Mount Everest Marathon


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Everest Marathon Summary

    1. Marathon Everest Trek Length: 15 Days
    2. Everest Marathon & Trek difficulty: Moderate
    3. Highest Altitude: 5,545m / 18,193 feet
    4. Trek Hours: 6 Hours daily
    5. Hike Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
    6. Marathon day: May 29
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Trekking Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Mount Everest Marathon has marked the World’s highest Everest marathon held in Nepal. Tenzing Hillary Everest is a long-distance race expressed in Everest Marathon sort out each year.

29th of May is mount Everest day since the name of Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary summited the Everest ascent. Mt. Everest’s long-distance race is a most befitting tribute to these incredible spirits who climbed Mount Everest without precedent for the historical backdrop of human development.

The Mount Everest Marathon and trek conducts from Everest Base camp (5,380m/17,652 feet). And closures at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,300 feet) hill next to Sagarmatha national park (SNP) museum office. The total length of the complete race is 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles) over harsh mountain trails. Experience of a harsh landscape is basic for Everest Marathon and street long-distance race experience isn’t adequate to run Everest Marathon. A full Marathon, Half marathon, and Ultramarathon activities are the top popular marathons in the Himalayas.

Everest marathon
The above photo is Ammar Raj Guni, who is an owner of Gokyo Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd participated in the Mount Everest marathon in 2009, and complete the full marathon in 5 hours.

World’s Best Trail Running Adventure Tour

Nepal trek operator makes your walking holidays more enjoyable at the lowest price. We arrange small to the big group as upon the suggestions. Moreover, we also arrange adventurous hiking, trekking, jungle safari, peak climbing, wilderness expeditions trekking, family tour adventures, and group holidays with professional service.

World’s best Trail Running Adventures, just Try Before You Die?

Trail running adventure tour is very popular for young age people in Nepal. Our trail running adventure tours are designed for active adults and offer a well-paced mix of walks for fitness at all levels. Most of the trail running adventure holiday is moderate to strenuous difficulty. There is an often shorter trail and easy adventure in some destinations.

Furthermore, Nepal is the perfect land for you if you are a trail running lover. Every year, we arrange trail running trips in Nepal in different seasons. So, you are welcome to join us for once in lifetime trail running experience. One of the popular trail running adventures is the Mount Everest trail running adventure held on May 29.

Likewise, Manaslu trail race happens at the beginning of November. The Mustang trail race happens on 14-27 April every year. Finally, the Lumbini Peace Marathon (21 kilometers) happens 1st of March every year. Besides that, Gokyo Treks is an adventure company owned by local guides and register in 2005 under the law of the Nepal Government.

It’s a trusted and certified trail running adventure operator agency that makes your holidays better. The best walking holiday operator company commits to the best service at a reasonable price. Across the mystical Himalayas, it has 8 of the world’s 10 highest peaks. We provide outstanding excursions such as Annapurna, Mustang, Langtang, Manaslu, Everest, and more walking holidays on request.

Your satisfaction is our goal and thus we are always conscious to make your adventure competitions holiday the most memorable lifetime experience. Take a review of trail running tours on Tripadvisor.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition organization will deal with your marathon trip sufficiently inside acclimatization and run practice over the rough mountains anyway amid the trekking and running day you will have an extraordinary amazing perspective frigid pinnacles including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and its ice lakes.


Mount Everest marathon itinerary detail for 2023 to join

Mystical Mount Everest trail running trip contrasted with most strolls in this area paving the way to the base camp. In addition, the specific date is intended for world trekkers wanting to climb the Everest base camp of the fabulous mountain however is limited time-wise. Explorers who wish to achieve the Everest basecamp in a progressively loosened up way can attempt this agenda notwithstanding if this schedule isn’t ft you then send us a request for a customized itinerary.

