Everest Marathon Trek
Everest Marathon Trek is recognized as a World’s Highest Everest Marathon which is held in Nepal. Tenzing Hillary Everest marathon is stated Everest Marathon organize every year on May 29 since the name of Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary did summit for the first time. Mt. Everest marathon will be a most be fitting tribute to these great souls who climbed mount Everest for the first time in the history of human civilization.
Mount Everest Marathon and trek conducts from Everest Base camp (5,364m / 17,149 ft) and ends at Namche Bazzar (3,440m /11,300 ft) and the total length is 42.195 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails. Experience of rough terrain is essential for Everest Marathon and road marathon experience is not sufficient to run Everest Marathon.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency will take care of your Marathon trip within enough acclimatization and run practice over the rocky mountains however during the trekking and running day you will have an outstanding breathtaking view snowy peaks including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and its glacial lakes.
Everest Marathon Trek detail itinerary
It is 13 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not ft you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrived 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 within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
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 temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. At the evening trek briefing & introduce with a guide.
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5,885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. During the journey, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach Bengkar village.
Today is 20 of May and the trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We walk along the riverbed of this valley, cross the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440 meters) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Today is 21 of May. Namche Bazaar is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. 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.
Today is 22 of May and having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
Today is 23 of May and we trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.
Today is 24 of May and we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Dingaboche hill to get acclimatize. Hike to Chhukung is optional, it also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.
Today is 25 of May and 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 (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
Today is 26 of May and 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 antitude of 5545m/18,132 ft. 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.
Today is 27 of May and 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.
Today is 28 of May and we hike to Everest Base Camp (17,593ft). Full marathon runners’ schedule: This morning will be a mock start for the race.
Today is 29 of May and its running day ! The race starts at 7:00 am and finish at dusk. Full marathon from Khumbu Ice Fall at Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Non-runner schedule: After breakfast, we’ll gather to watch the first runners come. During the running time, we will have checkpoint on the following places: – 1st checkpoint – Gorakh Shep, 2nd check point – Periche , 3rd checkpoint – Phunge Thenga after Thyangboche, 4th and final check – Namche Bazaar (finish line), Race finish is at dusk.
Today, is May 30 but 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.
Today is 31 of May and 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. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed.
Today is ist of June and 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.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!
How much Everest Marathon Trek does it cost?
This trip is available now on USD 2,490 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our homestay located near Thamel and 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, so let us know. 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.
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
- 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 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 according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
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
We can organize private trek to ebc starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
May 17, 2019 – June 02, 2019
May 18, 2019 – June 03, 2019
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Everest Marathon Trek?
Answer: Yes! Of course. You can also do this trip if you are just beginners but then is tougher.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest marathon Trekking?
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 nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to 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 Everest marathon trek?
Answer: The lodges on a trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian 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 next place where you are going.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the 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 then you will take a bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest Marathon Trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel 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 camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Everest Marathon Trek 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 Everest Marathon Trek?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent the 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 then 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 cancelled?
Answer: Weather at Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then 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 to 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 are also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest Marathon Trek?
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 payments 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.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilo 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. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest Marathon Trek?
Answer: Walking pools are 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 trek.
Everest Marathon Trek highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and Kalapatthar.
- Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
- Total 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 Everest Marathon Trek !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what 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 Everest Marathon Trek 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 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 in costs and consumption.
Everest Marathon – running over the rocky mountain trail
Finally…. we have done our everest marathon 2017.
It has long journey for us, and its 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, Ilminau, Germany
Trip Price : USD 2490 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 15 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-40 People
- Marathon day: May 29
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
- Cancellation Fees: No Charge
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