Video: An incredible off-road motorbike adventure in the Himalayas

Himalayas, Nepal

Thirsty for adventure, ABR readers Sudhakar and Geno headed into the Himalayan mountains of Nepal to explore one of the most challenging riding environments on Earth.

The two friends, both computer engineers from India, filmed their 125-mile journey from the city of Pokhara to the village of Manang, which sits 3,519m above sea level.

Search for adventure

After renting bikes in Pokhara, a Royal Enfield Himalayan and a Hartford VR, they struck out into the mountains in search of adventure and experienced some of the best riding of their lives.

The pair rode sandy, rocky and sometimes ice-covered trails, they encountered waterfalls gushing across their path, and crossed suspension bridges barely wide enough for a motorbike.

Thinning air in the Himalayas

Sudhakar and Geno also journeyed along narrow trails carved out of mountainsides with no barrier, the danger heightened by the effects of the thinning air at altitude on their minds.

The pair finished their three-day ride on the shores of the frozen Lake Gangapurna, located on the edge of Manang.

Fortunately for us, Sudhakar and Geno edited their footage into the short film below, which is sure to have you dreaming of riding the Himalayas.