Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment, known for its philosophy of Pure Motorcycling, is all set to create new benchmarks in motorcycling adventure with Himalayan Adventure – Rongbuk. In its first edition, this is the first Indian automotive brand-led expedition to the Base Camps of three eight thousand metre peaks, Mount Everest, Shishapangma and Cho Oyu on motorcycles. The ride is scheduled from 8th October till 19th October.
Royal Enfield has always been associated with the Himalayas and this year, the ride trails have gone beyond the Ladakh region to explore some of the most extreme Himalayan regions like riding to Karakoram pass, exploring the unforgiving terrain of upper Mustang valley in Nepal and the untouched Zanskar region. Himalayan Adventure -Rongbuk will be the last Himalayan expedition of the season and this epic journey will be made on the Himalayan known for its adventure ready handling to traverse the most extreme and challenging terrain.
While the ride to Rongbuk (close to the Mount Everest Base Camp ) is the highlight of the expedition, the journey to the Shishapangma and the Cho Oyu base camps in Tibet are slated to be equally stunning. Himalayan Adventure- Rongbuk offers a chance to ride to the high mountains of Nepal and the roof of the world- Tibet.
The ride will be flagged off from Kathmandu with 11 riders and will cover a distance of 1,111 KM during the ride. From Kathmandu the expedition team will head northeast towards the Nepal -Tibet border at Syabrubesi and spend the next 11 days at altitudes of 4000 metres and above. With subzero temperature and high altitude the riders will face extreme informidable conditions that will challenge both man and machine while giving them a once in a lifetime experience.
10th Oct: Ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (97 Km)
11th Oct: Ride to the border / Enter Tibet and Ride to Kyirong Town (44 Km)
12th Oct: Ride from Kyirong to Tingri (270 Km)
13th Oct: Ride from Tingri to Rongbuk / Excursion to EBC (70 Km)
14th Oct: Ride from Rongbuk to Cho Oyu Base Camp and Ride to Tingri (150 Km)
15th Oct: Ride to Shisapangma Base Camp and to Kyirong Town (300 Km)
16th Oct: Ride to the Border / Exit and Ride to Trishuli (110 Km)
17th Oct: Ride from Trishuli to Kathmandu (70 Km)
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