AT A GLANCE.

Country

Nepal

DATE

15 APRIL, 2019

RACE DAY

25 APRIL, 2019

DURATION

16 DAYS

WALKING PER DAY:

3-7 HRS APPROX.

RACE DAY DISTANCE:

31.7 Kms

MAX. ALTITUDE

5644m

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE

0000

LOWEST TEMPERATURE

0000

PASSES

Nepal

No. OF PARTICIPANTS

MAX. 500

WINNERS TAKE IT ALL

1st Prize $15,000

2nd Prize $10,000

3rd Prize $5,000

4th Prize $3,000

5th Prize $2,000

THE itinerary.

  • DAY 01 / Pick up from Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
  • DAY 02 / Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • DAY 03 / Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610 m)
  • DAY 04 / Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3441 m.
  • DAY 05 / Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day ( Rest Day)..
  • DAY 06 / Namche to Tengboche Monastery 3860 m
  • DAY 07 / Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche 4350 m.
  • DAY 08 / Day trip to Chhukung valley 4710 m + trek back to Dingboche.
  • DAY 09 / Dingboche to Lobuche 4910 m.
  • DAY 10/ Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5365m then back to GorakShep. And final preparation for the World Highest Race.
  • DAY 11 Hike up to Kalapattar 5644m early in the morning. 08am Race from 5644m Kalapathar to Syangboche 3780m 31.7km. TIME LIMIT: 5 hours maximum.
  • DAY 12/ Trek to Namche Bazaar 3441 m
  • DAY 13/ Trek to Lukla 2804 m.
  • DAY 14/ Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.
  • DAY 15/ Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
  • DAY 16/ Departure to international airport
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ARRANGEMENTS

An event like this is an immense responsibility and the organizers shall leave no stones unturned in order to ensure safety of the participants and the personnel. The terrain is very hostile and proper safety measures are indispensable. Even the most experienced climbers and athletes find it difficult to withstand the mountain harshness in extreme weather. Altitude sickness, cold, frostbite, etc. are inescapable if proper arrangements are not made. Moreover, the terrain is vastly uncharted with accidents posing imminent threats. Elaborate planning and counter measures are essential to tackle issues that may arise with health, nutrition and rescue.

MEDICAL ARRANGEMENTS.

Conducting marathons at such high altitudes is risky; strict precautions are taken for safeguarding life of the participants and facilitators alike from sickness or accidents. Every participant of the ravce will be subjected to elaborate health checkups and fitness tests in order to make sure that they are fit enough to participate. Arrangements of medical personnel and supplies will be made throughout the course of the race to tackle any form of emergencies that may arise during the marathon. At every 5 kilometers of the race track, doctors and medical personnel will be deployed along with necessary first aid kits, blood pressure checking devices, oxygen bottles / mask regulators and walkie-talkies.

FOOD & WATER ARRANGEMENTS.

Right food and diet is crucial to athletes on such a grueling run. Appropriate food and diet has been planned for participants through the duration of the program. During the race, beverages like glucose, juice, warm water and instant energy boosters like chocolate are stocked at intervals of 5 kms. Since such an adventure has never been attempted at such a great height, there is a probability that even the fittest people may require reinforcements. Installing food stalls at frequent intervals will be immensely helpful in overcoming fatigue, thirst or dizziness as the race progresses.

RESCUE ARRANGEMENTS.

A helicopter, equipped to respond to medical emergencies will be positioned in Syangboche (3780m), which will be summoned immediately in case rescue seems imminent. In case of accidents or serious sickness, personnel deployed throughout the race track will inform the helicopter crew . The helicopter will be equipped with sufficient supply of oxygen and essential medical gear. Trained medical personnel aboard will provide secondary medical response until the patient reaches the hospital.