Memories made in the mountains stay forever in our hearts.”
Planning for a trip to Nepal and want it to be a gratifying one. Well, then you are like most of all the traveler who comes to Nepal in search of some never forgetting experiences and moments. Nepal might be small in size, but it surely packs itself with all the high-flier stuffs that every adventurer junkie wishes to have. But for most of the travelers who come upon Nepal, wish to explore and visit the most popular trekking region of Annapurna to satisfy their hunger for awe-inspiring trekking experience.
Here to be precise, you can never know what you are going to get unless you take the risk of jumping into the unknown. So, in this blog I am going to provide travelers like you with some insights on Annapurna Base Camp Trek & Annapurna Circuit Trek, to help you decide. First of all, let me just tell you that both of these treks are spectacularly amazing so if you feel like doing both of them then go for it. But if your mind is stuck on choosing only one trek from those two treks then continue reading on. Normally the trek to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna is largely offered to those trekkers who have less holiday time period as this trek is shorter compared to the Annapurna Circuit trek which circumvents the Annapurna massif in an anti-clockwise direction.
If you want to know which one is more popular than other then I can easily tell you that ABC Trek is the most popular trek amongst other not just in Annapurna region of Nepal but also in the entire world. As majority of the trail is untouched by the developed roads and vehicles, it shall feel more genuine to trek in ABC trail if you want to experience pristine natural trails. On the contrary, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has trails which have majorly connected by roads so trekkers may not feel like trekking while trollies of vehicle go past them while hurling winds of dust at their faces.
Amiability and cordiality play a large factor on both of these treks. Anyone wanting to visit different distinct regions of Annapurna region while experiencing exotic locations & settings, they might prefer Annapurna Circuit. On an average walking basis, you have to cover a lot of ground in just one day while on Annapurna base camp and additionally you have to traverse past several ups & downs so be prepared for that if you are going on Annapurna base camp trek. While on Annapurna Circuit trek, you don’t have to go through that much ups & downs and it will be less troublesome for you.
Culturally you also can experience a lot of diversity while on a trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Generally, because you get to visit many places while ascending up through hilltop local villages filled with terraced rice fields. Now if you are a foody like me then you are waiting to know about where the food is more delicious with differing menus. On that sense, ABC trek is more for you as the teahouses on the route during this particular trek has lots of diverse food menus, not just the stereotypical “Dal Bhat”. But it will cost you as the prices are expensive if you order some extra.
Now, I cannot specifically say which trek is better but I surely hope that after reading the above-mentioned points you are now fully capable of deciding for yourself. Lastly, just pre-plan everything and think which fits chiefly with your schedule and style of trekking which might help you decide better.