Himalaya by Bike is a guidebook written by Laura Stone who spent three years cycling solo around the Himalayas. The book covers the best biking routes in High Asia from Pakistan’s Karakoram Highway in the west to Bhutan’s many passes in the east, with particular emphasis on northern India’s biking scene along the Manali Leh Highway, the Spiti Valley and the Leh Srinagar Highway.


This website features the latest updates and all the things which couldn’t fit into the book or have happened since it went to print: you’ll find hundreds of photographs, some new routes (such as the Nubra Valley, Zanskar and Arunachal Pradesh), the Himalaya GPS atlas and updates from cyclists. I hope it will inspire you to dream about biking in the Himalaya and, as the Indian road signs say, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it!’.

Welcome to

Himalaya by Bike!

“An incredible guide...
a truly impressive piece of bike travel literature”

Cycling Active Magazine
(July 2013)