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Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey returns after three years, heads for Umling La | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Himalayan Odyssey might be flagged off from Delhi and break up into two teams earlier than converging at Leh.

The 18th version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey, which might be organised after a three-year hiatus, will take riders throughout Umling La. This yr’s occasion might be held between July 2-18, and 70 riders from throughout India will cowl a distance of two,700km. 

2022 Himalayan Odyssey: Umling La Move the spotlight

The riders might be break up into two teams – each might be flagged off from Delhi – and converge at Leh, albeit taking totally different routes, and canopy Ladakh, Spiti in addition to the Umling La go.

The Umling La go towers over each different motorable highway on the earth at 19,024ft over sea stage, making it the brand new highest motorable highway on the earth. Beforehand, that title was reserved for the Khardung La go at 17,982ft above sea stage.

Royal Enfield’s give attention to slicing down waste

This yr Royal Enfield has set a aim to make use of zero ‘single-use-plastics’ on this journey by propagating protected, eco-friendly and accountable journey practices. On the earlier Himalayan Odyssey held in 2019, the bikemaker had arrange six purified water stations alongside its path to discourage plastic waste within the type of used water bottles. This concept was campaigned below the title #LeaveEveryPlaceBetter and is predicted to be continued this yr as properly.

Himalayan Odyssey: a short overview

Royal Enfield’s intention of beginning the Himalayan Odyssey was to offer riders a style of the gruelling terrain the mountainous passes offered. They mentioned that this journey is meant to, “foster a way of camaraderie and depart each rider with reminiscences etched of their thoughts eternally”. Royal Enfield has been organising this journey yearly since 1997 and it takes riders throughout the Himalayan mountain vary.

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