Three Passes Trek

I will be solo hiking the Three Passes Trek starting in Lukla on Saturday, September 29th and ending in Lukla on Saturday, October 13th (pending favorable weather, of course). I will be hiking the trek counterclockwise.

For those just going to Everest Base Camp, I will be heading there from Lukla, arriving at EBC on Sunday, October 7th, then continuing on to Lake Goyko and finishing out the remaining passes.

Seeking to join up with other fellow hikers throughout the hike, particularly crossing each of the passes.



2 replies
  1. Hey Dennis! I’m interested in hiking three passes around that time as well, however the itinerary I had was about 20 days, sounds like you plan to do it a lot faster. But just thought I’d reply with some interest and curiosity as to how you plan to accomplish it all in that amount of time.



    • Maddie — This is the itinerary I am hoping for. Of course, it could change based on conditions and acclimation. Ultimately, it mimics the itinerary of several of the guided tours.

      Saturday, Sept 29th        Day 01    Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) @ 9 AM and Lukla to Phakding (2,610m) – 3-4 hours

      Sunday, Sept 30th        Day 02    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) –  5-6 hours

      Monday, Oct 1st         Day 03    A day of acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

      Tuesday, Oct 2nd         Day 04    Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867 metres) – 5-6 hours

      Wednesday, Oct 3rd     Day 05    Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres) – 5-6 hours

      Thursday, Oct 4th        Day 06    A day of acclimatization in Dingboche

      Friday, Oct 5th        Day 07    Dingboche to Chhukung (4,700 metres) 3-4 hours

      Saturday, Oct 6th         Day 08    Chhukung to Kongma La Pass( 5,200 metres) to Lobuche (4,900 metres) 9-10 hours

      Sunday, Oct 7th        Day 09    Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160 metres) to EBC to Gorakshep (5,320 metres) – 8-10 hours

      Monday, Oct 8th         Day 10    Gorakshep to Kala Pathar (5,550 metres) to Dzongla (4,830 metres) – 8-10 hours

      Tuesday, Oct 9th         Day 11    Dzongla to Gokyo (4,790) (or Thaknak) via Cho la Pass (5,420 metres) – 9-10 hours

      Wednesday, Oct 10th     Day 12    Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 metres). Spend a night in Gokyo

      Thursday, Oct 11th        Day 13    Gokyo to Lungden ( 4,500 metres) Via Renjo La Pass ( 5,300 metres) – 7-8 hours

      Friday, Oct 12th        Day 14    Lungden to Namche Bazaar – 6-7 hours

      Saturday, Oct 13th         Day 15    Namche Bazaar to Lukla – 7-8 hours

      Sunday, Oct 14th        Day 16    Lukla to Kathmandu @6:50 AM