The seventh edition of the Himalayan Odyssey was flagged off recently. This year the Himalayan Odyssey charts a different course going beyond Khardung La into Nubra valley and exploring virgin territory, the seventh edition of this annually organized Royal Enfield ride promises incomparable excitement to all its 60 participants. The bikers will cover a distance of 2560 kms before they re‐converge at Delhi on July 3. The youngest member of this entourage is all of 22 while the oldest is touching 60, an open testimony to the fact that where there is a will, there is a way.

En route, medical help for the bikers and mechanical help for their machines is on‐hand 24/7. The flag off ceremony began with the invoking chants of morning Ragas, a ‘Rose‐and‐Tilak’ ritual by children and culminated with the riders moving out in formation, the thump of their bikes keeping pace with the high notes of the classical crescendo.