Three Passes Trek

Hello, I am planning to the Three Passes Trek to Everest Case Camp followed by trekking Island peak & labouche East. I have never been to Nepal before but I have climbed Mont Blanc and a number of peaks in Bulgaria during the winter. The plan is to do the trek independently. If needed we can hire guides for the high passes sections.

I am looking for someone fun and easy going to share the trip who is open to taking a detour if we bump into an interesting opportunity or an amazing view.

I think the cost of the Trek only will be about $1000. If we choose to add Island Peak it will increase with ~$370 (if 2 people only)

Suggested Itinerary but not set in stone
Day Description
Day 1 Lukla to Phadkding
Day 2 Phadkding to Namche Bazaar
Day 3 Acclimatisation: Side Trip: Sherpa Villages of Khumbu
Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 5 Acclimatisation: Visit Tengboche Monestry
Day 6 Tengboche to Pheriche option to climb Dingboche
Day 7 Pheriche to Chhukung
Day 8 Rest day
Day 9 Chhukung to Lobuche over the Kongma La
Day 10 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (incl EBC)
Day 11 Gorak Shep climb Kala Pattar finish Lobuche
Day 12 Lobuche to Dzonglha
Day 13 Dzongla to Gokyo over the Cho La Pass
Day 14 Acclimatisation: Side Trip: Climb Gokyo RI
Day 15 Acclimatisation: Side Trip: Sacred Lakes
Day 16 Gokyo to Lumde over the Renjo La
Day 17 Lumde to Thame
Day 18 Thame to Namche Bazaar
Day 19 Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 20 Option to climb Mera Peak + ~3 days
Option to climb Island Peak +~ 3 days



13 replies
  1. Hello,
    I’m interested in doing the Three Passes Trek and am looking for someone to do it with. I was hoping to go in March but am very flexible with dates. I haven’t been to Nepal or done a trek like this, but am excited about a new experience and maybe challenge. You said you want to do it independently but maybe hire guides for the passes section. Will it be possible to find guides to hire once on the trek?

    • Hey! I was hoping to trek the three passes trek at the end of march, I haven’t been there before either. If possible I would like to trek independent but I am open to hire a guide if needed
      Would you like to team up?

  2. Hey there, I will likely arrive in Lukla on April 2 and will be in the Everest area until April 20 or April 21. I want to do Everest Base Camp plus Gokyo Lakes at a minimum. I have done high altitude trekking before (up to 5100 m) and am generally pretty fast if needed. Otherwise, I love taking it slow and shooting the breeze in beautiful scenery. I want to do it independently also.

  3. And Jen, I think it gets harder to get a guide further up the trek, but I have heard that it is still possible at Namche Bazaar. My guess is that it would be best to have one for the entire trek.

  4. hey there your trip seem like the one i wanted to plan, only i would leave on days 19 Lukla to ktm i have to back to my fligh on april 25 to Canada!

  5. I’ll be flying into Lukla on April 3 and flying out April 21. I would like to do the three passes trek in the counter clockwise direction. It would be fun to meet up with people and do sections together. I am a pretty fast hiker, but won’t be skimping on any acclimatization!

  6. hey sounds good, i hike pretty fast also but i dont know how is my body is going to react at this altitude. acclimatation is a must do, how many days total you want to do this trek?

  7. just re read you itininary again and it sounds good looks pretty similar to the lonely planet book nepal & himalaya trekking guide book!

  8. Hey Ralitsa, I think we could match for this trek & timing perfectly. Just not sure about Island peak, but open to do other peaks Gokyo Ri or Ngozumba peak which can be made independetly without guide inline with teahousing..I am also in touch with one Czech girl discussing doing it together. More info in my profile.

  9. Hei! I would be interesring of doing the trekk as.well in march! So if anyone wants to do it in the middle.of march, maybe we could plan it together 🙂

    • Hey Neilikka

      My group is going Annapurna circuit trek as of 9th of March. Feel free to join us:)



  10. Hey Everyone,

    I would like to team up with someone to do the trek, i arrive in Kathmandu 17th march and have to leave 22nd April.

    Let me know if anyone wants to team up.



  11. Hey Ralitsa, my wife and I have the rough same dates as you, arriving in Kathmandu on the 31st of March. We love side trips also, suck up as much of everything as we can. Let us know if you’re still planning for it.