Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet kicks off: Lucknow-Kathmandu-Lhasa-Everest base camp
Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet was kicked off earlier today in Nepal by Chief Guest Mrs Anita Singh, Assistant Regional Transport Officer for Mahanagar, Lucknow region. 17 riders from India and abroad, will cover a total distance of 2380 kms on their Royal Enfield Motorcycles. Their route: Lucknow-Nepal-Lhasa-Everest base camp.
Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing Royal Enfield said, “The Tour of Tibet is a brand new ride that Royal Enfield has introduced this year. We are offering our customers a new motorcycling frontier – Lucknow to Lhasa with the Tour of Tibet. This tour offers newer motorcycling destinations and a variety of riding terrains to the participants that will make the Tour of Tibet an experience of a lifetime. Such motorcycling adventures further strengthen the Royal Enfield philosophy and promise of providing pure motorcycling experience to our customers.”
In its very first edition itself the Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet garnered some international interest. This year along with participants from India, the Tour of Tibet has 2 participants from Uruguay and one participant from Singapore.
The cavalcade of Royal Enfield riders will be en-route to Kathmandu for the first two days passing through plains. Once the riders cross Bhairava, they will enter the foothills till they reach Kathmandu on October 13. From Kathmandu onwards the riders will be on their way into the Lhasa, Tibet passing through the ‘lesser Himalayas’ where the riders will come across several sharp turns which are shaped like hairpins. This will be an unforgettable stretch for the riders as they will pass through 4 mountain passes which are all above 5000 mts. The riders are scheduled to reach Lhasa on October 20 where they shall rest for a day and get acclimatised and then will then begin their ascent from Lhasa towards the Everest Base Camp (5200 mts above sea level) on October 22.
The participants are scheduled to reach the Everest Base Camp on via Shegar on October 24 braving chilly winds and sub zero temperatures on certain stretches. On October 25, the riders would begin their descent and will continue from the base camp till Tingri. The entire stretch of Shegar-Everest Base Camp-Tingri will be an off-roading experience for all participants. The first Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet will culminate on October 26 once the riders reach Kathmandu. The extreme weather conditions, rapidly changing terrains and high altitude will pose a formidable challenge even to the most seasoned riders.
Royal Enfield organises various rides and events for Royal Enfield owners all through the year. These are adventure filled; fun and leisure motorcycle rides through spectacularly scenic, off the beaten path places and on challenging terrains. After conquering the Himalayas with its marquee ride Himalayan Odyssey over the past decade, Royal Enfield has also conducted the Tour of Nepal and The Tour of Bhutan. These rides conducted by Royal Enfield are non competitive in nature. For more information, http://royalenfield.com/rides/