Three Passes Trek plus Gokyo Ri Side trip

Hi There,

I am in the initial planning of doing Three Passes trek in the middle of December (potential starting day December 13th). This trek will include Gokyo Ri as side trip in addition to RKC high passes. I’m looking for someone to join me for the trek. I will in Nepal Trekking Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit starting November 1st. We can meet in Kathmandu then we could either take a short flight or by Jeep to Lukla to start. Trekking in Three Passes in December might be a little more challenging but the view will be amazing with some snow. I have seen the reports that people done this trek in December, the only challenge is colder nights.

Guides: I’m open to hire a guide or porter but I’m able to do it without. Cost for guide is about ~$20 per day.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Rough and Flexible Itinerary:

Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu / welcome dinner / stay at hotel in Thamel
Day 02:
Cultural Tour / Preparation for the trek
Day 03:
Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek
Day 04:
Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 05:
Acclimatization rest day
Day 06:
Trek to Thame
Day 07:
Trek to Lungden
Day 08:
Exploration day at Lungden
Day 09:
Trek to Gokyo
Day 10:
Exploration to Gokyo Ri
Day 11:
Trek to Thangna
Day 12:
Trek to Zhongla via Chola pass
Day 13:
Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 14:
Trek to Gorak Shep and explore Everest base camp (5545m)
Day 15:
Climb Kalapathar and trek to Lobuche
Day 16:
Trek to Chukung crossing the Kongmala
Day 17:
Climb the Chukung ri and explore the valley
Day 18:
Trek down to Pangboche
Day 19:
Trek back to Namche
Day 20:
Trek back to Lukla to end the Everest 3 passes and 3 peaks trek
Day 21:
Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip
Day 22:
Rest and exploration day in Kathmandu
Day 23:
Three passes trek in Nepal end / airport transfers



12 replies
  1. Hi, Fei. I initially planned on doing the three passes in November. But due to work schedule had to move it to December-January. I will book a flight for the 09 December and back on 05 January. What do you think? I have previous trekking experience.

    Best regards,

    Zakaria (Brussels)

  2. Hi Zakaria,

    Thanks for writing to me. i will be trekking manaslu region starting november 3rd for 22 days then i will head to annapurna region from Tilije for another 20-25 days. So I should be back in Kathmandu around 13th or 14th of December. We could start Three passes around 15th or 16th. I think will be better if you arrive on december 11th or 12th so you dont have to wait few days for my return. Keep me posted. or Message me.

  3. Hi Fei, I am reaching KTM on the 9th of December and have planned for the same trek, but a different plan. I will be going via Namche – Tengboche – Chukkung. Let me know if you can start off early from KTM.

    • Hi Viv.

      Thanks for contacting me. I’ll be trekking in Annapurna during that time. I’m coming back to KtM around December 13-14th. Pretty sure I can’t be back before that.

  4. I’m landing on the 9th in Kathmandu too.

  5. I’m landing Kathmandu on 17 December and planning to fly to Lukla on 19 December for 3 Passes as well. I’ll be trekking the loop from in and anti-clockwise direction (Phortse, tengboche, Dingboche, Chukkung, etc.).

  6. hey im keen to do this with you.

  7. Thanks for contacting me. I’ll arrive in Nepal in November starting with manaslu and Tsum valley. Three passes will be my second stop. Feel free to contact me and I will proved my number to WhatsApp message.

  8. Hi, I am arriving in Ktm on 4th of December. I am interest in doing the ABC and the EBC trek during my stay at Nepal. I am a Non-residential Nepalese (NRN) from England. I can start the ABC trek from 5th of December from Pokhara at the earliest. Do let me know, if you are interested to take this trip together.

  9. Thanks for contacting me guys. I injured my knee I will not be able to make this trek. It will have to be postponed. Good luck out there.

  10. Hey guys, I arrive on the 9th December in Kathmandu. I plan on doing the three passes trek.

    • Hi Zakaria,
      I’ll arrive in KTM on 6th December for the 3 passes trek (passes + summits+EBC and Kala Pattar)
      My goal is to be home before new years but I won’t take the risk of rushing and ruining the experience or getting altitude sickness 😉 so maybe we could do it together 🙂 I’m willing to speak French as well 😀