The seventh edition of the Himalayan Odyssey has flagged off .This year the Himalayan Odyssey charts a different course and extends the definition of arduous adventure riding. Going beyond Khardung La into Nubra valley and exploring virgin territory, the seventh edition of this annually organized Royal Enfield ride promises incomparable excitement to all its 60 participants.
The bikers will cover a distance of 2,560 km before they reconverge at Delhi on July 3. The youngest member of this entourage is all of 22 while the oldest is touching 60, an open testimony to the fact that where there is a will, there is a way. En route, medical help for the bikers and mechanical help for their machines is on hand 24/7.
The route to be taken this year moves via Kelong to Sarchu, Ladakh and then Khardung La. However, the novel feature of this year’s ride is that this year, the riders will ride on towards Nubra and pay tribute to the earthy vale of Nubra by erecting a Royal Enfield flag on its sand dunes.
Potographs from the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2010 Flag Off ceremony at India Gate New Delhi. – Courtesy Anuj Maheshwari