The Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is the world's highest marathon that happens on the 29th of May every year. This marathon is to commemorate the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest (8,848), the world's highest mountain, by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. We Vyas Trek is extremely excited to invite you to the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon and run to unwind, experience, and let go of all the worries. Here comes the best thing about this marathon, you will trek to Everest Base Camp before the beginning of the marathon.
Our Everest Marathon 20 Days begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. A short thrilling flight will take you to Lukla, the starting point of the journey. Trekking through Phakding and Sagarmatha National Park, you will reach Namche Bazar. From here, the trail goes through lush rhododendron forests and leads you to Khumjung village. Visiting Khumjung monastery, you head towards Deboche, passing by the oldest and the biggest Tengboche monastery.
Further, the trail takes you to the Summer Valley of Khumbu region, Dingboche, and continues towards Lobuche. Passing by Indian Army Mountaineers Memorials, you reach Gorak Shep and ascend to Everest Base Camp along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. You hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint and return to EBC to spend the night. The next day, you begin the marathon from the base camp to Namche Bazar and trek back to Lukla.
On the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, you will get to see panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Imja Tse (6,189 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m), Mt. Khumbutse (6,636 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous others. Likewise, you will get to experience the culture and tradition of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and people from other mountain communities. Along the trail, you will come across many monasteries, stupas, prayer wheels, chortens, and prayer flags that will confer you the cultural richness of the region. Contact us to know about Everest Marathon cost and other information.