The Organization reserves the right to include in the regulation the COVID-19 conditions necessary for the proper development of the 2023 Edition, in case that new rules emerge in this regard.




The EVEREST TRAIL RACE (from now ETR) is a foot race, with several stages, taking place in the Himalayas of Nepal and specifically in the area of Solukhumbu, between 1,500 and 4,104 meters altitude, with free style, over a distance of approximately 160 km. and an elevation gain (+ and -) of approximately 23,000 m., with the requirement that each participant should carry his/her own mandatory technical equipment and personal material established by the Organization. The race is not food self-sufficiency. The organization provides all meals (feeding service in route, water, breakfast, lunch and dinner at campsites).




2.1 ETR is open to anyone, male or female, being over 18 meeting and accepting each and every point of this Regulations.


2.2 Who submits the mandatory medical certificate (accordingly to the model obtained from the website) and an at-rest electrocardiogram to the ETR medical staff on the day of technical controls in Kathmandu. Both original documents signed and dated within the 30 days prior to the race start but not earlier. Failure to provide such certifications will mean NOT to be allowed to participate in the race. The organization team of the EVEREST TRAIL RACE recommends, although not mandatory, to all participants a stress test made during the year edition to participate.


2.3 To be prepared physically and psychologically to take part of a race with these characteristics, and be fully aware of its hardness, objective risks, dimension, and specificity described in terms of profile and distance in the web site As well as to be trained and with enough autonomy in the mountain, which permits to face and handle with guarantees –even being alone within the race track- adverse climate conditions and physical or mental problems, arising from the inherent effort of such kind of races.




3.1 Individual


Each participant enters the general classification, regardless of age or sex. However, concerning to the general standings, the Organization will establish a separate ranking for men and for women, as follows:  


General Man                            Up to 45 years old

Master 1 Man                           From + 45 to 55 years old

Master 2 Man                           From + 55

General Women                       Up to 45 years old

Master 1 Women                     From + 45 to 55 years old

Master 2 Women                     From + 55


All these categories will remain open, unless they don’t reach the minimum of 5 runners per category.


3.2 Team participant


A team is made up of at least two (2) runners, males or females or mixed. To remain in the race, two members at least of the team must complete the race. Each team member is classified both as a team and individually.  If a team becomes less than two runners by abandonment or disqualification of one or more of its members, it will be disqualified as a team and the remaining runners will be classified only in the individual ranking.





Technical controls will take place on 10th November 2023. All participants - already dressed and with the race material ready- must present to the technical controllers and medical staff at the fixed time informed same day by the Organization, to verify the following points:


4.1 Personal baggage


Runners will hand over their personal baggage to Organization.  It will be stored in Kathmandu upon runners’ return at the end of the race. Important: Once handed over, runners must be in mind that no longer has access to their personal belongings until they return to Kathmandu.


The journey from Kathmandu to the starting camp of the first stage, which lasts approximately 8 or 9 hours, is mandatory to do it already with the race clothes. In the event that any of the participants wishes to do it with other clothing that is not the specific one that they will use in the race, the organization, naturally, will not oppose it, but in no case will they be responsible for those clothing when they arrive at the camp.


4.2 Control of mandatory equipment (1)


For an elementary security reason, it is an essential prerequisite to submit the totality of the mandatory material.  Otherwise, failure in submitting requested material will suppose a penalty according to table of penalties below. In case the material not submitted was the backpack , shelter material or sleeping bag, for strict reasons of safety, it would imply  “NOT” participation  in the race if the fact happens before the start of the race, or disqualification  if it is stated in a technical control during the race.


(1)On arrival, each runner must fill a document provided by ETR Organization where to list all the material that he/she will take to the race. Organization may inspect the runner’s backpack at any time checking the material list submitted by runner before the race start. Each participant is responsible for his/her material, which should not be lost or abandoned during the race. In the event of any listed material being missed, runner may be penalized if a participant wishes to leave any item not being mandatory equipment he/she may do so by informing previously the head of camp or a race controller. Failure to carry any of the items listed or mandatory material will involve a penalty or the disqualification. In no case the organization will take care of any abandoned element of runner’s personal equipment during the race.


