Everest Three Passes
Hello! I am an experienced thru-hiker travelling solo to do the Everest Three Passes Trek on a student budget, and I am looking to join forces with another solo hiker even if it’s for part of the hike.
I am planning to start in Salleri/Paphlu to cut flight costs and improve acclimatisation and take about 24 days for the trek, plus 4-5 days in reserve in case of bad weather. This is slower than most tours on offer and it should make for a nicer experience and allow full acclimatization and exploration of the lesser travelled valleys and base camps on the way (Imja Tse/Island Peak, Cho Oyu), as well as some incredible ~5500 m peaks with a light backpack. I am also happy to help you with gear if this is your first thru hike.
My am departing on the 12th, and I estimate to be back around the 4th-9th of November.
The plan is to sleep and eat in teahouses, while carrying lunch and snacks in the backpack. The budget is roughly ~$40 for transport to and from the trailhead, $50 for the permits, and $20/day for basic teahouse accommodation and food, making a total of ~$570, which is about as cheap as it gets without wild camping (difficult since the are teahouses and villages everywhere) or bringing in all of your food from Kathmandu (which otherwise usually weights ~6kg/week/person).
My route can be seen here (following the outer green loop from Salleri and back): https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=10ajFySRpMkjE7XGcd1gvU7VQSzpx28U&usp=sharingReply