The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, 42 km race.

The Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon race held from Everest Base Camp is set to organize the 17th annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in the Khumbu region on May 29, 2020, to commemorate the first ascent of Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953.

This is the highest and toughest run 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).

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 25 or more nations.

To participate in the race, runners must sign up for three week Everest Base Camp trekking 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.

16 Days

  • Destinantion

    Nepal

  • Region

    Everest

  • Max Altitude

    5545 M

  • Activity

    Trekking/Marathon

  • Experience

    Advance Level

  • Accomodation

    Hotel/Lodge

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu/Lukla

  • Trip End

    Lukla/Kathmandu

Trekking's Info

Height: 5545 M

Location: Everest, Solukhumbu

  1. Day 1 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

    On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, the representative of Adventure Extreme will welcome you & drive you to the respective Hotel . It’s a free day/evening. You can walk around Thamel for shopping.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  2. Day 2 IN KATHMANDU FOR PREPARATION

    The trekking guide and our office representatives will see you in the Hotel after your breakfast. The guide will do a final gear check and organise all the necessary equipment for the trek and Run. Similarly, he will help you to rent or buy the lacking equipment if needed. Then you have a free day to explore around beautiful Kathmandu city. Later in the evening we will go for welcome dinner with the staffs.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  3. Day 3 FLY TO LUKLA AND TREK TO MONJO

    Our trip begins at early morning. Our office staff and trekking guide will see you at the hotel. We will drive to the Airport and go for 30 min flight to Lukla, which flies over endless rolling hills covered with green terraces. Once we reach Lukla, we wil have a short break to organise porters and gear before starting our day’s Trek. We will trek for about 5 hrs to Monjo.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude2665 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  4. Day 4 TREK TO NAMCHE BAZZAR

    After Breakfast we will trek to Namche Bazzar. The route crosses several steel suspension bridges covered with katas, white well-wishing scarves, and prayer flags. It’s a 5/6 hr hike up to Namche. On a clear day, you can catch your first view of Everest from a lookout about mid-way up the hill.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude3440 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  5. Day 5 REST DAY IN NAMCHE BAZZAR

    We will spend an extra day in Namche before trekking higher to allow our bodies to adjust to the lower levels of Oxygen in the air. In the morning, we will walk up to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy a panoramic view of Everest, Ama dablam and Thamserku.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude3440 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  6. Day 6 TREK TO TENGBOCHE

    We will walk to Tengboche Monastery which is the most important monastery for the Sherpas of the Khumbu region. It is the tradition that every climbing expedition to Mt. Everest should be blessed by the head Lama of this monastery. You will enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery on the face of the Earth on this day.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude3867 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  7. Day 7 TREK TO DINGBOCHE

    We will walk via Pangboche (3930m), take a moment to look back and enjoy the classic view of Tengboche. It is also the last village before heading right to Ama dablam base camp, which dominates the scenery from now to Lobuche. We again gradually traverse up the valley, cross the Imja River and briefly walk upwards to Dingboche. The mountains appear distinctly more reachable and glorious.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude4343 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  8. Day 8 REST DAY IN DINGBOCHE

    Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization. You will experience the great faces of Nuptse, Lhotse and Imja Tsa (Island Peak, 6189m) and another face of Ama dablam. There’s also the option to walk to Chhukung village or visit Pheriche. The day is for acclimatisation.

  9. Day 9 TREK TO LOBUCHE

    Walking out of Dingboche to Lobuche, we can feel that you can almost touch the mountains and sense that Everest must be close. The trail gradually leads upwards to a small river crossing at the foot of Dughla. The rocky path passes the trekking peak of Lobuche on the left, before we reach Lobuche.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude4930 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  10. Day 10 TREK TO GORAKSHEP

    Gorak Shep is the last settlement before reaching Everest base camp. From Lobuche, it’s a short walk. We will walk further along the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu glacier to reach Everest base camp. We trek back to Gorak Shep.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude5357/5140 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  11. Day 11 VISIT KALAPATHHAR AND REST IN EVEREST BASE CAMP

    We rise early the next morning and begin walking a trail behind Gorak Shep to the summit of Kala Pattar (black rock). Our journey to Everest Base Camp for Tenzing-Hillery Everest Marathon starts from this amazing place.

    • access_timeWalking Hour3 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude5550/5357 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  12. Day 12 REST DAY IN EVEREST BASE CAMP FOR ACCLIMATISATION

    We will spend an extra night in Everest base Camp to make our body fit for the next day run down to Namche Bazzar.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude5357 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  13. Day 13 TENZING-HILLARY EVEREST MARATHON

    The Marathon starts in the morning. The race will start at 7 a.m. There will be full marshalling, drinks stations and medical back-up and supervision on the track.

    • terrain Altitude5357/3440 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  14. Day 14 TREK TO MONJO

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  15. Day 15 TREK BACK TO LUKLA

    We will walk all the way downhill to Monjo and climb up the hill to reach Lukla. This is the final day for meeting our porters.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, DINNER
    • terrain Altitude2886 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  16. Day 16 FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

    Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Our office staff will meet you at Kathmandu airport. Drive to your respective hotel. Later in the evening we will go for farewell dinner.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  17. Day 17 DEPARTURE

    Depending on your flight time we will drop you at Tribhuwan International airport for your final departure to your destination

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What's Included?

