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Everest Marathon Trek


Everest Marathon Trek

Everest Marathon has become the international high altitude adventure sports. It involves runners from across the globe running from base camp of Mount Everest to Namche Bazaar. The length of the course is 42 kms. It takes place on May 29th every year. You may not have time for that day. Don’t worry! Nepal Hiking Himalaya presents you our own Everest Marathon Trek. Moreover, the satisfaction of proving yourself against all odds is what makes you worthwhile.

Trekkers don’t need to wait for the day of marathon. Our expert guides and aides will assure the safety of runners. You can call it the test of your own endurance and perseverance. All the necessary safety measures will be used during the trek. This is also the fastest way to accomplish the Everest Base Camp Trek trail.

Highlights of Everest Marathon Trek

The major highlight of this trek is its arduousness. If you dare to challenge your body and soul, this is an ideal choice of sport. It provides every trekker the sense of accomplishment.

You wouldn’t get chance to run from the base camp of Mt. Everest every time. It is going to be the lifetime memory. Undoubtedly it surpasses all the adventure in your life.

Along with the adventure the journey encompasses the splendid natural scenery. The mountainous terrain, forests, villages and snowy mountains are delights to cherish.

Is it safe to do Everest Marathon Trek?

Trip planners of Nepal Hiking Himalaya have tested the itinerary before presenting for its customers. We have highly trained guides and support crew members. Extreme safety measures are taken for the trip.

Trip functions on the basis of scientific and natural acclimatization technique. Our itinerary is suitable for any healthy adult. In case of severity and accidents during the trek the immediate helicopter rescue and medical aid are on stand by.

Book it now. Fulfill your dream of running through the moraines and glaciers of Mt. Everest. It is truly the blissful adventure up in the Himalayas.




Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival
Day 2 Flight to Lukla; Trek to Phakding
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 5 Trek to Tengboche
Day 6 Trek to Dingboche
Day 7 Dingboche Acclimatization Day
Day 8 Trek to Lobuche
Day 9 Trek to Gorakshep; Trip of Everest Base Camp
Day 10 Marathon Day; Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar
Day 11 Gentle downhill Trek to Monjo
Day 12 Trek to Lukla
Day 13 Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 14 Departure

Detail Itinerary
Day 1

Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Nepal Hiking Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
Flight to Lukla; Trek to Phakding

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute picturesque flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. We begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters. After that, you will get to observe beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The trail goes on by the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before climbing to Ghat (2530m). Then, track climbs tenderly once more about an hour to final destination Phakding where we spend a night.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar

On the way, from Phakding, today we can have a scene of an arresting pine forest, all along Dudh Koshi River crossing numerous suspension bridges through Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole. National Park permit check spot with the peaceful view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). The lane continues throughout the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. Now, the trail climbs slowly crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, stimulating glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse edge will be spotted. Mounting for 3 hours, the magnificent pine forest will end reaching a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar. We stay this night in hotel.

Day 4
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

We will spend a day here in order to become accustomed and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts advise to hold at least one extra night. There is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National park on the small hill where we can look at a range of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. After that we can take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest aqnd many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche

From Namche Bazaar he trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with wonderful views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. The fairly flat way will take us today to view wonderful landscape of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The path continues and we can observe wild lives like musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird). Then the path slopes down to Dudh Koshi River where series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. With the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks, the famous Gomba, Tengboche Monastery can be spotted.

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche

Today, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exhilarating suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. We can see gigantic view of Ama Dablam and the track lines up to the upstream closer to Imja River quite pleasant up toward Imja valley. The trail at present show the way us to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the stunning terraced field enveloped by stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We stay at hotel at night.

Day 7
Dingboche Acclimatization Day

Today, we trek to Dingboche. Dingboche is a fascinating jumble of small fields encircled by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the massive rock looks of Taweche look as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chukkung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks is lined up in the southern end of the valley.

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche

On this day, we come up the small point behind the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) strikes us with its image which seems to slope frontward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La is prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The incredible view of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.

Day 9
Trek to Gorakshep; Trip of Everest Base Camp

Today is a challenging day. We walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without climbing equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. A steady way up permits us to build the slow, steady pace necessary when walking at high height. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over a unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way ultimately to the unexpected glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we consequently, head off towards the Everest Base Camp. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 10
Marathon Day; Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar

Early in the morning after light breakfast we will start our Marathon Run towards Namche Bazaar. Our checkpoints are at Lobuche, Dugla, Pheriche, Pangboche, Debuche, Tengboche and Kyanjuma. In every checkpoint your timing and situation will be analysed and allow you to continue further.

Day 11
Gentle downhill Trek to Monjo

We will climb down gently towards Monjo on this day. The previous day's marathon might have cramped us. Therefore, today's trekking is all about relaxing the muscles and walking gently towards Monjo.

Day 12
Trek to Lukla

We will trek back to Lukla and relish the evening with little celebration on your successful Marathon Trek.

Day 13
Flight back to Kathmandu

We will take the early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The agency will take you to massage and spa for the relaxation of your tired muscles. You will be given the farewell dinner at Nepalese cultural restaurant.

Day 14

Our airport representative will bid you farewell at airport.

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • Airport Pick Up & Drop in private transportation
  • • Trip Briefing, Pre-preparation & Counseling
  • • Government Taxes & Office Service Fees
  • • All Permits & Entrance Fees
  • • Overnight Accommodation at Hotel (During Stay in City) Room & Breakfast basis
  • • Complimentary Welcome or Farewell Dinner/Lunch
  • • Accommodation in Teahouse/Lodge/Hotel as per availability during trip
  • • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Tea & Coffee during trip
  • • Experienced Government License Holder Trekking Guide and Local Porters
  • • Trekking Guide & Porter Salary
  • • Flight or transportation charge of Crew members if applicable
  • • Trekking Crew members’ Insurance
  • • Air and Ground Transportation to – from (Ktm – Destination – Ktm)
  • • Additional In-trip services (clerical and personal)
  • • First Aid Medicinal Kits
  • • Trekking Bags & Trekking Route Maps
  • • Trip Completion Certificate

Whats Exclude in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • All Meals stated other than on Itinerary
  • • Personal Travel Insurance; You need to get mandatory insurance to travel to certain areas of Nepal
  • • International Flight and all transportations before meeting our representatives
  • • Nepal Visa and other government formalities not related to your trip
  • • All kinds of beverages including water
  • • Wifi Internet, Hot Showers and trunk calls during the trip
  • • Personal Equipments
  • • Personal Expenses and food items beyond stated on itinerary
  • • Tips & Gratuities for the Trip Crew members


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Trip Facts

  • Departure From : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 14 days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Group Size : 1-50
  • Accomodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Best Season : All Season

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