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Everest Three Passes Trek – 22 Days

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22 Days

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Everest Three Passes Trek

Did you know that in Everest Three Passes Trek does not mean that you can go only to the Everest Base Camp?.  But there are several other routes in the region that you can combine with the Everest Base Camp with stunning views?
Yes, trekking to the world’s highest mountain, Everest, region is much more than just trekking to the base camp. There is no doubt that Everest Base Camp is unarguably one of the world’s best trekking trips but there are several amazing trekking routes in the Everest region that can be combined with Everest Base Camp using three high passes Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La.

Everest Three (3) Passes Trek – Complete Package of adventurous Everest Base Camp trek

Everest Three passes trek, one of such most amazing combination trips is to cross three high adventurous passes, Renjo La, Cho La to reach Everest Base Camp and we go over Kongma La towards Chukkung valley. This trip takes you to some of the amazing viewpoints on earth including Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar.
Everest 3 high pass trek using simple tea house trekking is an incredible adventure of a lifetime. Trekking in the high altitude of the Everest region and reaching eventually to the Everest Base Camp crossing three high passes is certainly very adventurous but the experience you go through is an indescribable spectacular view of high Himalayan peaks including the Everest like a different world.

Join Earthbound Expeditions for this adventurous  Everest Three passes trek trip of the life and experience the thrill of the high Himalayan trekking adventure.

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Itinerary

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Arrival Kathmandu, check into hotel rest day

In Kathmandu - Transfer to hotel. Alt. 1,350m / 4,428ft.

Kathmandu valley sightseeing

After breakfast in the morning we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.

Kathmandu - Lukla - Monjo

We have our breakfast early in the morning and drive to the airport to take a flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region accompanied by your trekking guide. We fly by a Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world. Once on the flight we can enjoy the stunning beauty of the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the majestic Himalaya. A lot of the world\'s highest mountains including Kanchenjunga III, Lhotse IV and Makalu V and many other snow capped mountains. After enjoying the adventurous flight for about 45 minutes, we land in Lukla, an exceptionally beautiful mountain town in the Everest Region where we meet our porters and prepare for the walk of the day to Phakding, another mountain town. The descending walk leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and to Phakding village and to Monjo.

Monjo - Namche

The early start of the trek of the day takes you on mostly flat and gradual uphill trail along the Dudh Koshi River up to Hilary suspension bridge. From this point your first steep uphill walk on the Everest trail starts which takes you to an extraordinarily beautiful town of Namche, famously known as Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche you can enjoy the view of some the Himalayan peaks including Thamserku, Tabuche, Cholatsem, Khumbila – Sacred Mountain which protects the Khumbu region and many other mountains. Get yourself immersed in the beauty of local Sherpa and Buddhist culture, take pictures of yaks, take in the spirituality from the prayer flags along the trail and many more just reach the destination for today to enjoy the more majestic view of Kongde, Kusum Kangri and Thamserku.

Namche Acclimatization Day

A stopover day in Namche for acclimatization. Hike to Everest view point for about two hours uphill and enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other Himalayan peaks. Hike down to Namche and spend rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere.

Namche - Thame

Trek to Thame (3845meters), overnight at tea house.

Thame - Marlung

Trek to Marlung (4135meters), overnight at Tea house.

Marlung - Lungden

Trek to Lungden (4600meters), overnight at Tea house.

Lungden - Renjo La Base Camp

Trek to Renjo La Base Camp (4890meters), overnight at Tea house.

Renjo La Base Camp - Gokyo

Trek to Gokyo (4775meters) after crossing Renjo La Pass (5388meters), overnight at Tea house.

Gokyo Acclimatization Day

Rest till the afternoon at Gokyo and climb to Gokyo RI (hillock) - 5420meters for sunset view on Mt. Everest), overnight at Tea house.

Gokyo - Thangnak

Trek to Thangnak (4695meters), overnight at Tea house.

