Refugio Tejos, Chile
The road leading to the world's highest volcano, Ojos del Salado, passes Refugio Tejos. This mountain hut, located in the Atacama Desert in Chile, stands at 5,800 m altitude. It no doubt offers a well-deserved break on a track that is motorable but in dreadful condition. Only experienced bikers should dare take this extreme, little-frequented road!
Khardung La, Ladakh, India
Between lush valleys and desert rock formations, the famous Khardung La pass features among the highest motorable roads in the world. Located 25 miles from Leh, the capital of Ladakh, the Khardung La pass is a challenge and a half. At an elevation of 5,602 m with hairpin bends that would make any skilled biker pale, riders need to be in good physical shape to tackle it! An adrenaline buzz would be guaranteed on this perilous pass! A classic motorcycle like a Royal Enfield is perfect for crossing the Khardung La. Take the leap and book yourself on a motorcycle tour in Ladakh with two to choose from: our Trans-Himalayan tour and Oases and Peaks at the World's End tour.
Semo La, Tibet, China
Third place goes to Semo La pass at 5,565 m altitude. An imposing road with almost 100 miles of arid plateau, the Semo La is one of the hardest passes over 5,500 m. Enjoy this mysterious pass on our authentic Royal Enfield tours Ladakh.
Cerro Uturuncu, Bolivia
Cerro Uturuncu, the Bolivian volcano in the Andes, is located in Lipez desert and reaches 5,777 m altitude. The road, only passable up to 5,550 m, is a mix of hairpin bends and intimidating ravines. It surely would delight thrill-seekers who really want to push their limits.
Cerro Estrella, Argentina
Elevated at 5,389 m, the track to Cerro Estrella volcano is an unbeatable playground for motorcycles. With lunar landscapes as far as the eye can see, gravel tracks, rocks and windswept, arid plains, it is ideal for discovering South America's beauty in its purest form. Do you want your own unforgettable motorcycle tour? Find all our routes across the Himalayas here.
Do you want your own unforgettable motorcycle tour? Find all our routes across the Himalayas here.
Photo credits: Leo Fvy