Another awesome ride with these guy's. Couldn't ask for more. 11/10 on the stayovers, a mix of riding + sightseeing, and with a good route plan,they make sure you cover everything on the journey. Totally worth it.
And, when you got Mike sir riding along, there's barely anything to worry about..your ride is sorted.
Riding with VIKTORIANZ -HIGHLY recommended."
" Its was a mind boggling time in heaven .... Which people call Bhutan in Geographical terms The Last Shangri La . This excellent ...Trip was out come of a mix of ... Man , Machine & Spirits an experience of a life time which gave me a Lesson .... You don't have to Die to see Heaven... you just Have to ride into Bhutan. To feel the pulse & the spirit ... May Gods Bless such People .... Riding with Victorianz was Great
After the Day's Ride there was always a feeling of Home .... I have Fallen in Love once again ... "
praveenahlawat98, Pune, India
Each year, a group of my friends will find an overseas motorcycle trip to enjoy together. In 2014, we rode from Northern Thailand to Shangri-La, China. In 2015, we went to Mongolia and took on the Gobi desert. For 2016, we decided on India and Khardung-La. My friend researched online and found Viktorianz. We did not have first hand review from someone we know so just went with what was said on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. The trip was better than expected. I was expecting it to be a Motorcycle adventure but it turned out to be a packaged tour where we visited all the key tourist sites but we travelled using the Royal Enfields. I was expecting to just ride but Viktorianz scheduled all the touristy stuff in which was a nice surprise. Ladakh area is beautiful 360 degrees. You must visit Leh Ladakh at least once in your life. Nubra Valley was spectacular. We travelled in a group of 4 expecting to join other riders, in the end, it was a private tour so we were able to decide easily the routes and adapt from the original schedule. Since we were experienced riders, we took a different route and took on Wari-La pass as well. The team also accommodated us when the road to Panggong Lake was closed due to mudslide. We quickly re-arrange our dates, but in the end the road was still blocked. We decided to give it a go anyway and hiked over the mudslide. The company arranged for a truck to pick us up on the other side so our plans was not disrupted.
The team had mechanics and a spare bike at all times. When a bike broke down, we had a replacement bike right away so we were never slowed down. The lead rider was very safe keeping the speed low and going fast only when it was safe to do so.
We did not get food poisoning at all through the entire trip. We did get altitude sickness and the team was prepared with Diamox for medication as well as having an oxygen tank on standby at all time.
Ankit the tour leader as great. So was Norbuu the lead rider. Overall, we have a great memnorable experience. Do not think twice about doing this trip, JUST DO IT!! "
" Full disclosure - I am a recently retired Air Force chopper pilot (so obviously finicky and with severe OCD) This was a perfectly planned and flawlessly conducted 10 day ride from 04 May to 14 May 2016. 2000 kms over mountainous roads and tracks. The planning and logistics is with military precision. Contingencies are visualized and catered. The Viktorianz military engineering, staff and command background shows up bright and shining. Colonel Mike is a thorough professional, his staff - Ankit (Ride 2IC), Batra ji (the Chief Mechanic) and Adhikari (Bhutanese Official guide) are very knowledgeable and ever ready with tips, help and advice. You get briefed before each ride and debriefed after. You will be given a list of what to carry (clothes, ride gear, gadgets, documents, every little thing). They carry a comprehensive medical kit with a doctor on call 24/7. Remember what I said about planning.
You are blissfully oblivious about the paperwork. Your bikes (choice between RE 500cc and KTM 390) are less than three months old (and have been run-in). They are cleaned, serviced and fueled, every night and early morning. We had a silencer that fell off ( a new RE 500 cc - 800 kms), two flats, one gear pedal twist, one electrical fault, one air pipe dislocation; all rectified on road. The ride caters to diverse experience levels, especially for beginners, whilst experienced riders after evaluation are let free.
The stay at each place is beautifully catered. Lovely locales, picturesque resorts, smiling, courteous and ever helpful staff (they did our laundry within a few hours), top-of-the-line plumbing (you are going to love the showers every evening at the end of a hard ride).
This is the way to experience Bhutan's happiness. Up close and personal with Viktorianz. The mountains, the forests with blooming lavender trees, the Dzongs and temples, Tigress's Nest, Lam Kuenlay, Thimpu's night life, Red Panda brewery, the beautiful, soft spoken Bhutanes women.. the list is long.
Go there and do it. "