Everest base camp Vs Annapurna base camp trek ( EBC Vs ABC)
Nepal is known for its mountains, diversified natural attractions, and cultural grandeur. Most of the people who visit Nepal get in love with it in. There are numerous trekking trails for the trekkers to walk on. However, two trekking routes are the most popular and iconic trails to walk. Everest Base Camp Vs Annapurna Base Camp (EBC VS ABC Trek) both are the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. Moreover, Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is an iconic walking trail. It is the once in a lifetime opportunity. The journey towards the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest is definitely iconic. Leaving your steps on the base camp will undoubtedly create a tale of a great adventure. The tale can be shared for generations with pride.
Everest Base Camp Trek encompasses the journey towards the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain but there is another popular trekking trail in Nepal as well which is the base camp of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna is also highly hypnotizing. Everest trekking route is popular for the Sherpa and mountain wilderness while the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is more diversified in terms of nature and culture. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is highly addictive as it encompasses mountains, green lush forests, diversified multiethnic villages, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes. The iconic vantage point of Ghorepani Poon Hill and the natural hot water springs of Jhinu are the highlights of ABC Trek.
EBC vs ABC Trek
Moreover, EBC Vs ABC, On Everest Base Camp Trek, Namche Bazaar astounds you. While traveling to Annapurna Base Camp Pokhara can become a place to enjoy and relish. Namche Bazaar is Khumbu’s marketplace and heartland. From Starbucks to various eateries you can enjoy to the fullest at the height of 3400m from sea level. However, Annapurna Base Camp Trek encompasses Nepal’s most prolific destination Pokhara the Lake City. Book either of these trekking packages for the momentous walking holiday in Nepal. Additionally, Himalaya View Treks ensures great hospitality and impeccable quality while taking you to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain and the world’s 10th tallest mountain. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp are the most popular trekking destinations. Those people who travel to Nepal should never miss walking on these trails.
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EBC Vs ABC Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedunga
Meet your guide and porter and drive to Nayapul (42 km. 2 hours driving by public bus) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 mtr. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani and evening visit to Magar Museum
Trek to Ghorepani (2853m. Via Ulleri, Banthanti, Nikethanti to Ghorepani evening visit to Magar museum, 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 03: Visit to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani
Visit to Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get at the top for the best sunrise viewing and trek to Tadapani (2600 mtr. 5hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong
Trek to Chhomrong (1920m. Through Rhododendron forest with the view of beautiful mountain Mt fishtail, Annapurna South, And Himchuli, 5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Bamboo via Chhimrung, Sinuwa
Trek to Bamboo via Chhimrung, Sinuwa, (6 hours walking) 2310M Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Deurali
Trek to Deurali (3200M. Via Himalayan, Deurali to MBC, 4/5 hours walking) Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to ABC
Trek to ABC (4130m . 2/3 hours walking) for the best view of snowcapped mountain Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Tent peak, Annapurna south, Himchulia etc. stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek back to Dovan
Trek back to Dovan ( 2360 Mtr (7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek back to Chhomrong
Trek back to Chhomrong ( 1900 Mtr ( 5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to New Bridge and drive back to Pokhara
After breakfast trek to New Bridge and drive back to Pokhara stay your own hotel in Pokhara.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary (EBC Vs ABC)
Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Early in the morning we will gear up for the flight to the world’s most extreme airport, the Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airport. From this place we will commence our trekking. We will walk towards Phakding which is at the 2610 m from sea level. The trail is easy and gentle with 2 suspension bridge and many Mani walls along the way. Phakding is located on the bank of Dudhkoshi River. Overnight at teahouse, Refresh and dinner- Lukla to Phakding walking distance 6.2 km (3-4 Hours) 2,860 meter/9184ft
Day 02: Journey to Namche Bazzar
Today is the day we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Moreover, today we will be crossing at least 5 suspension bridges along the way including famous Hillary Twin Bridge at the foothill of Namche Bazaar Hill. We will be able to see the first view of Mt. Everest from Top Danda which is few meters away from Namche Bazaar. Remember that it is dependent upon the weather conditions. Stroll around the marketplace in the evening. The best view of Thamserku and Kwangde Ri is possible to capture from Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at our teahouse. Refresh and dinner -Phakding to Namche walking distance is 7.4 km (5-6 Hours) 3,440m/11,283ft
Day 03: Namche bazzar acclimatize day, hike to Everest View Hotel
