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Everest base camp trek vs Annapurna base camp trek

Everest base camp trek vs Annapurna base camp trek

Trekking in Nepal is so adventurous tough and cannot be underestimated regarding the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and Annapurna. If you are really intended to trekking and also have some experiences in the Himalayas for the trekking then it may not be hard for you to complete your journey. In the same way, if you are in lacking experiences in the trekking activities then you must need to carry lots of willpower and stamina in the order to make your journey to adventurous and enjoyable.

 It is also said that it’s not impossible but not easy too. Depending on the various factors we cannot exactly say that “which one is a most difficult one?” Just look once into an altitude Everest base camp trek is one of the most adventurous treks by reaching at an altitude of 5364 above sea level. Another one trek is Gokyo lake trek which is also an amazing one and if you really decide to do it then you even need to hike from the same route twice. To the Gokyo lake, you must cross Chola Pass which is also higher to reach at an altitude of 5420m above sea level. In the same way at an altitude of 4130 m above sea level Annapurna base camp is located that means you don’t even need more time to acclimatize the situation. 

If we really see the situation of the trekking route then we would like to say once again it will really depend upon you what type of trekking trail is looking by you. As an experience of the Nepali trekker, they are every time saying that Annapurna base camp trek is also a more challenging and wonderful trekking route because there you may find countless steps on the way and in the same way it is a far more than Everest base camp trek. If you are a fan of walking stairs then it is far better for you and not for them who do not like walking stairs because of the joint knee and prefer the route which is in a gradual for going upside direction. As talking about both of the trekking trails, we can say that generally they in somehow good condition but not taken as a technical one.

On the way, you have to cross the various glaciers that you have never seen in your life. these glaciers are very beautiful which moving on Everest base camp trek and also taken as a tricky one. We truly recommend that you need one trusted guide for your trekking activities and especially guide is a bit more important when you are hiking as a solo because every time the guide will help to navigate the situation by making our journey very safe and joyful. 

About accessibility:

Trekking to this both places will definitely start from the old ancient city the capital Kathmandu. It will just take 35 to 40-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, then we will reach to the main gateway of Everest base camp trek that will help us to witness the glorious beauty of the mighty Himalayas in the Eastern direction. However, in the same way, another thing about this trek is to 8 hours drive from the city of Kathmandu to the place of Shivalaya that will help us to follow the next route of Jri. Jiri is a place that is mostly used by the early time traveler for the exploration of Everest which had taken almost 7 days of continue trek to Mount Everest region. 

On the other hand, trekking to the Annapurna base camp will also give you an opportunity to capture a beautiful view of Himalayas in a wide-angle in the western region of the country. If you really want to move this region as fast as possible due to the lack of your time then you don’t even need to worry about this thing because you will be there in 25 minutes if you take a direct flight to Pokhara or even you can take minimum 7 hours of drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. If you’re all trip plan is already confirmed then one 

key to understanding that what is the weather condition of the place that rapidly continuously changes from time to time in each part of the himalayas of the country and it is really hard to predict the situation of climate in the coming days or future. There may arise the delays in flight which are really common that will be okay for traveling and in the same way if the condition is worst then it will be very dangerous to make travel. 

About altitude

As we know that Everest is one and only the world’s highest mountain that is also called a soaring height. The ultimate height of the Everest base camp is 5380m above sea level. Trekking in the Everest region is more amazing in the higher altitude and as you need to spend some more interval to acclimatize due to which it will definitely take slightly longer time before heading back to the base camp of Everest. If you are really closer then you will definitely get a chance to the giant mountain Every day by standing at the beneath of the Everest. The time or the period taken by the Everest base camp trek is higher than the Annapurna base camp trek due to its long way and heights. 

The maximum elevation reaching to the Everest base camp trek may even still reaches to an altitude of 4130m above sea level and Annapurna base camp nestles 1000m below the Everest base camp region. Comparing both Annapurna base camp trek and Everest Base camp trek, Abc trek is certainly a short period hiking that provides the beautiful glace of a panoramic view of Himalayas and rhododendron forests that eventually leads us to the Annapurna range. 

Culture of a place

In this region, both trekking regions like Annapurna base camp trek and Everest base camp trek carry the various essence and own unique cultural aspects in the fields of trekking. Everest region is ultimately fully adopted by glorious Tibetian monasteries and the sherpa village and the people of this region practices Tibetian Buddhism. After trekking in this destination, Everest base camp trek that entirely leads across the several villages dominated by the sherpa people Who blindly practice the Buddhist religion. There is also some famous  Tengboche Monastery and other various monasteries in this trekking destination. The region is also inhabited by a variety of different ethnic groups of people in both of the regions. The region has people like Manage, Thakali and Gurung people with the variations of the unique lifestyle and culture of people. This place not only dominated by Buddhism but in some parts of this region there is also Hinduism following groups and community. 

About costs

There are also various factors in comparing with trekking of both regions while it comes with the point of costs of both treks such of them are food, accommodation, and food, transportation, Porters and guides. The different gears that should be used while trekking in the EBC trek and ABC trek consists of the same thing. The costs of the different gear have their own variations and are ultimately identical.  

The world’s highest peak Everest is considered as a brand in the world. It has the biggest popularity in the world from the past time when Tenzing Norgay and Hillary has first submitted the Everest in 1953. You will get more days as your spending for acclimatizing, with a higher elevation and difficulty in the transportation of various goods at a high altitude region. In this region, the tea house will even cost more than other accommodation providing sector in Tourism. The trekking in the Everest Base camp trek will cost higher on the flight and at the same time traveling through the Jiri will cost a number of days rather than traveling by flight. 

The next option for the Budget traveler is Annapurna base camp trek who even cannot spend more money on trekking activities. 

In conclusion, If you are going to plan for the trekking activities in Nepal. The main thing that you should know is What type of trek you really wanted to do or prefer. If you are also budget-friendly and want to travel in Low altitude trek in Nepal then we recommend having an Annapurna Base camp trek. It is because the Annapurna base camp trek is comparatively easier and also has a lower altitude than Everest base camp trek. If you travel is those of any destination then you will get an opportunity to witness the various ethnic group, Thakali culture, Gurung culture, manage people in those of the region in Annapurna base camp trek. Another thing in this trekking is the giant mountain if you want to see this mountain every day in the longer hiking distances. You will get to explore and become familiar with the various sherpa culture in the Khumbu region that is situated in the lap of the highest places in Nepal.

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