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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon  - 20 Days

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Everest Marathon route consists entirely of off-road non-tarmac surfaces

The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, 42 km race held from Everest Base Camp is set to organize the 16th annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in the Khumbu region on May 29, 2019, to commemorate the first ascent of Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953. This is the highest Marathon in the world, which will start at Everest Base Camp (5364m), beneath the Khumbu Icefall mostly leading downhill on rough trails, through the spectacular homeland of the Sherpa people, to Namche Bazaar (3466m). The marathon is growing in scope each passing year. Over the 16 years, as the First run in 2003 as an event for local runners, the marathon has evolved into one of the most exciting adventure sporting events in the world and typically includes runners from 30 or more nations. Athletes participating in the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon have gone on to join in some of the notable trail-running events across the world and returned home with honors.

To participate in the race, Runners must sign up for this three week Mount Everest Package. As the start line of the race is at 5364 m, it is essential that participants have adequate altitude acclimatization to avoid health risks like altitude sickness and cold allergy which is one of our primary concerns. To avoid such risks, we have allowed a total of 5 rest and acclimatization days during the trek up to base camp and start of the race. With our additional days for acclimatization at Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Gorak Shep and Everest Basecamp itself, this itinerary should provide near optimal preparation for the marathon.

During the entire trek, the runners will always be accompanied by experienced local guides, the local crew including doctors who will monitor and check up runners’ physical health. On race day, there will be an official timekeeper, a team of marshals, checkpoints and drinks/feeding stations, as well as emergency evacuation support. To keep track of runners’ progress, organizers will provide an electronic wristband to all runners.

This is a challenging route, although mostly downhill, The Everest Marathon route consists entirely of off-road non-tarmac surfaces. Runners will need to navigate through natural trails, stone trails, and steps and sometimes even snow or muddy trails. Thus, the race is only suitable for runners who are well trained or race under cross-country, trail, fell or mountain conditions. Relatives and friends are welcomed to sign up for the trek to cheer up the runners as non-running group members.

Runners from all walks of life take part in this event – new Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is not just a running event – it is indeed a once in a lifetime experience.


Arrival City
Arrival City Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Departure City Kathmandu, Nepal
Lodging Level
Lodging Level
Hotel (Yatri Suites and Spa)
Meals 18 dinner, 19 breakfast, 16 lunch
Trip Grade
Trip Grade Demanding+Challenging
Max Altitude
Maximum Altitude 5,545m/18,193ft
Activity Trekking and Hiking
Styles Active Adventures

Outline Itinerary

Itinerary Maximum Altitude Walking/Hiking
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and Trip Preparation 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02 Fly to Lukla, gateway to the Khumbu 2,800m/9,187ft
Day 03 Trek to Phakding 2,610m/8,563ft 3-4 hrs
Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,438m/11,280ft 5-6 hrs
Day 05 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar 3,438m/11,280ft
Day 06 Namche Bazaar to Khumjung 3,810m/12,501ft 2-3 hrs
Day 07 Khumjung to Deboche 3,820m/12,533ft 5-6 hrs
Day 08 Deboche to Dingboche 4,360m/14,305ft 4-5 hrs
Day 09 Dingboche: acclimatization 4,360m/14,305ft
Day 10 Dingboche to Lobuche 4,940m/16,208ft 5-6 hrs
Day 11 Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5,170m/16,963ft 6-7 hrs
Day 12 Acclimatization day - Gorak Shep: Optional early morning ascent of Kala Patar 5,545m/18,193ft
Day 13 Trek to Everest Base Camp : Camp alongside the Everest expeditions. 5,364m/17,599ft
Day 14 Acclimatization at Everest Base Camp : Final Race Preparation 5,364m/17,599ft
Day 15 Final Race Day - Everest Marathon- Overnight in Namche Bazaar 3,438m/11,280ft
Day 16 Namche Bazaar to Monjo 2,840m/9,318ft 2-3 hrs
Day 17 Monjo to Lukla 2,800m/9,187ft 5-6 hrs
Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 19 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Celebration in the Evening 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 20 Final departure -
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  • Asset 147
    Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Asset 58
  • Asset 68
    Domestic Flights
  • Local Guide & Support Staffs
  • Asset 42
    All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
  • Meals in the Mountain
  • Asset 67
    Small-Group Adventure
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Asset 63
    Lifetime Deposit
  • No Booking Fee

For Your Information, International flights aren’t included.  Rooms are usually shared by two people unless you request a private room. Also, you can upgrade to better hotels in the mountain and even in the cities. For your customized services, please specify during the booking process or contact our Destination & Products Specialist.


During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.


We will be staying in   Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 350. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at a lower elevation, but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations


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Arrival - Departure
Per Person (Twin share basis)
The tour is available upon request. Please contact us for information regarding dates and prices.

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