Our Everest Half Marathon trek will be a treat for the heart and mind. Not only will you be trekking
at altitude, you will also be running. Besides trekking and learning about the Nepalese culture, we will
be training at altitude to prepare you for the highest Half Marathon in the world at the end of May, May 29th.
We will be trekking through the beautiful Sargamatha National Park near Mount Everest in the Nepalese Himalayas. Tea houses located
in small villages will provide us with authentic accommodations and Nepalese food along the way.
All it requires is good health, good running shape, a good attitude,and an open heart.
This trek is truly transformational as you will experience the sheer beauty
of the majestic mountains, have a chance to visit with Buddhist monks and listen to their perspective
on life and you will be invited into the home of some of our Sherpa friends.
Our goal is to show you Nepal
through the eyes of our Nepalese friends. Join us on this trek of a lifetime.
Itinerary: Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, June 2.
The following is our planned itinerary. The actual itinerary might slightly be different
to allow for changes imposed by weather, the need for rest, or other unforeseeable circumstances.
Arrival in Kathmandu (May 11)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu; Boudhanath Stupa and Pahupatinath Temple, preparation for the trek (May 12)
Flight to Lukla and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2652m) (May 13)
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (May 14)
Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Perfect place to get a massage! (May 15)
Training day: 5-6 km (May 16)
Training Day: 5-6 km (May 17)
Training Day: 5-6 km (May 18)
Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengbouche (3820m) (May 19)
Training day: Rest and Training 5-6 km at Tengbouche (May 20)
Trekking from Tengbouche to Dingboche (4410) (May 21)
Hike from Dingboche to Chhukung Ri (5550m)and back to Dingboche (May 22)
Training Day: 5-6 km run to Chhukung (May 23)
Trekking from Chukung to Island Peak and back to Chukung (5004m) (May 24)
Trek from Chukung to Lobuche (4910) (May 25)
Trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep (5170m) (May 26)
Trek from Gorekshep to EBC (5326) and back to Dingbuche (5326) (May 27)
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla true Sherpa lunch at Pemba’s home (May 30)
Flight back to Kathmandu - Farewell dinner in the evening (May 31)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu (June 1)
Flight back home! (June 2)
The cost for this trek is $3850 (This includes the registration fee for the race.)
What is included in the cost:
drop off at and pick up from the airport.
at the Tibet Guest House in Kathmandu or similar;
two nights before the trek and one night after the trek (double occupancy).
park permits, domestic flights, all meals and the registration fee for the race.
(breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea at each meal, cookies and tea during breaks),
and accommodations at teahouses (double occupancy) plus guide and porter services.
What is not included in the cost:
all international flights to and from Kathmandu are booked by our clients.
we require our clients to obtain medical/evacuation insurance and we suggest cancellation/interruption insurance.
it is customary to leave a tip for guides and porters at the end of the trip.
cost $40; we suggest that the visa is obtained ahead of time at a Nepalese consulate.
WiFi and fees associated with charging any electronic devices while trekking.
Money for lunches and dinners while staying in Kathmandu.
Drinks,bottled water, alcohol, souvenirs etc.
Interested to join us on this trek?
Email Monika (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call her at +1-703-870-8664 for more information and to sign up for this trip.