Mount Everest Marathon

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Duration: 14 Days

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Mount Everest Marathon Overview

The highest and most adventurous marathon in the world, Mount Everest Marathon held every year from the base camp of Mt. Everest (8848m). The first successful ascent of Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953, so popularly known as Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. Not only about race, but it's totally about having fun and experiencing the beautiful landscape, traversing through vibrant rhododendron forests, witnessing the highest mountain scenery, learning about the cultures and traditions and later on running through the spectacular homeland of Sherpa people from Everest Base camp close beneath the dramatic Khumbu icefall.

Take part in this audacious journey and revel in the exhilarating moment of your life. The thrilling journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway of the Khumbu region where the trekking adventure takes place to the Everest Base Camp. The trekking trail passes through the Sagarmatha National park, Namche Bazaar- famous Sherpa town, Dingboche, Tengboche Monastery - the oldest and biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. Enjoy all the way to the base camp alongside the glimmering sights of Himalayan peaks, exploring the charming Sherpa villages with their cultures, lifestyles, and hospitality, walking into colourful forests filled with rhododendron and pine, visiting the ancient monasteries. On reaching, leave your footprint around the vigorous tremendous peaks and observe the incredible scenery of Khumbu glacier and icefall. The most challenging part of the trek, Mount Everest Marathon 2022 starts from right there with a snow and ice trail together with a lot of rocky and exposed sections. Run through the highest glaciers and moraines around the tract of 10km. Follows the traditional route mostly downhill on the rough track and trails, through the stunning motherland of Sherpa people to the ultimate destination of Marathon, Namche Bazaar (3446m).  In addition, Mount Everest Marathon 2022 is a complete blend of adventure, sights of the highest mountain ranges, outstanding cultures and natural wonders which do not fail to provide you with an amazing experience for a lifetime. The Mount Everest Marathon can only be done on May 29 every year.

Make this trip of yours one to commemorate in life by choosing us as your travel partner for an incredible experience in the wilderness Himalayas where comfort and satisfaction are the top priority. With us, you are guaranteed to get the best cost of Everest Marathon entry fee for 2022 and 2023 with experience and the most unforgettable trip in Nepal. 

Start At Kathmandu Airport
End At Kathmandu Airport
Transportation Plane and Private Car
Trip Grade Moderate to serious

Travellers should be comfortable and participating in physically-demanding activities for extended periods of time.

Max Altitude 5556 M
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel and Tea house
Tour Type Small group
Mount Everest Marathon Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of the company representatives. You will be transferred to your hotel and a short briefing about the trek will be done in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel

Beginning your day with a refreshing breakfast, you will visit 4 UNESCO enlisted heritage sites. The very first tour starts with a visit to the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, Swayambhunath. Commonly known as the Monkey temple, this temple is dedicated to Lord Buddha and has a unique dome-shaped structure with the compassionate eyes of Buddha watching over the city. The prayer flags waving all over the area welcome you in a very pleasant way. Kathmandu Durbar square was the dwelling set of Rana and Malla king during their reign. This palace complex has many cultural sites in its inner as well as outer courtyard. Some of the main sites include Kumari Ghar, Taleju Bhawani temple, Kal Bhairav statue and Hanuman Dhoka. Heading off to Pasupatinath you will witness devotees offering their praying to Lord Shiva. The Pashupatinath Temple situated along the holy bank of River Bagmati is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site. Observe the cremation rituals at the river bank before you make your way to another Buddhist site, Boudhanath. Replicating Swaymabhunath, Boudhanath dominates the skyline with its relatively larger structure. After enough exploration and visits, head back to the Kathmandu Hotel overnight.

Today, you'll be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lukla. Enjoy a scenic flight of 30 minutes to the gateway of the Everest region. Upon reaching meet the rest of the crew members at the Lukla airport. Then, the adventurous journey begins to Phakding walking through the colourful forests, and charming villages of the Sherpa people. Catch the incredible view of Kusum Kangaru before reaching Phakding. Overnight at teahouse

Begin your day trekking towards Namche bazaar, the main trading centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region. Pass through beautiful pine forest and village cross suspension bridge that take you alongside Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. Then, ascend a steep trail before arriving at Namche Bazaar, the main trading centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region. Overnight at tea house

Here is the first day separated for the rest and acclimatization. Relax your body on this day. At the same time acquire knowledge about the culture, traditions and lifestyles of the Sherpa people. To acclimatize your body you will be hiking toward Everest View Hotel to observe the mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas and also a glimpse of Mt. Everest. Enjoy lunch at the top where you're surrounded by the Himalayan views. Trek back to Namche Bazaar overnight.

