying these magnificent mountains, like a true traveller, on a motorcycle saddle. Simple and uncomplicated. Meanwhile, these mountains are standing tall and proud. And yes, there are roads. Waiting for you..
Our Own Fleet
Our Own Crew
Virender (aka Rai Bahadur Saheb) is 50 years old and still climbs a hill like a mountain goat. He is a veteran of 22 years of running commercial motorcycle tours in the mountains of Himalaya and deserts of Rajasthan. He was one of the few early birds to foresee the potential in motorcycle touring in these heavily restricted Himalayan region. He started providing world-class logistics to other Adventure touring companies from around the globe. After initial struggles, now he is a well-established name in the industry and enjoys a reputation of his own. He knows every bend in the road.
He is an avid angler and spends leisure time fishing along obscure mountain streams. While not riding or fishing, he grows fruits in his well-groomed apple orchard in Kullu Valley, assisted by Titan, his faithful German Shepherd.
He is married and has a daughter and son.
After working in a Corporate Banking job for more than two decades, Charanjeev (aka Jeev) discovered the bliss of motorcycle riding. He purchased his first bike at a ripe age of 43. With only 500 kilometres of total riding experience (going around in circles in building compound), he hit the deadly Indian highways. Twenty thousand kilometres and six months later he came back grinning. He literally lived on the road and travelled every nook and corner of the country. He never stopped riding since then and never went back to corporate job either.
His new found passion took him to rides in Rift Valley and Masai Mara in Kenya; Steppes and Gobi desert in Mongolia and Chateaux of Vallee de la Loire in France.
His transition from worsted woollen suits to Cordura riding jackets has been a very happy beginning.
He is married and has a daughter. He is still looking for a place to live.
Just fresh out of college, while others were still looking for direction in life, Vikas fell in love with the road. Since then he has come a long way and eaten enough Himalayan dirt to find best comforts for our riders in these unforgiving terrain. Our riders rank him very high on cuteness quotient. While not riding, he explores the river beds on his cycle or snowboards the fine powder during winter months. He also keeps us alive on Social Media. He can kill you with his sheer innocence. He also has a pet cow and provides her top-notch care.
He is SINGLE and lives with his parents.