The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, the highest marathon on earth, is held annually on May 29 in the Everest region as per tradition.

Everest Marathon aims to commemorate the first successful ascent of Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. The 60 K ultra running was named to mark the 60th anniversary of the successful summit of Mt. Everest.

An essential feature of Everest Marathon is trekking to Everest Base Camp before the start of the race. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from which point trekking begins. 

The trek will take participants through Sagarmatha National Park, Pangboche Monastery (one of the oldest in the area) and Tengboche Monastery. (the biggest in the Himalayas). 

The highlight of the trip is Kalapatthar at 5,545 m (18,200 ft), from the summit of which one can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, ranges and glaciers,  including Mt. Everest, a stone’s throw away.

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Jiten Shrestha


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)


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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