Mahindra Adventure season 8 calendar announced

17th Mar 2018 10:32 am

Two new events, Everest Base Camp – The Summit and Desert Challenge, added to Mahindra Adventure’s season 8 calendar.

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has revealed the calendar for season eight of the Mahindra Adventure initiative.

Kicking off the events lined up for the year is the Monastery Escape, which is slated to be held from June 16-27, 2018. Starting from Delhi, the expedition will see participants make their way to Leh via the Manali-Leh route with stops at Manali, Jispa and Tso Moriri. After a break in Leh, participants will head to Kargil.

A new addition to the expeditions calendar is the Everest Base Camp – The Summit, set to take place from September 22-October 1, 2018. After a ceremonial flag off at Kathmandu, the convoy will set off towards Nyalam and Tibet, crossing the border into China through the Friendship Bridge. Thereafter, the convoy will drive through Tibet, to the city of Lhasa.

Another classic event that’s part of the calendar is the Himalayan Spiti Escape, slated to be held from September 8-17, 2018. Authentic Bhutan (October 20-27, 2018) and Royal Escape (December 25, 2018-January 1, 2019) round up the expeditions planned for season eight.

This year, under the Great Escape brand, Trail Drive for two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive vehicles will be held at 10 locations. The Off-road Trophy rounds, however have been limited to five zones. The winners from each of these five zones will compete at the Mahindra Off-Roading Trophy Grand Finale and stand a chance to win a Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4.

As for the Challenges, in addition to the Monsoon Challenge (June 29-July 1, 2018) and Club Challenge (January 12-13, 2019), Mahindra Adventure has added a new event to its calendar in the form of the Desert Challenge (February 9-13, 2019). This event will be held in Rajasthan and will feature dune tracks and off-road obstacles. Each team will be provided with 4WD Scorpios for the event.

Mahindra’s also set to make a comeback in the Raid de Himalaya rally this year, six years since it’s last stint in the cross-country rally, and will also compete in the 2018 Dakshin Dare in July.

 

Mahindra Adventure season eight calendar

Expeditions

Monastery Escape

Himalayan Spiti Escape

Everest Base Camp - The Summit

Authentic Bhutan

Royal Escape

Authentic Sikkim

 

Dates

June 16-27, 2018

September 8-17, 2018

September 22-October 1, 2018

October 20-27, 2018

December 25, 2018 - January 1, 2019

1st week March, 2019

 

 

Challenges

Monsoon Challenge

Club Challenge

Desert Challenge

 

Dates

June 29 – July 1, 2018

January 12-13, 2019

February 9-13, 2019

 

 

Great Escapes

Goa

Lonavala

Off-road trophy

Ahmedabad

Bhopal

Hyderabad

Sakleshpur

Wayanad

Channai

Vizag

Ranchi/Patna

Chandigarh

Dates

July 7, 2018

July 14-15, 2018

August 4-5, 2018

August 11, 2018

August 25, 2018

September 1, 2018

September 15-16, 2018

September 22-23, 2018

October 13, 2018

October 27-28, 2018

November 24, 2018

December 8-9, 2018

 

Off-roading trophy rounds

Lonavala

Sakleshpur

Wayanad

Vizag

Chandigarh

Dates

July 14-15, 2018

September 15-16, 2018

September 22-23, 2018

October 27-28, 2018

December 8-9, 2018

 

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