Himalayan Adventure Ride
Riders traveled with Mid Life Adventures to the hustle and bustle of vibrant Delhi where after an exciting two day tour including a rickshaw race through the spice markets, we traveled through the lush plains of India on local train to the summer capital of Shimla where our journey began.
We spent fourteen days on Royal Enfield ‘Himalayan’ motorcycles through the astounding Himalayas staying in local accommodation, visiting 1000 year old temples and Tibetan monasteries. After reaching the peak of the highest motorable road in the world, we stayed in magnificent royal houseboats in the ancient city of Srinagar before departing by air to Delhi for our final night together in the magnificent Leela Palace.
An Unforgettable yet Challenging High-Altitude Motorcycle Adventure
The Royal Enfield tour of Himachal Pradesh was a peaceful journey through the state located in the lap of the Himalayas, where each village had its own deity, and its magical nature was a paradise for visitors. The motorcycle expedition started from Shimla, the state capital, a tourist paradise in a lush green valley. A narrow, curvy but charming road led from remote villages to the rocky and sandy terrain of semi-desert Kinnaur and to arid Spiti located on the Indo-Tibetan border. Further mountainous roads led through Chandra valley dominated by snow-capped mountains to the tribal region of Lahoul, Leh & Ladakh. During the adventure tour, the group visited ancient Hindu temples where often devotees could be seen paying homage and monasteries where monks chanted and studied.
Apart from the natural beauty, the group met welcoming and cheerful people of the Himalayas. All this diversified culture and landscape remained a life time memory.
The trip was escorted by experienced crew members that included a guide and a mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle for baggage. The backup vehicle could also accommodate the co-pilot (potential passenger) by advance notice if from time to time they wished to travel comfortably. The group rode into entirely isolated and remote valleys of Himachal Pradesh, Leh & Ladakh, and tranquil landscapes, soothing for eyes and soul. They visited century-old Hindu traditional temples and Tibetan monasteries and met cheerful people while riding the Himalayan roads that very few riders dared to ride.