Need to know


Race Headquarters Kathmandu

Hotel Shanker is the official event hotel for Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. The hotel’s lobby will be our connecting point. This is where all participants of the marathon will be given final briefings on marathon and the trek to Everest Base Camp. Race bibs and a free kit bag will also be provided (to pack for the trek) to each participant. Address of Hotel Shanker: Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal.


How much extra cash should I bring?

You will need to purchase bottled drinking water, while in Kathmandu along with 3 lunches and 4 dinners. You may also want to buy snacks or other personal items in Kathmandu or during the trek. On the last day at Lukla, after the marathon is over and the trek ends, everyone will chip in money to tip the staff (Sardar, Sherpas, Kitchen Staff and Porters). You can set aside USD (converted to Nepali currency) for tipping. You must also count on spending some money while in transit to Nepal.All meals and accommodation is included in the package cost so you need not set aside money for these. It is suggested to bring a total of USD $ 500. This can be broken down: USD $ 300 in travelers’ checks and USD $ 200 in cash, some small bills. ATM machines are available in Kathmandu and near the event/group hotel that accept cash cards or credit cards of most major banks. ATM machines provide cash in Nepali rupees (NRs). The fee for using the ATM machine will depend on your bank’s transaction fees. Most fees cover around US.50 per transaction.


Storage of extra luggage while trekking

Hotel Shanker will store your extra luggage in the safe claim check area while you are on trek. Please check in at the front desk with your extra luggage a night before we leave for trek.


Medical emergency /evacuation

If you have never purchased this type of insurance you can ask your health care provider, travel agent, homeowner’s insurance agent or we suggest Global Care. Their website address is Or a search on the internet, should find you an option suitable for you


Accommodation in Kathmandu

Our event hotel is Hotel Shanker, a well-reputed hotel, which is peaceful and located in central Kathmandu, 10 minutes away from Thamel, the bustling tourist district. All rooms are on double occupancy basis and includes breakfast. Extra charge for single supplement hotel accommodation (subject to varying price/s and availability).The charges for extra nights are: Single Occupancy: $ 100 per room Double Occupancy: $ 110 per room.


Tipping of staff

Each participant should plan to bring US (converted to Nepali rupees) for tipping. Tips collected from the group members are divided at the end of the trek at the following rate.1. Head Sardar (Nepalese Group Leader, organizer of the staff during the trek) Rs 5000 2. Head cook Rs 4000 each 3. Cook boys Rs 2000 each 4. Sherpa guides Rs 2000 each 5. Yak men if yaks are used Rs 1500 each 6. Porters Rs 2000 each You can also donate clothes and other items that will be collected from other group members who wish to give away. These will be distributed to the Trekking Staff and porters at the end of the trek in Lukla. Tips and donations are much appreciated by the staff and workers who toil very hard to make your trip successful. Also, if you develop a personal liking of a staff member and want to pass along an item of clothing that is acceptable.


Travel Insurance

Please purchase travel insurance that covers the following things.1.Trip cancellation 2.Trip interruption 3.Travel delay
Inclusive Terms
  • 4-nights hotel stay in Kathmandu on Twin Sharing basis with breakfast (extra charge for single supplement accommodation).
  • Airport/hotel transfers in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu—Lukla – Kathmandu (does not include emergency/medical evacuation by helicopter or plane)
  • Full Board accommodation during trekking period backed by our Sherpa crew using lodges or tented camps
  • Trekking permits and national park entrance fees
  • FREE Kit bag with official marathon logo to pack your luggage during the trek
  • Porters to carry baggage (must be within stipulated weight limit i.e. 15kg)
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Event t-shirt, participant medal and certificate and souvenir t-shirt
  • Celebration dinner party at Everest Base Camp, at Lukla at the end of trek and in Kathmandu after on 2 June
Exclusive Terms
  • Nepalese Visa: USD $ 40 for 30 days (Can be paid upon arrival at Nepal)
  • International flight Ticket
  • Single Supplement hotel/lodge/tent accommodation on BB basis. (Extra charges)
  • Meals while in Kathmandu. (3 lunches, 3 dinners).
  • Extra nights in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips)
  • International travel, trip cancellation and medical insurance
  • Emergency/medical evacuation
  • Medical costs

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4th March 2021


Dear Everest Marathon Runners, 


We are happy to announce that the Covid delayed Everest Marathon Event of 2020, will be organized this year on May 29, 2021, on our regular yearly Event date.


You are all requested to contact our Everest Marathon Desk with attention to Ms Sonika Bajracharya for an immediate update.

Cell / Whatsapp / Viber No: +977 9851 20 2233


The 2021 series will be held under the following conditions remaining convenient & safe :


1. That the Covid 19 situation will not further deteriorate for the month of May 2021
2. The Government of Nepal will not introduce more new restrictions for International Travelers to travel into Nepal
3. That you all carry 72hrs negative PCR test Report while arriving at Kathmandu Airport.
4. That you all carry an Insurance Package of US$5000 & over, stating that Covid-19 risk is covered.
5. That all International Flight will run smoothly for you to travel to Nepal.
6. That you all are able to take Nepalese visa from your respective countries through Nepalese Mission Abroad.
7. That Government will remove the present provision of quarantine time of 5 / 7 days by the start of May (Government is doing it soon anyway).


Thank you guys for bearing with us. Let's try to make this event possible this year, by running our Everest Marathon and paying tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. At the same time, this year, you will also be contributing to the fresh start-up of the Tourist Movement to Nepal, which has been dead for more than a year due to the Covid-19 Crisis.


Many thanks. Welcome Aboard.


Bikram Pandey KAAJI

Concept & the Creator of the Event

TenzingHillary Everest Marathon, May 29, 2021


PS : This year marks an especial year for all of us because Everest has gone Higher in Height to 8848.86m. Feel Proud that we gonna be there in New Mount Everest 8848.86m..