Top Motorable Mountain Passes in the Himalayas:
Updated: May 4, 2020
"Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action".
By - John Muir
Mountains and mountain pass always fascinated me since I started my Motorcycles Journeys. It's been 10 years since I started conquering mountain pass in Himalayas of India, Bhutan and Tibet, not once but multiple times and the same mountain pass with different landscape and different season and months. That's why I always call the Himalayas are my home forever. Riding Motorcycles in these Himalayan Mountains and Passes is not everyone's cup of tea, before reaching the top you must encounter multiple water crossings, off-road trails, gravels, slush and sometimes snow with black ice. Here is the list of some of the mountain pass that has travelled through Himalayan regions of India on Royal Enfield's.
1. Rohtang Pass- 3980Mtrs ASL
Rohtang pass is situated at the height of 3980 Mtrs in the Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh, it's the gateway to 2 important valleys in the Himalayas. Rohtang pass connects Ladakh and Spiti valley from Manali side which is disconnected during the harsh winters for about 7 months. Rohtang means the Pass of Corpse, named as such due to people working in CBRE dying in bad weather trying to cross the pass. While taking a motorcycle tour from Manali to Leh, this is first pass we should cross and trust me it's beautiful and adventurous.