Three Passes Trek

Hello fellow trekkers, I am planning to hike in the Everest region and am looking for trekking buddies!

When: Leaving Kathmandu around April 28th.
My plan is to combine Everest Base Camp + Three Passes Trek and to start in Salleri (from KTM by bus/public jeep) – thus avoiding one flight to Lukla

I would like to go trekking indipendently without guide or porter. I read that Everest region doesn´t follow the new “with guide only”-rule – so it still seems possible to do the hike without.
I walk in a moderate pace, in higher altitude/steep climbs of course more slow – as other people, but definitly not the slowest. It would be perfect if you have a similar pace.

I´ve just trekked the Annapurna Circuit/Poon Hill/Mardi Himal Area for 25 days which made me want experience more of this incredible mountains! Before that I have done hiking/trekking in other mountain areas in Europe like on the trails Peaks of the Balkans and Kungsleden, and mountain hiking in generel in different parts of the Alps, Tatra mountains etc.

Possible itinery (+ 1-2 days buffer):

0 Drive from KTM to to Salleri (bus or jeep)
1 Salleri Taksindo
2 Taksindo Kharikhola
3 Kharikhola Paiya
4 Paiya Phakding
5 Phakding Namche Bazar
6 Namche Bazar – acclimatation hike e.g. to Everest View hotel
7 Namche Bazar Tengboche
8 Tengboche Dingboche
9 Dingboche Chhukung
10 Chukung, rest or acclimatisation hike,e.g. mountain Chhukung Ri
11 Chukung, over pass Kongma La – Lobuche
12 Lobuche, via EBC to Gorakshep
13 Gorakshep, hike up to Kala Patthar -Dzongla
14 Dzongla, over pass Cho La to Gokyo
15 Gokyo, acclimatisation hike to mountain Gokyo Ri or by the lakes, Gokyo
16 Gokyo, over pass Renjo La toMarjulung
17 Marjulung Namche Bazar
18 Namche Bazar Lukla
19 flight to KTM from Lukla

Looking forward to hearing from you!



5 replies
  1. Hey Ulrike, how are you? I’m also planning to go alone but rn I’m in Kathmandu and I was thinking to leave Sunday/Monday. Are you considering hike totally on your own if you don’t find anyone? You can write me on WhatsApp +48605064401

    • Hej Dagny, I thought about hiking without guide (if that´s what you mean by alone?), since it seems possible in Everest region.
      Starting Sunday/Monday is unfortunatly to early for me.
      But have a nice trip anyway!

  2. Hallo Ulrike!!

    Dein Plan hört sich mega an und ich würde dir echt gerne folgen, falls du das möchtest!

    Ich komme am 25.4 in Kathmandu an und wäre frühestens am 27.4 bereit.. vllt ist das ja für dich noch im Rahmen des möglichen..

    Falls du Interesse hast melde dich doch gerne, wir können ja auch unsere Nummer austauschen!

    Liebe Grüße aus dem Allgäu

    • Hab dir eine Nachricht gesendet!

  3. Hi Ulrike,
    I am doing EBC with 3 passes trek on 30th April from Lukla with a guide. Just in case if it suits u, then join in.