4.3 Personal material control


With a detailed list, with a form provided by the Organization.The maximum and minimal weight of the race material is 7 kg and 3 kg respectively (excluding food and water). Therefore, it is an indispensable condition for all runners that the weight of his/her backpack is between this range.


4.4 Medical certificate and at-rest electrocardiogram graph (MANDATORY).


The medical certification must be made in the document provided by the organization on the race website. Failure in submitting these (Medical Certificate and at-rest ECG graph) documents will mean “NOT” to participate in the race. All documents must be to present to medical team on the technical and medical checks.


4.5 Delivery of numbers (bib).


ETR  Organization will provide two race numbers, one for the runner’s front, which will be exclusively and specifically placed at the chest height, and another one for the runner’s back to be attached to the backpack, both of them, clearly visible at all time. Numbers shouldn’t remain partial or totally covered nor wrinkled by any element of the equipment (the backpack sternum strap, strap-cinches, windstopper,etc.). In any case the race numbers may be located in a part of the body other than those specified above (neither in the legs nor in the waistline).


4.6 Delivery of control card.


ETR Organization will supply each runner with a control card to be shown to race controllers or medical staff when requested.





4.7 Delivery of timing transponder


Runners will be provided with a timing transponder to be placed near the shoes or in a shoe itself in case of having appropriate space. All runners should deliver it at the end of the last stage. In the event of timing transponder  being lost, it shall entail a charge of 150 € from the bail lodged.


4.8 Delivery of Geolocalyzer GARMIN.

A Garmin InReach mini 2 satellite tracker will be given to each runner. The function is to track the participants as long as possible due to safety.

The satellite tracker must be turned “ON” before the start each day and turned “OFF” at the finish line of each stage. Both procedures will be tested by a member of the organization. Procedure will be demonstrated and participants will be reminded of these procedures.

The trackers have a "SOS" button (2) that, if necessary, can be pressed lifting up the protective cap (1) and hold until finish the SOS countdown. Emergency signal will be sent to the organization. This button must ONLY be pressed in case of extreme need motivated by an emergency, a "manifest serious cause or an accident."

Once again we note that given the topography of the terrain and no roads for vehicles, and the limited existence of landing areas for a helicopter, this forces the organization to move on foot to the place of emergency marked by the satellite tracker.

It should be noted that the SOS button, "NO" can be used as an abandonment element. The abandonment, as we emphasize below, can only be done in Check Points (CP) or in campsite.

The activation of the SOS button will suppose the immediate disqualification of the runner and the application of the parameters established in section 22 of this regulation.

All participants must submit it at the end of the last stage. The loss of the satellite tracker will suppose a charge of 400 € to the deposit deposited.


4.9 Delivery of a last stage bag


On arrival in Kathmandu, runners will be provided with a plastic bag where to put essential clean clothes into (or what runner wishes) that will be returned at the end of 6th race stage the day before coming back to Kathmandu.




Stage start will be always in group. From the second stage and depending on their times, two starts can be made with 1 hour difference between them. If there are two starts, the participants that leave in the first group (1 hour before) will be those designated by time by the organization. If any other runner, not designated by the organization, wants to start in the first group, he must request it from the race direction, although in no case may be a runner classified in the top 10 of each category. All participants must be checked by the start-line controllers and marked on the control card. Participants should be present in the starting area 15 minutes before the fixed stage starting time mentioned in the race Road Book. All runners should start at the scheduled time indicated by Organization, which could be modified because of logistics or safety reasons.



