Three Passes Trek
I am planning to do the entire 3 Passes Route *including* the walk from Jiri (adds an extra 5-7 days to the regular trek), departing Kathmandu on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1- *EDIT: DEC. 15, SEE BELOW*. I am flexible on these dates if we need an extra day in KTM to get some gear.
This will be my first trek in Nepal but I am not new to trekking (I have backcountry-trekked in Alaska, California, Utah, and Israel.) My hope is to really get the full experience, and I am not pressured for time, hence why I would like to hike from Jiri, and am definitely planning on adequate rest days/day hikes and am open to all ideas of side-trips along the route. Planning on flying back out of Lukla at the end.
I plan to hike independently and I am not looking to hire a porter, and would consider hiring a guide just for the passes if we deem it to be a little risky. Otherwise my budget is mid-tier, I do not splurge a ton but am definitely not frugal! Just out there to simply have some fun, maybe a celebratory beer after a hard day 🙂
Pace is medium/sometimes fast but I have no idea how I will be in high altitudes, and definitely don’t mind going a bit slower to take it all in. With a good amount of acclimatization days, I foresee a smooth trip with not many altitude problems.
Overall, I am flexible, easy-going, and excited to go on this adventure!
EDIT: Spontaneous change due to Nepali wedding invitation, will be looking to start from Jiri or Salleri/Phaplu on Dec 15!Reply