Mount Everest Winter Marathon 2023

Andy CrisconiHimalayan Trekking Tours

The 1st winter edition of the World’s Highest Marathon

The trip dates are November 17 to December 6, 2023 for the first running of our Mount Everest Winter Marathon

On December 1, 2023, runners, joggers, hikers and walkers will leave Everest Base Camp (at 17,500 feet) on the first ever Mount Everest Winter Marathon. This is the colder version of the WORLD’S HIGHEST MARATHON, the most adventurous trail runs in the world. The upcoming race on December 1, 2023, will be the 1st winter edition of the Mount Everest Marathon and will be held every two years. This marathon is an international event and we expect runners from dozens of countries competing each year.

Everest Marathon runners leaving base camp

From Everest Base Camp the marathon route goes downhill most of the way along rocky tracks and trails, traversing Nepal’s Sherpa country and ends at the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (11,200ft). For the 9-day trek to Everest Base Camp, participants will be divided into groups each led by a professional, English-speaking Nepali trek leader and backed by a staff of porters and medical personnel. On race day, there will be official marshals, timekeepers and attendants at all check points and water stations at regular intervals along the route with arrangements for medical and emergency assistance and evacuation if required.

The Mount Everest Winter Marathon is a very challenging and demanding course despite being a mostly downhill run. It is suitable for persons who are physically fit and can train regularly to meet the demands of running a trail marathon. Any physical activity at high altitude places a great demand on the body and this event will prove very challenging even for even the fittest of runners.