November 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) from 16 to 17 November 2018 (Friday & Saturday). 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 or 4)

15 km Bike + 13 km Paddle (Inflatable Kayak or Raft) + 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: ₹ 39,000/- per team of 2 or ₹ 78,000/- per Team of 4 (incl 5% GST)
(₹ 19,500/- Per Person)

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: ₹ 65,400/- per team (incl 5% GST)
(₹ 16,350/- Per Person)

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: ₹ 13,200/- per Adult / ₹ 8,820/- per Child (incl 5% GST)
Min of 4 or Max of 6 | Children eligibility: 9yrs to 15 yrs old

HAC can help you build a Team

Don't have any friends or family as team members just yet? Don't worry, you can still take part and we'll help you build a good team with other similar participants. Just choose the option while registering and you are in!
You can also register in one of the team categories without having to fill up the details for the rest of the team and we will match you with other individuals to form the team

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 Friday, 16th November 2018 for the orientation, briefing and the evening at Atali Ganga. Camp Aquaterra is the default race venue with tents set up in a forest clearing, a WC complex, cots and shower stalls. Atali Ganga is India’s premier activity lodge, and the venue of the evening on Saturday, 17th November 2018.
Outline Plan for you to plan your stay
Friday, 16th November 2018 - Orientation/ Briefing
12:00 to 14:00 - All teams arrive at Camp Aquaterra / Atali Ganga, check-in and lunch
15:00 - Zealot & 30 km Open teams transfer for paddle & bike orientation / safety & practice
17:00 to 20:00 - Race Briefing, rules, snack, campfire dinner and overnight Camp Aquaterra.
Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Zealot & 30 km Open Challenge
05:30 - Zealot & 30 km Open Challenge 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 - 30 km Open Challenge race starts at Beas Ghat (30 second staggered start)
12:00 - 15:00 (race end time) - Zealot & 30 km Open Challenge teams reach Malakhunti finish (medal + t-shirt) w/ lunch
Saturday, 17th November 2018 - 10 km Open Challenge
12:00 - 10 km Open Challenge teams transfer for paddle & bike orientation / safety & practice
13:30 - 14:30 - Lunch for 10 km Open Challenge teams
15:00 - 10 km Open Challenge race starts at Malakhunti (shot gun start), paddle to Sarasu village and trek back to Malakhunti
17:00 - Race ends

18:00 - Awards and Gala Dinner with live music for all teams. Time to celebrate!
Sunday, 18th November 2018
Relax, soak in the venue, enjoy a day on the river, or hike and depart after breakfast.

Upgrade to Atali Ganga @ ₹ 7275 Per Person (incl 18% GST)


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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 Saturday, 17th November 2018
3Offers a Family format in the 10 km Open Challenge to encourage youngsters to participate with adults on Saturday, 17th November 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 to Dehradun

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1. Selected race category entry with 2 night camp accommodation on twin sharing basis at Camp Aquaterra
2. Pre race paddle orientation on Fri, 16th Nov 2018 (for Zealot and Open Challenge) and Sat, 17th Nov 2018 (for Family Challenge)
3. Fri - Lunch & Dinner, Lunch on Race Day, Sat & Sun breakfast
4. Transfer from hotel to race start line
5. Gala Dinner with Live music on Sat, 17th Nov 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.


1. Atali Ganga Upgrade at ₹ 7275 Per Person(incl 18% GST)
2. Transfers from Airport/Railway Station to Camp Aquaterra/Atali Ganga

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Get in Touch

Himalayan Adventure Challenge

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

Email: | Tel: 91-11-29212641
Vaibhav Kala: +91-9811103831
Aakanksha Kapoor: +91-9810448887

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India's Most Exciting Adventure Race Is Here!

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23rd to 24th Novemebr 2018 in Rishikesh!