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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.

shauna s
shauna s
2020-10-22
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Mount kilimanjaro I just completed the Mount kilimanjaro climb organized by Himalayan Glacier. I was supported by a fantastic guide Fromance. He ensured my safety and took me on several additional walks at the various huts where we stayed. We had fun and very interesting adventures. The rest of the team included a fantastic chef, Yona, who created spectacular dishes including a celebratory cake for us after finishing the climb. I would highly recommend anyone considering this climb to go with Himalayan Glacier
jktweed
jktweed
2020-03-23
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The trip of a lifetime! This was such an incredible experience! It is so difficult to describe just how majestic and breathtaking the Himalayas really are. Every single day of the trek I found myself humbled by the scale and beauty of the mountains. Himalayan Glacier absolutely outdid themselves in terms of providing us with a trek that was organised, safe, fun, and most importantly, successful in making it up to Everest Base Camp! Our guide Homnath was friendly and knowledgeable, and our porter Bhakta was such a gentle and kind man. They both helped make our trip so easy and special. I'm so so pleased that I booked this trek through this company. I think it's really important to support the local community by using a guide and Himalayan Glacier provides a comprehensive end-to-end package that gave me total peace of mind through the entire trip (from landing in Kathmandu to leaving to go back to London).
kevinlxxii
kevinlxxii
2019-12-13
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3 Passes Trek with EBC Had an amazing time trekking with Himalayan Glacier and especially my guide Ashish. The service was excellent and far exceeded expectations. Really, it was more than I could have ever imagined from start to finish. Everyone I met with and talked to at Himalayan Glacier were so kind and friendly and answered all my questions and provided great feedback about other parts of Nepal also. If you're thinking about trekking in Nepal I would highly recommend using Himalayan Glacier
Grace F
Grace F
2019-12-04
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Khopra Ridge - fabulous trek! Trekking to Khopra Ridge was an amazing experience! It is a little off the beaten path, which we appreciated. Not crowded at all. We felt like we had the mountains to ourselves. The trek was hard, make no mistake. But we expected that, and were delighted to challenge ourselves...and make it! We had the very best guide in all of Nepal: Pradip. He was young (30) but very experienced. He started over a decade ago with Himalayan Glacier as a porter, and is an accomplished, professional guide. He spoke excellent English and his knowledge of the terrain, culture, mountains, flowers, trees...was exhaustive. We also had the very best porter in all Nepal: Arjun. Retired from the Nepal Army, he had travelled many of places as a UN peacekeeper. He had an infectious smile and was such a great encouragement. Slow, slow, you can do it! We chose Himalayan Glacier very deliberately. We wanted a Nepalese owned company. Everyone at HG was super. They arranged every detail and everything went smoothly, from airport pick up to departure. We would both recommend Himalayan Glacier. If you want a great Nepal experience, with a Nepalese company, they are the company for you! Thank you Pradip. Thank you Arjun. Thank you HG. Hope to return and see you all again. Grace and Abbey
Paul Styman
Paul Styman
2019-11-29
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An awesome experience The beautiful scenery, people and culture of Nepal and the Himalayas made this trip one of the best that I have done, and I have travelled abroad a number of times. Spending time exploring the mountain villages and being amongst the locals going about their normal business was a delightful experience and the memories are now etched in my mind. The tour company, Himalayan Glacier, made the trip so easy and trouble free. From airport pick to drop off at the end of the trip I did not have to worry about a thing. The flight to Lukla, all accommodation and meals during the treck were arranged for me so I could could simply enjoy the treck in a hassle free environment. I had a large menu to chose from at all places and the food was delicious, especially the Sherpa vegetable soup. I'm planning to go back and do the Everest Base Camp treck next year with Himalayan Glacier. I strongly recommend planning to stay in Kathmandu for a few extra days after the treck in case of inclement weather delaying the flight out of Lukla. I was lucky and caught my scheduled flight but quite a few people were delayed for 1 day and 2 days as safety is paramount.
lbjt
lbjt
2019-11-17
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Wonderful Nepal Adventure We had a group of 5 and wanted to spend 3 weeks exploring Nepal. They designed a route that fit what we wanted to do! Than after reaching EBC, which was our big goal, Suresh our guide was able to change our plans at our request! We had wanted to do Gokyo Valley but decided to slow down and get away from the popular areas. We visited some less traveled trails with amazing views! They took super good care of us all the time.
dianaxaur
dianaxaur
2019-11-09
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Excellent Guide and Safe This was my first time being above 5000 metres and multiple day hike for more than 3 days. I am not that fit :p. Our guide, Ganga (Man) Bahadur Tamang ensure that we are all safe. He was joyful and full of encouragement, and really keen to make his client successful in the climbing. We all made it to the base camp and no one get sick. Man ensures all of our food and drinks are clean by entering the kitchen himself. We have the best porter too, Jiban. He assisted carrying my day bag too to help in the Chola Pass and Everest Section when he saw I am struggling. Both Man and Jiban go far and beyond to make us comfortable, enjoy the trip, and safe. Putting our guide Man phone number here, and photo. +977 984 2868506
Frank S
Frank S
2019-11-07
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"Mera Peak and Amphu Lumbcha Pass We did Mera Peak and Amphu Lumbcha pass October 2019 with help of Himalayan Glacier trekking company. From the beginning of planning to the very end of this adventure I couldn't be happier. People from this company are truly doing everything to make sure you are getting what you want and you leave with best possible experience. They are really professional at what they doing. My trip was tailor made according to my time frame and a budget. Communication and planning was like a talking to long time friend. Cant say enough thank you to Rayuna and Ashmii for planning and taking care of logistics in the office. At the trekking itself we had two best possible guides, Sherpa Ongchhu and Sherpa Saila, who were making sure we are safe and have the best possible experience in the mountains. This company is always doing extra step, like surprising me with a birthday cake, which sometimes means a lot, especially when you'e far away from home. Thank You Ashmii for that. And of course big Thank you to the owner of this company Mr. Sagar. He was realy doing for me much more then he should. He makes me feel like I'm part of his family, like a brother. Thank You again. Bottom line this company learn it's reputation and it is highly recommended. I've been working with them several times and I will work with them again on my next adventure.
Julie N
Julie N
2019-11-01
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Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek Our group of five had an amazing time hiking to EBC! The Luxury Lodge option is definitely worth it as we slept in comfortable beds (sometimes with heating pads) and took hot showers almost daily. The meals provided were tasty, had a wide variety and large quantities. Both accommodations and food exceeded our expectations. We are so thankful to our guide and assistant guide - Shankar and Bhakta as well as 3 porters. They were professional, patient, had great communication and our guides were literally there for us every step of the way. Shankar even brought extra goodies for us like cookies and fresh fruit... and surprised us with cakes for my birthday and a wedding anniversary! We couldn’t have asked for a better crew. I would highly recommend booking with Himalayan Glacier for treks and tours in Nepal. Nepal will forever hold a special place in our hearts as my boyfriend proposed to me at EBC! Thank you HGTA for a memorable experience!
Debra J
Debra J
2019-11-01
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Nepal and Bhutan Tour Thank you to Himalayan Glacier wonderful staff and guides for an amazing experience !!! Everyone was very welcoming and helpful . The tours in Kathmandu were so insightful and I experienced a new culture and people . I learned so much along the journey , but the best is always getting to know our faraway neighbors !! The food was great, all the hotels were very nice . As a shopper who loves collecting regional crafts , Kathmandu was simply an amazing place to gather things to bring home and enjoy. Arriving in Bhutan we were warmly greeted by Norbu and Tenzing who gave us an amazing tour of Bhutan! Before our journey began we got to have dinner with departing guests and we all laughed , ate and enjoyed great conversation!! Paul and Debra. PS get a Nepal Visa beforehand if possible!!

