I started a two week + trip in the Himalayas riding a Royal Enfield Himalayan 441 c.c., 450 lb. 25 HP motorcycle. It was capable for the roads and speeds we went. The roads were OK to treacherous and very dangerous. Included in these roads were miles of rocks, rock ledges, mud, streams and steep up and down hills. One river had 6 streams to cross, all about 24" deep, and on a 20+ degree slope and in jagged and broken rock. A construction truck was knocked off the path and was on its side. I made it. The trip started in Manali and ended in Leh. We rode over 900 miles. Cell phones were used for most of the pictures given the time constraints (120 kilo9meters in some cases took 4.5 hours to complete). My friend BJ Wallen contributed several pictures, especially ones of your author. I will start with Manali and continue from there.