Everest and Rolwaling

I’m planning to go trekking in the Khumbu region, and hopefully, to climb a trekking peak while there. I will fly into Lukla on the 8th or 9th of April and fly out around May 2. So I’ll have three weeks there. I’m looking for partners to join me for the trekking or climbing or both.
An example itinerary could be Lukla – Namche B. – Gokyo Lakes – Cho La – Kala Pattar (Everest View) – Dingboche – Climb Island Peak – Return to Lukla. (But I’m flexible, open to ideas!)
I am planning to trek independently (I’ve done tons of this elsewhere) but will probably hire a porter. I can lead the climbing if we climb a peak (lots of climbing experience too!) but you’d need some mountaineering experience and training (e.g. rope work, glacier travel).



6 replies
  1. Hi
    I’m planning to trek around the same dates and up to Tashi Lapsa to Rolwaling (from the pass, it’s possible to go up to Pachermo) : http://www.trekkingpartners.com/requests/khumbu-to-rolwaling-through-tashi-lapsa/
    If interested, let me know

  2. Hi James

    I have been planning a loop trek using Solukhumbu(three passes and Trashi Labsta) as part of the loop. I n.a. going to start April 1 from Kathmandu I will probably be in the area at the same time. I have wilderness and mountain experience. I have all my own gear. I am looking for trekking partners, but would be interested in climbing Island Peak. Although I have never been above 4000m and have a bit of a tight budget. Please send me a messages if you are still looking for a trekking or climbing partner. I am 28 from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, US.

    • Hi Christopher,
      Sounds like our dates and trekking/climbing ideas match up pretty well. Feel free to email me at jmmurph AT gmail DOT com and we can talk about partnering up.
      Cheers, James

  3. Hi James,
    I’ll be landing in KTM on the 8th of April and be staying until the end of April so 3 weeks in all.

    I’m French, I’m 26,it’s my first time in Nepal and I’m looking for one or several partners to complete the Everest Base Camp Circuit and/or the Goyko trek or any other trek. The one that you’re planning to do looks great.
    I’ve posted a partner request here http://www.trekkingpartners.com/requests/everest-base-camp-trek-35/

    I’m used to trekking (mainly alone), I have rock climbed a few times, I know a few knots but I have no experience in alpinism ( no climbing gear).

    Let me know if you’re interested anyway!

    • G’Day Arnold,
      Looks like our dates and plan align fairly well. Feel free to email me at jmmurph AT gmail DOT com and we can get into the details.
      Cheers, James

  4. Hey James, I plan on flying into KTH on April 6, out to Lukla on the 9-10. I was hoping to do the 3 passes trek, as well. I wasn’t originally thinking about sumitting Island Peak, but would be open to the idea. I haven’t really done any mountaineering though, highest I’ve been is 4000m and am curious to see how my body will react at altitude. I’ve done some extensive hiking though, and sport rock climbing.