Unique Features

Winter Everest Marathon is an international high altitude adventure sports event being held at Mt. Everest Base Camp, crisscrossing the highland sherpa trails of Khumbu valley on December 1 every year on the very first day of the start of winter season.

Winter Everest Marathon is a unique event in the world, because of the following unrivaled characteristics.

  • Winter Everest Marathon is the highest marathon in the world with starting line at the altitude of 5,356m at the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Everest Marathon runs through the highest Glaciers and Moraines around the stretch of 10/15 km.
  • This Marathon event passes through the historical route to Everest Pioneered by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary while climbing Everest in 1953.
  • Everest Marathon passes through the highest elevation in the world through monasteries, monuments, shortens, suspension bridges, exotic places & beautiful landscapes, which are nowhere in the world. Everest Marathon also passes through a world-renowned heritage site: Tengboche Monastery.
  • Everest Marathon meanders through the rhododendron forest, wild orchid grove, and most scenic landscape in the world inhabited by Legendary Sherpa climbers.
  • Winter Everest Marathon runs through the Everest Expedition Base Camp crisscrossing the Sherpa village trails of Lobuje, Pheriche, Dingboche, Thyangboche, Khumjung, Khunde to Namche Bazaar covering the distance of 42.195 km and fulfilling the Olympic Standard.