TENZING-HILLARY EVEREST MARATHON LODGE TREK
THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MARATHON TRAIL RUN
- The world’s highest marathon trail run
- 26.2 mile trail run starting at 17,500 feet
- Optional hike to the top of Kala Pattar
- Experience rich Buddhist culture
- Fully supported lodge trek & marathon race
- 2 nights camping at Everest Base Camp
- Celebrate the anniversary of Everest’s first climb
Starting at Mount Everest Base Camp (17,500 feet) the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is the WORLD’S HIGHEST MARATHON and one of the most adventurous trail runs in the world. The upcoming race on May 29, 2020 will be the 18th edition of this annual race held since 2003. This marathon is an international event with runners from over 20 countries competing each year.
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 (11,200 feet). Mr. Deepak Rai from Nepal holds the course record of 3 hrs 28 min 27 seconds set in 2006 and Mr. Robert Celinski from Poland holds the fastest time for a non-Nepali runner in 4 hours 24 min and 02 seconds.
For the 10 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 Sherpa staff of cooks, porters and medical personnel.
On race day, there will be official marshals, time keepers 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 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Lodge Trek 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 high altitude marathon. Any sort of physical activity above 13,000 feet places a great demand on the body and this event will be very challenging even for the fittest runners.
2020 marks the 18th running of the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, probably the most adventurous trail run in the world! This incredible journey takes you to the foot of Mount Everest in Nepal and ends 26.2 miles later in the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.
Day 1: Welcome to the Kingdom of Nepal and the Himalayas!
Day 2: Morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu & afternoon race meeting at event hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding Village. 3 hour hike to Phakding at 8,699 feet.
Day 4: To Namche Bazaar. 11,283 feet. Approx. 5 to 6 hours of trekking.
Day 5: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Khumjung Village. 12,430 feet. Approx. 3 hours of trekking.
Day 7: Trek to Deboche. 12,535 feet. 5 hours of trekking.
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche. 14,432 feet. Approx. 5 to 6 hours of trekking.
Day 9: Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche. 16,164 feet. via Dugla. Approx. 5 hours of trekking.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep at 16,990 feet.
Day 12: In Gorakshep. Optional hike up Kala Pattar (18,200 feet) in the afternoon.
Day 13: To Mount Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Icefall at 17,515 feet. 3 to 4 hours of trekking.
Day 14: At Everest Base Camp.
Day 15: RACE DAY! The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon
Day 16: To Monjo. 9,299 feet. Approx. 3 to 4 hours of trekking.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla. 9,184 feet. 5 hours of trekking.
Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu. Group celebration dinner.
Day 20: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.