Royal Enfield calls out for the inaugural edition of Himalayan Odyssey Women

New Delhi, 23th May, 2016:This year, Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey introduces an ALL Women’s edition to be flagged off from New Delhi on 9th July. This is a call to all the women riders seeking their rendezvous with adventure! Women riders can register themselves at anywhere in the country, to be part of the history – The first ever Himalayan Odyssey- Women (HO-W). The 17 day adventure ride will traverse 2200 kms in some of the roughest terrains and highest mountain passes.

Powered by STRE (She Travels on a Royal Enfield), a community of women motorcyclists who ride a Royal Enfield across the globe, the maiden edition of Himalayan Odyssey – Women (HO-W) will see the passion driven contingent ride the ‘holy grail’ of motorcycling from July 09, 2016- July 23, 2016. Apart from the participants, the entire HO-W team will comprise of women i.e. service staff, technicians, doctors and crew will all be women.

The Himalayas have been the mecca for motorcyclists since time immemorial, and the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey- Women gives its women riders opportunity to thump all the way to 18,000 ft to Khardung-La to experience one of the most gratifying motorcycling journeys in the world.

Both men and women contingents will be flagged off from Delhi together while they will ride on different routes before finally converging at Leh, Ladakh.The annual ride is an openingfor those who seek to look beyond the obvious and venture into the unchartered territories exploring one of the most challenging terrains in the world.

  • Registrations areopen for 20 participants for Himalayan Odyssey Women
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The period between the months of May and August is the ideal time when hundreds of Royal Enfield motorcyclists ride up to the Himalayas. This year will see the riders travel over 2,500 kilometers mapping diverse terrains ranging from plains of Delhi to snow clad valleys of Ladakh, all over the course of a grueling 17 days. The weather would shift remarkably, from scorching hot to icy cold as riders will make their way to the picturesque regions of the Himalayas, which house within themselves one of the most hostile environments for motorcycling including Narkanda, Sarchu, Jispa and Leh, all the way to Khardung-La, one of the world’s highest motorable roads. Each turn exposes the riders to a new landscape like no other, eventually getting them surrounded by the overwhelming beauty of the great Himalayan peaks.

At a time when our lives have come to be defined by our professional selves, 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.