Everest base camp trek vs. Annapurna Base camp Trek

Everest base camp trek vs. Annapurna Base camp Trek

Everest base camp trek vs. Annapurna Base camp Trek

If you are planning to travel to southeast Asia and looking for a trekking destination? Everest Base camp and Annapurna Base camp must be on the top of your list. Are you having trouble finding which trekking might be the best fit for you? This blog might help you.

Everest base camp overview

Everest base camp is one of the most famous trekking destination among the people who loves mountains and trekking. This trek is one of the most adventurous trek that lies in Khumbu region in Nepal. This trekking has the maximum elevation of 5545 meters with a breathtaking view of mountains like Mt Everest(8848m), Lotse(8516m), Makalu(8463m), Nuptse(7861m), Ama dablam (6812m) and other mountains in the Himalayas. It includes visit to Incredible Buddhist monastery in Tenboche, visit to school established by Sir Edmund Hillary, Head of Snowman(Yeti) in the mountain. It takes you through kala patthar which is the best view of everest, a view which you can not find anywhere in the world.

This trek is Approx. 14-16 days long starting and ending in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It starts with an approx. 30 mins flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is one of the most dangerous airport in the world in the lap of gateway to the top of the world, Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp trekking is not regarded as a difficult trek though it leads you through the world’s most breathtaking views, so no prior trekking experience is required for this trek whereas being fit is preferred while trekking. Additionally, we provide you the most comfortable accommodations required in the trek including proper rest and sleep.

Highlights

  • Maximum elevation: 5545 meters
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Total Duration: 16 Days
  • Best time: March-May, Sept.- Dec.
  • View: Mt. Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama dablam, Lotse.

Itinerary of EBC Trekking

Day01: Arrive at Kathmandu

Pick up from Tribhuvan International Airport and check-in into hotel.

Day02: Permit arrangements and Kathmandu Tour

Visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Monkey Temple.

Day03: Flight to lukla

Take morning flight from Kathmandu to lukla and trek to phakding(2656m) 3 hrs trek.

Day04: Trek from Phakding - Namche bazar(3440m) 6hrs walk.

Walking from Phakding to Namche bazar which includes high climbing and steep steps crossing many suspension bridges.

Day05: Trek from Namche bazar to Everest View lodge(3864m) 2 hrs walk

sight seeing and resting in Everest View lodge

Day 06: Everest view lodge - Tengboche(3860m) 5hrs walk

Enjoy the Everest View and walk to Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche(4410m) 6hrs walk

Walking through the rocky terrain mountains from Tengboche till Dingboche.

Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche

Sightseeing around Dingboche, it is a famous destination for yak grazing during summer.

Day 09: Dingboche - Lobuche (4940m) 6 hrs walk

Climb uphill to Lobuche and reach Lobuche via Lobuche pass

Day 10: Lobuche- GorakShep (5140m) 3 hrs walk 

Walk up to GorakShep, this trail is smooth up and down, we can reach up to Everest Basecamp on this day aswell.

Day 11: GorakShep-Everest Base Camp-Kallapathar - Pangboche (3900m) 7 hrs walk
Walk from GorakShep to Everest Base Camp, the main attraction of the trek, and walk back to Pangboche via Kallapathar

Day 12: Pangboche -Namche. (3440m) 6 hrs walk

Walk back to Namche bazar and roam around 6 hrs walk.

Day 13: Namche - Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs walk

Walk back to Lukla, walk downhill.

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Take flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Free day/ Reserve Day

Shopping and sightseeing around Kathmandu on your self which includes durbar squares, monuments, stupas and temples

Day 16: Drop at Tribhuwan Airport and see off, Go back to Home.


Annapurna Base Camp Overview

Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular trekking in the world that lies in the western part of Nepal in the Annapurna National Park region. This trek includes Kaski, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi districts in Nepal. It is one of the adventurous trek in Nepal which is 15 days long and is regarded as low moderate trekking in difficulty. It has a maximum elevation of 4130m and is one of the most popular trekking routes on the planet. It has the most spectacular view of mountains in Annapurna range- also known as Annapurna Massif which includes peaks like Annapurna I(8091m), Annapurna II(7937m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Gangapurna(7455m),  Annapurna South(7219m). Also view of Machhapuchhre(6993m), Hinchuli, Dhaulagiri and other peaks. It includes Machhapuchhre base camp which is another heavenly trial in Nepal.

 

This trek starts and ends from Kathmandu or Pokhara, it takes you through Poonhill, Tadapani and Kaligandaki George, which is one of the deepest George. Experience you with Gurung lifestyle around the region and visit to Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. It includes Machhapuchhre base camp which is another heavenly trial in Nepal.

Highlights

  • Maximum elevation: 4130 meters
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Total Duration: 15 Days
  • Best time: March-May, Sept.- Dec.
  • View: Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre,Hinchuli

 

Itinerary Of ABC Trekking

Day 01: Arrive in Kathamndu

Pick up from Tribhuvan International Airport and check-in into hotel.

Day 02: Permit arrangement and Kathmandu tour

Visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Monkey Temple and other durbar squares.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara, (Drive-6 hrs, 30-minute flight)

Night accommodation in Lakeside Pokhara along with sightseeing and boating in Lake Fewa. Lake boating and other lake activities on your own.

Day 04: Pokhara - Birethanti – Ulleri. (2070m) 5 hrs walk

Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and start walking from Nayapul. Lunch at Birethanti. Accommodation in Ulleri

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2850m) 5 hrs walk

Trekking starts from Ulleri till ghorepani.

Day 06: Ghorepani– Tadapani (2660m 6hrs walk)

Early morning Hike to Poonhill to view sunrise and mountain view from Dhaulagari range till Machhapuchhre, start walking from Ghorepani to Tadapani after breakfast.

Day 07: Tadapani – Chhomrong. (2030m 5 hrs walk)

Walk starts from Tadapani through forest till the Chhomrong Village.

Day 08: Chhomrong -Dovan (2920m 7 hrs walk)

Walk starting from Chhomrong to Dovan

Day 09: Dovan–Machhapuchere Base camp (3720m 5 hrs walk)

Walk start from Dovan alongside the Annapurna Glacier till Machhapuchere Base Camp.

Day 10: Machhapuchere Base - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m 3 hrs walk)

This trek starts from Machhapuchere Base camp along walking up to the Annapurna Base Camp

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp- Bamboo (2300m 7 hrs walk)

Visit Annapurna Base Camp and walk back to bamboo.

Day 12: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (Hot spring) (1400m 6 hrs walk)

Walk from Bamboo to Jhinu danda

Day 13: Jhinu Danda- Pokhara (3hrs walk, 3 hrs drive)

Hot shower at natural hot spring.

Day 14: Pokhara-Kathmandu, 6hrs drive or 30-minute flight 1300m.

Shopping and sightseeing around Kathmandu on your self which includes durbar squares, monuments, stupas and temples according to availability of time. 

Day15: Fly back home

Checkout from Hotel and take to the airport drop off at the airport from the hotel.

ABC Trekking VS EBC Trekking Comparison

  • Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you a more panoramic view of the mountains compared to Everest Base Camp trek.
  • Everest Base Camp trek leads through some of the highest peaks in the world.
  • Comparatively, Everest Base Camp Trek is more Challenging.
  • Accommodation and overall trip cost in Everest Base Camp Trek is more compared to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done in less number of days according to time feasibility.
  • Tourists with low physical ability prefer Annapurna Base Camp trek over Everest Base Camp trek.
  • Tourists can hang out on Pokhara during Annapurna Base Camp which is the most famous tourist destination in Nepal.
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