Mount Everest Marathon
KE Travel Consultant Angela Davies has flown to Nepal to join KE's Mount Everest Marathon trekking holiday.
The holiday involves three nights in Nepal's capital Kathmandu and an 11 day trek to Everest Basecamp. During the trek, the runners will be accompanied by experienced local guides and a full local support crew, including doctors who will monitor the runners' physical condition.
On race day, there will be an official timekeeper, a team of marshals, regular checkpoints and drinks/feeding stations, as well as medical and emergency evacuation support. Although mostly downhill, this is a challenging route, with snow and ice at the highest level and a lot of rocky and exposed sections of trail.
The 11th annual Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon race day takes place on the anniversary of the first ascent of Everest.