The Different Between ABC and EBC Trek

The Different Between ABC and EBC Trek
28/Oct/2023

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) and Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) both destinations are the most preferred trips in Nepal. These two treks are the most preferred adventure holidays in Nepal. Probably these treks are the ideal treks in Nepal for adventure lovers. Everest base camp located in eastern Nepal is named after Mount Everest whereas ABC is famous for Mount Annapurna. Besides, to know all the different between ABC and EBC Trek before starting the journey to the Himalayas.

It is one of the fascinating trek to the Annapurna base camp to gain some experience before attending the base camp of Everest. Which is extremely offers the best views with stunning views. However, deciding between EBC and ABC Trek is a bit problematic. But you don’t need to worry as we are going to make it easier. So let us look at the detailed factors of these treks to make wise decisions.

Scenic Beauties of Annapurna & Everest

Awesome mountains and glaciers are the major attractions of these two trekking as the Annapurna and Everest. However both the trek lie in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The way to this trek contends with the magnificent chain of snowcapped mountains. It is extremely localities passing by carrying their heavy loads and smiling with their Nepalese ascent. So it is tough to say which of these treks is the best for scenic beauty. Anyway, we have to say that both the treks are rich in scenic beauty in their way and they are not necessarily similar.

As well as Mount Everest is the main attraction of the EBC trek. Additionally, If someone is eager to cherish the air of the cold mountains and the view of the Himalayan ranges I bet the EBC trek is the next step towards it.  Kala Patthar viewpoint is one of the best places to relish the view of Everest with the Khumbu Himalayas.  However, you can see the world’s numerous peaks like Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam, Nuptse, Khumtse etc.

Popular Annapurna Trekking Region

Annapurna region is the largest area for exploring rich in natural beauty including the green dark forests with numerous peaks.  Annapurna base camp trek makes anyone revive within oneself from the freshness of the environment. I bet even paradise cannot be compared with the Annapurna area. Moreover, not only ABC Trek, but other trekking like Ghorepani poon hillAnnapurna Circuit, Nar Phu Valley, Tilicho lake trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and many more of the Annapurna region also offer a scenario that relieves one’s eye.

Weather Around the Annapurna Region

As Annapurna base camp and Everest base camp lie in the mountainous region of Nepal, the weather is always cold and dry all year. Therefore it’s better to pack up warm clothes before getting worse and we can also conclude that the temperature would become very low in the winter season.

The altitude of the Annapurna base camp is 4130m and that of the Everest base camp is 5364m. It indicates that the Everest region is always colder than the Annapurna region at any time of the year. moreover, the Everest trek has a lower temperature of -200c during the winter season whereas the Annapurna base camp has a minimum temperature of -80c in the winter.

So if you are going to trek in the winter, ABC might be far better than the EBC trek. Besides the best time for trekking, as we experienced in the spring and autumn season where one doesn’t need to worry about heavy snow blocking the trails and the rains making them slippery.

Finally, we can say that being part of the Himalayan region both the ABC and EBC trek are almost dry and cold all over the year. But while comparing each of the 14  Days Everest base camps tends to be more frosty than the Annapurna base camp due to the huge difference in altitude.

Facilities Along The Trail

Both the trekking regions have improved a lot in a few years in terms of infrastructure like accommodation, food, transport, power supply, and other services. Furthermore, accommodation is simple lodge-like and they would also provide you a menu of many local foods with few western foods.

You know that the internet and power supply were very far to be reached as long ago, there were no even facilities like transportation. One has to make a trip from the place called Jiri to arrive at the Lukla and the total trekking duration would be nearly a month. it was the same in the Annapurna region while many got used to frostbite due to lack of proper accommodation.

We are so fortunate that we have access to the airways, internet, power supply, a very good lodging. To conclude I would say that similar facilities are given in 7 Days ABC Trek as well as 14 Days EBC Trek. Some might find accommodation in the Everest region more luxurious but Annapurna is neither uncomfortable.

Culture & Practices

Nepal being a small nation has a variety of practices and traditions all over the country. And, surely, the Annapurna region in the midwestern part of Nepal would offer something, unlike the Everest trek.

Almost everything like scenery, infrastructure, and weather sounded similar between the two EBC and ABC treks. Along the trail get an opportunity to discover diverse cultures. It also proves that all the people in the Himalayas are not necessarily Sherpas.

well, sherpas are the tribes that only reside mainly in the Khumbu region. All Sherpa people follow the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. In contrast, the Annapurna region is combined with the Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Tamang, and Bhote people. Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team would like to inform you that if you’re interested in extending the trek then you can head to Gokyo Lake, Island Peak, Everest Three High Passes Trek, and Gokyo Chola Pass Trek.

One will find that people in the Annapurna region have faith in Hinduism as well as Buddhism unlike in part of Everest. Please trek both places to observe their eccentric tradition and social lifestyle.

Level of Difficulty

ABC and EBC Trek both are moderate-adventure treks, anyone with proper guidance and good health can surely complete the trek. While the mountain’s acute sickness might be seen if you ignore it. If there is a possibility of developing altitude sickness, one should avoid going higher and try to move in the lower altitude region.

Altitude sickness is seen as we go above 3000m and there is a very low chance of sickness in the ABC trek. Even though most places of the Everest region are higher in altitude than that of the Annapurna. Though ABC trek has higher altitude places, many trekkers become sensitive only in the Everest region.

These treks are not that difficult but you should have a good physical shape. So it’s better to hire a good guide from the agency rather than risk your life.

Our Final Suggestion

We are pretty sure that you have already made up your mind to choose which trek based on the factors given above. Honestly, our team always loved both trekkings because the places in the trek are gorgeous in their way.

Lastly, if you are a beginner and inexperienced the Annapurna base camp trek would be a perfect trip. As well as the Everest base camp trek is a high-altitude journey that requires a good physical fitness level and stamina. Both treks are not well suited to be compared but they are meant to be explored. It would be a bucket list trip for adventure seekers.