Two women will take on the Porsche Cayenne challenge on a 4,000-km Himalayan trail
Given the miles Delhi-based adventurer Nidhi Tiwari had spent behind the wheela��including an overland trip from New Delhi to Londona��her drive to the Himalayas tomorrow seems like a cake walk. The founder of Women Beyond Boundaries (WBB), a Delhi-based organisation that advocates womena��s empowerment through mobility, Tiwari will embark on the three-week-long drive in a Porsche Cayenne to drive home the point that women shouldna��t shy away from pursuing extreme overlanding. a�?The dangers for women travellers are over-hyphed. In fact, dangers on the road are gender neutral. A thorough knowledge of your machine, common sense and research on the places you will be driving through helps,a�? begins Tiwari, who remembers towing a car full of men out of the slush when she was driving through Imphal.
a�?Every trip has its own challenges. On the cross-continent drive to London, it was driving through long roads for days together, but on the Himalayan trail, it will be driving through roads that are barely snow-free for two out of 12 months,a�? adds the mother of two, who will be driving through Zozila Pass, Zanskar, Kargil and on to Marsimik and Khardung laa��the highest motorable road on Earth. On the trip, Tiwari will be joined by Neha Sadananda, who will act as her navigator. They will be using a combination of GPS, maps and inputs from local communities to navigate the terrain. Enroute, the duo will also work with local women to advocate the importance of prioritising womena��s health, which they add the German carmaker is passionate about as well.
Porsche India Adventure Trail can be tracked through facebook.com/PorscheIndia
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