Ride Of Lights

My Motorcycle Adventure Across India to Help Rural Nepal

 

What will it take to complete the longest journey I’ve embark into? I have been on the road for almost four years now, backpacking solo throughout Asia, but this time I’m going to challenge myself to do it on a motorcycle, (Royal Enfield Classic 350cc) with a solo expedition riding across India and then Nepal, to complete 25,000km or more, starting June 2016.

The idea came when I wanted to create a purpose for my travel experiences and keeping a promise I made last year.  To me education is something important for every child so I put my travel adventure together with an idea to raise funds to build three schools in the outskirt villages of Nepal and India. Providing the underprivileged children with all the essential needs for school and 1000 solar lights for the villages there too. Along the way I will be photographing social issues and helping those I meet. With a social project called ‘Ride Of Lights’. It’s just me creating my own reality of what travel can be.

Why did I call it Ride Of Lights? – Light as it’s part of life. It’s to create an awareness on education for underprivileged children and social issues. It’s to provide solar lights for those living with no electricity, and it’s also my name Kiran, which means ‘Light’! 

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What’s the Goal?
My goal is to explore every part of India and Nepal. To raise US$25,000 or more. Funds are to purchase materials for three Schools (mainly bamboo, tarp, iron rods, sand bags, construction material), education needs (desk, chairs, bags, etc), helping those along the way and 1000 Solar Lights for 3 to 4 different villages in Nepal, also in India. Note that I have been into these locations when I was there during the Nepal Earthquake relief aid in 2015. I hope to raise US$1 – US$2 for every 1km I cross. 

ABOUT THE LIGHT – Nokero Solar Light Bulb.

The Nokero N233 is perfect for camping, backpacking, emergency lighting, and other off-grid lighting. It is bright enough for reading, working or lighting up a tent and runs up to 15 hours after just a day’s charge. It is designed and tested here in our home state of Colorado and will withstand years of daily use in the world’s harshest conditions.

  • Tough: Fully weatherproof and designed for the outdoors
  • Bright: High and low brightness settings
  • Simple: Hang it, hold it, or stand it up
  • Dependable: Includes a 2 year warranty and the rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 years

“Nokero is the only solar company to win the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patents for Humanity Award” – Nokero Inc.

  

 

HOW CAN YOU TO HELP?

I will need funds to keep this project (Ride Of Lights) going for one year, paper currency that will take me into these places and complete the projects. Remember, the value we keep on these paper currency is not as valued when used for materialistic reasons alone, locals don’t see the value as we do. It’s only value is when use to give someone else a better life. Every dollar converts to a greater use here. 

Donate via Direct Bank Transfers:

Bank Name : Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
Beneficiary Name : iMKIRAN Nation
Account Number : 514123632561
SWIFT Code : MBBEMYKL
Tag #RideOfLights

Donate via PayPal/Credit Card 





 

My adventure started in Chennai, with the Royal Enfield 350cc Classic, get it all repaired for the big solo expedition. Then off to Bangalore, then south across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Slums in Mumbai, Gypsies of Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and across the northern parts of Sikkim and living with tribes in Nagaland. Then crossing borders into Nepal -> Kathmandu -> Pokhara -> Gorkha. Next going up to Ladakh too. Ending my trip on the highest and most dangerous roads in the world, Leh. I still haven’t mapped it all out, or how long will this take, maybe 1 year of my life. It may be the longest solo motorcycle expedition even done by a Malaysian. 

Current location: Dharamsala         Distance (KMs completed): 11,435 km

 

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WHERE WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?

1. Purchase of building materials, school essentials (Nepal & Assam, India)
2. Purchase of 1000 Nokero Solar Lights, for 500 families. (Makhanpur & Jharlang, Nepal)
3. Motorcycle Expenses, Fuel and Repairs.
4. Accommodation and Food.

Finally…
5. An Exclusive Ride Of Lights E-Photobook for those who donated US$30 and above.

(The E-Book will contain the best of 30 images with stories of this journey, my personal views and thoughts on what I’ve learn from this expedition. It will be send to you via email once I’ve completed 20,000km)

“So send me a few KMs. 1km = US$1.00. Choose to send me as many KMs you like so I can keep going.” – Kiran Kreer 


Why Solar Lights?

In 2015 when I travelled to Nepal for the earthquake relief, I volunteered with locals who desperately needed help, many who live with no electricity. We helped build some homes with the funds we raised. But it wasn’t enough, I donated 190 Nokero solar lights to one village, but that was just a small part of it. There are still 1200 families waiting for these lights. The hardest thing is seeing more work to be done, those living in darkness and not being able to help.

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So here I am today, doing this, with hopes in keeping that promise. With a motorcycle expedition, my backpack and my camera.

Choose to SHARE your Voice, Time or Money to make this dream a reality! All you have to do is choose one of these three steps. Do something.

What more do I need? Sponsors and Partners can join in. Speak to me about collaborations for this expedition/project.

 

Love & Light,
Kiran Kreer

 

 


Photos and updates:
Updates on Facebook
Updates on Instagram

Projects that I’m supporting now:
The Travelling Movement (Schools, Nepal) – http://www.travellingmovement.org/
The Mango Tree Trust (Children Home, Goa) – http://www.mangotreegoa.org/
Anjuna Mallik, Disable Artist who needs a home. #AnjunaArtist
Rishikesh Dog Protection Shelter. #RishikeshDogs


HOW TO HELP?

Donate via Direct Bank Transfers:

Bank Name : Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
Beneficiary Name : iMKIRAN Nation
Account Number : 514123632561
SWIFT Code : MBBEMYKL
Tag #RideOfLights

Donate via PayPal/Credit Card:

Choose to SHARE your Voice, Time or Money to make this project a reality! All you have to do is choose one of these three steps. Do something.