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. 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 30km 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.
45 km Zealot Challenge (Teams of 2 or 4)
15 km Bike (start point Devprayag bridge) + 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!
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.
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!
Min. 2 adults | Children eligibility: 9yrs to 15 yrs old
Terms & Conditions
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. Transfers from Airport/Railway Station to Camp Aquaterra/Atali Ganga and vice versa
2. Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Participants must be in good health and reasonable physical condition. It is vital that participants with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. If you suffer from severe muscular, chest, heart or bronchial disorders, or if you are a severe asthmatic, or have high blood pressure, you are strongly advised against participating. The Himalayan Adventure Challenge takes place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities immediately for serious problems. Rishikesh & Dehradun are the closest cities with Hospitals and Professional Doctors available. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged, difficult and expensive. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.
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By my online signature/acknowledgement as set forth in the registration form I acknowledge and confirm the following: I waive any and all claims I may now and in the future have against, and release from all liability and agree not to sue Himalayan Adventure Challenge / Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd. and its officers, employees, guides, agents or representatives (collectively its staff) or the licensor for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by me as a result of my participation in an adventure trip with them, due to any cause whatsoever, including without any limitation, negligence on the part of Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd., its staff and licensor.
I am aware that the race, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which may include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared; weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change; remoteness from normal medical services; evacuation difficulties if I am disabled.
I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed adventure trip and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting therefrom. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and the activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for my participation.
I agree that if I suffer injury or illness Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd, can, at my cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation service, as they deem essential for my safety. In entering into this Agreement, I am not relying on any oral, written nor visual representations or statements by Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd. or its staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on an adventure trip, hence, only of my own free will.
I confirm that I have read and understood the terms and conditions of the contract and this Agreement prior to signing it and agree that this Agreement will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, and successors.
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The race fees price is payable to Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd. at the time of registration after submitting the form on the left. You will be redirected to: https://aquaterra.in/hac-registration/ to complete the formalities. If you have any questions or are unable to pay after registering, please get in touch.
Inability to make full payment entitles Himalayan Adventure Challenge to cancel your entry without notice and without refund of any deposit. All prices are quoted in Indian Rupees unless communicated otherwise via email.
If it becomes necessary to cancel your participation at the 2018 Himalayan Adventure Challenge, you must notify us immediately in writing.
Once we receive your notice, cancellation will take effect. Please note that the following charges will apply to cancellation:
- If cancellation takes place anywhere between 30-45 days prior to the event on 16 & 17 November 2018, your full payment will be returned. A processing charge may apply at the time of refund for which you will be notified on receiving a cancellation request.
- If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior, 100% of the race fees will be forfeited.
The race fees is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.
Our Tour Leaders or Activity Officers take their responsibilities seriously and if they believes in his/her judgment that you should not participate in the race, before your departure, even if you pass your medical, he/she may exclude you from the race. In this circumstance, you will be offered the option of taking another trip offered by Aquaterra Adventures considered suitable for you or a full refund. If during the race the Tour Leader considers you should not participate further he/she may direct you not to continue and you must follow the Tour Leader’s instructions. In this case, you will not be entitled to any refund. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.
Himalayan Adventure Challenge / Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the race prior to departure in which case participants will be given a refund in full. However, you will not be entitled to make any further claim for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).
Himalayan Adventure Challenge / Aquaterra Adventures India Pvt. Ltd. may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the race, or it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the expedition) may become necessary due to inclement weather conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the race fee (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.