May 11, 2007

Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2007 Announcement

Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2007 LogoThe best way to see the Himalayas from the saddle of an Enfield is here again. And this time round, the route is a little different too... Here's the official announcement. The money to be paid is just Rs 11,500 (incredible!), which includes everything but fuel and spares.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2007

Its back – the biggest, toughest, highest and most fun filled ride above sea level. Now in its fourth edition. This grand daddy of all motorcycle rides will see about 50 Royal Enfield riders from different parts of the country put their wheels hearts spirits and beats together with the mighty Himalayas.

While the main theme is an exhilarating experience the underlying emphasis is on safety in every aspect of the ride. Whether it is planning of the route, or execution of the ride, Royal Enfield provides service and medical back up to give confidence not just to the first time participant but also his/her friends and family.

The Himalayan Odyssey has expert and experienced pilots to guide the group in various areas of bike riding and coping with the weather and terrain.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey, will be flagged off from Delhi on 24th June. The 14 day adventure ride will traverse about 2500km in some of the roughest terrains, breathtaking corners, and highest mountain passes in the world. This year sees the introduction of an exciting new section on the return leg from Keylong to Amritsar. The Himalayan Odyssey would be amongst the first motorcycle groups to traverse this route if Bhimakali allow us the gift of unbridled passage call it an attempt on some of the last remaining frontiers.

The Odyssey will leave from Delhi on 24th June and then halt over night at ‘City Beautiful’, Chandigarh, before proceeding into the lap of the Himalayan Mountains for an overnight halt at Manali at a scenic camp next to the Beas river. The 300 odd kilometers between Chandigarh and Manali are a bikers paradise with scenic views of the hills and fantastic riding roads. But Manali is where the picnic ends and the expedition begins.

From here on the the riders will cross over the snow-filled Rhothang Jot (pass) leaving behind the soothing Himachal greenery to embrace the stark desert landscape of the Keylong region. On the 4th day, they will cross the notorious Baralach La pass, to glimpse a view of the magnificent Suraj Tal and rest in the breath taking Sarchu Valley. Day 5 from Sarchu to Rumtse would be a tough ride as it involves traversing the mighty Tanglang La – the second highest motorable road in the world. The setting is scenic and the spectacular Tso Kar is just a stone's throw from the route. Day 6 can be sonsidered the start o the rest days which it is a gentle cruise to Leh, the capital city of Ladakh. Where the riders and bikes will get a chance to rest and soak in the feeling of having made the tough ride. The ride to Khardung La Pass – the worlds Highest Motorable road at 18350 feet above mean sea level , is the highlight of the 14 day adventure trip. The return route will see the riders stop over at Pang and then straight at Keylong. In the past that was where the tough part ended but this year the riders and their Royal Enfield bikes have another challenge ahead. One that is wrought with uncertainties and challenges. The bikers will try their luck over Sach Khas and Pangi valley to finally end the trip with a historic visit to Whaga Border near Amritsar paying their symbolic tributes to the men who give their today so we can have a tomorrow. A tribute to an entity called India.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey is organized by Royal Enfield every year.

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Hrishi said...

Umm.. only bulleteers welcome?

rearset said...

Yes. It's a by Enfield for Enfields thing.

Hrishi said...

Wish i could have made it this year.. :(

Was planning to do it in 2007.. but hv to postpone it.

Hopefully things fall in place next year round !!!

mack said...

Very nice post. Most adventurous journeys in my life. Started at a coffee shop, my friend challenge me this is amazing adventures. Regular 150 cc bikes to the 350 cc Royal Enfield, in india is called Bullet. I have all essential items like Food, Medicine and water purifying tablets. I also collected information on various on-route amenities and facilities.Timing of my trip was well planed. I decided to go in end September because at that time descent weather rest let it depends on the nature gods.