Event cost and what is included

The Original everest Marathon

Registration closes on 30th September 2020



The 2020 package includes:



  • 22 days of being looked after extremely well in the 4 star Hotel Shanker and lodges on the trek
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in Kathmandu at the Hotel Shanker, with two people sharing a room
  • On the trek there are 17 nights in lodges, with two people sharing a room *
  • Collection from Kathmandu airport when you arrive and on your return to the airport
  • Celebration dinner with the prize giving on the final night in Kathmandu


  • Internal flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and the return from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Transfers from the hotel to the airport and on return, to the hotel
  • ATOL certificate
  • Team leaders from the UK - fell runners who have experience of running the OEM 
  • Doctors from the UK with experience of high altitude medicine 
  • Breakfast and dinner throughout the trek
  • An OEM kitbag for the trek
  • Porters and yaks to carry your kit
  • A porter to accompany you if you need to go to a lower altitude and re-join the trek later 
  • Guides who will provide optional trekking routes on the way to the start
  • OEM logoed technical top, buff and hat
  • Permits for access to the Sagamartha National Park
  • Pasang Lhamu VDC permit fee
  • Tips for the team of Sirdars, guides and porters

*   It is possible to book a single room in the Hotel Shanker and the lodges at an additional cost


Marathon day

  • A team of doctors, team leaders and guides covering the marathon route
  • Race map
  • 8 marshalled control points with hot and cold drinks  and hot food half way
  • Personal luggage portered to the finish at Namche Bazaar
  • Photo of you crossing the finish line
  • Shower in the lodge after the marathon
  • An OEM medal for all entrants
  • Prizes for open and age categories
  • A contribution towards the cost of up to 20 Nepali runners competing in the event
  • Permit for racing in the Sagamartha National Park
  • Race organisation


Price - Runners & Marshals £2,950


The price excludes:

  • International flights to Nepal
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepalese visa - costs about £35 for 30 days
  • Lunches, snacks and drinks in Kathmandu and on the trek
  • Optional guided tours of the World Heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambunath and Bodhanth Stupa on the final day



Making the most of your stay

We will meet in the Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu on Saturday 7th November. If you want to arrive at the hotel a few days earlier or later, we can arrange preferential rates for you and collection from the airport.














At the end of the event, most people will be leaving the hotel for a flight on Saturday 28th November, which enables a return to home on Saturday evening (for anyone living in Europe) and a day off before returning to work. 

You may chose to arrive in Nepal earlier, or leave later so you can fit in a visit to another area. If you need help with ideas of areas to visit or want an organised trek in Nepal, our agent can arrange treks or holidays tailored to your time and energy.



Insurance which covers trekking and racing is compulsory.

Your policy must cover emergency helicopter evacuation, medical treatment in Kathmandu and repatriation. 

There are details of insurance companies in the members area which you can access after your application has been accepted.

The organiser has insurance for public liability and professional indemnity.


Payment plan

  • You will get information about the options for payment on the website, once your application has been accepted
  • A deposit of £500 is required when your registration has been accepted
  • Payments can be made online using credit or debit card through Stripe or by Bank Transfer. The latter is free to UK residents. For people living outside the UK it will be more cost effective to pay by We Transfer or credit/debit card using our Stripe interface. 
  • When you register before May 2020, you can arrange to pay the balance by installments. If you take advantage of paying by installments, there are specific dates to meet:

- 50% of the balance must be paid by 30th July 

- 75% of the balance must be paid by 30th August

- The total amount must be paid by 30th September

  • If you register after 1st August 2020, the balance will be payable in one lump sum after the deposit
  • Entries close on 30th September for the 2020 marathon
  • Entries for the 2021 Original Everest Marathon open 1st August 2020



Refund Policy

  • The £500 deposit is non-refundable, but it may be taken forward for a place next year
  • Cancellation before 01 July 2020,  50% refund of the balance paid
  • Cancellation after 01 July 2020, 40% refund of the balance paid
  • Cancellation after 30th July, 30% refund of the balance paid
  • Cancellation after 30th August, no refund of the balance paid





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