Everest Base Camp 3 Passes

Hi there, I plan to leave Kathmandu on Thursday 1st November 2018 and head over to Lukla to do the Everest Base Camp 3 Passes walk.

I’d like to allow 21 days to do this in case of needing extra time to acclimatise.

A bit about me, I’m a 35 year old Australian. I’ve traveled a bit, I’ve lived and worked in Australia, USA, Singapore and Brazil. I’m optimistic, respectful, caring, calm and I love walking, being in nature and experiencing different cultures. Once the trekking day is done I love to have a laugh over a game of cards (or can just as happily read my book).

I’m on an average budget and would love to share a guide with someone else to keep costs down and it’s also nice to have a trekking partner. Not sure yet if I’ll use a porter or not (leaning towards probably!) so there’s an option to share the hiring of a porter as well.

I’d prefer to go with a local agency or independent guide, to support them vs a global company.



6 replies
  1. Hello Mollie!
    Your plans seem similar to mine. I arrive alone on the night of Oct 30th and I plan to fly to Lukla on the 1st or 2nd of November. Taking time to get used to the elevation is also my plan and sharing a guide and porter would be great!
    I am a very relaxed person and I like to take lots of pictures. I am from the US, but I live in Madrid.
    Do you already have a local guide company?
    You can find me on Instagram with Unitedstatesian. In case the messaging through this site does not work.

    • Hey Troy, have you organised your trip yet? I’m in a very similar situation. Btw I’m 31, from England, fairly experienced traveller on another 3-odd month trip. Colin

  2. Hey, this sounds very similar to me. I’m already in Kathmandu and plan to organise my trek over the next day or two. Get in touch if you’re still doing this walk.


  3. Hi Molly, Troy and Colin, did one of you or you all together already organised your trip? I’ll fly to Lukla tomorrow. I planned to go without a gilde to meet up with other people for the passes, but i’m kind of scared now. Would like to know what your plans are. I can share in the costs of a guide of course.

    • Hey Sofie, I found a tour leaving on Saturday that is guided. I’m still in 2 minds about whether I want one or not. I’ll be flying to Lukla other tomorrow or Saturday, all a bit last minute.


    • Hello Sofie,
      I just hired a guide/porter and I fly to Lukla on the 7:30 flight tomorrow (nov 2nd).
      The guide is meeting me in Lukla. With Summit Air.
      When do you arrive?
      I hired for EBC and then the option to extend it if I feel good.
      Maybe I will see you in Lukla or at the airport?
      I am staying in Mums Hotel in Thamel…if you want to meet today.