The ride was flagged off on September 1,
2017 from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh and saw its culmination a top the Khardung La
pass 18,380ft above sea level on September 11, 2017. Over a span of eleven
days, these riders passed through Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Pang, Tsokar, Hanle,
Leh and Khardung La. The twelve encountered bad terrain and extreme weather
conditions, travelling a total distance of 970kms on their 110cc TVS scooties.
In its third season, the Himalayan Highs
has seen a great response from across the country and has received more than
1,00,000 enquiries from both male and female enthusiasts. TVS has received two
awards for the Himalayan Highs initiative. Last year in its second season, 11
female riders on their TVS Scooty Zest 110 entered the Limca Book of Records
for being the largest group of women to scale Khardung La on a 110cc scooter.
For the third season, the twelve riders
were selected through multiple rounds of evaluation including physical and psychological
resilience. The selected twelve were -- Ashwini Pawar (Mumbai), Anjali
Chaudhary (Uttar Pradesh), Ashraya Suresh (Karnataka), Shagufta Khan (Mumbai), Vineeta
Lohchab (Delhi), Riya Roy (West Bengal), Baishali Nath (Assam), Devaki P
(Telangana), Milam Shah (Uttar Pradesh), Mohit Bhardwaj (Delhi), Andre Camara
(Goa) and Anjali Manoharan (Kerala).