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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is an international high altitude adventure sports event being held at Mt. Everest Base Camp, criss-crossing the highland sherpa trails of Khumbu valley on May 29 every year, to commemorate the historical ascent on Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953.

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is a unique event in the world, because of the following unrivaled characteristics.

 

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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is the highest marathon in the world with starting line at the altitude of 5,356m at the Khumbu Icefall.

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Everest Marathon runs through the highest Glaciers and Moraines around the stretch of 10/15 kms.

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This Marathon event passes through the historical route to Everest Pioneered by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary while climbing Everest in 1953.

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Everest Marathon passes through the highest elevation in the world through monasteries, monuments, shortens, suspension bridges, exotic places & beautiful landscape, which are nowhere in the world. Everest Marathon also passes through world renowned heritage site: Tengboche Monastery.

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Everest Marathon meanders through the rhododendron forest, wild orchid grove and most scenic landscape in the world inhabited by Legendary Sherpa climbers.

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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon runs through the Everest Expedition Base Camp crisscrossing the Sherpa village trails of Lobuje, Pheriche, Dingboche, Thyangboche, Khumjung, Khunde to Namche Bazaar covering the distance 42.195 kms and fulfilling the Olympic Standard.

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Update : 01 May, 2021

Dear Everest Marathon Runners,

 

This comes aftermath of Nepal Government’s Announcement of Stricter Rules for Tourist Arrivals, Tourist Movements within the country and Quarantine Requirement against New Version Covid-19 Pandemic. Even Everest Base Camp has recorded certain “Covid Positive Cases” which has alarmed the World & Nepal Government by International Media Report ALERTS.

 

Due to the New Rule imposed by Nepal Government with lockdown in Kathmandu Valley & several other districts across the Nation, along with the mandatory quarantine restrictions for all International Traveler tourists inside Nepal, it will not be easy and comfortable for all to travel in to Nepal and trek to Everest Base camp and run our Everest marathon this year. Hence, considering all these facts, we have decided to postpone the Everest Marathon for next year 2022 only, on the same day of 29th of May, 2022. Because our first and foremost priority is the health and safety of our marathon runners.

 

The Organisers of the Marathon Event, regret the Inconvenience caused to all our Runners across the World, even though the decision has been taken for the Safety of our Runner Participants.

 

We look forward to welcome you all in Next Year Everest Marathon 2022.

 

Best regards,

Sonika Bajracharya
Event Manager
Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon-29 May