'Women Beyond Boundaries' (WBB), a women organisation will start a 20-day car expedition on June 18 from Gurgaon to the rough Himalayan terrain, to promote women's health and cancer awareness.
Nidhi Tiwari, founder of 'Women Beyond Boundaries' will be driving a 4,000 km route, starting June 18, through challenging terrain along with her navigator Neha V Sadananda and are expected to complete the route in 20 days.
"With the spirit of women empowerment and highlighting a sensitive cause of women's health and cancer awareness in the remotest corners of the country, we believe we are going beyond all perceived and conventional boundaries. We are equally excited to get behind the wheel of the vehicle," Nidhi said.
The drive will test the endurance of participants on some of the highest motorways in the world and test the off-road capabilities across different terrain as well as riverbeds. The riders will pass through more than a dozen high-altitude passes, including Khardung La and Marsimik La, two of the highest motorable passes in the world.
WBB is an organisation which runs extreme overland journeys (XOL) that push boundaries to achieve empowerment through mobility, Nidhi said. As part of its core mission, WBB team will also train local women in Ladakh on the topic of XOL driving to motivate their movement between remote communities. This will be done with the help of the local administration and community participation. In addition, the expedition will also interact with local communities to spread awareness on women's health in collaboration with a reputed local NGO.
Porsche India has partnered with the WBB on the 20-day expedition across the Himalayas providing a Cayenne car for this trip, Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said in a release.