We started with BIG plans... And we ended with none This report is a journey of two blokes on their motorcycles, traipsing across the far eastern Himalayas bordering India, Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. The holy jewels of the High Himalayas. Mr Xi likes holy jewels. The ride began in early March 2021, right when the Covid 19 cases were ebbing in the Asian sub continent of India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Nepal had just opened its borders to tourists, and of course every bazaar in India had a billion people jostling for space. This ride was about 2 weeks in the making. You read that right. Everyone has different ways about going on a trip of this sorts. Some quietly start planning for years to come. Some start reading every little blog on the planet, watching every single video out there. Many will probably start a WhatsApp group with their pals titled "Himalayan Expedition Trip - who's in!" which will probably degenerate into forwards and porn though begun with the right intentions. Riding (NOT flying) into the Himalayas is not a very simple thing to do. For starters, there are only 2 viable seasons to head there. You're either in at the start of the season, just after the snow starts melting and the high passes are cleared. That's between March and May. Or you're up there between Oct and Nov. At all other times, it's either pouring rain and landslides or 10 foot of snow at 14000 feet. Both not fun for a travel motorcyclist. The whole of 2020 was a dead a year for every human on the planet. We had missed the Oct 2020 window. Cases were ebbing. 2nd week of February, I ring my friend and ask him Hey bud, I feel like riding out. Where to? How about the Eastern Himalayas? Arunachal Pradesh? Indo-Tibetan borders. Am in. I've been wanting to go there myself Alright, I'll start planning. 30 days? Sure, I can extend longer. I just quit my job. Ooookay. Looks like Sikkim is just around the corner. 45 days and we spend time in Sikkim too? Sure thing. Okay, talk soon. And so, we begin. With less than 2 weeks to go before we get on our motorcycles and start our engines. Who's in?