Non Runner



  • 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





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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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..