  1. Pick up from Kathmandu International airport and drop at hotel by private vehicle
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis
  3. Accommodation in Lodges during the trekking on Full Board Basis (B/L/D)
  4. Domestic airport trenasfer
  5. Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  6. Trekking Permit
  7. National Park and conservation fee
  8. TIMS card fee
  9. Lodge accommodation during the trek
  10. Two nights camping accommodation at Everest base camp
  11. Sleeping tents for each participant
  12. Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, fresh fruits and dinner during the trek and at Everest Base Camp
  13. Service of English speaking trekking guide    
  14. Service of porters to carry trekking equipments( 1 Porter for 2 Trekking members)   
  15. Daily wages of guide and porters    
  16. Medical and accident insurances for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
  17. Comprehensives medical KIT

Note:

B & B in what’s included section means Bed and Breakfast. B/L/D means breakfast, Lunch and dinner.  Tea, Biscuits and fresh fruits are provided every day during trekking.

What's Not Included?

  1. Meals in Kathmandu
  2. Transfer in/out hotel
  3. Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation
  4. Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  5. Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles phones and internet.
  6. Personal trekking gear.
  7. Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  8. Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
  9. Any additional staff other than specified.
  10. Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  11. Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  12. Airfare of international flights.
  13. Nepal entry visa fee (Visa's easy to acquire upon arrival).
  14. Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  15. Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

GOOD TO KNOW:

HOW TO SAY HELLO AND THANK YOU IN NEPALI

Many Nepalese know Hello and Thank you, but hearing you speak in their language is still a sweet sound of respect. When saying Hello in Nepal, you say “Namaste” and fold your hands into a prayer.  Thank you is “Danyavad”.

HOW TO GET A NEPAL VISA UPON ARRIVAL

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.

1st Step. Fill in ' Arrival Card ' ...

2nd Step. Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) ...

3rd Step. Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport.

THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN NEPAL IS NEPALI AND THE SECOND LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH

Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language similar to Hindi,  is written in Devanagari script and is the first language of Nepal. Indian travelers should understand enough to get around. English is a secondary language spoken mostly in large cities like Kathmandu. Outside Kathmandu, English is spoken a little less, but getting around is still manageable. Simply smile with a Namaste and the Nepalese will help you in any way they can.

AVOID DRINKING TAP WATER

Tap water is not filtered or purified in Nepal. Thus, tap water is often boiled before consumption. It’s best to buy bottled water. It is relatively inexpensive. Avoid any fruits and veggies foods washed in tap water.

ROADS AND DUST

Roads in Nepal can occasionally be in disrepair, due in part to the earthquake. The government is said to be working on improving them. Still, you’ll find large potholes and a lot of dust, especially in the more urban areas of Kathmandu. You’ll see Nepalese wearing face masks when driving on the road. Women cover their faces with saris or scarves.

SQAT TOILETS ARE COMMON IN NEPAL

While westernized hotels and restaurants and tourist attractions have western toilets, you’ll find more local joints and public restrooms bearing squat toilets. 

AVOID STREET FOOD

Nepalese street food has been known to cause many bold adventurers a case of traveler’s stomach issues. Refrigeration is poor in Nepal so street food isn’t always refrigerated and food can be reused after a day of being out.  Stick to well-maintained and busy restaurants.

BLACK OUT IN NEPAL

In the past, Nepal had regular blackout periods, which meant most of the city would go dark and don lanterns or power generators to keep business flowing. Today, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has turned on the lights, making blackouts a thing of the past. But the newfound electricity has made Nepalese people suspect that the NEA purposely left them in the dark all these years, as a ploy to force them to invest in power generators. 

Kathmandu is fairly lit and most westernized hotels and restaurants have backup power generators for traveller’s convenience. In more remote areas and trekking trips, take a flashlight or head lamp.

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Jiten Shrestha

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Founder/Director, Mr. Jiten Shrestha was born in a village called Salleri(2413 m) of Solukhumbu District of Nepal. Solukhumbu is famous in the world for mountain tourism. The main attraction of Solukhumbu is Mt. Everest (8848 m). Jiten Shrestha spent his childhood and studied his lower secondary level in Salleri village. Later Jiten Shrestha was selected by the Government of Nepal to study in Kathmandu at Budhanilkantha School. The school was one of the best and was running by the British Government. He compled his higher secondary school from Budhanikantha School and joined Trichandra College in Kathmandu for further education.

Mr. Durga Shrestha (Kaji)

CO- FOUNDER/ADVISER

Durga Shrestha (Kaji) was born in East of Nepal, Bamti Bhandar, Bamti Bhandar is the trail to Everest region. Durga Shrestha spent his childhood in the village studying and helping his parent to run a  Lodge which was called Buddha Lodge. While running the lodge, he met and interacted with a lot of tourists from all over the world and later moved to Kathmandu to start his trekking career.


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