Pre-Race Timetable

1 Nov 2016 The application list will open.
May 2017 Various forms will be e-mailed to you.
30 Jun 2017 Return medical certificates and order form.
31 Aug 2017 Closing date for applications (if race not already full). Any entries received after this date will be placed on the waitlist.

If arranging your own flights to Nepal, return flight information form.

6 Sep 2017 Final invoice will be sent showing balance to be paid.
13 Sep 2017 Full payment due 7 days after final invoice date.

Full insurance details and a scan of you passport photo required.

1 Oct 2017 Kit sent out to those resident in the UK.
23-30 Oct 201 Final travel instructions sent out during this week.

Race Timetable 2017

Wed 8 Nov Depart London Heathrow in the evening on Eithad Airways via Abu Dhabi.
Thu 9 Nov Arrive Kathmandu in the evening.  Those who make their own flight arrangements join here.
Fri 10 Nov Briefing in the morning.   Afternoon sightseeing to Buddhanilkantha and Durbar Square.
Sat 11 Nov Fun run early in the morning.  Afternoon for packing for the trek.
Sun 12 Nov Morning flight to Lukla and walk to Phakding (2652m);  sleep in lodge.
Mon 13 Nov Arrive Namche Bazaar (3446m), race headquarters. Two nights in lodges where you must pay your own expenses.
Tue 14 Nov Acclimatisation trek from Namche and return to Namche.
Wed 15 Nov Recce the Thamo loop and continue to Khumjung (3780m).
Thu 16 Nov Mong La (3962m), Phortse Tenga, Dole (4084m).
Fri 17 Nov Machermo (4465m).
Sat 18 Nov Acclimatisation from Machermo and return to Machermo.
Sun 19 Nov Gokyo (4791m) and if acclimatised climb Gokyo Ri (5483m)
Mon 20 Nov Possible 2nd opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri (5483m) and descend to Dole.
Tue 21 Nov Descend to Phortse Tenga and Kangjuma.
Wed 22 Nov Rejoin race course. Tengboche monastery, Deboche (3757m).
Thu 23 Nov Pheriche (4252m)
Fri 24 Nov Lobuche (4930m).
Sat 25 Nov Lobuche. If acclimatised climb Kala Pattar (5623m).
Sun 26 Nov Final medical checks. Gorak Shep (5184m);  sleep in lodge.
Mon 27 Nov EVEREST MARATHON; GORAK SHEP TO NAMCHE BAZAAR. 2 nights in lodges where you must pay your own expenses.
Tue 28 Nov Namche Bazaar: rest day. Kit arrives from Gorak Shep.
Wed 29 Nov Trek back to Lukla;  sleep in lodge.
Thu 30 Nov Fly to Kathmandu. Two nights at Hotel Shanker.
Fri 1 Dec Sightseeing excursion; prize-giving party and dinner in the evening.
Sat 2 Dec Optional sightseeing.   Arrangements in Nepal end after breakfast.   Those flying to London leave late afternoon on Etihad Airways.   For those who make their own flight arrangements airport transfers are provided.
Sun 3 Dec The London group arrives Heathrow early morning.
If you wish to spend longer in Nepal, either before or after our arrangements, Bufo Ventures can provide the necessary services. Flights between London and Kathmandu can be booked on different dates.