Annapurna Base Camp Trek V/s Everest Base Camp Trek

Most of our passionate trekkers often ask whether ABC trek is best or Everest Base Camp is. For us, it is hard to define which is best because of the perspectives and the scenario of these trekking make them distinctive and unique one. When such a situation comes across to separate the best one, we simply differentiate them and let the inquirer decide the best one matching their interest and preferences.

In this article, we are trying to light up some differences between Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Before starting the differentiation, let make some light on Trekking in Nepal and its highlights.

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal means incredible and exciting walking in and through the Himalayas along with diverse natural and cultural blessings. Every mountain, hills, and peaks or valley offers a distinct trekking track and route with a distinct experience. In short, Nepal is the home of endless trekking. When you complete one trekking, another trekking route attracts you to explore furthermore distinctive scenario and beauties of culturally blessed diverse Nepal.

Trekking in Nepal and its routes are comprised of great diversity and with the perfect blend. The routes offer the incredible experience of diverse Nepalese culture and tradition, amazing the mountains vistas in one side and beautiful plains in another side after approaching the ridge and the hills, chameleonic colors of landscapes always make the perfect background for photos and images that you click for memories. Beautiful freshwater lakes, rivers, gorges, numerous streams and creek running to reach big rivers, jaw-dropping waterfalls with amazing rainbow effects, and wilder and unspoiled land full of off-the-beaten kinds of stuff adds the more beautiful experience of the Nepal Trekking journey.

Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit trek, etc. are most followed trekking routes by trekkers. These are the most popular trekking routes in Nepal due to a distinct and unique experience.

Let comes to the point to know the difference between ABC Trek and EBC Trek.

Difference between Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek


Everest Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek

Trekking Region

EBC trek is trekking in Everest Region (Khumbu Region. ABC Trek is trekking in Annapurna Region.
Mountains and Peaks EBC Trek is basically done to admire the sacred almighty Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the World. Along with Mt. Everest, beautiful mountain views of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Khumbila, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Island Peaks Lobuche Peak, Mera Peak, etc are seen while making Everest Base Camp trek. ABC Trek is dome to explore and admire the beauties of gorgeous scared Mt. Annapurna. Mt. MachhaPuchhre (Fishtail), Mardi Himal, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Tharpu Chuli, Annapurna III, Pisang Peak, Tiolicjo Peak, Chulu, Annapurna IV, etc. are the major peaks that provide beautiful mountain panoramas during Annapurna Base Camp Trek.


Sherpa are the native peoples of the Everest Region; the Khumbu Region has the majority of Sherpa Peoples while other groups are also found in lower regions or Solu Region. Sherpas peoples follow the traditional Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The Annapurna region has the majority of Gurung and Magar Peoples. The Native Gurung and Magar are also a big part of Gurkhas from the very first Gurkha Army of King Prithivi Narayan Shah. These Ethnic peoples following a mix of Traditional Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism.
Duration of Trekking Everest Base Camp is gone for 15 days including, arrival, Kathmandu sightseeing, and departure. The Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu flight is also included. Even Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also gone for 15 Das including arrival, Kathmandu sightseeing, Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu travel and departure.
Maximum Altitude or highest elevation The maximum elevation of Everest Base Camp Trek is 5,555m at Kalapatther. The Maximum altitude of Annapurna Base Camp trek is 4,130m at The Annapurna Base Camp.
Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek, standard teahouses and guest houses offer accommodation facilities. Some places have also luxury accommodation with luxury facilities. Accommodations during Annapurna Base Camp trek are made in Standard teahouses and lodges. There are some luxury hotels and resorts in lower elevation but only lodges and teahouse with basic facilities are found in upper elevation.
Foods Generally, foods are taken at the teahouse and standard guesthouse where few fixed menus are available. Mostly, Tibetan foods, Rice, noodles, chicken soups, chicken curries and other vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are available there. Dhal Bat and some breads and bakery foods are commonly found

Foods and meals are taken at the teahouse and guesthouse which offers some fix menus.

They usually offer some traditional, Nepalese, Gurung and Magar foods. Dhal Bhat and some bread and bakeries are commonly available.

There are more points to compare these two most popular trekking in Nepal. The highlights, tracks and trails, landscapes, challenges and difficulties, and many more things make these two trekking distinct and unique from each other. Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp Trek both are the dreams of many adventurers and trekkers looking for true excitement and natural thrill.

Most Trekkers choose Everest Base Camp over Annapurna Base Camp trek because of the destination which leads at the foot of the World’s Highest Peak, Mt. Everest/ Sagarmatha Himal. But Annapurna Base Camp Trek also leads to the 10th highest peak Mt. Annapurna.

If looking for enough points to describe and rate the best one out of EBC Trek and ABC Trek, it is so hard and like an impossible thing. Trekkers choose one of them which meets their terms of interest more. Some trekkers also do both treks and collect the most beautiful and a lifetime memory of Annapurna Everest Trek. If you like to make any of ABC or EBC Trek, Luxury Holidays Nepal will there to provide you professional and expert assistance and guidance. Follow the link below to know more about these two treks:

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