Himalayan Odyssey 2017, organised by Royal Enfield India, is set to kick off next month. The 14th edition of this ride will cover over 2200 km and will be spread across 18 days. It will be flagged off on 8th July from New Delhi and will conclude on 23rd July.
The ride will have two batches - Himalayan Odyssey (HO) and Himalayan Odyssey Women (HO-W). Both the groups will take different routes and will regroup at Leh. 50 riders will be in the main group while the women group will have 30 riders. The ride will traverse through Narkanda, Sarchu, Jispa and Leh. Royal Enfield will provide service staff, technicians and doctors with each group of riders.
“Every year scores of Royal Enfield riders ride their way up to the Himalayas, a terrain that we consider as our spiritual home. It is a pilgrimage where riders are able to leave behind their urban monotony and appreciate real and authentic experiences and become one with their machine and the terrain while riding,” Rudratej Singh, President Royal Enfield said.
“The participants will realise that the Himalayan Odyssey is not a just a bucket list ride that they have completed but it’s just the beginning of the explorer inside them.”
Royal Enfield organises several rides spread across the year to various parts of the country and to neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. For the Himalayan Odyssey, Royal Enfield charges Rs 48,000 for one rider and Rs 96,000 for a couple.