1 DayLanding in Kathmandu. The world heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, 5/6 hours.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with a private vehicle and move to hotel. The day will start with our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The sightseeing includes the Hindu pilgrimage sites Pashupatinath temple, the world’s biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with a temple, unique architecture, and living goddess “Kumari” in central Kathmandu. In the evening, introduce a hiking guide with an Everest marathon trek briefing. In the evening, Ammar Guni will brief you on Everest Marathon information.

2 Day Fly to Lukla airport (2,886m/9,469 feet). Trek to Bengkar (2,698m /8,822 feet), 5 hours

Today is 19 of May, we take an early departure flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Take a hot breakfast, we start our Everest journey following a delicate move up the mountainside of Dudh Koshi river side. Furthermore, we walk further to Phakding – Bengkar village passing some tiny villages such as Ghat.

3 Day (20 May) Namche Bazaar trekking (3,440m/11,286 feet), 6 hours

The trail moves from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain. We proceed with the trail with many good and bad times; cross a stream, and go by the small Monjo village. We at that point come to the Sagarmatha National Park office where a recreation center pays for the National park entrance permit. We hike further along with the Koshi riverbed of this valley, cross the Hillary connect, trek start soak climb to Namche Bazaar. In transit, we have superb perspectives of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). In addition, Namche village is located at an altitude of 3,440 meters, surrounded by mountains.

4 Day(21 May) Khumjung village excursion. Khumjung village hiking

Khumjung is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading to the Tengboche monastery. The best morning hike to Kunde hospital and Khumjung monastery and as well as Khumjung hill in the afternoon. It is a big settlement of Sherpa inhabitants. Moreover, we enjoy the splendid view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, and so on from here. While returning to Namche, visit the Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.

5 Day(22 May) Tengboche monastery trek (3,867m/12,687 feet.), 6 hours

After a breakfast, conducts our Tengboche hikes heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi. During the journey, you have a panoramic view of Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7,855m) and Tawoche (6,501m)…etc. Tengboche offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam.

6 Day(23 May) Dingboche hiking (4,260m/13,977 feet.), 6 hours

We trek from Tengboche to Dingboche village. Leaving Tengboche as the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Dingboche is a gateway to either climbing island peak or Amphulapcha pass. Cross a small suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and enter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

7 Day(24 May) Dingboche village hiking , day tour

We acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Dingboche hill commonly pronounce Nagarjuna hill station to get better acclimatization. Chhukung village hike is an optional day tour. the hill station provides an excellent view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak, and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take a rest.

8 Day (25 May) Lobuche trek (4,930m/16,175 feet.), 6 hours

It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, Tourists will have panoramic views of mount Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5,741m), Kongma-tse (5,820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. We have lunch at Dugla (4,595m) and trek to Lobuche.

9 Day(26 May) Kala Patthar trek (5,545m/18,193 feet), 4 hours

We trek to Gorakshep and drop our baggage there than we continue to trek to Kala Patthar (5545m.) in the morning. Kala Patthar is located at an altitude of 5545m/18,132 feet. and enjoy the view of sunrise. We could see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku at 360 deg angle. Return Gorekshep to meet the entire team of running groups, and check the medical.

10 Day(27 May) Rest day to reserve energy

You can meet the runners and groups, talk and relax but no other activities because you need save yoru energy to run for next day.

11 Day (28 May) Everest Base Camp trek (5,364m/17,599 feet), stay overnight in TENT with runners.

Today is 28 of May and we hike to Everest Base Camp 17,593 feet. Full marathon runners’ schedule: This morning will be a mock start for the race.

12 Day 29 May Everest Marathon day. Trail Running day!

Like every year, today is also a Everest trail running day. The race starts at 7:00 am and finishes at dusk. Full marathon from Khumbu Ice Fall at Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar. Non-runner schedule: After breakfast, we’ll gather to watch the first runners come. Checkpoints are in the following places: – 1) Gorakh Shep, 2 – Periche, 3 – Phunge Thenga after Tengboche, 4th and final check – Namche Bazaar (finish line). The race finish at dusk.

