Three Passes Trek

Hi fellow trekkers,

I am traveling from Australia and will be in Kathmandu for the Three Passes trek with a Sherpa guide who climbed to Everest twice including May 2018 and has guided 3 passes treks and other popular treks. I was planning to do solo but later decided to take a guide especially for the safety over the high passes and glaciers, also to interact closely with Sherpa to know their life and culture and Everest climbing experience. I am looking for partners to have company and also to make it more budget for us :). I traveled solo to all 7 continents and hiked quite a lot, so I got plenty of adventures, experiences to share :). I also hope to do Island Peak Climb which I have not finalised yet and looking for good agency to do the climb from Chhukung after the third pass. I will meet the guide in his hometown Thame after Namche Bazar and part ways in Chhukung if I do the Island Peak.

I plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Nov 16, spend a day shopping and sightseeing if possible. I am thinking of this as my itinerary but can be flexible.
Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu 1400m
2- Prepare for hiking, climbing gear in Thamel.
3- Arrive Lukla 2850m, trek to Pakhding 2610m
4- Pakhding to Namche Bazaar 3440m
5- Rest in Namche, day hike Khumjung (acclimatisation)
6- Namche to Thame 3800m (meet the guide in his hometown)
7- Thame to Lungden 4380m
8- Rest and hike around Lungden (acclimatisation)
9- Lungden-Renjo La pass 5340m to Gokyo 4750m
10- Hike Gokyo Ri 5357m, fifth lake (maybe hike to Thagnak same day afternoon)
11- Gokyo to Thagnak 4700m
12- Thagnak- Cho La pass 5420m to Dzongla 4830m
13- Dzongla to Lobuche 4940m
14- Lobuche to Gorakshep, trek to EBC 5364m and rest Gorakshep 5164m
15- Hike to Kala Pathar 5643m then to Lobuche 4940m
16- Lobuche- Kongma La Pass 5535m to Chhukung 4730m (I say goodbye to the guide)
17- Chhukung to Island Peak base camp 5100m
18- Island Peak base camp to Summit 6189m and back to base camp or Chhukung (maybe to High camp)
19- Chhukung to Tengboche 3870m (to Island Peak summit if start from High camp 5500m)
20- Tengboche to Namche Bazar 3440m
21- Namche Bazar to Lukla 2850m
22- Lukla to Kathmandu 1400m

I hope to spend 1-2 days in Kathmandu and maybe fly to Paro, Bhutan for 5-7 days to see hike Tigers Nest, Paro, Thimpu, Punakha.
The guide said we will stay in teahouses and will be booked same day. We will pay the guide and the rest is our expenses.
Please let me know if any of you are interested at least for the Three Passes, if not Island Peak climb.

Thank you.


Naga (IG @gnkrb4u)



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