Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon

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Duration: 19 nights Distance: Marathon

First held in 2003 for the locals, the Mount Everest Marathon now has an international reputation with runners from over 20 plus different nations.

Take part in the 3 week adventure with 4 nights in the capital city of Kathmandu then an 14 day trek to the Everest Basecamp where you will have a few days to acclimatize. Runners will be accompanied by expert local guides, a full support crew including doctors. The event itself includes an official timekeepers, team marshals, regular check points, food and drink stations along side medical and emergency evacuation support. All runners wear electronic wristbands allowing the race organisers to track your progress.

What’s Included

  • An experienced English-speaking leader
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • Internal flights and all land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described – see below for further information
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Meals as detailed in the meal plan – All meals when on trek are included in the price. Breakfast is included in Kathmandu. Lunches and dinner are not included in Kathmandu. You should allow approximately £5 – 10 (or equivalent in US dollars, Euros etc) per meal for 3 dinners and 2 or 3 lunches.
  • Race entry fee
  • On race day there will be appropriate marshalling / drinks stations / medical back-up and supervision

What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Some meals as detailed in the meal plan
  • Tips for porters and other trek staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses – drinks and souvenirs etc

 

The 2015 Mount Everest marathon was a great success and we are pleased to announce that we can offer travel packages with guaranteed entries to the 2017 Mount Everest Marathon.

  • Our travel package for the Mount Everest Marathon is a 19 night package with airport transfers provided form Kathmandu airport
  • Accommodation in hotels, lodges and camping throughout the trek to Mount Everest basecamp.
  • An experienced English-speaking leader
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • Internal flights and all land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Meals as detailed in the meal plan – All meals when on trek are included in the price. Breakfast is included in Kathmandu. Lunches and dinner are not included in Kathmandu. You should allow approximately £5 – 10 (or equivalent in US dollars, Euros etc) per meal for 3 dinners and 2 or 3 lunches.

Mount Everest Marathon Itinerary

Day 1: Meet at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.

Day 2: We spend a free day in Kathmandu with a half-day sightseeing tour. Spend a second night at the Kathmandu hotel. Meals BLD.

Day 3: An early start for the flight to the mountain airfield at Lukla. From here, it is just a short and easy walk, largely downhill, to the first lodge at Phakding (2610m) beside the Dudh Kosi River. Meals BLD.

Distance – Approximately 8 kms walking with 300 metres of ascent and 450 metres of descent. 3 hours with stops.

Day 4: You pass the entrance to the Khumbu National Park before dropping down to the river.  You cross and re-cross the river before making a final steep climb to the lodge in the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3400m).

Distance – Approximately 11 kms walking, with 1150 metres of ascent and 300 metres of descent. 5-6 hours with stops. Meals BLD.

Day 5: A rest day at Namche for acclimatisation. Options for acclimatisation walks to a viewpoint for Everest and spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. You will spend a second night at the lodge in Namche.

Distance – Acclimatisation walk approx 7 kms, with 400 metres of ascent and descent. 2 hours. Meals BLD.

Day 6: Today, you hike up out of Namche to one of the Sherpa villages that is situated to the north. Overnight in Kumjung at an elevation of 3790 metres, with views of Everest and Ama Dablam.

Distance – Approximately 4 kms walking, with 450 metres of ascent and 130 metres of descent. 2 hours with stops. Meals BLD

Day 7: The trail now follows the Imja Khola (river) to reach Thyangboche and its monastery, which is located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of Kang Taiga. You then drop down to overnight at Deboche at 3700 metres.

Distance – Approximately 8 kms walking, with 650 metres of ascent 700 metres of descent. 4-5 hours with stops. Meals BLD

Day 8: You trek via the last permanent habitation in the Khumbu at Pangboche to the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4350m) at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley.

Distance – Approximately 10 kms walking, with 900 metres of ascent and 300 metres of descent. 4-5 hours with stops. Meals BLD

Day 9: A rest day at Dingboche, with plenty of opportunities for acclimatisation hikes or easy training runs into the upper Imja Valley.

Distance – Potential acclimatisation walk 9 kms, with 400 metres of ascent and descent. 3 hours with stops. Meals BLD

Day 10: Continuing on the main trail you trek via Dugla and then beside the Khumbu Glacier to the lodge at Lobuche (4910m).

Distance – Approximately 9 kms walking, with 650 metres of ascent and 60 metres of descent. 4 hours with stops. Meals BLD

Day 11: You walk beside the Khumbu Glacier and cross a tributary dry glacier to reach the yak pastures at Gorak Shep (5140m).

Distance – Approximately 5 kms walking, with 280 metres of ascent and 40 metres of descent. 2 hours with stops. Meals BLD

Day 12: The lodge is close to the foot of Kala Patar (5500m) and you make an early morning ascent of this classic Everest viewpoint, then spend the afternoon at rest.

Distance – Acclimatisation walk approximately 4 kms, with 500 metres of ascent and descent. 2 hours with stops.

Day 13: Today, you trek up to Everest Basecamp, crossing moraine and hiking alongside and then on the Khumbu Glacier. You set up our own basecamp close to the camps of the various climbing expeditions on the mountain.

Distance – Approximately 4 kms walking, with 150 metres of ascent and 50 metres of descent. 2 hours with stops. Meals BLD

Day 14: A day at Everest Basecamp for rest and final preparation for the race. You spend your second and final night under canvas. Meals BLD

Day 15: Race day. The Mount Everest Marathon will start at 7 am to allow the slowest participants to complete the route in daylight. There will be full marshalling, drinks stations and medical back-up and supervision. Overnight in a lodge at Namche Bazaar.

Distance – Approximate race stats: 42 kms, with 1000 metres of ascent and 2600 metres of descent. Meals BLD

Day 16: Rest in the morning, then make the easy trek down valley to Monjo. Meals BLD

Day 17: Mostly downhill today following the fall of the Dudh Kosi river, but there’s a sting in the tail as you make the final short climb to Lukla. Meals BLD

Day 18: Taking a morning flight to Kathmandu, you will check in at the group hotel and have plenty of time after lunch for further sightseeing or shopping. Meals BLD

Day 19: A free day in Kathmandu. Time for sightseeing and souvenir buying in the colourful market streets of the Nepalese capital. In the evening you will attend the Everest Marathon celebration party! Meals BLD

Day 20: Complimentary airport transfers are provided after breakfast. Depart Kathmandu. Meals B

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