Organization is responsible for the supply of food and liquids before, during (checkpoints) and after the daily stage to each participant, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along the way, in some stages, it is possible to buy food and drinks. Organization is not opposed, though obviously it will be important to be pending for the time spent. In the menus there are no specific products for celiacs or other food intolerances. Participants who require specific foods must provide and transport themselves.

In stages 1st and 2nd (Start, CP1, CP2 & arrival) and 3th stage (Start, CP1 & CP2), both for reasons of the essential hydration in altitude, as for the lack of possibilities of acquiring water on the route, it is mandatory for all runners the collection of all the water both in campsite and the corresponding checkpoints controls indicated, or failing that, leave said points with full bottles or Camelbacks.. Also is mandatory to collect all the gels and bars at the campsite start of 1st, 2nd and 3th stage.





The Organization establishes a specific timetable, indicated in the race “Road Book”, for the drinkable water collection that must be scrupulously respected by runners. It is compulsory that water collection after the daily stage is in the time immediately after crossing the finish line. The water supplies and energetic complements are distributed as follows:




Each stage has a maximum time to be accomplished, accordingly to the path characteristics. The cutting time will be indicated daily, during the briefing before starting, both for the first checkpoint and for the rest of checkpoints, as well as ending time of the daily stage.

Runner who has not passed the checkpoints or the end line before the limit time or has abandoned will be allowed to start the next daily stage and following stages –with authorization of medical team and the race director- but he/she won’t score for the general final ranking.

In the event of entering out of time limit or abandoning a stage will happen again, runner should end his/her participation.




The ETR takes place in a high mountain terrain, with an approximate length of 160 km. and with a total difference between positive and negative elevation over 23,000 m.  The race track combines dirt path and steps sections with high mountain terrain.

The exact race course will be announced in Katmandu during technical checks. At that very moment, runners will be provided with a road book where globally specified details of each stage will be specified. In addition, race director will give necessary daily information every morning before the race starts.

Runners are required to carry the road book during the stages. The failure to submit it when requested by one of the controllers will suppose a penalty.

ADEAVENTURA as organizer of EVEREST TRAIL RACE , reserves de right to modify the regulations, stages race tracks, stages mileage, developing and destination  areas, or doing neutralizations, etc. for reasons of force majeure (weather,  safety or any other reason) that might threaten either runners and organization staff safety or successfully development of the race.










23,10 km






28,30 km



27,40 km






29,00 km

4.200 m







Participants in the ETR must necessarily follow the established and marked path for each stage. The route will be properly marked so that all participants are able to remain in the race track without difficulty.


The marking of the path is done and checked up to 3 times by the marking team. The method used to mark is red painting, with a “water-base” and biodegradable and occasionally vertical marks in areas that require it. The marking is more intensive in the complex areas and more spread in the areas where the track following doesn’t create any doubts. 


Stages 5th and 6th are not marked, and the runners must use the race “Road Book”.


Checkpoints (CP) will be along the stage, varying from 2 to 3, depending on the stage distance to run. Participants must pass them and mark the control card under risk of penalty and/or disqualification. These checkpoints allow race controllers to record the runner’s passing time and to ensure the supply of solid and liquid aliments.  Additionally in some stages was established a visual checks marked in the road book with a symbol of an eye. These controls are obligatory passage, marking not being necessary.


The participant can’t leave the marked path, because if accident or illness happen, would be very difficult to localize him/her.

When daily briefing, Organization will inform of checkpoints cutting time and limit arrival time to the stage end point.

The use of any mean of transportation (horses, yaks, etc.) shall entail the runner immediate disqualification.

Any rescue operation caused by a runner crucial mistake or negligence in the route to follow up shall entail the loss of the

bail lodged.





The timer controller team will record daily the time of each participant that will be measured in hours, minutes and seconds.




12.1 Individual classification.


Stage individual classification is calculated using the sum of the time made and penalties received (if any). General ranking is calculated by the sum of the time obtained in each stage.


