As a frequent traveler, I often come across large groups of men and even solo male travelers, but not so many female travelers. Even fewer still, when it comes to exploring the Himalayas. So when I came across a webseries that captured the journey of 10 young women on scooters, making their way to Khardung La, very well known as one of the toughest motorable roads in the Himalayas, it had my instant attention.
On a closer look, I found that this was part of an excursion by TVS and Himalayan Highs 2, which brought together 10 women riders, along with Anam Hashim, to make this journey on TVS Scooty Zest 110.
The riders made their way through precarious mountain roads, and all the while their journey was documented by the Himalayan Highs to make the Himalayan Highs 2 web series. Riding in the Himalayas can be a daunting task even for the most experienced riders, and I can only imagine how exciting it must have been to start such an enthralling journey with complete strangers. However, the camaraderie visible among these girls is plain beautiful. They share this ride and little moments that come with it. Accompanied is a good dose of introspection about the nuances of this trip topped with the best of spirits and laughter. I know for a fact that sharing moments such as these go a long way in defining a person and their relationships with others.
They talk about colors, friendships, anticipation and many other things, while experiencing a huge range of emotions during this trip. I was very happy to see how the teams ensured that these girls experienced the ruggedness, charm, and all the highs of the Himalayas.
I’d like to give a big shout out to the team of TVS Scooty Zest and Himalayan Highs 2 for creating such a fantastic experience for these riders.
Catch the web series here:
*All pictures courtesy TVS Scooty