After Climbing Mount Everest and trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kala Phatar over 40 times there is nothing that compares to this famous region of Nepal. The Sherpa people who dwell in this region of Nepal have an 800 year history living and cutting their living from the land. The Tibetan monasteries and culture in this region of the world are unique.
Annapurna Verses Everest
You might read that Annapurna Base Camp is much nicer than Everest Base Camp and aesthetically you could argue that point. Over all both treks are very different. The Annapurna Base Camp trek needs to have the Poon hill trek built into it, to give a full trekking experience and gives you the best of the Annapurna region. In my opinion the Everest region has better mountain views.
More People Head to the Everest Region
Trekking to Annapurna is much easier than trekking to Everest Base Camp. The Annapurna base Camp trek is more manicured with more stairs as trails and better maintained. There are less people on the Annapurna Base Camp trail. Pokhara is much nicer than the dusty streets of Kathmandu.
Pros for the Everest Base Camp Trek
1). The view of Mount Everest from Kala Phatar is unrivaled
2). The cultural experience learning from the Sherpa People
3). Some of the best mountain viewing in the world. (Example, Ama Dablam, Thamsurku, 8,000 meter peaks)
4). The high altitude challenge of reaching 18,500 feet
5). Opportunity to reach 20,000 feet peaks like Island Peak or Lobuche
6). Getting to Sleep in a tent at Everest Base Camp
Pros for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
1). Less people and easier access to the mountain via road
2). Unique mountain viewing from Poon hill and Annapurna Base Camp
3). The stunning views of Machhapuchhre mountain, Annapurna South and Annapurna 1
4). Having lodge access at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
5). Quick access in and out of the region in emergency
6). Considerably less problems with AMS or altitude sickness
7). Longer trekking season. Get in CONTACT and learn more
Two Unique Experiences
In my opinion you need to do both. Both the Everest region and Annapurna region offer unique experiences for mountain lovers. The challenge in recent times is too many tourists flocking to these regions with little or no preparation or consideration for other people and true hikers and trekkers. Read some REVIEWS.
Interested in Learning More
Why not get in touch with our team and learn more about our unique itineraries, service and support. We have our own full time office in Kathmandu, with full time staff on the ground. Contact us today for more information. Our staff have 25 plus years of experience working across Nepal. We can run treks and tours year round. Our award winning team are ready to help you get the most of your trekking experience in Nepal.