Raid de Himalaya motor rally from Oct 2

August 29th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The 10th edition of Raid de Himalaya, a motor rally organised by the Himalayan Motorsport Association, will start from Himachal Pradesh Oct 2, a senior official said Friday.”The 2,050-km rally, co-sponsored by the tourism departments of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, would pass through Manali, Kaza, Keylong and Sarchu towns in Himachal Pradesh and culminate at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir Oct 9,” principal secretary of the department of youth services and sports T.G. Negi said.

Being India’s prominent motor sports annual event, various teams from India and abroad participate in the rally that passes through four rugged mountain passes - Kunjum La (15,800 feet), Baralacha La (16,400 feet), Nakee La (16,300 feet) and Lachu Langla (16,600 feet).

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