Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon With Paul Goldstein

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Compete in the Tenzing-Hillary Marathon from Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar

Details

Duration: 17 Days
Starts in: Nepal
Group Size: 4-16

Operated by:

Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.

Itinerary

18 MAY - Start Kathmandu

19 MAY - Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport; short but spectacular flight to Lukla (2800m); trek to Phakding.

20 MAY - Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar, with time to explore the Sherpa villages

21 MAY - Acclimatisation walk to Kunde and Khumjung; descend to Kyanjuma

22 MAY - Trek through the Sherpa heartland to the monastery at Thyangboche for superb mountain views

23 MAY - Continue up the Khumbu Valley and then the Imja Valley to Dingboche

24 MAY - Spend the day at Dingboche for acclimatisation

25 MAY - Continue the ascent to Lobuje

26 MAY - Follow the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep; optional ascent of Kala Pattar

27 MAY - Continue along the lateral moraine to Everest Base Camp. Camp overnight

28 MAY - Everest Marathon briefing and mock race. Camp overnight

29 MAY - MARATHON DAY: Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar

30 MAY - Descend to Monzo

31 MAY - Continue to Lukla

1 JUNE - Fly to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to Kathmandu

2 JUNE - Free day in Kathmandu to explore the city

3 JUNE - End Kathmandu

Additional Information

The Tenzing-Hillary Marathon takes place on 29th May each year to celebrate the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by the late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. 2020 will be the 18th edition of this monumental event - the highest altitude marathon in the world. Take part in this challenging 42km/26mile race, starting from below the ice seracs at Everest Base Camp and finishing in Namche Bazaar with Exodus' Paul Goldstein who will be undertaking this endurance test in a giant tiger suit to raise money for the 'Worth More Alive' campaign in the fight to save the Bengal tiger from extinction. Paul, together with Exodus Travels, is raising money to work with and educate local communities about the plight of the tigers, and their value to tourism in India. We ask anyone booking onto this trip to support this cause. *Please note:* * The Flight Inclusive and Land Only price for this trip includes a US$999 marathon entrance fee * The Activity Level (Challenging / 5) is for the trek only. Please read the /'Is This Trip for You?'/ text under /Essential Information/ or in the Trip Notes for details about the marathon If there is enough interest from those who are keen to show support but not wanting to run the marathon, Exodus will consider operating a non-runners supporters trek - please enquire. 

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