White Out is all about exploring the next level, riding on extreme terrains, challenging your grit while going with the flow of the mystical snow-capped Himalaya. This is the time to ride in snowfall, on snow covered tracks, sometimes making your way, and at other times getting stuck but operating as a unit that aims to complete the ride successfully pegging adventure to its next level altogether. A motley crew of 15 riders would embark on the Royal Enfield White Out 2020 which will be trying, testing and thrilling.
Briefing and scrutiny:- Before the ride starts, scrutiny of gear and briefing on the ride and safety procedures happen. Also acclimatization to weather and getting to know the terrain begins here.
Shimla to Rampur:- The ride starts with the Flag-off from Shimla. Riders would then proceed through twisting roads through pine tree laden hills towards Rampur. This distance is to be covered and would mostly be done on tarmac with some occasional snow or ice
Rampur to Nako:- This day will be the longest day of riding and would take the riders deeper into Lahaul Spiti region. Traces of first snowfall and snow laden roads most likely to be encountered on this day.
Nako to Tabo:- An exciting ride through a good mix of tarmac and some broken roads mostly either snow-covered or with occasional black ice takes the riders through a different level of adventure
Tabo to Kaza via Pin Valley :- On this day of the ride, the riders will be encountering heavy snow on the road. Though a short distance to cover, Day 4 could be one of the most challenging days on White Out 2020.
Kaza - Key - Kibber - Chicham - Kaza:- Located 15 Kms beyond Kaza, Chicham is famous for the recently opened Chicham Bridge connecting the two villages Kibber and Chicham. On this day, we will be covering Key as well as the Kibber village. Most likely the roads would be completely covered in snow in this sector.
Kaza - Demul - Kaza :- A short run further into Spiti Valley from Kaza towards Langza, Komic and Demul, which are a part of the high village belt of Spiti valley. Most likely the roads would be completely snow covered in this sector.
Kaza - Nako:- The ride nears completion as riders now turn back from Kaza back towards Nako after spending a day exploring Kaza.
Nako - Rampur:- Descending into Kinnaur valley from Spiti valley after crossing over from Tabo towards Kalpa. Penultimate day of the actual riding days.
Rampur - Shimla :- The last leg of the ride as the riders now head back to Shimla after having reached a pinnacle of adventure in the Spiti valley. As the riders reach civilization the weather also turns a few degrees warmer and becomes easier to ride.
Check Out :- An epic adventure comes to an end as the riders wrap up and check out from Shimla ready to head back into the plains after their adventure in these mountains. This adventure would test them to certain extent while also would prepare them for the next one lined up in less than a month away.
In the height of winter in the Himalayas, 7 riders set out to explore the Spiti Valley on their Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles. For the next 9 days, freezing blizzards, snowfall, primitive living conditions and roads topped with deceptive black-ice made the first edition of Royal Enfield Whiteout a test of the toughest minds and bodies. Here is a recount of the grit, determination and adventure that made this epic ride a story well lived.
For decades, the Himalaya has been the spiritual home for Royal Enfield. To explore the next level of challenge, thrill and adventure, 7 riders, atop their Himalayan, set out to Spiti Valley in the peak of winters. For the next 9 days, freezing temperatures, snowfall, primitive living conditions and deceptive black-ice made the first edition of Royal Enfield Whiteout a test of the toughest minds and bodies. Here is the story of the epic ride.
When 7 riders set out to Spiti valley in the peak of winter, the result is an epic ride. Treacherous terrain, freezing temperatures, snowfall, primitive living conditions and deceptive black-ice are just some of the things that made the first edition of Royal Enfield Whiteout a test of the toughest minds and bodies. Here is a sneak peek to the adventure.