Mount Everest Marathon

Nepal, Multi Activity, 20 days - from $2,695 (land only)

Multi ActivityTrek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs. For all flights to STOL airstrips in Nepal, the maximum allowance for hold baggage AND hand baggage combined, is 15 kg. It is essential you keep the total weight of your baggage within this limit. Paying for transportation of excess baggage is not normally an option on these flights. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the group hotel.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots


Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants


Baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket


Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal gloves

Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

Headtorch/Headlamp with spare batteries

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Daypack 30 litres

4 or 5 season sleeping bag*

Warm jacket (down)*

Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

In addition, competitors must bring the following:

Suitable running shoes

Running vest and shorts/leggings

The following items are optional:

Yaktrax (or similar lightweight icy trail traction aids)

Trekking poles

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar for in the lodges

Spare laces


Long johns (thermal underwear)


Sleeping bag liner

Scarf or buff


Wet wipes

Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)

Travel clothes

Camera, film/memory cards, batteries

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)


Marathon Trek Bags: On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be provided with an alternative ‘Marathon Trek Bag’ and will be asked to repack you equipment into this bag. These bags are numbered, which helps our crews with logistics during the time in the Khumbu. Your KE Trek Bag (or alternative main baggage item) will be left in Kathmandu with your travel clothes and any other items you don’t need on trek.

Marathon Bumbag and water bottles: You will also be given a bum bag and water bottles, which you can choose to use or not.

Equipment hire: Items marked * are available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Please note all hire / rental equipment is issued in Kathmandu. Please remember to allow room in your trek bag for these items.

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.

>> Click here to view the PHD Gear Advisor for Everest Base Camp Trek

Mountain Fuel

Mountain Fuel is a balanced nutrition system and has been tested in some of the world's most extreme environments. Having supported ‘Walking With The Wounded’ in their North and South Pole races, it proved it’s effectiveness in delivering sustained energy and recovery. Mountain Fuel are offering all KE clients 25p off per product and will also donate 25p per product to The Juniper Trust, KE’s partner charity. For more information and to order your products click the link use coupon code JuniperTrust.

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