Annapurna Base Camp VS Everest Base Camp

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

If we aren’t wrong, Annapurna Base Camp trek and Everest Base Camp Trek might have been in your mind for a long time! It has the glamour of all the trekking in Nepal and can give you goosebumps just standing there and observing these massive mountains. If it’s your first time in Nepal you might be wondering which trek is better trek? An ultimate answer to this question does literally come down to your own personal trekking preferences. Thought they both deserve to be listed in world’s greatest treks. Himalayan Hub wants to help out here making the decision which trek you should do, though you might enjoy both the trek they are quite different. Here let us exemplify so that you can receive good but likely different pieces of advice and a few relevant aspects which you need to consider:

Annapurna vs Everest Base Camp Trek

Getting there:

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek is the famous Challenging Trek in Khumbu, Nepal. The way of Everest Base Camp Trek is a most challenging way for all traveler. During the first attempt by Hillary and Tenzing in 50’s, they completed their whole Everest journey by foot.  But, nowadays you can take the short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region; the trip can be done in 15 days. You can view the breath trekking views while traveling to Everest Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara, a beautiful lake city to Nayapul or Dhampus Phedi and there is also an option which is called Annapurna Panorama Trek that head towards the complete Ghorepani Poon-Hill (3,210m). Another Trail is along the Syuli Bazar and other option which will begin from Dhampus whereas all those trails will join Chhomorong to reach the Annapurna Base camp (4,130m).

Scenery:

Everest Base Camp

If you are planning to get immerse yourself in the wonder of the biggest, wildest, most precipitous mountain Everest. Well then, in that case, nothing can beat the thrill and sense of accomplishment on seeing the grace of the mighty mountain Everest (8,848 m) up that close. This trek is definitely going to be your lifetime memory. Everest Base Camp Trek as in whole is a mixture of striking natural beauty, fascinating culture, as well as the experience of the warm hospitality of people.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp trek is the most challenging and wonderful trek that presents breathtaking views of entire snowcapped peaks. The most different experience you will ever receive is an exploration of lush fields and forests to the mountain into the desert-dry valley. One can wander through ancient, mossy Rhododendron forest to reach the cooler Buddhist and middle hills.

If your worried about acclimatization, scared of flying small planes or don’t like colder temperatures then Annapurna Base Camp might be a better option

Highlights

Everest Base Camp

Magnificient views of Mount Everest; Beautiful Mountain Scenery in the area along the tracks and also Tengboche Monastery (Buddhist Monastery which is absolutely fantastic).

Annapurna Base Camp

Beautiful view of snow-capped Mountains; dazzling scenery of Annapurna; desert scenery; cultural difference along the tracks and also Hindu pilgrimage sites Muktinath Temple.

Difficulty Level:

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp trek is definitely challenging as it last around 16 days and the biggest factor is altitude. As the altitude increase, there is a high chance of the altitude sickness and the temperature drop down too.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most well-liked easily enjoyable walks through a diverse landscape where you will reach 3,420 m.  This trek is slightly shorter than Everest Base Camp Trek. Also, you can choose a short, easy trek that doesn’t exceed 2000 m altitude.

But, for both these treks, you need to be physically fit.

Best Time:

Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp trek is usually done during October- December. The weather is more pleasant at this time and there is a better chance of clear skies.

Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp is done in autumn when the weather conditions are favorable, neither too hot nor too cold. Likewise, it is done in early spring. During this time, whole rhododendron and others flowers are in bloom. This makes trekking more relaxed and attractive.

Conclusion:

The best thing about traveling is that it never works as a perfect plan because travel itself is perfect in its own way. Both trails are absolutely stunning and your life will be irrevocably changed no matter what you decide.

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