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Everest marathon with classic trail

Date: 10 MAY- 03 JUNE

Price: $2995

Days: 24 Nights 25 Days

Difficulty Level: Hard


  • Follow the classic trail walked by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary before summiting Mt. Everest for the first time.
  • Worthwhile challenge for physically fit runners
  • Below the massive southern wall of Lhotse and Nuptse
  • 360 degree view of Himalayas


Historical trekking trail followed by legendary Mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who marched-in to their first ever successful Mount Everest Expedition back in 1953.

This trek is ideal for good acclimatization with overnight stop adjacent to quaint villages with their own monasteries, the root of the Sherpa and Tibetan Buddhism lies in these steep slopes of Solu. This traditional route passes equal to the elevation of Namche Bazaar and discovers the fertile valleys and the hospitality of the Sherpa people without the vast crowds found beyond Lukla on this classic Everest trail. This Classic route to Everest Base Camp takes you along a well-trodden Everest Trial, allows you to breathe in the deep rural ambiance and soak up the idyllic scenes.

The original expedition route between Jiri and Namche Bazaar has been all, but ignored since the construction of the Lukla airport, sponsored by Sir Edmund Hillary in order to deliver supplies to the schools and hospital he founded.

This option to Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary has been designed in consultation with professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for proper acclimatization before reaching Everest Base Camp in order to perform their best – running the World’s Highest Marathon.

Itinerary Descriptions
May 10
Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to Event Hotel.
May 11
Morning Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Preparation day for the trek.
May 12
Drive to Shivalaya (1,770m) via Jiri (1,900m) Time: 07hrs
May 13
Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m Distance: 8km approx. Time: 06hrs
May 14
Trek to Sete 2,575m Distance: 11km approx. Time: 6hrs
May 15
Trek to Junbesi 2,675m via Lamjura-la 3,530m Distance: 10km approx. Time: 6hrs
May 16
Trek to Nunthala (Manidingma) 2,190 m Distance: 16km Time: 6 hrs.
May 17
Trek to BupsaDanda 2,250 m via Khari khola Distance: 12km Time: 6 hrs.
May 18
Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m Distance: 10km Time: 6 hrs
May 19
Trek to Phakding 2,640 m Distance: 11km Time: 6 hrs.
May 20
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m Distance: 15km approximately Time: 5 hrs.
May 21
Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
May 22
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m Distance: 6km approx. Time: 5hrs.
May 23
Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m Distance: 12km approx. Time: 5hrs.
May 24
Rest and Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
May 25
Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m Distance: 9km approx. Time: 5 hrs.
May 26
Trek to Gorakshep, 5100m Distance: 6km approx. Time: 5 hrs.
May 27
Trek to Everest Base Camp, hike to Kalapattar– 5364m and descend to Dingboche. Time: 5 hrs
May 28
Preparation day for next day’s race.
May 29
Marathon Day – Dingboche to Namche Bazaar. Distance: 21km
May 30
Trek to Monjo 2,860m Distance: 8km Time: 5 hrs
May 31
Trek to Lukla Distance: 10km Time: 4 hrs.
June 01
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
June 02
Free day in Kathmandu.
June 03
International Departure

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