Mount Everest Marathon

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Mount Everest marathon is recognized as a World’s highest everest marathon held in Nepal. Tenzing Hillary Everest is a long distance race is expressed Everest Marathon sort out each year.

29th of May is the mount Everest day since the name of Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary summited out of 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/17,746 feet) and closures at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,300 ft) 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.

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

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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, 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. Some of the popular trail running adventures are Mount Everest trail running adventure held on May 29.

Likewise, Manaslu trail race happens at the beginning of November. Mustang trail race happens on 14-27 April 2019. Finally, the Lumbini Peace Marathon (21 kilometers) happens 1st of March every year. Besides that, Gokyo Treks and adventure company owned by local guides and register in 2005 under the law of 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 the best service at a reasonable price. Through the mystical Himalayas which 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.

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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 2021

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 to Everest base camp of the fabulous mountain however are limited time-wise. For 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 than send us a request for a customized itinerary.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Today is 18 of May and Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, 7 hours.

Today is 19 of May and after breakfast, the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with a temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. In the evening, trek briefing & introduce with a guide.

Day 3 Fly to Lukla airport (2,886m/9,437 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 journey following a delicate move up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Furthermore, we walk further to Phakding – Bengkar village passing some tiny villages such as Ghat.

Day 4 (20 May) Namche Bazaar trekking (3,440m/11,249 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 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 would have superb perspectives of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). In addition, Namche village is located at an altitude in 3,440 meters and surrounded by Mountains.

Day 5(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 khunde 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, we would visit the Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.

Day 6(22 May) Tengboche monastery trek (3,867m/12,645 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 Kosi. 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.

Day 7(23 May) Dingboche hiking (4,260m/13,930 feet.) , 6 hours

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

Day 8(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 acclimatize. 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 rest.

Day 9 (25 May) Lobuche trek (4,930 m/16,121 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, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5,741m), Kongma-tse (5,820m), and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4,595m) and trek to Lobuche.

Day 10(26 May) Kala Patthar trek (5,545m/18,132 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 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 within 360 deg angle. Return Gorekshep to meet the entire team of running groups, check the medical.

Day 11(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.

Day 12 (28 May) Everest Base Camp trek (5,364m/17,540 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.

Day 13 29 May Everest Marathoon day ! Trail Running day!

It is running day. Race starts at 7:00 am and finish 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 on the following places: – 1) Gorakh Shep, 2 – Periche, 3 – Phunge Thenga after Tengboche, 4th and final check – Namche Bazaar (finish line). Race finish is at dusk.

Day 14 (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 bazzar from Everest base camp within 2 days. Meet the entire team and collect your baggage.

Day 15 (31 May) Namche Bazaar to Lukla airport (2,886 m/9,337 feet), 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.

Day 16 (1st June) Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.

Day 17Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!


How much does Mount Everest marathon cost?

Everest trail running trip is available now on USD 2,490 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount 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 Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Everest Marathon registration fees USD 1000 per person.
  • Everest Marathon Medal, Marathon T- Shirt, Certificates, Trek Suits.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle in kathmandu city according to programs
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staff.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits, Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permits and TIMS permit.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Mount Everest marathoon cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private trek to ebc starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




May 17, 2021 – June 02, 2021


USD 2499

May 18, 2021 – June 03, 2021


USD 2499

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 !! If you provide us your Kathmandu city arrival flight details and request to us for pickup. 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 to join Everest base camp marathon.

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

Answer: We provide you 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 it while you are in Kathmandu.

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

Answer: The lodges on a trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meal such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

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

Answer: At all lodges, they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket, you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on 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 provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in 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 for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during 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 at 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 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 other occurs, descend to the lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.

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

Answer: Weather at the Himalayas is uncertain which 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 Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon 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 fly 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 regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.

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

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, 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 is 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 minute 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 on Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 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 Mount Everest marathon?

Answer: We recommend walking pools 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 trek.

Mount Everest marathon highlights

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

Notice for the Mount Everest marathon !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. 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. Where 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. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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Everest Marathon – running over the rocky mountain trail

100% 5 star based on – 180 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Finally…. we have done our everest marathon 2017. It has long journey for us, and it’s really worthy…. to see spectacular view of all the way and especially our running trail from Everest Base camp to Namche village .
At first we are not sure can we finish our Everest marathon running or not.
Together with Gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey, did run some of the high Himalayas along the routes, no doubt they have experience which made our running much easier. – Christian Klaus, Ilmenau, Germany

Trip Price : USD 2,499 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 15 Days
    2. Trek difficulty: Moderate
    3. Altitude: 5,545 meters
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-40 People
    6. Marathon day: May 29
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus
    10. Cancellation Fees: No Charge

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