Today is the day of acclimatization. It is necessary to do the proper acclimatization activities during Everest or any kinds of high altitude trekking. We will trek to the world’s highest situated Himalayan belt hotel the Everest View Hotel as part of our acclimatization exercise. If time permit we will also visit the mountain museum located at the top of Namche Bazaar hill. The mountain vista of Amadablam, Thamserku, Tabuche, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest make your acclimatization exercise overwhelming. In the evening, we can visit the marketplace of Namche Bazaar. There are numerous eateries, bars, shops, banks and teahouses in the area. The guide will decide whether to include the Sherpa Village of Khumjung or Khunde in your acclimatization exercise. It depends upon your physical status. Please consult and heed the instructions of the guide. Stay overnight at our same teahouse lodge. Refresh and dinner – 3 Hours3, 440m/11,283ft
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche Monastery
Today’s trekking is interesting. We will be trekking uphill from the teahouse/lodge in Namche Bazaar to the top of the hill and start the trekking to Kyagjuma on the Nepalese Flat terrain. From Kyangjuma we will trek downhill to Phungi Thanga where we will take the lunch break too. From this place, after crossing the suspension bridge we will have to walk through green lush forests towards Tengboche. In the evening we will visit the monastery and learn about the local religious practices as well as the rituals. However, it is dependent, the monastery opens only during favorable times. Refresh and dinner- Tengboche from Namche walking distance 5.9km (6 hours) 3,870m/12,684ft
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche via Dibuche, Somare
Early in the morning we will start our trek after breakfast. First, we will have trek through debuche which is at the foothill of Tengboche on the bank of Imja Tse River. We will explore through the Pangboche Village towards Dingboche. The normal lunch break is at either Pangboche or Somare. The terrain beyond Pangboche has the less vegetation. Therefore, trekkers need to be extra careful during this section of the trip. Tengboche to Dingboche walking Distance 9.1km (6 hours) 4,400m/14,435ft
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today is the second acclimatization break during the trekking. It is utmost necessary to do the acclimatization exercise. High altitude trekking success depends upon the exquisite planning and expert trekking advice. Therefore, climbing the 5100 m hill of Nagarshan helps in adjusting to the higher altitude. After the hike, we return back to Dingboche overnight at our teahouse lodge. Refresh and dinner 2/3 Hours 4,400m/14,435ft
Day 07: Trekking to Lobuche
After breakfast we will start our trekking towards Lobuche. The vegetation is very scattered on this section of the trekking. Trekkers have to walk on the ridge line overlooking Pumori and Cholatse. The sight of the Pheriche Village on your left and the Nagarshan Hill on the right side enthralls the trekking. We will have the lunch at Dugla. Afterwards, walk uphill to cross the Dugla Pass to reach Lobuche.
We will pay our respect to the memorial of climbers who lost their lives during Everest Expedition at the Dugla Pass. The time spent in Lobuche is mystical as the place is on the bank of river overlooking Mt. Pumori, Lobuche and the Kong Ma la Pass. Refresh and dinner– Lobuche from Dingboche Walking distance 6.6 km (6-7 hours) 4,900m/16,076ft
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep and afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp
Early in the morning after breakfast we will have to walk towards Everest Base Camp. Today is the most exciting day of our trekking. We will visit the Everest Base Camp. The trail is rugged and on the moraine. Once we reach the Gorakshep we will have our lunch. After lunch we will continue our hike to Everest Base Camp. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach the base camp from Gorakshep. We will take as many pictures as possible in the base camp. Remember that we will not see the Mt. Everest from the designated base camp. However, it is possible to see the top of Mt. Everest few meters before reaching base camp. We will again return back to Gorakshep. Refresh and dinner ( walking distance 4 km (6-8 hours) 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 Everest Base Camp)
Day 09: Hike to Kalapathar and trek back to Pheriche
Be ready for the hectic day of trekking. Early in the morning around 4:30 am we will hike to the top of Kalapthar (5545 m). This is the best place to witness sunrise and Mt. Everest Vista. After such an amazing experience we will return back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. After breakfast we will retrace the trek trail back to Pheriche via Lobuche and Dugla. Refresh and dinner -Kalapatthar to Pheriche walking distance 9.8km (5-6 hours)5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche)
Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazar
The return trip during Everest or any high altitude trekking in Nepal is amazing. This is because of the decreasing altitude. Therefore, lots of people consider the return trip as the most joyous time of trekking. Enjoy your return trip. Your body will also support you and the scenery is outstanding as always. Overnight at our teahouse lodge, Refresh and dinner, Pheriche to Namche Walking Distance 14.2 km (5-6 hours) 3440m/11285ft
Day 11: Trek back to Lukla
We will trek back to Lukla on this day. The trail is the same. However, you will be able to witness lot more new things during the return trip. It is because; you have already completed the base camp journey. By this time you would have already been adjusted to the high altitude. Therefore, talk to the locals and understand the daily lives of the people in the trail. Once you reach Lukla, arrange the celebration. Today is the last day of the trekking. Therefore, celebrate with your guide and porter. Overnight at our teahouse lodge refresh and dinner, Namche to Lukla Walking Distance 13.5 km (5-6 hours) 2,800 m 9,100 ft
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla
We will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300 m). Wake up early for our flight back to Kathmandu. Say goodbye to the serene and magnificent mountains and board the flight to come back to the city civilization. The rest of the afternoon in Kathmandu will be at leisure. Walking around the streets of Kathmandu; souvenir shopping; finding a massage or relaxing at the hotel can be easy ways to spend time.