Covering a distance of 1000km from Leh to Karakoram pass in Jammu and Kashmir, the Himalayan Heights Expedition was flagged off today. It is the first time the Indian Army has participated in the motorcycle expedition to Karakoram Pass. The expedition consists of 11 bikes that will be led by Indian Army team and will have riders from the Indian Army Corps, Royal Enfield and Himalayan Motorsports.
– Flagged off by General Officer Commanding 3 Infantry Division, Major General Sanjiv Rai
– Expedition will have riders covering 1000 km over 14 days on 11 bikes
– The journey is led by Indian Army team from Army Service Corps, Royal Enfield and Himalayan Motorsports
The expedition was flagged off by General Officer Commanding 3 Infantry Division, Maj Gen Sanjiv Rai, SM, VSM at 10 AM from Karu Military Station. The road route for the expedition was initially used as the Afghan trade route that has never been explored by any biker in the world, as per the release.
The 14-day journey will have the team navigating their bikes through all odds in the challenging terrain and extreme climate conditions of the region before they reach Karakoram Pass. Marking the occasion on the 20th Anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, the Himalayan Heights Expedition undertaken by brave Army personnel including women officers serves to renew and rekindle the spirit of fortitude, courage and adventure synonymous with the Indian Army.