Thangnak - Dzong La

Trek to Dzong La (4840meters) after crossing Cho La Pass (5380meters), overnight at Tea house.

Dzong La - Lobuche

Trek to Lobuche (4925meters), overnight at Tea house.

Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Gorakshep

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300meters) and back to Gorakhshep (5165meters),

Gorakshep - Kalapatthar - Lobuche

Climb to Kala Patthar (5545meters – the best view of Mt. Everest) and descend to Lobuche, overnight at Tea house.

Lubuche - Kongma La - Chhukung

After breakfast trekking via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft) continues ascending to Kongma pass (5,535m/18,159ft) then descending a gradual walks up the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung a small summer settlement. Overnight in Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft) where you make final preparation for climbing.

Chhukung - Tengboche

The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth. Walk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu.

Tengboche - Namche Bazaar

Walk down from the rear of monastery and continue down until you reach Phunki Tenga. Climb up gradually through a forest. Once you are out of the forest, you will be walking along a ridge from where you can see down on your left some of the deepest gorges of Nepal. In spring, the rhododendrons will look superb making the valley even more beautiful. Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), for overnight.

Namche Bazaar - Lukla

Trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction on arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. You can have a good time with two local alcoholic beverages \'Chang\' or \'Rakshi.\' Feel free to dance with your crewmembers in the Sherpa way.

Lukla - Kathmandu

Early morning fly to Kathmandu .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Departure Day

After this amazing trek if you are more interest for other activities like safari, rafting, cycling or more trekking in other areas; If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation in 3 star hotels in cities
  • All Ground transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Full board meal during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • One cultural show and dinner
  • All entry fees and TIMS permit
  • All Domestic Flight according to Itinerary ( fixed wing aircraft)
  • Sleeping bag, Duffle bag and Down jacket for the trek
  • International Flight cost
  • Major meals in Cities
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, the illness which are not under our control.

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j&jglobalcitizens

04/24/2020

Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar - Beyond All Expectations

We have been travelling the globe together for over 40 years and have never received such extraordinary expertise, service, and value as we did with Earthbound Expeditions. The Earthbound itinerary to Base Camp/Kala Patar is exceptional and our guide – Sudip – was extremely knowledgeable pacing us perfectly to ensure our success. What really separates a good company from an excellent company is how a crisis is handled. Inclement weather shut down the Lukla airport for several days and hundreds of trekkers, including us, were forced to wait in Kathmandu for a break in the clouds. Rajan, Earthbound’s president, however, took charge and since helicopters were able to still make the flight to Lukla on one of the days with a break in the clouds – we were on one of only 13 choppers that made the flight. Not only were we now days ahead on the trek of our stranded fellow trekkers, Rajan also ensured that we had a full chopper both directions to minimize our extra cost! Also nice Earthbound touches include the use of excellent down sleeping bags and jackets for the trek minimizing our airline luggage check-ins; a wonderful celebration Nepali dinner with Rajan in Kathmandu; a great city tour; and, yes, even cool T-shirts! Earthbound is eco-friendly and supports numerous charities in Nepal. It is simply an exceptional organization and , of course, we plan on using Rajan and his team for future treks in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.
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lizwood81

04/24/2020

Second time in Nepal with Earthbound and still excellent

My boyfriend his dad and i trekked to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar in November 2010 with Earthbound Expeditions. This is my second time in Nepal and my second time using Rajan and Earthbound. Nepal is an amazing place to go so Rajan's product is quite easy to sell, however, it's so easy to become stuck with a bad company and a bad guide - there are 1500 or more companies in Kathmandu, not to mention all the overpriced companies organizing trips from Europe and the US, not knowing anything about the guide you will be assigned. Rajan thankfully gets it all right. And at the right price (if the price seems low it's because that's how much things cost in Nepal, the service is still 5*). He's professional, friendly and always responds to your queries no matter how many times you ask the same thing. The guide he sent with us knew everything about the entire region - believe me, some guides can't even point out Everest - and was very professional. We also had the best porter on the entire base camp trail. As we were in Nepal during Diwali Rajan invited us to his house for the final day of the festival - Tihar - to experience and celebrate this with his family. Additionally, my boyfriend and i volunteered in an orphanage in Kathmandu, also arranged through Rajan, which in many ways was the best part of our entire Nepal experience. I will definitely be returning to Nepal a third time and will definitely be using Earthbound again.
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lloydmarilynn

04/24/2020

Efficient

After experiencing our trek to Everest base camp it is easy to see why Rajan company is #1.He surrounds himself with good people who respond to your every need. He himself is intelligent, responsive and personable. He has a strong commitment to Nepalese people.
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disyd

04/24/2020

Incredible trip to Everest region

Rajan and his team once again delivered a great adventure for my family and me - 3 teens, my husband and I spent about 2.5 weeks in Nepal, most of the time on the trek to Everest Base Camp. We were completely accommodated in terms of ability and inability. Thanks also to our guide Thakur for pushing us farther than I thought we would be able to go. Great memories, and an absolute PERFECT trip for teenagers, especially teenage boys who could care less about showering!! Thanks guys. This was our second time using Rajan's services.
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Peter G

04/23/2020

Nepal Trek

My wife and I did the Everest base camp trek last November with Earthbound and had a fantastic time. Even though we saw Rajan dealing with some large groups he was alway available for us. We got off the trek a little early and he organized a trip to Chitwan National Park at the last minute. We decided to fly back from Chitwan to Kathmandu instead of taking the the bus and Rajan was all over it. We'll be going back to Nepal someday and will definitely be using Earthbound.
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Henry_Suen

04/22/2020

Trekking and Teaching

it was my second time joining Earthbound. After the Everest Trek, I decided to visit my guide's (Arjun) village and the schools there. It was an amazing experience teaching the students in the mountains (highly recommended to all!!!). There is no hotels in his village so I stayed at Arjun's house (I lived like the locals!!). The Everest Trek was great but the experience of living like the locals was even more memorable. Without their assistance, it would not be possible to set up a student's scholarship to support the students (some w/o parents) in the mountains. Thousand thanks to Arjun and Earthbound again for making my dreams come true!
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Angela O

04/21/2020

Wonderful Nepal Trek

Earthbound (Rajan) put together a day-long exploration of Kathmandu and then a trek through the Nepal countryside. It was amazing and working with Rajan was a delight, he was responsive, helpful and our guides were knowledgable and friendly. A big thanks to Rajan, Pradeep and the whole team for a vacation we will never forget! Use this company they are top-notch!
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Shreena C

04/21/2020

The most amazing experience of my life!

Right from the start, Rajan and Badri took care of everything...and I mean, everything!! I did not have to worry about a single detail as everything was planned to perfection. When I needed changes to be made, they were made quickly and I was kept in the loop constantly. I was anxious about going to Nepal a year after the Earthquake, but as soon as I touched down I knew I had nothing to be fearful of. I have never traveled to a country that has made me feel so welcome right from the get-go, and despite all the damage that has been done, the natural beauty of the country and the smiles of the Nepali people shine through. Tourism is essential to helping the country get back on its feet and it felt wonderful to be a part of that whilst being able to enjoy such a vibrant atmosphere. The Everest Base Camp trek was the most incredible thing I have ever done. There wasn't a single day that disappointed and despite it being very challenging, it was 100% worth all the sweat and tears. I have never seen anywhere like it on Earth and I feel so privileged to have been able to see such beauty in my lifetime. Badri, Arjun, Narayan and Baburam were provided the most amazing support system and we couldn't have done the trek without them. Earthbound Expeditions provided some of the best customer service I have ever seen and I will most definitely be booking with them again. The best service and the best experience provided at the best price point in the market. Thank you Earthbound!!
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Dipanjan B

04/21/2020

Everest Base camp trip with Earthbound Expeditions

We just completed an amazing trek to Everest base camp in September 2016. It was an experience of a lifetime with some stunning views of the mountains and Everest. I must say that the trip looked much easier under the expert guidance of Earthbound expeditions. The team was fabulous and extremely supportive and helpful. At times the climb becomes tough and the elements get to you, thats when Rajan and team will be at their best. They not only supported us physically but emotionally as well.... Thank you Rajan, Arjun, Vivek and the entire Earthbound team for making this so memorable for us. All my treks will be with Earthbound...
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MiAmareQuesto2013

04/21/2020

What an experience!!! Wow! A+

Upon the recommendation of a dear friend who had used Earthbound Expeditions the year prior my wife and I booked our trip to Everest Base Camp for March 2017. We spoke with Rajan Simkhada with EB and coordinated the trek itinerary. He laid out the dates, times, hotels, activities, suggested things we never thought of and all in a remarkably timely fashion (that's huge in our book). He arranged for our guide, the irrepressibly charming and happy Resham Raz(A++) and our porter Bahl, to lead our adventure. We were elated to finally meet them both upon our arrival and see that each was just as pleasant in person. Our first days in town lined up with the Holi festival. Resham took us around to the sights of Boudhanath and the "monkey temple." We saw a cremation ceremony on the river and Resham gave a remarkable history on all we encountered. After the tour, we got to celebrate Holi and we joined the crowded streets with our colored dyes and had more fun than could be imagined. The whole country was celebrating with music color and laughter. The coming day our trek to Base Camp began. Rajan and Resham recapped the plan and the long hike began. The hike was hard and seemed overwhelming on countless occasions but Resham encouraged us and kept us positive each step of the way. Our preparation for this trip was woefully inadequate simply due to geography. The highest elevation at home is ~1000 meters, Lukla STARTS at ~2900. This is in conjunction with the duration of the hikes made us feel well out of shape but we soldiered on. Words cannot even come close to describing the awe of the Himalayas, especially to this Florida born boy. The tea houses EB had arranged were all quite suitable granted the quality is inversely proportionate to altitude but this you are forewarned. We made it to EBC despite our concerns and the adventure was a success. Unfortunately, my wife had succumbed to the altitude and difficulty breathing/HAPE and we had to be helicoptered back to KTM. Adventure isn't without risk. EB arranged the helicopter and hospital stay seamlessly. My wife recovered after a few days in the hospital and we enjoyed our last days shopping. Rajan and Resham with Earthbound made this an experience we will never forget and thank them.
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Facundo B

04/20/2020

Three High Passes Trek in Nepal Khumbu region

My wife and I went hiking in Nepal for a second time, now doing the Three Passes trek in Sagarmatha National Park after having done the Annapurna circuit in 2014. Of course, we chose to re-engage the services of Earthbound Expeditions after our previous great experience. Again Earthbound was great and did not disappoint. Trip planning was very smooth, made possible with several email exchanges with Rajan, the owner who stays on top of everything. The company's preferred hotel in Kathmandu, Thamel Ecoresort, continues to be an oasis of peace and tranquility in the chaotic city, well located in the center of Thamel. Our trek took a total of 18 days and it went clockwise from Lukla to Namche, Thame valley, Renjo La pass, Gokyo, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar, Kongma La pass, Chukkung and back to Namche & Lukla. Throughout the entire trek, we had the tremendous support of our guide Bishal Kulung Rai and our porter Rishi Rai. Both made huge positive differences in our trip. The three passes trek is not easy and requires thoughtful planning at each stage of the trek. Bishal not only guided us safely through the three 5500m passes; he used his extensive experience to help us manage altitude well and make decisions regarding trip routing and when to cross the passes. He was very understanding our our individual needs, very helpful with language and did all communications and logistics with lodging staff. We enjoyed the best rooms at every lodge as he called in advance before every trek segment and reserved not just any room but the best room. We felt very fortunate to get Bishal as a guide. Rishi, our porter, was also formidable. Despite his small size, he carried all of our gear like clockwork throughout the entire trek and was always there to help us negotiate and even pull us through in difficult stretches. Overall, we commend Earthbound not just for the attention they provide but also for the service quality of their guides and porters. We would not hesitate to hire them again in our next trip.
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Beachgrammy56

04/20/2020

This one time at Everest Base Camp...

It was mind-blowing amazing! My husband and I decided to get out of our comfort zone :) Meeting at the Thamel Eco Resort, Rajan gave us a last minute talk of what we should bring with us, renting a duffle bag, and bringing cash (don't forget tip money for your guide and porter). The next day we were turned over to our guide Hari Adhikari. It was awesome! The flight into to Lukla was smooth as can be. Hari kept us updated on what mountains we were looking at and the history set us up at great teahouses and kept us straight with high altitude sickness and what we should and should not eat. We also had an awesome porter who took very good care of our "stuff". This was a tough trek, but we really did enjoy it. We had sun, rain, snow, and thunder. I particularly loved the cable/suspension bridges and watching the yak trains. It was colder than expected at night, but otherwise I think the clothing list was pretty good. The company was really very good in ensuring that we were comfortable and happy on the trip and when we got back.
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John N

04/20/2020

Amazing Staff That Made an Amazing Trip

Earthbound Expeditions had everything thought out. From the time to you land at the airport to the time you take off again, this company has you in mind and take care of you. They made everything seamless as much as possible with great attitudes. During our trek, I could not have asked for a better guide and porters that were with us during our entire time. I would recommend using this company to anyone heading to Nepal.
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GV Ganesh

04/20/2020

Everest Base Camp Trek - 'high' quality care on the world's 'highest' peak

We just completed the Everest Base Camp trek from Lukla - Everest Base Camp - Kala Pather in a diverse group of 26 people - (20 adults + 6 t(w)eens) and ages ranging from 11 - 64 years. It was the first such trek for many of us in the group while we did have a few experienced hikers as well. Rajan ahd his team at Earthbound Expeditions did a fantastic job of making sure that we were well prepared (with pre-travel conference calls) to encouraging us to get some physical activity going, to ensuring everyone was at ease and extremely comfortable during the course of the 10 day trek. If I were describe what stood out in Rajan's team's services in a few words, they would be 'Personalized', 'Very Flexible', 'Punctual', 'Professional' and 'Passionate'. We all know the difference between doing a job and being very passionate about it - making sure 'everyone is safe and comfortable'. We never heard a 'No' from Rajan for any request we had, He and his team always tried to solve problems and accommodate our requests as much as possible. Rajan also kept the team focused on the immediate activities/asks with his famous quotes - 'Enjoy the moment. Tomorrow is tomorrow. Day after tomorrow is Day after tomorrow. We don't know what we don't know !! :)" Would strongly recommend Earthbound team if you are considering EBC trips. Thank you Rajan and team.
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Beth G

04/19/2020

EBC + Khumjung + I can't wait for more!

Earthbound Expeditions is the most reputable, professional, and fantastic trekking company in Nepal. I've been fortunate enough to trek twice with Earthbound (Amrit, Ram, Shree, Arjun, and Gokul are amazing!!) in fact, the entire Earthbound team is incredible! Each time I've trekked with Earthbound, it further solidifies my confidence in the company. Rajan, the founder and owner, is equally exceptional and cares so deeply about his clients. His priority, among many others, is for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience-- soaking in all of Nepal's natural beauty and culture. Again, the level of professionalism is next level! There are a million trekking companies in Nepal, but EE is by far the best. From their attention to detail, safety, and desire to have fun and enjoy life with their clients, you can't get a better experience than this during your trek. Can't wait for more!
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