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!