Everest Marathon and Everest Base Camp Trek is a combination of trekking in Nepal and high-altitude marathon in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most dreamed trekking adventure and Everest Marathon is one of the most sought marathon tournaments in the world, experience the two-great adventures in a single trip.
Everest Base Camp Trekking and Everest Marathon kicks with a scenic flight to Lukla then the gradual trek to Everest Base Camp. Then spending two wonderful nights in a tented camp at Everest Base Camp before participating in Everest Marathon.
The marathon day of the Everest Marathon is 29th May of every year and the marathon is 42.195 kilometers long from Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazar.
Everest Marathon and Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. (1334m.)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will welcome you with a very warm greetings and will help you to transport to the hotel, which will be pre-arranged by Visit Heaven Treks. Then in the free time you can take a good rest.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation day.
Today, you will be engaging on Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. During, Kathmandu Valley sightseeing you will be visiting four of the UNESCO World Heritage zones of UNESCO World Heritage site Kathmandu. The places you are visiting are:
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
After the sightseeing, you will then have a group meeting to brief on the trekking. The guide will also make sure that you are well-equipped for the trekking. If you don’t have the gears needed for the trek then the guide will help you to buy or hire the needed stuff.
Then, you will go for a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepali restaurant.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810m./ 35 minutes flight) and trek to Phakding (2610m./4-5 hours trek).
With an early morning scenic flight, you will first fly to Lukla– the gateway to Everest. In Lukla, you will meet your rest of the trekking crews (porters) and then the trek will start.
The route to Phakding is easy and combines the uphill and downhill. Phakding is a wonderful settlement in the lap of the hills. The staying in Phakding will be at a local teahouse, which has the good food, warm blankets plus WIFI and electricity to charge the gadgets.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./6-7 hours trek).
The route up to Namche Bazar is mostly uphill and follows through Dudh Koshi river via dense forest of rhododendron and pine. On the clear day, after crossing the Hillary bridge you might get the chance to see the first glimpse of Mount Everest.
Namche Bazar is also known as the Sherpa Capital and the last place to buy the needed or forgotten stuff for the trekking.
Day 05: Hike to Syanboche (3,780m./ 1 hour hike) and explore Namche Bazar
After the breakfast, you will then hike to Everest view point, the hike up to Khumjung is mostly uphill. The view of offers the fascinating views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest and even you can see Tengboche Monastery from there.
The hiking to Everest view point also important as it will help to next to accommodate with the higher altitude.Later, you can also visit the Sherpa museum of Namche Bazar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m./4-5 hours trek)
The route to Tengboche from Namche is mostly flat and easy. Just before Tengboche, there is an uphill which takes about an hour to complete but it is fun hiking up through the jungle with mountain views.
In Tengboche, you can visit the biggest Buddhist monastery of the Everest region. While collecting the stunning sunset in the Himalayas is the best part of the day. And Tengboche is one of the best places in Everest to see Mount Everest as well.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m./4-5 hours trek)
Wake up early morning, grab a cup of hot tea/coffee and go to see the sunrise in Mount Everest. The sunrise from Tengboche in the Himalayas is most noteworthy thing. Then after trek to Dingboche. The route to Dingboche is mostly uphill.Today the spotting of wildlife, including Himalayan musk deer and even snow leopard is expected so keep your eyes bright.
Day 08: Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,083m./ 2 hours hike) and then rest at Dingboche
After the breakfast, hike up to Nagarjun Hills. The view point offers the stunning views of Mount Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Makalu. Dingboche valley looks stunning from the top. The hiking up to Nagarjun is always important as it will be very helpful for the next day. After the lunch, you will be taking the rest at the teahouse.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m./3-4 hours trek)
The route from Dingboche to Lobuche is mostly uphill and the steep uphill of Dughla is challenging portion of the trek. Although the hardest uphill of Dughla rewards with stunning views at the top. You may find the weather at Thukla top bit chilling and too much windy too. The memories of the people who has lost their life during Everest climbing and trekking are things to see at Thukla top. In Lobuche , the sunset at Mount Ama Dablam looks stunning so don’t miss it.
Everest Marathon Section
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m.) via Gorakshep and overnight at tented camp. (5,140m./7/8 hours trek)
The day to get to the dream. From Lobuche, we will first trek to Gorakshep, the lunch place plus the place where will stay at the night. You will leave your stuff at Gorakshep, then trek to Everest Base Camp. The route from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is of about two hours walking. Then stay overnight at a tented camp.
Day 11: Acclimatization at Everest Base Camp.
The whole day, you will be spending at Everest Base Camp, the food will be provided. The stay at the lap of the Everest, that is something special one can expect in their lifetime. Enjoy the moments of the lifetime.
Day 12: Marathon day (Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazar- From 5364m. to 3440m.- 42.195 kilometers).
On your Marks!! Get Set!! Go!!
Go get your dream and conquer the worlds’ high-altitude marathon on high. The sprinter– Karma Sarki Sherpa holds the record by completing the race in 3 hours 35 minutes and 39 seconds in the 4th Edition of Everest Marathon in 2006 and who knows it might be you to set the new record.
You will be awarded the runner medal after the completion of the race at Namche Bazar. In the evening meet your guide and porters to celebrate.
Day 13: Trek back to Monju (2835m./ 4-5 hours trek)
Retrace the same way back to Monju for the overnight.
Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (2810m. / 4-5 hours trek).
Walk back to Lukla. Enjoy the wonderful hot shower. In the evening, join the farewell dinner with your porters as they will be saying goodbye from today.
Tipping: Tipping is highly expected in Nepal, specially, yet not mandatory. You can tip your guide (s)/ porter (s) on your own preference.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu (30 minutes flight and 15/30 minutes’ drive to the hotel)
With an early morning flight, you will be flying back to Kathmandu. Later, do some last-minute shopping in Thamel. In the evening, you will be joining the farewell dinner with traditional Nepali show.
Day 16: Fly back home
With all the sweet memories, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight.
- Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
- 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
- Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
- Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
- An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
- Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their all expenses including their insurance
- Food in full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas and teahouse accommodation (18 Breakfasts/15 Lunches/16 Dinners)
- Tented camp in Everest Base Camp
- The runners medal and certificates
- Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
- Trekking route map
- First aid kit
- All the governmental taxes and service charges
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Nepal visa fees
- Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$
- 5 per gadget, mobile recharge etc)
- Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
- Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
- Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
- Anything does not mention in the inclusion list)