The Himalayan Dash 2012 is here!
Cougar Motorsports & TopGear India's dash takes off-road enthusiasts to new heights, quite literally
Cougar Motorsports, in association with TopGear India, bring to you "The Himalayan Dash 2012" - a one-of-a-kind, distinct experience which involves driving all the way up to the highest motorable road on the planet, all by yourself! Kicking off on the 7th of July, 2012, the expedition lasts eleven days, ending on July 17, 2012.
The Himalayan Dash is an annual event, which also happens to be ranked first amongst the top ten drives in the country, with global appeal to go with it. The route, which stretches over 2,000kms across 5 states, takes its participants to some of the highest motoring passes in the world, whilst bisecting vast stretches of the ice-cold desert and negotiating the perilous gorges of the Chandra, Indus and Beas rivers.
The journey begins on the 7th of July from Delhi with a pre-event launch party, and after going through places like Shimla, Leh, Jispa, Sarchu, Nubra, Pangong, Mulbeg and Manali, finally culminates with a gala post-event party & dinner at Srinagar on the 17th of July. Over-night halt destinations include some of the best, most luxurious lodging available en-route such as The Wildflower Hall Shimla, Banon Resorts Manali, Swiss tents, Lha-Ri-Sa Leh and The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar.
Full medical and service back-up will be at hand all throughout the journey, along with fuel planning, permits and local guidance too. The expedition will be accompanied by doctors trained in high-altitude medicines, with all participants entitled to Personal Accident Insurance.
With activities like para-sailing, monastery visits, bon-fires, camel safari and wine tasting (!) organized daily for the participants' entertainment, rest assured, there never will be a dull moment on the trip. Every little detail will be taken care of, right from accommodation to medicines. In short, we've got everything covered, leaving nothing for the participants to worry about.
So, if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle that's only been as far off-road as the cratered Mumbai roads, awaiting you to unlock its full potential, and desire the finest in life, this is your chance to have the experience of a lifetime with TopGear India and Cougar Motorsports' Himalayan Dash 2012. After all, there are few better experiences in life than driving to locations you've never been to before, in your own vehicle, actually upholding the true TopGear spirit - "Man Love Car".
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