I was contacted late last week by Adventure Consultants and was advised that the 2 trekkers who had been signed up for the Three Passes trek had swapped to a different trek. Rather than doing the three passes trek, they were going to do AC’s Khumbu Trek, with the Cho La and Renjo La passes added on as an ‘extension’.
What this trek does that is different is spend a week in Chukkung exploring the Imja valley while climbers attempt Island Peak.
I was offered the choice between continuing with the Three Passes trek, probably as the only client, or swapping to the Khumbu trek (+ extensions). The latter had sufficient numbers to get a western guide, cost a little less, lasted longer, and explored more places. A no brainer really.