TRANS-HIMALAYAN ADVENTURE 2020
April / May 2020
An unforgettable, high-altitude expedition through China, Tibet and Nepal
Journey to the ‘Roof of the World’
22nd April – 17th May 2020
Following its successful outing in 2019, Rally Round will return to the ‘Roof of the World’ in 2020 for the second outing of the epic Trans-Himalayan Adventure.
An event for the most adventurous, this 26- day expedition journeys from the Sichuan region of China into the vastness of Tibet where we drive ‘up and over’ the world’s mightiest mountain range into Nepal.
Crossing the range from north to south, our event will once again begin in Chengdu, China. Once the formalities of the local authorities have been adhered to, we cross the start line on Saturday 25thApril.
From Chengdu, we begin our climb as crews drive at high altitude and enjoy astonishing roads, breath-taking scenery and the stunning mountain ranges of Tibet.
The spiritual city of Lhasa, the lost Western Tibetan Kingdom of Guge, sacred Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp are just a few of the highlights of this amazing route.
Ancient ruins, stunning temples and monasteries, rare wildlife, breath-taking glaciers and sacred lakes – The Trans-Himalayan Adventure is a feast for the senses.
From Tibet, we complete our journey over the Himalayas as we cross into Nepal and the finish line in the fabulous city of Kathmandu, where we shall celebrate with a gala dinner and prize-giving.
Our route is not for the faint-hearted and, given the elements, altitude and terrain, is a non-competitive event.
Accommodation is the very best available in all areas, with two nights under canvas as part of the adventure.
Numbers for the 2020 event are limited so please contact the rally office at your earliest convenience to reserve your entry.
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.
|Driver / Co-Driver||Country||Car||CC||Category|
|Martin Egli /Thomas Kern||CHE||1933 Lagonda M-45||4,453||Vintage|
|Daniel Sauter / Paul Haelg||CHE||1938 Chevrolet Fangio||3,548||Vintage|
|Michel Leempoel / Isabelle Rouma||BEL||1949 Chevrolet Pick-Up||4,200||Vintage|
|Allison Coates / Peter Coates||GBR||1967 Lotus Elan||1,158||Classic|
|Kerry Finn / David Gainer||AUS||1969 Volvo 142||1,800||Classic|
|Jan Sinclair / Anne Sinclair||AUS||1973 Holden Coupe||5,700||Classic|
|Jose Romao De Sousa / Maria Romao De Sousa||PRT||1997 Toyota Landcruiser||4,164||Classic|
|Mario Illien / Catherine Illien||CHE||2008 Toyota Landcrusier||3,956||Modern|
|Arnold Meier / Paul Waser||CHE||2015 Toyota Landcruiser||4,000||Modern|
|Manoj Saxena / Avinash Saxena||USA||2018 Jeep Wrangler||3,600||Modern|
|David Wenman / Jeff Robinson||GBR/AUS||TBC|
|-3||Chengdu - International Arrivals||0|
|-2||Chengdu - Health checks and Police driving permits||0|
|-1||Scrutineering and documentation||0|
|15||Camp 1||Camp 2||300||4820m||5150m||4600m|
|21||Ji Long||Nepal border||TBD||2830m||TBD||TBD|