Everest Ultra 60k
ElevationAscent: 8,069' 2,459 m
Descent: -14,033' -4,277 m
High: 17,515' 5,339 m
Low: 11,498' 3,505 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)
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“One of the most adventurous trail runs on the planet & the world's highest ultra!”— Jason Smith
Featured Race - May 29, 2019
The Tenzing-Hillary Everest 60k Ultramarathon was created after receiving feedback from past Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon participants expressing an interest in a longer event and even greater challenge. So we have mapped out a 60K course which winds its way through the Sherpa villages, past Buddhist monasteries, across suspension bridges and within a beautiful mountain landscape. The first edition of the Mount Everest 60k Ultramarathon Trail Run was held on May 29, 2014.
From Everest Base Camp, the ultramarathon route starts downhill along rocky tracks and trails to the sherpa village of Phortse, where it climbs up to the Nha La at 4400 meters, and then descends along the Dudh Kosi to its finish at the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (11,200ft).
Due to the high elevation of the race, all participants are requested to be in Nepal three weeks prior to the race for acclimatizing to the high altitude. This three-week adventure combines sightseeing tour in the capital, Kathmandu, a 14-day trek to the marathon starting point, an ascent of Kala Patthar (5545m/18200ft) for the best views of Everest. There may be snow and ice on the upper part and considerable exposure along much of the route. Experience on rough terrain is essential.
Cautionary note: 2015 will mark the first running of this 60k event. The GPS track gives a conceptual overview of the course and may not be exact.
Next, the trek heads to Everest Base Camp - the starting point for the race. Along the way, you'll pass through the Everest National Park and Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital town. You'll also visit the Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche (one of the oldest in the area) and Thyangboche (the biggest in the whole Himalayas) which was rebuilt after being burnt to the ground years ago (apparently the old monk wanted to douse the electric heater by banging it on the floor).
This is the only trip, apart from mountaineering expeditions, that has overnight camping right at the base of towering Mt Everest near the notorious Khumbu Icefall.
It is indeed a great pleasure for Himalaya Expeditions Private Limited to welcome you all to Namche Bazaar for the 2nd edition of the 60km Ultramarathon. This amazing event is conducted to commemorate the first successful ascent of Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Late Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953. It will run alongside the original Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. We consider these races to be a most fitting tribute to these two great men icons of adventurous souls in the annals of human history and civilization.
For the 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp, participants will be divided into groups each led by a professional, English-speaking Nepali trek leader and backed by a Sherpa staff of cooks, porters and medical personnel.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to group hotel.
Day 2: A free day in Kathmandu with a half-day guided sightseeing tour.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (9,200ft) and trek to Phakding (8,900ft). 3-hour trek.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,200ft). 5 to 6-hour trek.
Day 5: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Khumjung (12,235ft). 2 to 3-hour trek.
Day 7: Trek to Dole (13,780ft). 3 to 4-hour trek.
Day 8: Trek to Machermo (14,465ft). 3 to 4-hour trek.
Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Lakes (15,615ft). 4 to 5-hour trek.
Day 10: Optional hike up Gokyo Ri (17,800ft) and trek to Na La (14,890ft). 4-hour trek.
Day 11: Trek to Phortse Village (12,465ft). 5 to 6-hour trek.
Day 12: Trek to Dingboche (14,400ft). 5-hour trek.
Day 13: Rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 14: Trek to Lobuche (15,875ft). 4 to 5-hour trek.
Day 15: Trek to Gorakshep (16,800ft). Optional hike up Kala Pattar (18,200ft).
Day 16: Optional hike up Kala Pattar and continue to Everest Base Camp (17,500ft).
Day 17: At Everest Base Camp preparing for the run.
Day 18: Mount Everest Ultra Marathon Trail Run ending in Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Rest day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 20: Trek to Phakding (8,900ft). 5 to 6-hour trek.
Day 21: Trek to Lukla (9,200ft). 3 to 4-hour trek.
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 24: Transfer to airport and depart.