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These two treks in Nepal are equally popular among the trekkers. But, frankly speaking, people prefer Everest Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base

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Everest Base Camp Trek Vs Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

These two treks in Nepal are equally popular among the trekkers. But, frankly speaking, people prefer Everest Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. In other way, people do Annapurna Base Camp Trek and then go for Everest Base Camp because they experience the walking pace and acclimatize their body with higher elevation. These two most popular trekking trails are located in two different Himalayan regions of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail is located in Annapurna region and Everest Base Camp Trekking trail is located in Khumbu or Everest region. Some people inquire if these two treks can combine in one trekking route. No, we cannot do this because they are located in two different regions. Providing more information about these two trekking trails of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate adventure to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna via Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Everest Base Camp Trek is also popular as moderate but ,sometimes, challenging too, is a venture to the base camp of highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek:

It is quite difficult to recommend one out of these two major trekking trails (Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek). However, no trekkers can experience such trek like Everest Base Camp because we can witness Mt. Everest, the top of the world. But, there are still a majority of people who really love adventurous Annapurna Circuit Trek into the core Annapurna Himalayas including giant Dhaulagiri. Both Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek take the trekkers above 5000m. Relatively, Annapurna Circuit Trek is more challenging than Everest Base Camp Trek because we have to cross Thorongla Pass (5416m), one of the highest passes of the world, and also the trail is often rocky. But, the landscapes and the mountain views are more breathtaking than we capture during our Everest Base Camp Trek. For Annapurna Circuit Trek, we require high level of preparedness, confidence, and stamina. Everest Base Camp Trek demands a similar type of stamina too.

Everest Base Camp Trek in October and November 2020 weather:

The best months of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek are either in October or November. If you are preparing for Everest Base Camp Trek in 2020, certainly, you will have a perfect view with stunningly fair weather. There will be no snowfall during October and till the mid of the November. But, at the end of November or at the beginning of the December, trekkers may encounter with some cases of snowfall on the trail which, sometimes, blocks the journey to Everest Base Camp. So, we recommend you see the weather forecast beforehand undertaking your Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route Option:

We have a few options to get Everest Base Camp. Some people choose the classical trail from Jiri to Everest Base Camp used by the two legendary climbers ( Tenjing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary) in 1953. These people escape Lukla Flight. But do like to use Lukla Flight. But all have to pass via Namche Bazar in order to get Everest Base Camp. And the third Everest Base Camp Trek Route Option is via

Gokyo valley or Gokyo Lake crossing Chola Pass, one of the highest passes of the world. Among all, the most common way of getting Everest Base Camp is via Lukla experiencing spectacular Lukla flight from Kathmandu and the back.

Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter:

Everest Base Camp Trek Return by helicopter is also possible. We have few options for this. If you want to return from Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar after all the way trek to Everest Base Camp, this option is open for you. Or optionally, you can return by helicopter from Lobuche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche or even from Lukla escaping the regular flight or Kathmandu form Lukla. So, it ups to you from which point you want to return by helicopter. However, the best way of Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter is from Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lake And Chola Pass:

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lake And Chola Pass is one of the best ways of experiencing whole Khumbu region. Actually, the adventure enthusiasts choose Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass because you are going to cross Chola Pass (5420m), one of the highest passes of the world. The trail while crossing Chola turns to be challenging with massive snow. So, trekkers are to prepare very well with sound physical stamina for Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lake And Chola Pass

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri:

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is the most classical trail to go Everest Base Camp. Initially, there would be no domestic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. So, people had no option except via Jiri to trek to Everest Base Camp. Even, the two legendary climbers ( Tenjing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary used the same trail via Jiri while scaling Mt. Everest in 1953. Actually, trekking to Everest Base Camp via Jiri is lengthy but can experience spectacular insights of entire Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri, minimum, takes 18 days in which one can escape Lukla flight.

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Selleri:

In the recent few years, Everest Base Camp Trek Via Selleri is also very popular among the trekkers. Nowadays, we can get a jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri which is very close to Lukla. People can get private or public jeep for Salleri from Kathmandu every day. It is 8-10 hours drive from Kathmandu. We leave early in the morning and the final section of the road is a bit rough. For a private jeep to Salleri from Kathmandu, it cost  180$ and for local or public jeep, an individual needs to pay 25$ By using jeep ride to Salleri, one can escape the unpredictable Lukla flight which is frequently disturbed the bad weather condition.

Everest Base Camp Trek Compare To Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Everest Base Camp Trek is not a remote and restricted area trek in Nepal but Manaslu Circuit Trek is. Trekkers require obtaining a special area trekking permit and at least, there should be two people in a group with a local guide or a porter for Manaslu Circuit Trek but the same rule is not applied for Everest Base Camp Trek. One can do Everest Base Camp Trek independently and they do not require any special area trekking permit too. Likewise, for Manaslu Circuit Trek, one requires high-level stamina and confidence since one is going to cross Larkya La Pass ( 5106m) but there are no technical high passes on the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek. During your Manaslu Manaslu Circuit Trek, trekkers may not easily get good food and accommodation as they expected but the Everest region is a well-facilitated area with a number of lodges and hotels. However, during Autumn, it is hard to get accommodation and food because all the lodges and hotels are terribly populated. We can see Mt. Everest and other towering mountain summits in Everest Base Camp Trek whereas we can capture Mt. Manaslu and other alluring snow-fed peaks during our Manaslu Circuit TrekTrek.

How is Flight To Lukla:

Lukla Flight is spectacular in fair weather. But, the bad weather condition frequently disturbs it. In the fair weather, we can see entire mountain panorama located to the north including Langtang range and other popular mountain ranges in Nepal. It is 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Those who are using Lukla flight for their Everest region trek, they are suggested to check weather forecast.

Everest Base Camp Trek For Beginner:

Everest Base Camp Trek for Beginner is not recommended. However, people with good level of fitness and stamina can do it. But it doesn’t mean that it is easy because you are going above 5000m which is not a joke. If the beginners really want to do Everest Base Camp Trek, they are suggested to get the elevation slowly with proper acclimatization and get well prepared with regular exercises. Accompany with professional trekking guide and move accordingly.

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