13 Day (30 May) Rest day in Namche Bazaar !

You have a rest day to recover your body. However, for nun runner trekkers will trek descend down to Namche bazaar from Everest base camp within 2 days. Meet the entire team and collect your baggage.

14 Day (31 May) Namche Bazaar to Lukla airport (2,886m/9,469 feet), 7/8 hours

As you meet your entire team, last evening, we walk all the way to get Lukla airport. It is the last day of our trekking.

15 Day (1st June) Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will arrange a transfer back to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. Trip ends, so we wish you for your wonderful journey further.

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How much does the Mount Everest marathon cost?

Everest trail running trip cost USD 2499 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury tour trekking plan, we add a 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. Likewise, standard lodge accommodation with attached toilet/bathroom in possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Mount Everest Trail running trip cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA with a private vehicle.
  • 2 nights double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • Everest Marathon registration fees USD 1,000 per person.
  • Everest Marathon Medal, Marathon T-Shirt, Certificates, Trek Suits.
  • 14 Breakfast, 14 Lunch, 14 Dinner during the Everest marathon trekking days.
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking days in the Everest Mountains.
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Required a number of porters during the trek, (one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry a maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese guide and porters.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits, Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permits, and TIMS permits.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Mount Everest marathon cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fees US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, all types drinks and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

Mount Everest foothill marathon is also good for adventure racing for beginners. Runners can achieve an unbelievable experience from the best adventure races in the Everest hiking trail. If you are traveling within a group or joining us in a solo adventure race, that’s also fine with us. We can organize your private trek to be at your own pace so you can exercise better in the Himalayas privately. And only at Gorekshep, you can meet the entire runners and travel within a group. However, please drop us your inquiry to get more information.

Departure Date Availbility Price Book
17 May, 2023 – 02 Jun, 2023Avaiable2499
18 May, 2023 – 03 Jun, 2023Avaiable2499

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your Kathmandu city arrival flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: Yes! better to have some trail running experience before joining the Everest base camp marathon.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect at the Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kalapatthar with the Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: The lodges on a trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, fresh vegetables.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with the Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: At all lodges, they have a shower which you can get paying an extra cost.

Question: How do I get drinking water during the Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we advise you to buy boiled water or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Mount Everest marathon, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during the Everest trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during express Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing, and others occur, descend to the lower altitude and take them to the hospital. If the condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in the Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?

Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain and we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens, you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning to Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going to Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, which depends on the situation. So, we recommend you allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are alternates to flying from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Phakding. In the present day, there is also a regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.

Question: Is there any communication facilities for Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only internet provider at the Everest trail running, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges in the Everest zone.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-hours bookings. And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage to the Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carry a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. However, you need to prepare to walk roughly about 5 hours every day..

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking polls for the Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Mount Everest Marathon Review

Everest Marathon - running over the rocky mountain trail

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2017

Trail running from the Everest base camp to Namche Bazaar was terrific. It was not the easiest but I did complete it in seven hours. it’s really worth at least once in a life…. to see a spectacular view of all the way and especially our running trail from Everest Base camp to Namche village.

At first, I was not sure whether to finish my Everest marathon running or not. Together with the Gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare for our journey and did run some of the high Himalayas along the routes, no doubt they have experience which made my running much easier.

Avatar for Christian Klaus, Ilmenau, Germany
Christian Klaus, Ilmenau, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Naamste dear Christian, Thank you for your time to send your trail running experience for Mount Everest. We hope to serve you another marathon in Nepal for your next visit.

Mount Everest marathon highlights

  • Best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and Kalapatthar.
  • Amazing sights of Mount Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Everest Itself.
  • The length of the marathon is 26.2-mile (42.195km) run over rocky hills.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa, and their lifestyles.

Notice for the Mount Everest marathon !

The Everest marathon information stated above is just a guideline that we provide you. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Mount Everest marathon special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We believe in the quality of services. First safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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