The world’s highest marathon, the Everest Marathon has drawn thrill seekers since 1985. This amazing marathon is conducted annually to commemorate the first successful ascent of Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Late Sir Edmund Hillary.
The race begins from the base of world’s tallest mountain Everest (5364m/17,598ft), passes spectacular arrays of Himalaya ranges and dramatic landscapes and finishes at Namche Bazaar ((3446m/11306ft).
According to organizers, “The marathon is not an easy and fun; it is the race that tests one’s endurance, patience and limits. The course of Everest Marathon is basically downhill however there are two steep uphill sections. There may be snow and ice on the upper parts. The terrains are rough and offer stunning and challenging race options for runners. It allows them to experience the real Nepal, get the closest view of Everest and be the part of the mountain life.”