The day begins with a steep climb to Kyanguma through the pine forests then further ascend to Tengboche as the trail might be a little difficult, but the rewarding views of Mt. Everest and other glimmering peaks relief your pain and provide a charm to your face. The tree line of the Khumbu region becomes thinner as you gain more elevation. As you reached to explore the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region - Tengboche monastery. See how they pray every day and learn more about Buddhist culture. Overnight at teahouse

Crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja River, walk past small Stupas, Chortens and Mani walls making your way to the Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpa in the region. As you walk onward from Pangboche the tree line decreases to a dry and deserted area. Dingboche is commonly known as "The Summer Valley" of the Khumbu region and has Mani walls and prayer wheels lined along with the village. Witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas before heading back to your cosy bed in the tea house. Overnight at tea house

The second special day for travellers detached for rest and acclimatizing body. On this day you can explore Dingboche and also you can participate in one of the optional hikes to Chukkung valley Nangkartshang peak. Overnight at tea house

Head to the Lobuche early morning after breakfast followed by amazing scenery of mountains. As this adventurous day starts, you will arduous climb up passing by Chortens with the beautiful scenery of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse etc after hiking for an hour finally reach Lobuche. Then you will do an evening yoga session. Overnight at teahouse 

A beautiful thrilling day of this trek starts moving towards Gorakshep via Khumbu Glaciers. Enjoy lunch at Gorak Shep and then head to the base camp of the world's highest mountain. As you are reaching your dream destination the elevation also gets higher up to (5364m). The trail is also amazing and surpasses through the terrain sprinkling rocks, moraines, streams and glaciers. Finally reached the Everest Base Camp located in between of Khumbu glacier.  Enjoy your day seeing the great view of the Khumbu glacier as well as Khumbu icefall. Spend your time enjoying all the views that the base camp offers. Return back to Gorakshep and stay overnight.

The main adventurous day comes today, so wake up early and be ready for the Marathon which starts at 7:00 am. In this race, there will be full marshalling, drinks stations, medical back up and supervision. Running begins where short walks take you below near gigantic Khumbu Icefalls, there will be a short briefing with information regarding rules as well as the trails. Shortly after the first light, take your first running steps towards Namche along the amazing icy Khumbu glacier and back to Gorakshep with the most difficult trials that make your foot condition so bad and it's painful the whole route. Upon reaching, the well-trodden trail, it becomes easy to run and pass the Lobuche, Thugal, Dingboche and then a final descent via Hillary school and the village of Syangboche. The world's highest race, Everest Marathon ends as you reached the Namche Bazaar, the last destination of the race where you will be awarded certificates and gifts in gratitude for taking part in this great adventure of a lifetime Everest Marathon.

Retrace the same trail and walk through forest areas. Pass along the monasteries and beautiful Sherpa villages. You will reach Lukla.  Then, you will have an evening yoga session. Overnight at teahouse 

Last day of the trip, early in the morning you will transfer to the airport to take a scenic flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the views of the Himalayas and the many more things that Nepal has to offer. Rest for a while and wander around the market places on your own. Enjoy a farewell dinner organized by the team's members of Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel

Your adventurous trip to Nepal concludes today! A representative of Himalayan Recreation Treks will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your country.

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Mount Everest Marathon Includes / Excludes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers

  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation

  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek

  • Everest Marathon Medal, T-shirt and certificate

  • Marathon/Race entrance fees

  • On Race Day there will be appropriate marshalling, drinks stations, medical back up and supervision

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek

  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)

  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Everest trip.

  • Porter services for 11 days (1 porter = 2 trekkers).

  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.

  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee

  • First aid medicine kit

  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.

  • Government taxes & office service charge

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary

  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.

  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses

  • Alcoholic drinks and any other beverages.

  • Tips for trekking guides and porters (tipping is expected)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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