For 30 years (1987 – 2017) the Everest Marathon was organised by Bufo Ventures Ltd. With effect from the 2019 race it will be organised by Community Action Treks, the commercial arm of Doug Scott’s Community Action Nepal. As a charity Community Action Nepal is not allowed to organise and sell trekking holidays and all arrangements will be made by Community Action Treks, with any profit being donated to Community Action Nepal.
The Everest Marathon has no legal entity of its own and the race has to be organised by a licensed company. There are various reasons for this.
- An ATOL licence is required to provide a holiday package which includes any air travel to all UK participants and others who start the trip in the UK.
- For other EU participants a holiday package must comply with EC regulations: Consumer Protection – The Package Travel, Holiday and Package Tour Regulations 1992. This regulation is likely to remain despite Brexit.
- The company can provide insurance for public liability, professional indemnity and employment insurance for the volunteer leaders.
- A considerable amount of money is required before the receipt of any race income for items such as forward currency purchase and hotel deposits, advertising, printing and stationery.
- The office provides office and administrative services for about 21 months from initial planning to final accounts.
- Community Action Nepal must be kept completely separate from any commercial activity and legal obligations which are carried by Community Action Treks.
While arrangements are made for the takeover and plans for the 2019 race are finalised, all correspondence should be addressed to:
Bufo Ventures Ltd
18 Blenkett Wood Park, Jack Hill, Allithwaite, Cumbria LA11 7RL, United Kingdom
Tel (UK): 01539 532946
Tel (Outside UK): +44 1539 532946