Ultimate Everest Trail Run
The Ultimate Everest Trail Run is a strenuous running program traversing some of the highest mountain trails on earth. Every day, you will be running/walking with the most dramatic views of the tallest mountains. These would include Lhotse, Makalu, Everest, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam etc. Despite running in the mountains, NO technical climbing skills are required for this running trek.
On this Everest trail running trip, you will only be required to carry a small running pack. The pack will contain provisions you will need during the day. Your main gear should be packed into a duffel bag (not weighing more than 25lbs) which will be carried by our porters. Furthermore, the porters will leave early every morning and take your duffels to the next destination. You may run at your own pace. Besides porters, we will have several guides at client to guide ratio of 3:1.
Our Everest trail running guides are mostly female graduates from the Mira Rai Initiative (MRI). These runners either aspire to race competitively (both domestic and international races) or have retired from competitive racing.
- Total Distance: approximately 84 miles
- Highest Elevation: 18,200ft
- Total Elevation gain: 21,200 ft.
- Daily running time: 4 to 7 hours
Also check out other trail running program to the Manaslu Circuit trail Run
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
The Ultimate Everest Trail Run is a lodge trek. This means you will sleep and eat meals in local lodges along the trail. The quality of the lodges on this trek are the best among all trekking trails in Nepal. And several lodges on the trail have en suite rooms with hot showers. Meals are also quite varied with many options including rice with veggies, noodles, local breads etc. Read our article about food options on Everest treks.
BEST SEASON FOR EVEREST TRAIL RUNNING
Like most places in Nepal, the best seasons for the Ultimate Everest Trail Run Trek are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November). Additionally, it is also possible to do this trek in winter month of December. While it will obviously be very cold (upto -20 C/, -4 F), it will be less crowded and there aren’t as many trekkers in the area.
The Ultimate Everest Trail run is rated “CHALLENGING”. It is rated 5 on a rating scale from 1 (easy) to 5 (challenging). The highest altitude reached is at the summit of Kalapathar (5,545 m/19,195) and the highest overnight elevation is at Gorakshep (5,212m/17,100 feet). At the beginning of the trek, there are two acclimatization days and several short days to allow for proper acclimatization. This trip involves average daily running of around 4-5 hours with a few long days of around 7 hours. These include the optional day hike to the Amadablam Base Camp and the Everest Base Camp. Regardless of the rating, it is important to prepare for any trek in Nepal. Read our advice on training for treks.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
All our Ultimate Everest Trail Run programs are private journeys for a minimum of two participants for a date of your choosing. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services – all inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. Most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. We have been in business for over 30 years and we employ only the most professional and friendly staff.
We are also proud to give back to our community through 3 Summits For Nepal managed by Crystal Mountain Treks staff. Contact us to learn more…