Monday, December 8, 2014

Himalayan Motorcycle Odyssey!

"It's a part of our life that we spent in the mountains."


Our love for travel, road, mountains and the bike took us to the Himalayas for a road trip that we would cherish and take to our graves. The three of us, Guy, Girl and Motorcycle headed out in search of salvation to Nepal, Bhutan and the hidden treasure, Sikkim.

Our trip started with Nepal, then we rode to Sikkim and from there we headed to Bhutan. During the entire trip of 50 days, we covered 4269 km. We made hotels our homes, fell in love with Momos, Nepali thali, Datshi, Paa, people, culture, roads, landscapes and many more.

Our Route Map
It is very difficult to put in words all the fun and excitement that we had over these two months. However hard we think, we are running short of words to describe how awesome we felt and how lucky we are to do things that our hearts have always craved for. Over the last several days, we spent a part of our lives with the incredible people of North East India, Bhutan and Nepal.


This adventurous road trip on our motorcycle took us to three places that are an extension of the graceful Himalayas, but are unique in their own way and left us enchanted by their magic. Nepal offered us a chance to see some of the most exotic migratory birds in Koshi Tappu, the birth place of Goddess Sita - Janakpur. We rode on an elephant back into the Royal Chitwan national park in search of the imperil one horned Rhino. Katmandu treated us with abundant heritage and history, we had spectacular views of Himalayas from Pokhara and visited the birth place of Buddha - Lumbini.


Our very own Sikkim offered us a change to see one of the highest lakes in the world - Gurudongmar lake, 16th century Rumtek monastery, second capital of Sikkim - Rabdentse Ruins, glimpse of super rare and highly endangered wildlife, rode on the second highest bridge in Asia, saw the gears used by the great Tenzing Norgay.


Bhutan - The awesome Kingdom that puts Happiness ahead of Money. A country that does not believe in traffic lights, yet maintains impeccable driving sense. Home of the breathtaking Tiger nest monastery.


All of this would not have been possible without the help of an integral part of our family - our Royal Enfield motorcycle. He turned out to be the best companion to do this trip with. Throughout the testing climatic conditions and terrible roads, he did run like a champ and never gave us any trouble or threw fits around. True to his tag line -"Made like a gun, goes like a Bullet," this machine is indeed a true legacy. We just fell in love with our bike all over again.

This trip will always stay very close to our hearts.

12 comments:

  1. Your blog beautifully encapsulates your journey....indeed your content is crisp & informative... You are my star couple- Ram & reshma Wish you mnay more enthralling experiences in life!

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  2. This is my dream style of traveling, but sadly I can't. I bet this must be overwhelming.

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    1. Its pretty awesome, you should give it a shot.

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  3. Beautiful pictures and what an awesome journey. Thanks for sharing Ram :-) Cheers, Archana - www.drishti.co

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    1. Thanks Archana :). It was one kick ass ride!!!

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  4. All the best for ur next adventure.

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  5. Wow...
    Snds like a dream trip, can u plz enlighten us with risks and precautions needed to b taken care off...

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    1. Indeed it was a dream come true for us Amit. Regarding risks, safety is not a concern both countries were safe. Precautions I would recommend start your ride early and wrap it up by sun down. Ride slow and enjoy, do not rush take lot of breaks, do not set target kilometers per day. Cheers

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