My Himalaya Ride Story. Our Ride Logo A Video I made of our 9th Day Ride to Pangong Tso <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FZ_sPMIBpck?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Himalaya calls me strongly. But I fear Acute Mountain Sickness. I fear icy cold water crossings. I fear cold mountain nights. I fear crappy bikes breaking down. I fear getting stuck trying to get permits to enter some areas i wanna go. I fear getting Delhi Belly. I fear so many things associated with travel in a strange land. But I wanna ride Himalayas. The Quest was to find a way to do it in the Easiest Way possible, but without spending an arm and a leg. I went through many Himalaya stories in AVF Forum. And the BCM Site. Clicked all the youtube stories. Everything looks hard, harsh and pretty daunting. Bike hunting for rental seems nightmarish, and hit or miss. All the elements I'd like to avoid. But the scenery awaits, the calling louder. I must GO. Economies of Scale is one way to get costs down. So I gathered a few of my closest riding buddies ( we did IndoChina together ) and started identifying good Tour Companies that can provide the services and schedules that I have in my head. I also thought this is a great opportunity for the wives to come along so we arranged for another 4 wheeler to bring the wives along. My wife Gerry wants to occasionally ride pillion and she has plans of riding on her own at some stretches. I found 10 riders eventually, but due to a dirt bike accident one week before departure, 3 couldn't come while two more dropped out due death in the family. This is a ride to the roof of the world by biking friends who lives halfway across the world, Malaysia and USA. We will meet at Delhi for our most excellent adventure. We left kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 17. Our story follows in the following posts. I have read many well-written reports on the Route I rode on , so will not bother repeating the story again. I'll just post more pictures instead. In the meantime, here are some pics; Our Enfields sitting at 15,000ft, with the big Dipper and millions of stars framing the background. The Magnificent Pangong Tso Marmot on the Plains near Chagar Tso Deserts at 15,000ft Fine Signs Galore. My kind of camping The Narrow Plains of Sarchu More to come.