The 13th edition of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey will be held this year from July 09-23, the registrations for which have begun from today. The registrations will be open for 50 participants.
The ride will begin in New Delhi and will end at Khardung La which is situated at over 18,000 ft over sea level. As the riders travel through most hostile environments passing Narkanda, Sarchu, Jispa and Leh, all the way to Khardung-La, one of the world’s highest motorable roads, the hostile climate will challenge the toughest of the men and women, challenging them physically as well as emotionally over the 2500 km journey.
Two contingents will take separate routes to the destination and reach Kardung-La after a gruelling 17-day journey.
Along with the Himalayan Odyssey that will see 50 participants, Royal Enfield is organising women’s only Himalayan Odyssey powered by STRE (She Travels on a Royal Enfield). STRE is a community of women motorcyclists who ride a Royal Enfield across the globe. In its maiden edition, Himalayan Odyssey – Women (HO-W) is opening registrations for up to 20 women participants who will ride on the ‘holy grail’ of motorcycling. Apart from the participants, the entire HO-W contingent will comprise of women i.e. service staff, technicians, doctors and crew will all be women.
Himalayan Odyssey appeals to the free-spirited traveler in oneself and quintessential seeker of life beyond concrete jungles. A journey that began in 2003, the ride emphasizes on harmony with the terrain while at the same time encouraging one to overcome their personal barriers and realize the potential that lies within them. Over the past decade, scores of riders have had the pleasure of riding their motorcycles through the picturesque landscape of Ladakh to Leh and then beyond to Khardung La.