The highest marathon in the world

Event cost and what is included

The Original everest Marathon

 Registration opens on 1st August 2018 & closes on 30th July 2019


The 2019 package includes:


  • 23 days of being looked after extremely well, in the style of traditional treks in the Himalaya
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at the 4 star Hotel Shanker, with two people sharing a room
  • Dinner and breakfast for 4 nights at the hotel
  • Collection from Kathmandu airport when you arrive and on your return to the airport
  • Celebration dinner with the prize giving on the final night in Kathmandu
  • Internal flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and the return from Lukla to Kathmandu, securred by ATOL*
  • Accommodation throughout the trek -15 nights camping, 2 nights in a lodge, both with two people sharing
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the trek*
  • Thick camping mattresses to go into the well-insulated CAN tents
  • An OEM kitbag to transport your gear on the trek
  • Porters and Yaks to carry everything other than your day pack
  • Team leaders who are mountain runners with experience of high altitude
  • A Health team who will be providing medical cover throughout the trek and the race
  • Personal Tracker for the race and a race map
  • OEM logoed race top, buff and hat
  • Food and drink at the 6 marshalled control points on the race
  • Photo of you crossing the finish line
  • An OEM medal for finishers
  • Prizes
  • A contribution towards the cost of up to 20 Nepali runners competing in the event
  • All the necessary permits for access to the Sagamartha National Park
  • Tips for the team of cooks and porters
  • A guided tour of two of the World Heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhanth Stupa
  • The race organisation


Price £3,300

Everything that it's possible to include is part of the package, but there will be times when you want to do your own thing and eat when and where you choose. 


The price excludes:

  • International flights to Nepal
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepalese visa - cost about £35 for 30 days
  • Lunches and drinks in Kathmandu
  • Any drinks and snacks you want to buy on the trek
  • Dinner in Namche Bazaar on marathon day*
  • 2 lunches in Namche Bazaar*



Making the most of your stay

ShankarBirdsEyeWe will meet in the Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu on 15th November. You can arrive at any time after midday, ideally before 6pm. At the end of the event, we will be leaving the hotel on 7th December. The international flights tend to be in the evening so there will be time to get to Thamel for last minute shopping.

You may chose to arrive in Nepal earlier, or leave later, so you can fit in a visit to another area. If you need help with ideas of areas to visit or want an organised trek in Nepal, we can help you with this. 



Insurance which covers trekking and racing is compulsory. This must cover emergency helicopter evacuation, medical treatment in Kathmandu and repatriation. We will provide details of the companies we recommend in the information you receive after your application has been accepted.

The organiser has insurance for public liability and professional indemnity which also covers the Team Leaders.


Payment plan

  • You will get information about the options for payment on the website, once your application has been accepted
  • A deposit of £500 is required when your registration has been accepted
  • Payments can be made online using credit or debit card through Stripe or by Bank Transfer. The latter is free to UK residents. For people living outside the UK it will be more cost effective to pay by  credit/debit card using our Stripe interface
  • You can arrange to pay the balance in one payment or in installments, with the amount and frequency of payment to suit your circumstances, given that:

- 50% of the balance must be paid by February 28th 2019

- 75% of the balance must be paid by April 30th 2019

- The total amount must be paid by 30th July 2019, for us to pay our providers


Refund Policy

  • The £500 deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation before 01 June 2019,  50% refund of the total paid
  • Cancellation after 01 June 2019, 40% refund of the total paid
  • Cancellation after 30th July, no refund. 




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