12.2. Team classification


Teams will be classified using the sum of the times of each team member and penalties received (individuals and team). Average time determines the team time.

General ranking is calculated by the sum of the time obtained for the team in each stage.

The members of each team must be the same from the beginning to the end of the race, and the number of components cannot be modified during the race, with the logical exception of abandonment or disqualification.




Daily camps are built in preselected sites. Participant’s tents are two-men and numbered tent. By stating in registration form, runner can request with whom he wishes to share the tent.  Otherwise, the Organization will follow the same sex and same nationality criteria in order to adjudicate the tents. Each runner will be assigned to a tent number by the Organization. Respecting assignation is mandatory but if runner wishes to change, he/she will have to inform camp head who will give him/her permission to change if possible and convenient.

Each and every one of the runners are obliged to spend the night in the tents of the camp. The non-overnight stay in the race facilities will mean the immediate disqualification of the runner.

The breakfast, lunch and dinner schedules are established by the Organization in sufficiently large time slots, the mentioned schedules will be found in the Road Book that will be distributed to each runner during the technical controls. The section corresponding to lunch is the longest, between two and four hours between the opening and closing of the dining room, due to the possible differences of time invested in completing the stage.

Each camp will consist of:


● Two-men tents with mattresses


● Toilet tents


● Dining tent


● Medical services tent


● Organization area


In no event runners may enter the Organization area, except have the appropriate accreditation. The Organization does “NOT” provide electrical energy to recharge the electronic devices carried by participants. Therefore, runners shall take this into account when choosing the electronic devices that plan to use during the race.


The Organization does NOT supply, during the course of the race any toilet paper or towels or soap.., runners must be self-sufficient in these aspects.




A medical team will have a permanent presence at the start and end points of the stage. Also, other members of the medical team will be at some checkpoints or on the path. In the event of being necessary, they will take action on the race track, despite the terrain difficulties, only connected on foot and helicopter in some areas, but not much. Medical staff will be authorized to take out from the race any participant unable to continue, accordingly to his appreciation, for strictly medical reasons.




Overall, climate in Nepal has two seasons, dry season from October to May and the rainy season from June to September. November is undoubtedly one of the best times to engage in any activity in the area.

In any case, given the global climate change, we must take into account the personal equipment for any unexpected weather.

Note that the race is performed at different heights depending on the stage, so we can calculate that the minimum temperatures  in the highest  points -especially  at night and dawn,  can reach  -8 ºC or - 10 ºC or even lower,  with a maximum of no more than +15 ºC or + 20 ºC.




ETR is a race with an important component of "adventure" and though it develops in a relatively populated environment, it  is essential  to  bear in mind difficulties  that  a  runner evacuations may  involve, given the  lay  of  the  land,  only connectable  afoot and in some zones - not all- in helicopter. That’s why abandonment will have to follow a scrupulous protocol that it should make easier the after abandonment procedure, taking special care of the runner safety.

First of all and previously  to the daily stage  start,  participant  and medical  staff will have  to evaluate  objectively  the physical conditions of a runner sensible to give up, in order the abandonment  occurs in the campsite and make easier his/her evacuation if necessary.


If the abandonment happens outside the campsite, under no circumstances, participant will give up the race without informing the Organization and without signing the abandon document provided by the Organization, under penalty of having to pay all the costs of search.

If the abandonment happens during the daily stage, runner must report in person to a commissioner or to a race controller at the checkpoint, return the race number and sign the abandonment document. Not allowed the abandonment outside the checkpoint (CP).




In case of serious medical conditions, there will be medical evacuation as soon as possible, through the participant’s insurance accident and rescue

You should always be noted that the ETR is developed in areas where, in general,  it can only be accessed on foot and eventually by helicopter, if it is near a landing zone and weather, daylight hours, etc., if they are favorable or not, so that evacuation procedure is not in any case immediately, as usual in developed countries.


