Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon
Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon
Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon
Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon
Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon
Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon
Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon
Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon

Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon

The world's highest marathon is held each year on May 29th, the day on which Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa companion Tenzing Norgay first reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world in 1953.

After the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla you walk the course of the marathon in 12 days to the base camp of Mount Everest near the Khumbu Icefall.

The trek is through Sherpa villages with beautiful views of the world's highest snow-capped peaks. The highest point of the trip is Kalapatthar, at 5,545m/18,200ft, from the summit of which you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayan ranges, glaciers and peaks, including Mount Everest just a stone's throw away.

 The marathon starts from Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,598ft) and finishes at Namche Bazaar (3,446m/11,306ft). The measured distance of the course is 42.195 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails.

 Because of the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, the Everest Marathon 2015 was held on the 5th of October. The service before, during and after the tour is exceptional: the staff do their utmost to please everyone. The lodges and hotels are of very good quality, and food is specially prepared for the competitors.

The Everest Marathon is tough, but highly recommended!

  • Welcome to the participants Everest Marathon 2015
  • Kathmandu Nepal
  • Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Buddhist Monks, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Damage caused by earthquakes, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Carpet shop after earthquakes, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Electricity chaos, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Along the Bagmati River, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Collapsed temples and platforms (UNESCO), Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bamboo Village, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bamboo Village, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bamboo Village, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Cap, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu International Marathon, October 10, 2015
  • Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Pashupatinath, Kathmandu
  • Competitors Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon 2015
  • Run to rebuild Nepal
  • Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Start Everest Marathon at Paknepani
  • Namaste Lodge at Phakding
  • Larja Bridge Nepal
  • Namche Bazaar Nepal
  • Shyangboche Panorama, Namche Nepal
  • Lodge at Khyangjuma
  • Tengboche Monastery Nepal
  • Sherpa and Group leader Pasang with Israeli competitor
  • Snow and ice formations at Chukhung Valley, Nepal
  • Trek to Thukla
  • Pumori
  • Gorakshep Nepal
  • Sunset at Mount Everest
  • Climbing Kala Patthar (5545 m)
  • Sunrise from the Kala Patthar
  • Perrone Vincenzo and Testa Danilo
  • The may have reached the summit in 1924, Irving and Mallory
  • Hillary and Tenzing reached the Everest summit at 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953
  • The Khumbu Glacier in the Khumbu region
  • Everst and the Khumbu Glacier
  • Everst Base Camp 5364m
  • Start Everest Marathon 2015 at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Checkpoint Gorakshep
  • Finish Rob Plijnaar at Namche Bazaar
  • Back to Lukla
  • All competitors safe and sound at the Shanker Hotel Kathmandu