Royal Enfield today kicked off a new motorcycle ride – The Tour of Tibet. This will be the third-ever international ride conducted by Royal Enfield.
The participants en-route to Tibet will constantly ride at an average altitude of 4500 mts above sea level for most of the duration reaching the Everest Base Camp (5200 mts above sea level) making this one of the most challenging Royal Enfield rides. The first edition of the Royal Enfield Tour of Tibet was flagged off from Lucknow from the Royal Enfield Brand Store at Badshah Nagar by Chief Guest Mrs Anita Singh, Assistant Regional Transport Officer for Mahanagar, Lucknow region. In this first edition of the Tour of Tibet 17 riders from India and abroad will be journeying through the scenic landscapes of India, Nepal and Bhutan for 15 days covering 2380 kms (approx).
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 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 via Shegar on October 24. 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.