Ladakh is every two-wheeler enthusiast’s dream ride and every year, thousands of riders from across the country (and the world) undertake this adventurous ride. Covering several thousand kilometers, multiple mountain passes and tough stretches of streams, nullahs and washed away sections, the riders reach the peak summit of Khardung la, the world’s highest motorable pass.
TVS Motor Company has been organizing “Himalayan Highs” for a select few female riders and the event is now into its 3rd season. The final 12 riders for this year have finally been announced – these riders will ride the 110cc Zest scooter. For the uninitiated, the Season 2 of Himalayan Highs witnessed 11 women riders securing a place in the India Book of Records for being the first women-only group to scale the mighty Khardung La on a 110cc, scooter.
The selection process was kicked off on 3 in July, 2017. The process was equally grueling with multiple rounds of evaluation that focus on physical health and psychological resilience to brave the odds that nature throws as a part and parcel of such rides. The shortlisted riders were provided with safety and riding training from experts including people from TVS Racing team Himalayan Highs has always evoked a lot of interest among the youth of the country, with Season 3 receiving over 1,00,000 enquiries. This year, in response to popular demand to throw open registrations to all, Season 3 assumes a bigger and scaled up form with male riders joining in for the ride.
Himalayan Highs Season 3, will commence in the first week of September 2017 with the flag off taking place at Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). Here is a video from last year
Here are some more pictures with kickass one-liners – kudos!