The Mt. Everest Challenge Marathon is called “The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon” by the editor of Runners World Magazine (UK 3/96). The 8 day trip sets a comfortable pace allowing acclimatization days to relax at Mirik Lake Resort, visit monasteries, tea estates, Himalayan mountaineering museum, Darjeeling markets, and enjoy spectacular views of Everest and Kanchenjunga at Sandakphu National Park. Runners may run as they wish during the first two days of the Stage Race. The Marathon is run on Day 3 of Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race from Sandakphu (11,815 ft) along a ridge line footpath with spectacular mountain views. At about 18 miles, the course turns down through lush jungle and remote villages to reach Rimbik (6600 ft). Remaining days are free to run or walk. The course traversed isolated jungles and small villages. Participants also get opportunity to have the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Kachenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (four out of five highest peaks in the world). The event is held simultaneously with the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race.
The 20th International Annual Mt. Everest Challenge Marathon is scheduled to be held on October 20, 2014 in Darjeeling, India.
The participants can participate in Mt. Everest Challenge Marathon in any of the following ways:
1. One can register themselves for Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and will run only on Stage Race Day 3. The itinerary will remain the same as of Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race or,
2. One can register only for Mt. Everest Challenge Marathon (3 Nights / 4 Days) and itinerary for same is as below: