Non Runner

 

Highlights

  • Trek through historical route to Mount Everest pioneered by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Trek upto Kala Patthar to view world’s highest peak Mt. Everest
  • Witness world’s highest marathon in the world
  • Meet world class local and international runners

Each year hundreds of participants and non-runners join the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon to witness the world’s highest marathon. Lukla to Everest Base Camp is itself a challenge, marathon is second. Trek start from Lukla, continue to Namche, and reach to Gorakshep by trekking through Deboche, Dingboche and Lobuche. From Gorakhshep, all runners will be heading towards Everest Base Camp 5,364m whereas non-runners trek down to Namche and witness the event from finish line.
However before trekking back to Dingboche, all non-runner participants will also climb Kala Patthar (a small peak literally meaning “Black Rock” which is located right at the foot of Pumori 7,161m) a view spot at 5,545m prior to the race for spectacular views of Mt. Everest 8,848m, Nuptse 7,861m, Lhotse 8,516m and other mountains that are visible in a panoramic structure. Once descending at the finish line you will be able to meet Namche Woman’s Group, who organizes traditional dance, yak dance, entertainment and food for the runners at race day

 

 

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Itinerary Descriptions
May 15
Land in Kathmandu
May 16
Half-day morning sightseeing in Kathmandu
May 17
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla Time: 35 min Altitude: 2860m Trek to Phakding Distance: 8 km approximately Time: 2-3 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Altitude: 2652m
May 18
Trek to Namche Bazaar Distance: 15 km approximately Time: 5-6 hrs Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Altitude: 3446m
May 19
Acclimatization halt at Namche Bazaar Altitude: 3446 m
May 20
Trek to Khumjung Distance: 2.5 – 3Km approximately Time: 2-3 hrs Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Altitude: 3,740
May 21
Trek to Deboche via Thyangboche Distance: 6-8 km approximately Time: 6-6 hrs Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Altitude: 3,650m
May 22
Trek to Dingboche Distance: 12 km approximately Time: 5-6 hrs Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Altitude: 4358m
May 23
Acclimatization halt at Dingboche Altitude: 4358m
May 24
Trek to Lobuje Distance: 9 km approximately Time: 5 hrs Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Altitude: 4928m
May 25
Trek to Gorakshep Distance: 6 km approximately Time: 5 hrs Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous Altitude: 5160m
May 26
Acclimatization halt at Gorakshep. Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar View point Distance: 2 km Time: 2-3 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Altitude: 5545m (highest point of the trek)
May 27
Trek back to Dingboche Distance: 15 km approximately Time: 4-5 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Altitude: 4260m
May 28
Trek back to Namche Distance: 18 km approximately Time: 6-7 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Altitude: 3440m
May 29
MARATHON DAY: Enjoy Marathon from Finish Line at Yak Parking Lot (Chor Camp), Namche Bazaar, near Sherpa Culture Museum.
May 30
Rest in morning. Afternoon trek to Monjo Distance: 8 km approximately Time: 4-5 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Altitude: 2850m
May 31
Trek back to Lukla Distance: 10 km approximately Time: 4-5 hrs Difficulty: Leisurely pace Altitude: 2860m
June 01
Morning flight to Kathmandu Time: 35 minute Altitude: 1336m Afternoon at leisure
June 02
Free day in Kathmandu. Options available: i. Mountain Flight (Advance booking required) ii. Sightseeing Tour
June 03
International departure.
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