September 2018 onwards, teams will pit skills against each other in a one-of-a-kind time trial, racing on land and water to win the 2nd edition of the Himalayan Adventure Challenge (HAC). A first of its kind, the HAC beckons you to combine your skills, teamwork and your abilities to the fore, making it the foremost multi-discipline adventure races in India today.
It offers a never-before 3 formats. A 30 km Open Challenge, a 10 km Open Challenge and a 45 km Zealot Challenge. It caters to the novice, the weekend athlete, the armchair adventurer, and even the family; making it India's premier adventure race.
The Himalayan Adventure Challenge is a brand new avatar of the Aquaterra Challenge, and has developed after 4 years of testing ground for safety, fluidity, ability, and improving upon the challenge.

We started as a fundraiser to bring people to travel back to Uttarakhand. The Aqua Terra Challenge was set up to remember the June-2013 flood victims of Uttarakhand, and sought to bring people back to this beautiful part of India.
The Aqua Terra Charity Trust supported the event to help bring back opportunities, choices, resources, essential services into the lives of many in Uttarakhand. The event was spread over 75 km, and 2 days of challenge, involving a time based gruelling walk followed by a 26km cycling leg to the third and very exciting leg of the event – a 25 km raft / inflatable kayak race down the mighty Ganges.

45 km Zealot Challenge (Teams of 2)

15 km Bike + 13 km Paddle + 17 km Trek. The Xtra element to test your limits of endurance, complete 45 km in 3 different disciplines in a single day!
Race fees: ₹ 27,800/- per team + 18% GST



30 km Open Challenge (Teams of 4)

13 km Paddle + 17 km Trek. This is the open category where you race in teams of 4. Bring your team and race against the clock.
Race fees: ₹ 43,600/- per team + 18% GST

10 km Open Challenge (Min of 4 or Max of 6)

5 km paddle + 5 km Trek. Race with the family and friends. Get the youngsters (9+ yrs) to get into the outdoors, and experience the rush
Race fees: ₹ 7,900/- per Adult / ₹ 3,900/- per Child + 18% GST
Min. 2 adults | Children eligibility: 9yrs to 15 yrs old

So, you have decided to HAC it! Welcome aboard and now that you are signing up, here is some information that will help you plan your stay.
We have two properties that are close together, and offer a great race venue. You may come in latest by lunch on Saturday, 15th Sept 2018 for the orientation, briefing and the evening at Atali. If you want to make a full weekend out of it, you must plan to reach on Friday, 14th Sept 2018 by lunch and stay on for 2 nights. Camp Aquaterra is the default race venue with tents set up in a forest clearing, a WC complex, cots and shower stalls. Atali is India’s premier activity lodge, and the venue of the evening on Sun, 16th Sept 2018. Reach out to the partner accommodations with your sign up form to get the #HAC promo rate!
Outline Plan for you to plan your stay
Fri, 14th Sept 2018
12:00 to 14:00 - All teams arrive at Camp Aquaterra / Atali Ganga, check in and lunch
15:00 - Zealot & Open teams transfer for paddle & bike orientation / safety & practice
17:00 to 20:00 - Race Briefing, rules, snack, campfire dinner and overnight Camp Aquaterra.
Sat, 15th Sept 2018
05:30 - Zealot & Open teams transfer to race start point (55 km/110 min to Beas Ghat, 40 km/90 min to Devprayag)
07:15 - Zealot race start below Devprayag (30 second staggered start)
08:00 - Open race start at Beas Ghat (30 second staggered start) - 12:00 - 15:00 (race end time) Open & Zealot teams reach Malakhunti finish (medal + t-shirt) w/ lunch
Sun, 16th Sept 2018
12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch for Family teams 14:30 - Family start with paddle to Sarasu village and trek back to Malakhunti camp site 17:00 - Race ends, depart for onward destination, or stay on a night!
Family Challenge
12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch for Family teams 14:30 - Family start with paddle to Sarasu village and trek back to Malakhunti camp site 17:00 - Race ends, depart for onward destination, or stay on a night!
Sun, 16th Sept 2018
Relax, soak in the venue or enjoy a day on the river, or hike and depart after breakfast.
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Atali Ganga

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Camp Aquaterra

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Why
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1 Only adventure race held entirely in the natural outdoors
2Offers choice of 2 adventure activities in the Open format, or 3 adventure activities in the Zealot format on Sun, Sun, 16th Sept 2018
3Offers a Family format to encourage youngsters to participate with adults on Sun, 16th Sept 2018
4Being a destination race, makes for a great healthy weekend
5Age and gender based time adjustments for all participants based on the Boston Marathon model
6Safety & support tracking of contestants
7The course has been tested thoroughly with participant inputs over 4 years
8Highly accessible – options from ages 9 and above
95 hours by road or 25 min flight from Delhi

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Himalayan Adventure Challenge

Atali Dogi, Milestone 30,
Badrinath Road, Rishikesh,
Uttarakhand, India

info@hacrace.com 91-11-29212641
Vaibhav Kala: +91-9811103831
Aakanksha Kapoor: +91-9810448887

The Fees includes the following:

1. Selected race category entry
2. Pre race paddle orientation on Fri, 14th Sept 2018 ( for Zealot and Open Challenge) and Sunday, 16th Sept 2018 (for Family Challenge)
3. Lunch on race day
4. Transfer from hotel to race start line
5. Gala Dinner with Live music on 15th Sept 2018
6. Rafts, Inflatable Kayaks, safety equipment, safety kayakers
7. Bike rental is included in the fee for the Zealot Challenge. Participants of the Zealot Challenge, can alternatively choose to bring their own bikes, should they prefer that.

Himalayan Adventure Challenge