Everest Marathon 18 Days Half and full
Everest Marathon facts
Mode of Trekking: Lodge/Camping Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
Trip Duration: 18 days (May 16th to June 3rd) Trekking Period: 14 days (May 18th to May 31st)
Race Date: May 29th, 2019 Course length: KM / 26.09 Miles (International Standard)
Start Point: Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,598ft) Finish Point: Namche Bazaar 3446m/11306 ft
Highest Elevation: Kalapatthar (5545m/18200ft) Permit :National Park USD 30,TIMS USD 10
THEM: Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is "probably similar to the great Greek boy who ran all the way to Athens to inform the Greek king that they were about to be invaded…& saved Greece from being conquered… "
This master of all marathons begins with an across-the-board scenic flight from Kathmandu to Hillary’s Lukla, & then we get warmed up with a trek through pretty Sherpa villages with lovely views of the world’s highest silver grey peaks. The peaking point of this trip is Kalapatthar at 5545m/18200ft, from the summit of which we can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayan peaks, the vast expanse of the Himalaya stretching for miles and glittering glaciers including Mt Everest, just a stone’s throw away from our marathon point…
We take a cool hike to Everest Base Camp from where the actual race begins. It’s a real pleasant hike while passing through the Everest National Park and Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital town that’s almost like sin city of Nevada for the mountains. We will also visit the Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche (one of the oldest in the area) and Thyangboche (the biggest in the whole Himalayas) which was re-built after being burnt to the ground years ago (apparently, as the tale goes, the old monk wanted to douse the electric heater by banging it on the floor).
The apple-of-the-eye in this trip is that it’s the only venture, apart from mountaineering expeditions, that has overnight camping right at the foot of towering Mt Everest near the infamous Khumbu Icefall. But then beauty of this kind also has its risks & the stakes are high…
Encounters Nepal, with great pleasure, joins Himalaya Expeditions Private Limited to welcome you all to Namche Bazaar for the 10th edition of the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon (THEM). This breathtaking challenging event is conducted to commemorate the first successful ascent of Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and the Late Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May, 1953.We consider the marathon a most fitting tribute to these two great men-icons of adventurous souls in the annals of human history and civilization.
The marathon starts from the Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,598ft) and finishes at Namche Bazaar (3446m/11306ft). The measured distance of the course is 42.195 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails. It’s a mercurial marathon of destiny & taxes your physical strength to the limits of what your body can take…
All participants are requested to be in Nepal three weeks prior to the race for acclimatizing to the high altitude. This is ideal to physically & mentally set you up for a feat of this kind; it will also help your respiratory system before the jog on fluctuating elevations of your running course. This three-week holiday combines with a sightseeing tour in the capital, Kathmandu, a 14 day trek to the marathon starting point under medical supervision, an ascent of Kala Patthar (5545m/18200ft) for the best views of Everest. Although the course of the Everest Marathon is basically downhill, there are two steep uphill sections. There may be snow and ice on the upper part and considerable exposure along much of the marathon route. Experience of rough & tough terrain is vital. This is the world’s most extravagant race held annually.
ENCOUNTERS NEPAL encourages the bold & the brave to undertake this ‘MOTHER OF ALL MARATHONS’…& experience a wonderful sense of achievement, unimaginable success, & discover ‘you’ in unexpected ways for the better times ahead, both physically as well as mentally…& enjoy all this in the TRUE SPIRIT OF SUBLIME ADVENTURE…that is absolutely unimaginable anywhere else on planet earth…
SUPER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Highest marathon ON EARTH
Run from Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar
Held annually since 2003
Overnight camp at Everest Base Camp…It’s a breathtaking thrill…
Accurately measured course and full marshalling
Warm, friendly locals and exceptional highlander hospitality…it’s all footloose & fancy free…you’ll love it up here…
Spectacular arrays of Himalaya ranges and dramatic landscapes
Amazing treks through the Sherpa heartland
Gripping trek through pristine alpine forests and high valleys…the landscapes literally gear you up for the race of all races…
Spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse from the summit of Kalapatthar
Enjoyable flights along the Himalaya ranges and peak…this is an experience of a whole life span…
Mt Everest Marathon in Nepal .Many runners done