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The 2018 Kailash Home running team is sponsored by Nike.

On May 29, 2018 five of our children will run the EBC marathon. The Everest Marathon starts from the Everest Base Camp (17,598 ft). This is the world’s most spectacular trail race held annually, with over 200 international participants. Our children will again proudly represent Kailash Home .

We will select 5 children to run the EBC marathon. Their selection is dictated by their age, their school schedule, and their aptitude.

For information on our 2018 Everest Marathon Support Trek happening May 20th – June 3rd, 2018 click here

Our Everest 2017 Team


From left to right:Tsering Wangdu ( chaperone), Samdup Gurung, Mangal Singh Tamang, Samdup Tamang,Sunita Tamang, Lhakpa Nagarkoti.

Samdup Gurung

Then & Now: Samdup in 2003 (L) and 2017 (R)

Samdup finished the 2017 EBC marathon 28th, in 5hrs 28min. Samdup was admitted in HYF Kailash Home in April 2003 as a 7-year-old boy. Both his parents were deceased. He comes from a remote mountain district called Lo-Manthang, Mustang, bordering with Tibet. Samdup has been actively running since 2013. He is a fast runner and also has a strong endurance.

He is graduating this year from Grade 12 and will go on to University. His aim is to become a businessman and do charity work for orphan children. Everest Marathon is a life long opportunity for him to represent Kailash Home, which is an integral part of his life.



Mangal Singh Tamang

Then & Now: Mangal in 2003 (L) and 2017 (R)

Mangal comes from the Solukhumbu district of Everest region. He is a semi-orphan with no father. His father was a trekking porter. He joined Kailash Home in April 2003 as a 4-year-old. By nature, he is a strong and good runner. He has been running since 2012 and took part in different trail races. He finished the 2017 EBC marathon 55th, in 7hrs 4 min.He wants to be a soldier and contribute his energy to the nation. Everest Marathon is a dream come true for him. He takes it as a great pride to represent Kailash Home and would like to dedicate this race to his sponsors.



Samdup Tamang

Then & Now: Samdup in 2011 (L) and 2017 (R)

Samdup finished the 2017 EBC marathon 30th, in 6hrs 3 min. He represents his school in soccer and running team. He joined Kailash Home in April 2011 as a 12-year-old boy. He is from a very poor family who lives in Timure village in Rasuwa, bordering with Tibet.

To represent Kailash in Everest Race was like a miracle for him. He says he still can’t believe it.

He wants to pursue a career as a social worker.

Sunita Tamang

Then & Now: Sunita in 2004 (L) and 2017 (R)

Sunita is a very athletic girl. Fighting severe cramps for hours, she found the courage to finish the 2017 EBC marathon in 8hrs 46 min. Recently, she represented Nepal to play basketball in Bangladesh. Sunita was admitted in Kailash in April 2004, at the age of 6. She is from Sindhupalchok district of Nepal. She belongs to a very poor family. Her family lost their house during the 2015 earthquake which completely destroyed her village.

Sunita would love to be a professional basketball player.


Lhakpa Nagarkoti

Then & Now: Mangal in 2003 (L) and 2017 (R)

Lhakpa finished the 2017 EBC marathon, at the side of her friend Sunita, in 8hrs 36 min. She is from Timure village of Rasuwa district bordering with Tibet. She was admitted to Kailash Home in April 2004. She was 6 years old and had lost her mother.

She will enter Fashion Design School in Kathmandu next year.

Kailash Home team training outside of Kathmandu