The Himalayan Dash 2011 started after a pre-event cocktail at The Lalit, New Delhi and passed through Shimla, Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Hundar, Pangong Tso & Mulbeg to end successfully and as scheduled on the 11th of July at Srinagar. The 2011 event had 44 participants including 4 ladies and 13 vehicles apart from an ambulance and service car.

The participating vehicles included Range Rover SE, Mercedes R350, Mitsubishi Montero, Outlander, Pajero, Toyota Prado, Fortuner, Innova, Altis & Maruti Grand Vitara amongst others.

The Himalayan Dash 2011 covered over 2,500 kms over its 11 day run and crossed 11 mountain passes including Jalori, Rohtang, Baralacha, Nakee La, Lachlung La, Tanglang La, Chang La, Khardung La, Fotu La, Namik La and Zozi La and passed deep gorges of the Beas, Chandra, Bhaga, Indus & Zanskar rivers. The participants visited the Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Diskit & Lamayuru monastries as well as the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Magnetic Hill en-route.

Carnation Magneti Marelli-Auto Premio Solutions were the service partners and BBC Top Gear, Lonely Planet Magazine and FHM were the media partner for the event.

The event concluded with a gala dinner at The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar.


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