3 passes trek

I’m planning on 3 passes trek, departing 2nd Nov, flying KTM to Lukla. I’ve booked non refundable international flights, so dates are firm. Original plan was to hire private guide, but would like to share journey with other independent trekker. I’m very relaxed, open minded and enjoy an adventure. I’m interested in enjoying local culture as much as the scenery. My fitness level is medium to high, but I won’t be in a hurry during the trek. The idea is to escape the hectic pace of day to day life to relax and enjoy the experience of trekking in a wonderful landscape. If anyone out there is interested, it would be great to hear from you.
Best Regards

New Zealand


8 replies
  1. hi mate, i am starting from jiri on 28/09 and should get to phakding on the 4th. i am also doing it solo, so let me know if you want to compare itins and coincide from somewhere.

  2. Hello 🙂 I’m looking to do the Three Passes Trek in November as well! I’d love to join you, if you’re still looking for a trekking partner? I’m relaxed and open-minded too, always keen for an adventure to ensure I live life to the full. My fitness level is all medium to high, but I’m happy to make the most of the experience and enjoy the journey as we go. Do you have a set itinerary I could look at? I’m using the one in Lonely Planet’s Guide to Trekking in the Himalayas.

  3. I am looking to do this trek at the same time frame.

    • Hi Todd, I arrive KTM 2nd Nov and planning to fly to Lukla 3rd to start the trek. All other plans from then are flexible. I’ve been in contact with Robyn from SA who is looking at this trek too.

  4. Do you have an itinerary in mind Tristan? Thanks!

  5. Hi Todd, this is the general itinerary below & not set in stone. The start date(3rd) is firm & 24th Nov is the latest date I can arrive back in KTM. The in between is flexible.

    2-Nov Arrive Kathmandu,
    3-Nov Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,560ft/2610m), approximately 5 miles/8km
    4-Nov Trek to Namche Bazaar (11,180ft/3407m), 6 miles/10km
    5-Nov Rest day and sightseeing Namche Bazaar
    6-Nov Namche Bazaar to Deboche (12,530ft/3820m), approximately 5 miles/8.5km
    7-Nov Deboche to Dingboche (14,470ft/4410m), 5.5 miles/9km
    8-Nov Dingboche rest day
    9-Nov To Chhukung (15,090ft/4600m), 3 miles/5km
    10-Nov Climb Chhukung Ri, (18,210ft/5550m)
    11-Nov Trek over Kongma La (18,159ft/5535m) to Lobuche (16,160ft/4925m)
    12-Nov Lobuche to Gorak Shep (16,945ft/5165m), approximately 3.5 miles/5.5km
    13-Nov Trek to Kala Patar (18,175ft/5540m)
    14-Nov Trek to Everest Base Camp for lunch. Descend to Lobuche
    15-Nov Lobuche to Dzhonglha (16,175ft/4830m) approximately 5 miles/8.5km
    16-Nov Cross Cho La (17,782ft/5420m) to Dragnag (15,400ft/4694m), approximately 7miles/11.5kms 9 hrs
    17-Nov Dragnag to Gokyo (15,666ft/4775m), approximately 3.5 miles/5.5km. 2 hrs
    18-Nov Rest day or climb Gokyo Ri (17,575ft/5357) for views of sunset on Everest!
    19-Nov Gokyo to Lungden, cross Renjo La (17,930ft/5465m) approximately 3.5 miles/5.5km
    20-Nov Lungden to Thame (12,610ft/3844m), 6 miles/10km
    21-Nov Thame to Namche Bazaar (11,180ft/3407m), approximately 5 miles/8.5km
    22-Nov Namche Bazaar to Phakding, 6 miles/10km
    23-Nov Phakding to Lukla (9,210ft/2808m), approximately 5 miles/8.5km
    24-Nov Lukla to Kathmandu

  6. I Tristan,

    I’m from Canada and presently traveling around Myanmar. I figure to leave to Kathmandu at the end of October and do the three passes trek around your date.

    I’m really interesting to join you in your trip if you want it. Initially I planned to do it by my self, but I changed my mind. It will be more pleasant to share this experience with someone else.

    I hope having news soon


  7. Tristan,

    It sounds like a great itinerary. I am interested in joining the trek. I have been in Kathmandu for about 3 days resting from a previous climbing trip. Are you still looking for trekkers?