If the marathon distance of 42 km is important to you then there are a few races of that distance in Nepal. With big hills and high altitudes 42 km feels like an ultra and is a sensible and challenging distance to cover in a day. So it is a great distance for race organisers to arrange as all runners can be over the finish line before nightfall.

Here is the list of trail marathons and trail half-marathons that we know about. If you know of more that should be listed, please email info@trailrunningnepal.org

May 9, 2020

Gosaikunda to Helambu Trail Race

Nepal Trail marathon; Single day race;
42 km in 1 stage(s)
D+/-: +2300m, -3500m
Max elev. 4300m
May 29, 2020

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon

Nepal Trail Half Marathon; Nepal Trail marathon; Single day race; Trail races in Nepal; Ultra Trail;
42km, 60km in 1 stage(s)
D+/-: n/a
Max elev. 5300m
Nov 24, 2020

Original Everest Marathon

Nepal Trail marathon; Single day race;
42.2k in - 2500m stage(s)
D+/-: +800m
Max elev. 5300m