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Why I Liked Annapurna More Than Everest

Everest Base Camp:

It’s called the “Stairs to Heaven” for a reason. Every mountaineer/ trekker will definitely have a bucket list that includes a trekking journey to the base camp of the highest peak in the world. You will understand it was a wise decision when you witness a landscape that’s so stunningly beautiful and unlike any mountainous environment you have ever seen before, moving from lush green farmland to dense forest and shimmering blue fast-flowing rivers to barren land and glacier ponds the higher you climb.

Here you are on your way to climb Mt. Everest as a true hero. All you’ll be able to do when you reach the top of the final ascent, tripping over rough rocks and onto a white canvas, is sit and enjoy what has become one of your greatest accomplishments.

The view of Mount Everest is Mind-blowing from the Kala Patthar. Learning from the Sherpa people was a cultural adventure. Some of the nicest mountain views in the world may be seen here. The task of reaching 18,500 feet in height. Possibility of reaching summits over 20,000 feet, such as Island Peak or Lobuche. Getting to Everest Base Camp and Sleeping in a Tent

 

Annapurna Camp Site:

The Annapurna massif is said to be an almost 55 km long compact group of mountains in the north-central region of Nepal. Abc is the most famous around the world. The Annapurna Conservation Reserve, the country’s largest conservation area, protects this massif. Trekking to Annapurna’s base camp, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, offers hikers to see the most stunning part of the massif, including views of Annapurna I, the world’s 10th highest mountain.

The Annapurna Base Camp is one of Nepal’s most popular trekking destinations, located north of the lovely lake city of Pokhara, east of Poon Hill and Ghorepani, and west of the Mardi Himal.

There are a lesser number of people and simpler road access to the mountain. From Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp, you can get a unique vista of the Himalayas. The Machhapuchhre peak, Annapurna South, and Annapurna 1 offer breathtaking vistas. Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp have lodge access. In the event of an emergency, there is quick access in and out of the region. There are much fewer cases of AMS or altitude sickness. Trekking season extends

 

Reasons:

The beautiful Jungles:

I could tell there was something remarkable about the trail to Annapurna from the first step. As a resident of Bangalore, when at this place I saw my first banana tree and stared at it for a long time until someone pointed out the fruit vine that hung down from the middle. Palm trees coexisted with waterfalls, thick moss, ferns, crisscrossing the sky, bamboo shoots delicate but vibrant flowers flowering alongside the trail, and the thickest, greenest undergrowth I can ever see.

When the trees, vines, and bamboo all seemed to work together, it felt like we were walking through a green tunnel with only a few rays of sunlight breaking through. The lower valleys of the Everest Base Camp path also have gorgeous woods, but the terrain is significantly dryer overall, which limits the vegetation and animals. 

 

Budget for the trek:

If money is an issue for you, this is another important consideration. When compared to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp is substantially more affordable for those budget-conscious trekkers. The reasons for this are said to be three-fold namely the location. The cost of transportation and the time it takes to get there are the factors for the same.

Getting to the Annapurna Base Camp trailhead is substantially less expensive in terms of transportation. Because it is accessible via road. You can take a reasonably priced bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then hire or take a shared cab to Nayapul, where the trekking journey begins. The trek for Everest Base Camp begins in Lukla. 

The round-trip flight costs around Rs. 16,500/- Indian currency for those members in the South Asian Association Regional Cooperation and around Rs. 24000/-  Indian currency for non-members. Everest Base Camp’s location raises costs as well. The only way to get supplies for the tea houses along the way is to fly to Kathmandu.

The farther you hike from Lukla, the longer the trip for the porters will be, and the more lodges will have to pay them. The price of boiled eggs on the menu in the top lodges, such as Gorakshep and Lobuche, has risen to 500 NPR, and a prepared box of Maggi has risen to 660 NPR. The conveyance of the materials is less expensive because Annapurna’s trailhead is widely accessible by road, and the less-remote lodge settings mean a considerably more budget-friendly cuisine.

 

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