Eileen Hewson FRGS has travelled the remote areas of the Himalaya for over 40 years.
Her travels have taken her to Everest and Nepal, along the Karakorum Highway between Pakistan & China, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kashmir, Ladakh & Zanskar and many others. Her plans for the future include the newly opened Kingdom of Mustang and Eastern Bhutan. She still talks about her trek to Everest.
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A Himalayan Journey - Video
I travelled along the Leh to Srinagar highway only open 3 months of the year because the passes are closed by snow in winter stopping at Kargil overnight. This is a predominantly Moslem town halfway between Leh and Srinagar in Kashmir. As there are many hard line Moslems here I stayed all the time in the hotel. Being a foreign woman travelling I felt my reception on the streets could be hostile. The following morning I changed drivers for one from Kargil and drove to Padum in Zanskar where I stayed for a few nights before returning to Leh. The taxi union in Kargil does not allow the drivers from Leh to continue past Kargil.
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