Himalayan Motor Sport Association led Raid De Himalaya rally will be start on 7th October, 2012 from Shimla and will conclud at Leh on 12th October, 2012. This time 165 teams will participate in three categories of the event.
The first leg on 7th October, the rally would start from Shimla and will traverse through Matiayana-Nag Jubbar-Kotighat-Kangal-Jhanjeli-Chamola-Luhri-Jameri-Panjvi-Karki-Koti-Batore-Shush-Khanag and will halt at Manali.
In the second leg on 8th October the rally after starting from Manali will pass through Palchan-Marhi-Rohtang Pass-Gramphoo-Chattru-Chotta Darra-Batal-Chandartal-Kunzumla- Takcha-Losar with halt at Kaza. On 9th October rally will move through Kaza and will traverse through Hikim-Langja-Komik-Demul-Lidang-Atargo-Lingti-Dhankar-Sichiling and back to Kaza.
In the fourth leg on 10th October the rally after starting from Kaza will move through Keylong-Sarchu and will rest in Pang in Jammu and Kashmir. On 11th October, from Pang the rally will traverse through Tanglangla with halt at Leh while on 12th October in the sixth leg from Leh the rally would go to Wari La-Khalsar and back to Leh. The prize distribution ceremony would be held on 12th October, 2012 at Leh.
In this year event rally organisers would use a dedicated helicopter to evacuate injured persons in any emergency situation.