Everest Marathon is a Race through the Sherpa Land in Everest can be a dream of your life to have a race in the world’s high altitude in Sherpa Land can be true now with the greatest mountain sceneries and tremendous running trail in an altitude. Tenzing Hillary Marathon/Everest Marathon is on the occasion of First time Everest successfully climbed Day by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. A running will be through the Sherpa village trail of Everest Base Camp to challenge some tough local competence. There could be your inner desire to have an Everest region race which now can be fulfilled with the Trekking to Everest base camp (most famous trekking trail in the world.)
“Everest” itself is a unique mountain in the world. Every person has a desire to view Everest, Everest base camp trekking by own self once in a life. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a perfect way to fulfill your long-held desire. Everest Base Camp Trekking provides you the best experience and views the world highest peak that will feel you like being in the heaven. Moreover, Everest Base Camp Trek expose you refreshing spectacular view of numerous dangling mountains including Everest and typical Sherpa land with typical houses and landscapes. Therefore, Everest Base Camp Trek is taken as a best and most popular trekking routes in Nepal as well as in the world.
Including this Everest Base Camp Trekking now it’s time to have a Race through Sherpa Land in Everest to challenge the local people and the clients of the world in the high altitude of the world. You have to reach one day earlier in Everest Base Camp and needed to have a rest and preparation day for the race. The race will be of about 42 Km. You have to compete the local and foreign runner. The recorded best running up to now is 2 Hours 56 minute. Let’s have a race and show how fast you are in the high altitude.
Note on Marathon:
Our Everest Marathon Trek itinerary days are flexible with enough time to acclimatize and as well for familiarization with local culture, landscapes and altitude wise, till you reach at Everest Base Camp by then you will be fit and well acclimatize against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
Total distance same as per international marathon standard, the run passes through Dingboche via Thukla after crossing the wooden bridge taking the upper trail to Dingboche omitting the Pheriche route.
The Marathon route includes all main places of trekking routes and villages Dingboche-Pangboche, Thyangboche, Lobesa and towards straight route to Namche finishing point.
Event starts from near Khumbu Ice Fall at Everest Base Camp passing through Gorakshep, Loboche-Thugla and then towards Dingboche from the top of Dingboche white Mani Stupa follow towards the end of the village passing Peak 38 Lodge and further past Dingboche near on route Chukung at Bibre, do the U-turn back to Dingboche and on main route to Namche Bazaar.
The run continues passing Orsho, Shomare, Pangboche, Deoboche to Thyangboche. From Thyangboche on the new path to Phungi Tenga over the bridge and to Shanasa from here run towards Kyangjuma, continue run following to finishing point at Chor Camp near National Park Headquarter.
Water-First Aid & Medical Post.
- : Everest Base Camp (starting point) Medical Post.
- : Gorakshep. Water post.
- : Lobuche ( Kalapathar Lodge). Water & First Aid.
- : Thugla (Yak Hotel) Water & First Aid.
- : Dingboche ( Ama Dablam Lodge) Water & First Aid.
- : Pangboche (Ama Dablam View Lodge) Water & Medical Post with
- : Thyangboche ( Gomba Lodge) Water & First Aid.
- : Lhobisasa-sa. ( Pokhara Hotel) Water & First Aid with Doctor.
- : Kyangjuma Ama Dablam Lodge Water & First Aid.
- : Namche at Chor Camp. Finishing point. Water & Medical Post with
Volunteers on a post:
Lobuche –Thugla – Dingboche-Pangboche-Thyangboce-Phungi Tenga – Shana-
Sa and at upper Namche to finishing line.
- World’s highest Marathon run listed in Guinea’s book of Record truly an awesome experience
- Panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest at close distance from high Kalapathar top
- Sweeping scenic flight both ways Kathmandu - Lukla with ever exciting views of snow capped peaks
- Trekking into Sagarmatha National Park World's Heritage Sites with great range of scenery
- Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture
- In the heart of world highest Mt. Everest Southern base camp with massive Khumbu Ice Falls
- A great run down-hill to Namche covering more than 42 k.m distances from the bottom of Everest
- Day 01: 18th May: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m and transfer to Hotel.
- Day 02: 19th May: Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
- Day 03: 20th May: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
- Day 04: 21st May: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 05: 22nd May: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
- Day 06: 23rd May: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
- Day 07: 24th May: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.
- Day 08: 25th May: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
- Day 09: 26th May: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
- Day 10: 27th May: Trek to Gorakshep and climb Kalapathar afternoon rest at Gorakshep.
- Day 11: 28th May: Morning trek to base camp and join marathon group.
- Day 12: 29th May Main event start run to Namche Bazaar on marathon trail and post.
- Day 13: 30th May Morning at Namche Bazaar and walk to Monjo- 04 hrs.
- Day 14: 31st May: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
- Day 15: 01st Jun: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
- Day 16: 02nd Jun: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
- Day 17: 03rd Jun: Final International departure from Nepal.
Activity Level rating of Everest Marathon
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone steps up and downs which are uneven and due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and the altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly anddrink more water.
Safe drinking water on Everest Marathon
Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude places but it gets harder to find it in higher elevation places and it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes we recommend you drink previously boiled water which tea houses sell for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Due to lack of regulation on the discard of plastic bottles it is probably better to use boiled water, very helpful for the protection of our environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Everest Marathon
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Everest Marathon
In your trekking you might come across some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Everest Marathon
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Everest Marathon
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Toilets are outside your room and it varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality.
Altitude sickness is a change in a body due to high altitude, decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep
- Loss of Appetite
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Keeping hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.
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