Overview

Arrival City
Arrival City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Departure City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Lodging Level
Lodging Level

Hotel (Yatri Suites and Spa)
Meals
Meals
18 dinner, 19 breakfast, 16 lunch
Trip Grade
Trip Grade
Demanding+Challenging
Max Altitude
Maximum Altitude
5,545m/18,193ft
Activity
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Styles
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 2,651m/8,698ft 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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Included

  • Asset 147
    Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Asset 58
    Equipment
  • 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.

Meals

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.

Accommodation

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

DATES & PRICES

We guarantee departure on all of our published dates! However, if they don't match your travel plans, we will gladly help you set your own date! Whether you're looking for private trips as a solo traveler, a couple, a family, or a group; you can plan your tailor-made trips now! Please contact us for price details and any other queries.

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What other travelers says?

5.0
(5 Reviews)
Himalayan Glacier
Running at the top of the world with Himalayan Glacier

I had done the Everest base camp trek twice in the past but this Tenzing Hillary Everest marathon caught my eyes and when I contacted Himalayan Glacier about the details, it sounded quite exciting to me. I wanted to challenge my endurance being an active sports person. So, I booked with them for the trip. I’ve known Himalayan Glacier for quite some time now so there was no question about any insecurities or trip cancellations. As always, they were at their best in their services, and provided me yet another inspirational memory to cherish forever. Thank you to the entire team and hope to be back to you again with some more challenges in future, Namaste!

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Himalayan Glacier
Race on the top of the world

I was a solo traveler and very much interested to participate in the 42-km Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon but had no idea where to start. I had done Annapurna base camp trek in the past and had a very bad experience. Talking with my adventurer friends, someone recommended me Himalayan Glacier and I contacted them. They were prompt to respond and provided me all details within 24 hours. Right from the moment of my arrival in Kathmandu until I completed the trip and reached back home, they were in regular contact with me to know about my well-being. Sudarshan was a great guide who kept encouraging us all through the way. The final day while running down the hill all the way from the base camp up to Namche Bazar was incredibly terrific. Thanks Himalayan Glacier and thanks Sudarshan for making all these happen!

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Himalayan Glacier
Marathon race on Everest

Commemorating the first ascent of Mt. Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa, a long marathon race beginning from the base camp till Namche was held. And I feel so lucky to have taken part in that event. And all that happened because of Himalayan Glacier. I was looking out to go towards the Manaslu region when I was informed about the event and that took me surprisingly awestruck. I called up my friends and disclosed my plans and they were in with me. We had the bestest times of our lives. Walking from Lukla up to the base camp was a regular walk but it was the return journey that will ever remain etched on my mind. Himalayan Glacier surely needs to be applauded for all the management and organizing our trip so perfectly. Thanks to Sagar and my guide Homnath and his porter friend. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your name to any adventurer lover and our close friends. Thanks HG!

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