Himalaya Trailrunning & Trekking Highlight - Start: 5356m  
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Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half-Marathon & Non-Runners

(Detailed itinerary at end of this page)


Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Personal airport transfer and check in at Hotel Shankhar

Day 2: 
We spend a day in Kathmandu, with a morning's guided sightseeing of some of the city's colourful attractions, such as Bodhnath and Pashupatinath. A second night in Kathmandu

Day 3: 
We start day with a fantastic flight to the mountain airfield at Lukla. From here, it is just a short and easy walk, largely downhill, to our first camping place at Phakding (2652m) beside the Dudh Kosi River (8km, 3-4h)

Day 4: 
Following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream we cross and re-cross the river before making a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m, 13km, 5-6h)

Day 5: 
Acclimatization day at Namche. There are various options for hiking and trail running, e.g.  to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde for views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam

Day 6: 
Our trail now follows the Imja Khola Rriver to reach Thyangboche Monastery (3867m), located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of Kang Taiga. (8km, 5h)

Day 7: 
We trek via the last permanent habitation of Pangboche to the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4358m) at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley (9km, 5-6h)

Day 8: 
Acclimatization day at Dingboche, with plenty of opportunities for hikes or easy training runs into the upper Imja Valley

Day 9: 
Continuing on the main trail we trek via Dugla and then beside the Khumbu Glacier to our camping place at Lobuche (4928m, 8km, 5h)

Day 10: 
We walk beside the Khumbu glacier and cross a tributary dry glacier to reach the yak pastures at Gorakshep. (5160m, 3-4h, 5km)

Day 11: 
Our camp is at the foot of Kala Patar (5545m) and we make an early morning ascent of this dramatic Everest viewpoint, then spend the afternoon at rest (2-3h). Non-Runners may visit Everest Basecamp.

Day 12: 
Trek to Everest Basecamp (5357m), crossing moraines and hiking alongside and then on the Khumbu Glacier. Set up camp at basecamp (6km). Non-Runners trek back to Tyangboche or Phortse.

Day 13: 
A day at Everest Basecamp for rest and final preparation for the race. Non-runners will make the long walk down to Pangboche and stay in a lodge. Non-Runners reach Namche Basaar in the afternoon.

Day 14: 
Race day. The race will start at 7 a.m. to allow the slowest participants to complete the route in daylight. There will be full marshalling, drinks stations and medical back-up and supervision. Overnight in a lodge at Namche Bazaar. Non-runners will cheer and watch first runners come in at about 10:45.

Day 15: 
Rest in the morning. After lunch easy trek downvalley to Monjo or Chumoa (2835m, 3-4h)

Day 16: 
Mostly downhill trek following the fall of the Dudh Kosi River, but there's a sting in the tail as we make the final short climb to Lukla. Good-bye celebration with sherpa team. (2800m, 4-5h)

Day 17: 
Taking a morning flight to Kathmandu, we will check in at the Hotel Shankhar and have plenty of time after lunch for visiting social projects, further sightseeing or shopping

Day 18: 
Morning and afternoon time for sightseeing and souvenir buying in the colourful market streets of the Nepalese capital, and in the evening there will be a prize giving ceremony and celebration party!

Day 19:
Check out, airport transfers and depart Kathmandu

Day 1- 10: same as Marathon
Day 11: Climb of Kala Patthar & visit Everest Basecamp
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche
Day 13: Trek to Orsho, afternoon rest
Day 14: Half-Marathon Orsho to Namche Basaar

Detailed Itinerary: