3 Passes + Gokyo Lakes trek

I’d really like to do the 3 passes trek in May and add on the Gokyo Lakes at the end! I’m traveling solo and don’t think it’s smart to do this hike alone. I’m looking for travel partners! Please reach out to me if you have an extended amount of time in Nepal and want to do this trek.

I’m also interested in climbing a peak at some point and would be looking to do that guided.



9 replies
  1. Hey Jules! I’m also travelling alone and am looking into doing the 3 passes trek in May. I’m hoping to do the majority of it unguided to save some money, but also don’t plan on skipping any steps to get acclimated properly. I am currently in Pokhara all of April for a yoga teacher training that ends on April 30, so I wouldn’t be able to start trekking til May 2nd at the earliest. If you’re interested in trekking together let me know!

    • Hello guys,
      i am also on my solo trip to Nepal. ebc via gokyo is on my mind.dates are flexible,
      let me know if any one is in ktm.let’s meet & plan together.

  2. Not three passes but I’m looking for someone to join me for the Gokyo (or all) section of the itinerary below.

    01-May-18 Kathmandu to Shivalaya (Bus)
    02-May-18 Shivalaya to Kinja
    03-May-18 Kinja to Lamjura
    04-May-18 Lamjura to Ringmo
    05-May-18 Ringmo to Kharikhola
    06-May-18 Kharikhola to Surke
    07-May-18 Surke to Phakding
    08-May-18 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
    09-May-18 Rest day
    10-May-18 Namche Bazaar to Dole
    11-May-18 Dole to Machhermo
    12-May-18 Rest day
    13-May-18 Machhermo to Gokyo
    14-May-18 Gokyo to Tragnag Hike to Gokyo Ri
    15-May-18 Tragnag to Dzongla Over Cho la pass
    16-May-18 Dzongla to Lobuche
    17-May-18 Lobuche to Gorak Shep Day trip to EBC
    18-May-18 Gorak Shep to Dingboche Hike to Kala Pattar
    19-May-18 Dingboche to Namche Bazaar
    20-May-18 Namache Bazaar to Lukla
    21-May-18 Lukla to KTM

    I’m hiking with 2 friends from Jiri, meeting a third at Namache, and they will likely stick to classic EBC but might come along for Gokyo (though probably not). At this point we don’t intend to hire a guide or porter.

    • Thank you for replying! I think at this point Rachel and I are teaming up and would like to do the three passes, but we will let you know if that changes!

  3. Hey, I’m landing in KTM on the 22nd and looking to do something similar. Let me know if we can meet and discuss. I’ll be putting up in Thamel

    • Hi Raman! I’ll be back in Kathmandu on the 29th and don’t have a set plan on when exactly to leave … when were you planning on starting to trek/do you have any time restrictions?

  4. Hey J,
    I am planning to start the Three Passes Trek on 08 May, I arrive at Kathmandu the day before.
    I have done the Annapurna Circuit in 2016, so I know how things work around such circuits reasonably well.

    Let me know if we can make something work



  5. Hi Jules and Rachel,

    I’m trying to get out of KTM and am trying to do the three passes & Gokyo as well with side trips. Trying to fly on 1st of May to Lukla. I am budgeting 20 days to do the whole thing and would like to do side trips on acclimatization days because I have FOMO and want to see and do as much as possible. Of course, acclimatization and health/energy permitting… I’m in KTM at the moment if you guys would like to meet!

    • Hey there! Sorry, I just saw your message – would have loved to meet if I had seen this earlier. Hopefully we will see you out there and hope you are having a good trek.