Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey returns after 3 years, heads for Umling La

    The Himalayan Odyssey will be flagged off from Delhi and split into two groups before converging at Leh.

    Published On May 27, 2022 05:18:00 PM


    Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey returns after 3 years, heads for Umling La
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    The 18th edition of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey, which will be organised after a three-year hiatus, will take riders across Umling La. This year's event will be held between July 2-18, and 70 riders from across India will cover a distance of 2,700km. 

    2022 Himalayan Odyssey: Umling La Pass the highlight

    The riders will be split into two groups – both will be flagged off from Delhi – and converge at Leh, albeit taking different routes, and cover Ladakh, Spiti as well as the Umling La pass.

    The Umling La pass towers over every other motorable road in the world at 19,024ft over sea level, making it the new highest motorable road in the world. Previously, that title was reserved for the Khardung La pass at 17,982ft above sea level.

    Royal Enfield's focus on cutting down waste

    This year Royal Enfield has set a goal to use zero ‘single-use-plastics’ on this journey by propagating safe, eco-friendly and responsible travel practices. At the previous Himalayan Odyssey held in 2019, the bikemaker had set up six purified water stations along its route to discourage plastic waste in the form of used water bottles. This idea was campaigned under the name #LeaveEveryPlaceBetter and is expected to be continued this year as well.

    Himalayan Odyssey: a brief overview

    Royal Enfield's intention of starting the Himalayan Odyssey was to give riders a taste of the gruelling terrain the mountainous passes presented. They said that this ride is intended to, “foster a sense of camaraderie and leave every rider with memories etched in their mind forever”. Royal Enfield has been organising this ride every year since 1997 and it takes riders across the Himalayan mountain range.

    Would you like to take part in the Himalayan Odyssey? Let us know in the comments below.


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