In the case of abandonment is not medically urgent and not requiring immediate evacuation, runner –if possible- will try to reach the stage end point together with a medical staff member.



If runner wishes to continue on the race, he/she will be allowed to take part in the next daily stage and soon, if medical staff doesn’t discourages him/her, but  he/she won’t score for the general ranking. In case this situation repeats, runner should be forced to give up.

If abandonment is definitive, medical team will evaluate the runner physical situation and depending on the area, he/she will be escorted or transported to the race end point, after having signed the release and waiver document provided by Organization.

Transportation means will vary accordingly to runner’s physical situation, abandonment zone and available means.

If runner want to move to the end point race by helicopter or the area where the abandonment occur so requires that procedure will entail the loss of the bail lodged. When in the race final point, participant can either remain in the village till day of race ends (in charge of her/his) or fly to Kathmandu or home earlier than planned. In that case, costs also will be in his/her charge.




Runner must take into account the equipment to be chosen accordingly to the special thermal characteristics of the area as well as the consequences in terms of weight. The mandatory equipment and personal effects of each participant must represent a minimum total weight of 3 kg. and up to 7 kg (excluding water and food). The mandatory material must be shown to controllers and / or camp heads in both technical controls and during the race to their demand.




● Backpack

● Water containers, total minimum volume 1L

● Sleeping bag comfort temperature -10 ºC (special attention to the temperatures in the area in November)

● Headlamp + replacement batteries, recommended minimum 150 lumen

● 10 Safety pins

● Compass

● Lighter

● Clock

● Metal knife

● Cutaneous antiseptical and basic first aid

● Whistle

● Survival blanket

● Cap

● Gloves

● Warm clothes (jacket light down) and Rain wer (Jacket with hood and Pant), with membrane “Gore-tex” or similar (special attention to the temperatures in the area in November)

● Warm base-layers, long tights and long sleeves (recommended to use at the end of each day)

  • ● Road Book
  • ● Passport


  • Though Organization does not demand as mandatory material the canes, its utilization is advisable, given the characteristics of the area. The organization also recommends Vaseline, or anti-friction cream, sunglasses, sun lotion, …




Participant who wishes to leave some items of their personal equipment must notify the responsible Organization member. Naturally, none of these elements must correspond to the mandatory material list. In the event of not being able to justify the absence of any of the elements indicated in the list of personal material, it will imply a penalty.

Provided that ETR is a race of technical material self-sufficiency, no runner will be allowed to receive any type of external help concerning this paragraph (changes of footwear, T-shirts, etc...). Runners must have same material at the race start than at the race end. In order to guarantee this point to all participants, one will proceed, before and during the race, to weigh the runners backpack of a random way. Likewise, in any case no runner eventually situated and the end of the daily stage should be helped by Sherpa staff, concerning to backpack carriage, except express authorization of a controller or race manager in case of abandonment.   In the event of Organization reaches to know this situation, runner will be immediately disqualified.




In some inhospitable sections or specially removed from populations, the accumulated residues will have to be deposited in the stage ending point. Bottles of water, gels, energetic bars, etc., will be marked  by the corresponding  runner’s number and they will have to be deposited at the end of stage in the containers enabled for this. In case of finding merry residues of a runner out of the containers, the corresponding penalties will be applied.




In case of loss or damage of the race number, runner will have to inform Organization in order to proceed to the corresponding refill. If the above mentioned situation is repeated, it will imply a penalty. The absence of number, the wrong emplacement, its falsification or modification they will also imply a penalty and even the disqualification. Same applies to the control card, indispensable element in the checkpoints, provisioning points, etc. Runner should show it whenever he/she is requested by a controller. In case of loss or damage, runner will have to inform the Organization in order to proceed to the corresponding refill if necessary.


The correct position of the bib is “essential” in order to facilitate the identification as runner of the Everest Trail Race to the different military controls present during the course of the race and that give free pass through the area. It should be noted that any trekker that travels through the area, must stop repeatedly during the day and show the corresponding accreditation that allows him to transit the area. Therefore, in order not to be retained at these points, optimal visibility of the bib is essential.





