Everest Three Pass Trek Including Base Camp with a nice guy form the U.S.

Hi, my name is Brad. I am 35 years old and an overall nice guy who loves the outdoors. I currently live in Denver, Colorado in the U.S. I am seeking a trekking partner or two for a trip to Nepal in late October through mid-November (detailed itinerary below). I’ve been inspired by several videos I’ve watched about this trip, and I’ve done a LOT of research on trekking agencies, guides, porters, culture – you name it. I’ve read that many people feel a guide and porter is not necessary on the Everest Three Pass Trek, but due to the very high altitude of this trip, I want both a guide and porter for safety reasons. I have found a company I am interested in using, and the trip will be about $1,500, which includes flights within Nepal all food, and accommodations in teahouses each night, among many other things.

I love the outdoors – I hike a lot here in Colorado. I love the mountains, photography, skiing, and animals. I am trying to get into meditation and am interested in learning a lot about other cultures and religions that practice it. As such, I think this trip to Nepal could potentially be an incredibly challenging yet self-reflecting journey.

I am hoping to share this potentially life-changing experience with others. Here is my detailed itinerary below, and my dates are not very flexible at this time as I will be securing plane tickets soon (found a great deal). However, the itinerary is designed to accommodate 15 business days (3 weeks) from a typical Monday-Friday corporate job. So if you can get 3 weeks off, this trip can totally work.

Please let me know if you might be interested in trekking with me!



28th October 2018 – Day 1: Arriving In Kathmandu (1250m)

29th October – Day 2: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding(2600m) (7.8 KM, 3 to 4 hrs) (Trek Starts)

30th October – Day 3: Phakding-Monju-Namche Bazaar(3441m) (10.4 KM, 6 to 7 hrs)

31st October – Day 4: Acclimatization Day

1st November – Day 5: NamcheBazaar- Tyangbuche(3800m) (8.6 KM, 4 to 5 hrs)

2nd November – Day 6: Tyangbuche-Dingbuche(4410m) (10.7 KM, 5 to 6 hrs)

3rd November – Day 7: Dingbuche- Chukung (4,730m) (4.5 KM, 2 to 3 hrs)

4th November – Day 08: Acclimatization Day

5th November – Day 9: Chhukung – Kongmala pass – Lobuche(4900m) (8 to 9 hrs)

6th November – Day 10: Lobuche – Gorekhshep (5100m) (5.2 KM, 3 hrs)

7th November – Day 11: Gorekhshep – Kalapathar (5550m) – Zongla (3810m) (7 to 8 hrs)

8th November – Day 12: Zongla – Chola pass – Thagnak (4750 m) 7 to 8 hrs)

9th November – Day 13: Thagnak – Gokyo(4700m) (2.7 KM, 2 hrs)

10th November – Day 14: Explore Around Gokyo

11th November – Day 15: Gokyo – Renjola pass – Murlung (4300m) 6 to 7 hrs

12th November – Day 16: Marlung -Thame – Namche Bazaar (3441m) (11.5 KM, 7 to 8 hrs)

13th November – Day 17: Namche – Phakding – Lukla (2800m) (15.7 KM, 7 to 8 hrs)

14th November – Day 18: Fly Back to Kathmandu (45 minutes) (End of Trek)

15th November – Day 19: Reserve Day
If in case flight is delayed or canceled from Lukla back to Kathmandu (quite common), we can use this as reserve day.

16th November – Day 20: Reserve Day
If in case flight is delayed or canceled from Lukla back to Kathmandu (quite common), we can use this as reserve day.

17th November – Day 21: Departure



5 replies
  1. Your plan looks pretty good Brad. Would love to join but am available throughout October. Good luck, the trek will be amazing!

    • Thank you!!!

  2. Hi Brad,
    I’m 28 years old and did Annapurna Base Camp in March this year. This made me fall in love with Nepal and I’m planning to do the three passes around 25th of October. I also got an offer from a company which was tipped by my tourguide, who lived in Nepal for several years.
    I also prefer to hike with someone besides the guide/porter.

    Still interested?

    • Hi guys,

      I would love to join you but need to be back in Kathmandu on the 1st of November. Anyone of you flexible?
      If not, any tips on a decent and not to pricy guide?
      Look forward to hear from you 🙂

  3. Hi Brad, my name is Daniel and I am from Germany. I am 31 years old. I am also interested in trekking Nepal’s Khumbu region in Nov’18. Are you still looking for like-minded people to join your trip? My fitness level is above average and I already did some hiking/climbing in high altitude in South America and India. Funny fact: I spent a year abroad during my undergraduate studies at CU in Boulder, Colorado 🙂
    I am looking forward to your reply to discuss some more details.