PUNE: The rugged Mahindra vehicles are up for a different challenge this season with Everest Base Camp added to already an action-packed Mahindra Adventure season including the classic events such as Monastery Escape and Himalayan Spiti rally.
The two-decade old legacy of Mahindra’s legendary Great Escape will set out for two new locations besides the already established venues, Lonavala in the Pune region as Vishakhapatnam and Chennai found their way into the calendar.
In 2018 Mahindra Adventure aims to showcase a unique concept to display the tough and rugged DNA of Mahindra vehicles,With the inception of Mahindra Adventure in 2011, the Indian vehicle major truly began perfecting the art of getting lost.
Since then, Mahindra has been giving people trips of a lifetime, be it the single-day off-road adventure or the multi-day expeditions to the most beautiful places in India and abroad.
Mahindra Adventure will continue to dwell in its spirit of adventure through a series of events spread across the year.
The year begins with the marquee event, Monastery Escape, which starts from Delhi and reaches Leh via the picturesque Manali-Leh route with stops at Manali, Jispa and Tso Moriri.
This expedition navigates some of the world’s highest mountain passes and lakes. After a well-deserved break in Leh, the event shifts its focus to Kargil, where one can visit the splendid Zanskar Valley and Batalik.
This well curated drive offers the best possible accommodation, local cuisine and a chance to experience Mahindra’s 4WD SUVs.
OFF TO EVEREST BASE CAMP
Making it to the destination list this year is the multiday expedition to the Everest Base Camp - The Summit. After a ceremonial flag off at Kathmandu, the convoy will set off towards Nyalam and Tibet, crossing the border into China through the iconic Friendship Bridge.
Thereafter, the convoy will drive through Tibet, the ‘roof of the world’, to the forbidden city of Lhasa - home of the Potala palace and numerous monasteries.
Then Mahindra Adventure will continue with the 20-year-old legacy of organising Great Escapes. 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 MAHINDRA ADVENTURE CALENDAR
Monastery Escape: June 16-27.
Himalayan Spiti Escape: September 8-17.
Everest Base Camp - The Summit: September 22-October 1.
Authentic Bhutan: October 20-27.
Royal Escape: December 25- January 1.
Authentic Sikkim: 1st week March 2019.
Goa: July 7; Lonavala: July 14-15; Ahmedabad: August 11; Bhopal: August 25; Hyderabad: September 1.
Monsoon Challenge: June 29-July 1.
Club challenge: January 12-13, 2019.
Desert Challenge: February 9-13, 2019.