Share Experience! These are the Tips for Touring in the Himalayas

 Mentioning the Himalayas continues to bring out memories of offroad, coral, rocky, desert and snowy tracks. Reminiscent of steep climbs and steep descents. Thin oxygen levels to low temperatures. Even so, it all became a combination of pleasant trips under the watchful eyes of the majestic broad-shouldered mountains.

For Indonesians, touring in the Himalayas is a refreshing activity but with a high level of concern. The problems and difficulties left in the dust every kilometer make every rider always remember it.

Destinations such as Leh, Ladakh, Zanskar Valley, Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley, Wari La Pass, Chang La Pass, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Taglang La Pass are very popular among adventurers. In addition to presenting beautiful scenery, those locations also offer some real sensations to test for adrenaline and endorphins.

Although the trip is fine, it should be borne in mind that driving in the Himalayas is not as simple as we see. It even has a high level of risk. But when done right, touring there can be a soul-clearing exercise. Based on the experience team at moto Himalaya 2022 activities, here are some of the best tips on how to ride in the Himalayas.

1. Plan a Trip

Planning a must when driving in the Himalayas. You need to draw up a travel concept and inventory that must be prepared and carried. While still in Indonesia, it's a good idea to find information about the areas you want to cross. Also note that the distance in the mountains can be quite misleading due to the winding roads. 250 km in the mountains is very different from 250 km in the plains. So, schedule the trip appropriately.

2. Passport and International Driver's License

As an Indonesian citizen, Passport, International Driver's License and International Visa are the main things that every rider should have before touring abroad. Passports have a minimum time limit of 6 months before the expiration date expires. The driving license must also be in a valid status.

3. Travel Insurance

This is also a mandatory thing. Make sure you have travel insurance. In addition, it would be wiser to have life insurance in case of an accident on the road. Insurance also at least covers the vehicle used. For motorbike insurance please contact the bike rental there.

4. Health Advice

Expeditions of this kind demand heavy physical exertion. The body must be in a state of physical fitness. If you have conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure, respiratory problems or heart problems, consult a doctor. Because you will spend most of the time at an altitude of about 3,500 to 5,300 meters above sea level). Make sure you have vaccinated such as influenza, chickenpox, measles, tetanus, and booster doses.

5. Currency Exchange

For initial supplies, exchange Rupiah (IDR) to US Dollars. Because there are no money changers in Indonesia who prepare the Rupee currency. Adjust the nominal to the needs while there. Having cash is highly recommended, because in a fairly remote mountainous region do not expect to find an ATM or a card swipe terminal.

Then keep the money in two or three different locations such as a few pockets, suitcases, or tote bags. You never know when you're going to need it. Anticipate expenses ahead of time and plan a budget according to the margin for unexpected expenses as well.


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