Royal Enfield is all set to conduct the second edition of the Tour of Tibet from September 7 to 20, 2014. The ride will basically be a round trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa and then back to Kathmandu. Thirty riders will be riding through 2,380km via areas with an average height of at least 4,500 meters!
This is one of the toughest rides by Royal Enfield in which the riders will aim to reach the Everest Base Camp on motorcycles, which is situated at a height of 5,200m. The ride guarantees of one of the best off-roading experiences anyone can image with treacherous terrains and hair pin bends at a dime for a dozen, added with four precarious mountain passes to negotiate, with a scenic and beautiful background. No wonder the numbers of riders have increased from 17 to 30 this year.
Royal Enfield is known for rides which allow the riders to experience the true value of motorcycling with a spirit of universal ‘motorhood’ among all the participants. Anyone who has a Royal Enfield (owns, borrowed or rented) can be a part of the ride. The registeration fee is Rs 1,50,000.
The bikes will be transported to Kathmandu by the company and you just need to get their motorcycles to Lucknow by August 26, from where Royal Enfield will transport the bikes to Kathmandu and then back to the same place after the 14 day ride is over. The registration fee includes accommodation on all days on a bed and breakfast basis. Except for a few prominent places (big cities) on the Tour of Tibet it also includes dinner. Lunch expenses and petrol are not included in the cost.
Here is the equipment list specified by Royal Enfield for each of the riders:
- Good quality full face helmet: that also fits right. Loose helmets will not be allowed (after wearing your helmet if you move your head up and down rapidly the movement of the helmet should not be independent of your head)
- Boots: preferably riding boots or leather ankle boots
- Jacket: preferably riding jacket or leather jacket
- Pants: preferably riding pants or knee guards
- Basic tool-kit which can assist you in assembling/dis-assembling wheels and changing cables
- Basic protectors in your riding gear, knee, shin and elbow guards
- Basic First aid kit with essential medicines, or your prescribed medication if you are on medication.
Six of the available slots have already been filled so if any of you want to be a part of this, do sign-up early. The itinerary of the event is as under:
|1 SUN||7TH SEP||BRIEFING – KATHMANDU|
|2 MON||8TH SEP||VISA AND PAPERWORK – KATHMANDU|
|3 TUE||9TH SEP||KATHMANDU||KODARI||110|
|4 WED||10TH SEP||KODARI||ZHANGMO||58|
|5 THU||11TH SEP||ZHANGMO||TINGRI||152|
|6 FRI||12TH SEP||TINGRI||XIGATSE||270|
|7 SAT||13TH SEP||PAPERWORK/REST DAY – XIGATSE|
|8 SUN||14TH SEP||XIGATSE||LHASA||300|
|9 MON||15TH SEP||REST DAY – LHASA|
|10 TUE||16TH SEP||LHASA||GYANTSE||264|
|11 WED||17TH SEP||GYANTSE||SHEGAR||320|
|13 FRI||19TH SEP||EBC||NYALAM||220|
|14 SAT||20TH SEP||NYALAM||KATHMANDU||140|
For more details, you can visit this official RE Link.