Everest base camp trek VS Annapurna base camp trek

  • Updated on Dec 13, 2020
  • Govinda Gurung

Trekking to the beauty of Himalayans Nepal the Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp treks is most famous trekking destinations in world"s. Each year thousands of adventure trekkers discover this stunning mountain ranges, beautiful natural, and unique culture. But there is some difference, the Everest base camp trek is more difficult than the Annapurna base camp trek route. Both treks offer magical landscapes and up-close panorama mountain views. Likewise, the ABC trek leads you to the lap of the world-famous 10th highest Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and the EBC trek leads you to the lap world highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m). 

Around the Everest BC trek is the most attractive trail for adventure lovers, where you can see the traditional culture of the mountain Sherpa community, their daily lifestyle, amazing Buddhist religions, high passes, surrounding Everest ranges. After the Everest trek, the Annapurna base camp is the best option to trek the unique Himalayans, here you can discover the traditional lifestyle, Magar and Gurung culture, more diverse, gorgeous sunrise, colorful rhododendron forests, and less high altitude. If you are planning to trek in Nepal, the Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp treks might be the first choice on the list. Which one is most better than is you decide. 

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Information about Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Treks

Before going on these treks, keep some updated information to be comfortable for you. The treks are the adventure challenge route of the Himalayans, so you have to make good fitness and strength training for these treks. Why peoples trek this route, its popular trekking trail in the world, what about the trek, highlights of the trek, and how to visit. for these kinds of information explore the below list. 

Everest base camp trek 


  • An awe-inspiring mountain flight To Lukla.
  • Sherpa's unique culture and traditional lifestyle.
  • Walk-through the Mani stones, high suspension bridges, colorful flags, and lovely villages.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Everest region amazing Flora and Fauna.
  • Thousand years of ancients Tibetan Buddhism monasteries.
  • Reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
  • Hike wonderful viewpoint Kalapathar (5,550m).
  • Explore the Khumbu Glacier and Ice-falls.
  • Magnification peaks Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m), and Mt.Makalu (8,463m).

The Classic Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a world-famous adventurous tourism attraction destination that leads lap (Everest base camp) of the world's highest mountain Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft) and amazing panorama Himalayan range viewpoints Kala Patthar (5,555m). The undisputed crown jewel of the Himalayas Everest base camp trek, an awe-inspiring massif of the mount icefall and Khumbu glacier, surrounded by wonderful mountains range as unrivaled natural beauty, world popular Sherpa traditional unique culture with makes fantastic your 14 Days Everest base camp trekking. The achievement of tremendous satisfaction trek provides lots of entertainment on the way picturesque suspension bridges and mysterious woodlands, similarly, you walk through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and impressive Sherpa villages with an alpine environment.

Everest Base Camp Trek (14 Days) make delightful of amazing natural beauty Khumbu landscape and lovely friend of local peoples warm hospitality. This journey gives astounding mountain views with adventure experience and gets world-famous climbing Sherpa guides glimpses, you also enter thousands home of flora and fauna world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park, then explore the ancient high altitude Buddhist monasteries at Tengboche. This Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) route was done first by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953, those are alive in this Everest region. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) 14 Days offers breathtaking sceneries of Himalayan Mt. Everest (8,848m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,861m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), and many peaks. You will be mesmerized to get to see the amazing Khumbu Glacier with icefalls and wonderful sunrise and sunset over the mountains. (EBC) Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty is marked moderate, but you have to be in good shape to go on this adventurous trip, it's one of the most adventure challenge destinations in the world. Every year's thousands of trekkers come to take a lifetime experience of Everest base camp trek, in fact, this trek is one best dreams of Himalayan lovers.

Annapurna base camp trek 


  • The trail passes through several dense forests offering you good insights into Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Spend a night in picturesque villages like Ghorepani
  • Get to see gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Experience rich culture and daily lifestyle of locals
  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp
  • Witness stunning scenery and Himalayan mountain views

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the sweet adventure and popular journeys in Nepal which leads through remote traditional villages of the wonderful Annapurna region to be welcomed by gorgeous landscape views and the rich culture of locals. World 10th highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) and nearest peaks over 7,000m and 8,000m is a major attraction for Annapurna base camp (4,130m/13549ft). The trail will include several ascends & descends, lovely forests of rhododendron, pine & bamboo, waterfalls, and small picturesque villages. For Annapurna Base Camp Trek doesn't need to have any prior trekking experience, yet if you have one it will surely benefit, so the journey is perfect for all of the ages, In fact, it's Known as the most beautiful sanctuaries in the world, Therefore, every year thousands of travel lovers visit this region to experience the breathtaking views.

Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) trek makes fantastic moments through Mount glaciers, Terrence fields, Identity full of culture, colorful rhododendron forests, natural waterfalls, incredible scenery, diverse terrain, flora, and fauna. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Is known as the home of 100 mammals, more than 450 different birds, and 60 reptiles & amphibians. Annapurna Base Camp Trek route offers wonderful Himalayan scenic like; Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Tent Peak (5,663 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty can be marked easy in terms of technical climbing but does demand strong determination to go on the Annapurna Base Camp trek 11 days, and you have to walk around 5-7 hours per day. It's perfect for those trekkers who want to enjoy the beauty of nature and culture from the inner heart. And you will also be fascinated by the traditional Costume and culture of the beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk in the Annapurna region. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

This Everest base camp with Kala Patthar trekking itinerary begins from Kathmandu city after enjoying the full day historical sightseeing tour then you take a short scenic flight to Lukla, which is our starting and ending point of this trekking. However, trekking head towards the beautiful Sherpa villages, discover unique Buddhist culture through ancient monasteries at Tengboche, passes dense rhododendron forests to high alpine, and cross the narrow gorge suspension bridges of the Dudh Koshi River. The Ebc Kala Patthar trek route leaves the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep. Finally, you reach a paradise place Mount Everest base camp and a small black hill Kala Patthar.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill (13 Days) itinerary begins from UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and takes a scenic drive to (beautiful touristic city) Pokhara and Nayapul. In fact, Nayapul is the starting and ending point of the trip. Similarly, the trail goes through the Cultivated fields deep forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak. After leaving Birethanti, Hile, Thikhedhunda, Ulleri, Banthanti, and get the Ghorepani (peace of paradise), where you get amazing sunrise and panorama Himalayan views. You will follow the Annapurna conservation area where you can get to see colorful rhododendron forests, diverse vegetation, and wildlife. Then the trail leads Tadapani, Chhomrong (beautiful Gurung village), Sinuwa, Bambo, Dobhan, Himalaya, Deurali, Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m), and (main destination of this trek) Annapurna Base Camp ( 4,130m). The base camp is surrounded by glaciers, icefall, and amazing Himalayan, also you can enjoy the evening sunset. The Ghorepani to Annapurna Base camp Trek takes a narrow gorge between gigantic two mountains Machhapuchre/Fishtail and Hunchuli.

Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek Accommodation

Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. At the Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek, all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage a room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu/Pokhara and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.

Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara has included only breakfast. During the Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest and Annapurna regions, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Throughout the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the costs on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.

Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July, and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves the monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.

Similar Trips of Everest base camp treks

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek - 10 Days
  2. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake - 18 Days
  3. Everest High Passes Trek - 20 Days
  4. Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Similar Trips of Annapurna base camp treks

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill - 13 Days
  2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 7 Days
  3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 4 Days


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