Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure-Rongbuk scheduled from October 8 till October 19

India Today

Royal Enfield will launch the maiden edition of Himalayan Adventure-Rongbuk on October 8. This is the first Indian automotive brand-led expedition to the base camps of three eight thousand metre peaks -- Mount Everest, Shishapangma and Cho Oyu -- on motorcycles.

Slated to be the last Himalayan expedition of the season, Himalayan Adventure-Rongbuk will be made on Royal Enfield Himalayan. The motorcycle is powered by a 411 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel injection engine that delivers 24.5 bhp and 32 Nm of torque.

Royal Enfield Himalayan gets a half-duplex split cradle frame.

Performing the suspension duties are telescopic front forks with 200 mm travel and a monoshock at the rear with 180 mm travel. There is a 21-inch tyre at the front and a 17-inch tyre at the rear. The front has a 300 mm disc, while the rear gets a 240 mm disc. The motorcycle boasts of dual-channel as well.

The Himalayan Adventure-Rongbuk is scheduled from October 8 till October 19. To be flagged off from Kathmandu with 11 riders, the ride will cover a distance of 1,111 km. The expedition team will head northeast towards the Nepal-Tibet border at Syabrubesi from Kathmandu and spend the next 11 days at altitudes of 4,000 metres and above. Below is the complete itinerary of the expedition.

-- October 10 - Ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (97 km)
-- October 11 - Ride to the border/enter Tibet and ride to Kyirong Town (44 km)
-- October 12 - Ride from Kyirong to Tingri (270 km)
-- October 13 - Ride from Tingri to Rongbuk/excursion to EBC (70 km)
-- October 14 - Ride from Rongbuk to Cho Oyu Base Camp and ride to Tingri (150 km)
-- October 15 - Ride to Shisapangma Base Camp and to Kyirong Town (300 km)
-- October 16 - Ride to the border/exit and ride to Trishuli (110 km)
-- October 17 - Ride from Trishuli to Kathmandu (70 km)

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