One of the main issues and backbone of the ETR is the respect for the natural and human environment. Any behavior objectively harmful to human or natural environment and the lack of respect for the local customs will be severely punished even with the disqualification of the race.


22. BAIL


Participant in the ETR will have to sign an authorization (document available in the race website) to charge his/her credit card an amount of 500€ or send same amount by means of bank transfer. Bail amount is retained to cover possible expenses derived by abandonment, operations of search, loss of the timekeeping chip (150 €) , loss of geolocalizer (400€), or unjustified activation of the geolocator help button or back to KTH by helicopter due to the cancellation or domestic flight, for reasons of force majeure outside the organization.

Whether at the end of the race none of these suppositions has occurred, no amount is going to be charged to runner’s credit card. Bail amount deposited by means of bank transfer, will be returned by same mean on 26th November.

In case the expenses for abandonment overcome the established bail amount, this shall be informed to participant in order to make the appropriate decisions together.






(1)the application of the loss of the bond is valued in each case depending on the circumstances of the moment ( runner location, runner status, etc .....)





No submitting medical certificate + ECG at rest




Collecting water and energy supplements outside of  schedules and procedures established by regulation.



No submitting sleeping bag, warm materials or Gore-Tex  Cover




No submitting other elements of mandatory material.




No race number 1st warning  

1 h


No race number 2nd warning

2 h


No race number 3rd  warning




Wholly or partially covered race number 

 1 h


Backpack excessive weight (or underweight) not justify accordingly to General Rules (P. 17)

2 h


Unjustified absence of personal material accordingly to initial list

2 h


Unauthorised race number location

1 h


Identity falsification by race number




Do not checking in stage start line




Delay in the stage start line

30 m


Passing the checkpoints out of time accordingly to General Rules




Arriving to the finish-line out of time




Abandonment without medical reason, accordingly to General Rules




Abandonment (in case of medical reason that requires immediate evacuation and therefore activation of  rescue)




Do not staying overnight in camp tent




Do not staying overnight in the adjudicated tent without advising Organization

1 h


Throwing away wasted tem during the race (water bottles, caps, wrappers, etc.)

5 h


Prolonged search operation caused by serious path tracking mistake or negligence




Use of any mean of transportation during the race (horses, etc.)




Deny a mandatory material check




Disobey a command from the race direction, a controller, or medical staff




Unfair conduct that could attempt against other runners.




Behaviors that adversely affect the human or natural environment




Activation of SOS button




No water collection at Stage1&2 (,start,CP1&CP2 &arrival) & stage 3 (start, CP1&CP2) 1st warning

1 h


No water collection at Stage1&2(,start,CP1&CP2 &arrival) & stage 3 (start,CP1& CP2) 2st warning







Opportune claims can be done by writing in the document issued by Organization same day of the stage and presented same day on which incidence occurs to the head camp at his tent.

Depending upon the incidence, the answer to the claim will be given between the following day and the race ending one.


24. IM AGE


GRANS ESPAIS Ski & Aventura S.L., (Holder of the ADEAVENTURA brand) reserves all rights to use the images recorded and photographed during the EVEREST TRAIL RACE.  For this reason, the participant allows Organization to use his/her image, both individually and collectively, in everything the race involves.

Any photographic and/or video material made during the race cannot be used by the participants and accompanying persons (except for private use) without explicit written authorization of ADEAVENTURA.

Therefore any subsequent production either photographic, video or advertising use by participating brands or runner’s sponsors must have the written permission of ADEAVENTURA. Any request for race images for advertising shall be conducted only through racer direction.






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● 1st Women MASTER 2 (+55) ranking classified – Trophy + discount of 400 € in the ETR 2024

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● 1st Classified – Trophy

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