GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS ADVENTURE MARATHON AROUND HIMALAYA
Nepal a country of great diverse with dramatic change in landscapes, temperature to culture, capturing world 8th highest mountains including Mt. Everest with change of terrain and climate making Nepal Himalaya one of the most sought adventure destination and for cultural-heritage. Nepal offers various adventure sports from Bungy Jumping to Paragliding which is one of the most popular adventures after trekking, mountaineering and white water rafting. Beside popular adventure sports around Nepal Himalaya marathon event is becoming slowly popular running on the high hills and ridges with stunning snowcapped mountain backdrops.
One of the most famous Marathon at present is THEM (Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon) which takes place every year in May 29th tribute to legendry Tenzing and Hillary who summitted Mt. Everest in 1953 on May 29th. The golden jubilee was held in 2003 with first THEM Marathon from Everest Base Camp 5,337 meters below close to Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, the run starting at 7 a.m. to finishing line at famous Namche Bazaar 3,440 m high. Covering a distance of little more 42 k.m. with full support from Marathon sports committee this is one of the first officially registered marathon events with proper logistic arrangement for the runners. At present THEM listed as world highest marathon in backdrop of Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks running from glaciers to traditional villages and into lovely alpine forested area. The event completes with pomp and ceremony at Namche Bazaar honoring brave and daring runners on this famous THEM marathon.
Beside THEM marathon there are few marathon events that takes place around Nepal the Kathmandu marathon in 1st of January , Jiri to Everest marathon and Annapurna circuit marathon, Annapurna base camp to Pokhara including Lumbini marathon in the shade of historical background around Lord Buddha’s birth place. So whatever your interests are, we have them for you to experience a run of your life time dreams.