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Everest Marathon in Nepal
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The Everest Marathon is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest marathon in the world.   The start line is at Gorak Shep 5184m (17,000 feet), close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.   The finish is at the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar at 3446m (11,300 feet) and the course is a measured 42 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails.   It is the world’s most spectacular race and has been held sixteen times every two years since 1987. This is the highest marathon in the world. The marathon starts from the Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,598ft) and finishes at Namche Bazaar (3446m/11306ft). The measured distance of the course is 42.195 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails.
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 An Outline Itinerary of Everest Marathon

Day 1: Arrival- Kathmandu- 1300m altitude

Day 2: Kathmandu-Lukla(fly)-Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3- 4 hours trek

Day 3: Phakding- Namche (3,440m/11,280 ft): 6-7 hours walk

Day 4: Namche- Tangboche (3,870m/12,694ft):5- 6 hours walk

Day 5: Tangboche- Dingboche (4,400 m/14,300ft):5 hours walk

Day 6: Dingboche-Duglha- (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 3 - 4 hours walk

Day 7: Duglha - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2 - 4 hours walk

Day 8: Lobuche -Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep:  8 - 9 hrs

Day 9: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft

Day 10: Rest in Gorak shep and acclimatize

Day 11: Meet the marathon team doctor’s checkup and hike to EBC

Day 12: Everest Base Camp

Day 13: Marathon Day

Day 14: Rest day in Namche Bazar

Day 15: Namche - Monju village

Day 16: Monjo – Lukla

Day 17: Lukla- Kathmandu (fly)

Day 18: Departure

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